Take a Second and Ask Your Senators to Join the New NIH Caucus – FIGHTING FOR MORE NIH FUNDING! #science

Do you support biomedical research? Encourage your senators to join the new bipartisan NIH Caucus to fight for more NIH funding. GO HERE and take a minute to send an email!! Thanks Society for Neuroscience Advocacy Network for making it so easy!!

Ask Your Senators to Join the New NIH Caucus

Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) have established a caucus to fight for more NIH funding in the United States Senate.  The NIH Caucus, which includes members of the United States Senate who meet to discuss and pursue common legislative objectives, offers the opportunity to shed light on this important agency and its role in impacting human health. The caucus is working to get new Senators to join and appreciate this important agency.

Please use the form below to email your Senator now and encourage them to join the Caucus today.  It only takes a few minutes and your email will reinforce Sens. Graham and Durbin’s message that NIH funding should be a priority.

It takes less than a minute to send the pre-written email!!!

@ResearchAmerica announces 2015 winners of Medical and Health Research Advocacy Awards #science

Research!America has announced the list of people and organizations it will honor as outstanding advocates for medical and health research at the 19th annual Advocacy Awards. Research!America describes the winners as ‘trailblazers in advancing medical progress to improve the health and economic security of our nation.’

The 2015 Advocacy Award winners are ABC’s “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts; Michael Milken, founder of the Milken Institute and FasterCures; Dr. Kenneth Olden, Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment, U.S. EPA; David Van Andel, Chairman and CEO, and Dr. George Vande Woude, Founding Scientific Director, Van Andel Research Institute; and the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).

“These exceptional leaders have advanced scientific discovery and innovation through their determination to improve the health of individuals worldwide,” said Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America. “Their work has paved the way for others who are committed to ensuring that we save lives and sustain our nation’s global competitiveness with robust support for research.”

More info on each of the winners and descriptions of the terrific work they do at the Research!America blog and at the website for the Advocacy Awards.

Video from 2014 Advocacy Awards:

Must see: 2014 Society for Neuroscience Brain Awareness Video Contest Winners! #science

Seen on brainfacts.org!

First Place: Leigha Phillips, affiliated with Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University, with Helen Tang and Lily Benedict

 

Second Place: Alison Caldwell, graduate student at University of California: San Diego, and Micah Caldwell 

 

Third Place: Vania Cao, application scientist

 

Best Song: Michael Stendardi, student at the City University of New York

 

People’s Choice: Visit this site from September 9-30 to vote for your favorite video!