ACTSI at 2015 Capitol Hill Advocacy Day

On April 16, nearly 125 grassroots advocates, including Andrew West, MBA, MPH, Sr. Center Administrator, ACTSI; Rakale Quarells, PhD, Associate Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine; and Jennifer Felger, PhD, Assistant Professor, Emory University, participated in the clinical and translational research community’s 2015 Capitol Hill Advocacy Day. The primary goal of these advocates was to educate policymakers about the value and importance of federal clinical and translational research programs.

West and Drs. Quarells and Felger visited Capitol Hill during the Association for Clinical and Translational Science meeting to lobby Georgia and North Carolina senate staffers for increased funding for the NIH. They represented the Georgia contingent teaming up with five advocates from North Carolina (a UNC faculty member and four TL1 medical students from Duke). Read More