Advocating for Science in Challenging Times
Date: October 02, 2011
The U.S. federal deficit, the current economic climate and priorities on other national needs have resulted in dramatic cuts in U.S. medical research over the past several years. In addition, the increased politicization of science in the U.S. threatens not only public health, but the very scientific and technical advances that drive research discoveries. Now more than ever, it is imperative that scientists become more effective research advocates. Join speakers Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., Principal Deputy Director of NIH, the Honorable John E. Porter, former member of U.S. Congress and ASBMR Advocacy and Science Policy Committee Co-Chairs Mark Johnson and Paula Stern, on Monday, September 19th, 1:30pm-2:30pm, in Room 20A, as they discuss the challenges and opportunities the NIH faces, strategies that you can use to raise awareness and the profile of scientific/medical research with your elected officials, and specific ways bone researchers can make the case for research funding.