Past Event

Advocate for Science – brainNY

April 12, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Jerome L. Greene Science Center, 3229 Broadway, New York

Support for (neuro)science education and research funding is essential. As scientists, we must be able to effectively communicate why science is important for society, as well as engage our public officials for their continued support for funding. This program will provide an introduction to those who wish to become active in advocating for neuroscience and provide lessons and a plan to go forward with this newly gained knowledge. Our panel includes Mr. Ross Frommer, J.D., VP and Associate Dean of Government and Community Affairs at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Ross previously served as Director for NY State Office for Senator Patrick Monynihan. He will bring insight at both the public office and Insitutional level for political action. Dr. Abigail Kalmbach, Society for Neuroscience Early Career Policy Ambassador will discuss her advocacy events which include visiting Capitol Hill and working to build an advocacy network. Finally, Dr. Maryam Zaranghalam will discuss her experiences in outreach and science communication, as well as her interests in advocacy. The event will be moderated by Dr. Haung (Ho) Yu, Assistant Professor at CUMC and SfN Governance and Public Affairs Member.

Please note, the event space is size restricted, so registration is required and expected to fill quickly. To register, please visit the event website.

This event is sponsored by braiNY, the Greater NYC Chapter for Society for Neuroscience, CUSP – Columbia University Science Policy Initiative and the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain and Behavior Institute.