The NeuroAdvocate Challenge
SfN’s NeuroAdvocate Challenge paved the way for further advancements in neuroscience by connecting participants with policymakers and the public locally, nationally, and internationally from Neuroscience 2019 to December 2020.
Top NeuroAdvocate Challengers
Christin Godale, University of Cincinnati (left) || Rachel Haake, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (right)
Christin: "I am honored to be recognized as a top advocate by the Society for Neuroscience. As a scientist, this past year has motivated me to pursue advocacy for biomedical research funding at a greater level."
Rachel: "This past year provided more motivation for me to continue engaging with my community. The COVID-19 pandemic and events related to it have shown the critical necessity of science-informed policy and effective communication between scientists and the public."
- 3. Hannah Frye, Washington University in St. Louis
- 4. Mollie Marr, Oregon Health & Science University
- 5. Nicole Catanzarite, University of Maryland
- 6. Lizbeth de la Cruz, University of Washington
- 7. Tafheem Malik, Baylor College of Medicine
- 8. Alexandra Maxine McCoy, University of Texas Health Science Center
- 9. Meredith Schmehl, Duke University
- 10. Dylan Scarton, The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
About the Challenge
SfN members and other neuroscientists across the globe have been building an interdisciplinary society aimed at advancing scientific exchange, supporting the neuroscience community, educating and engaging the public, and advocating for the field for over 50 years.
SfN’s NeuroAdvocate Challenge aimed to provide an outlet for neuroscience advocates of all experience levels and locations to come together and show their dedication to the field. Challengers participated in various advocacy activities from Neuroscience 2019 to December 2020. To be recognized, participants had to sign-up for the challenge and complete or report back their advocacy activities.
The winners of the NeuroAdvocate Challenge were invited to attend SfN’s 15th Capitol Hill Day, which will be held virtually in 2021, and have the opportunity to author an article on Neuronline about their advocacy experiences.
Thank You to All of the Challenge Participants