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The Importance of Local Advocacy for Medical Research

Advocacy often conjures images of traveling to Washington, D.C., and meeting with members of Congress and their staff on Capitol Hill. But there are plenty of ways to be active at the local level as well. Learn about the importance of advocacy activities during the August Congressional recess and hear how through local district meetings,town halls, and other activities, you can become an advocate for medical research at the local level. Listen to this July 29, 2015, webinar and see or download the presentation slides (PDF).


Leah Cook, MS, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Moffitt Cancer Center

Jack Whelan
Research Advocate, Principal, Event Speaker, Jack-Whelan LLC

Mary Lee Watts, MPH, RD
Director, Government Relations, AACR Office of Science Policy and Government Affairs