Advocacy

Advocating for Science: ASHG Policy Resources and How to Get Involved

Advocating for Science: ASHG Policy Resources and How to Get Involved

Since the pandemic began, participating in policy and advocacy as scientists has become incredibly challenging.  Interacting with both federal and local representatives has become particularly difficult, as scientists can no longer go to D.C. or to their state legislatures and meet with representatives in person.  This is frustrating, because communicating the importance of scientific research... Read More

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My Policy Fellowship Journey: from DNA to DC(A)

10 years ago, I was in my college dorm room writing my senior thesis and wondering what career could possibly combine my interest in genetics, health, communication, and translation of research. Today, I am sitting in my apartment in Washington, DC as an ASHG/NHGRI Genetics and Public Policy Fellow, working remotely at the intersection of... Read More

ASHG Opens Applications for the New ACGT Program

ASHG Opens Applications for the New ACGT Program; Apply Today!

Last month, ASHG launched the new Advocacy Certificate for Human Genetics and Genomics Trainees (ACGT) program. ACGT is a competitive, year-long program aimed at providing trainee ASHG members pursuing a research or clinical career with an introduction to science policy and human genetics and genomics advocacy. The program is a Government and Public Advocacy Committee... Read More

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