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The Need for Science Advocacy and How to Get Started

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Speakers
Lynn Jorde, PhD (Moderator)
Mary Woolley
Allison McCague, PhD

Description
This initial webinar in the advocacy series highlighted why advocating for genetics and genomics research is important, with examples of how one can get involved in advocacy, including: engaging with Members of Congress via an action alert, phone call, or face-to-face meeting; inviting a Member of Congress to one's lab; or writing a compelling op-ed or letter to the editor in a local newspaper.

Learning Objectives

  • Learning how and why to become an ASHG Advocate
  • Why advocacy is so important for scientists and genetics professionals
  • How to get involved in advocacy

Contributors

  • Mary Woolley

    President and CEO, Research!America

  • Allison McCague, PhD

    Science & Politics Fellow with the Eagleton Institute of Politics
    Rutgers University

  • Moderator: Lynn Jorde, PhD

May 6, 2020
Wed 12:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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