Two Psychological Scientists Advocate for NIH Funding on Capitol Hill

Graduate student Ashely Knapp from University of Arkansas and Dr. Maria Wong a professor at Idaho State University outside the U.S. Capitol building 

Graduate student Ashely Knapp from University of Arkansas and Dr. Maria Wong a professor at Idaho State University outside the U.S. Capitol building 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to come to Washington DC to be an advocate for psychology? To meet with Members of Congress?  To convey the message about why federal funding for psychological research is so important? 

That is precisely what two APA-sponsored psychological scientists did this past September when they participated in the Rally for Medical Research, a large multi-disciplinary advocacy event in support of making funding for NIH a national priority.  You may have read our previous blog post about the event. Now, hear more from the psychological scientists about what their experience was like: Maria Wong is a professor at Idaho State University, whose work is funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and Ashley Knapp  is a graduate student at the University of Arkansas who is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.

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