USciences Professor Travels to DC to Lobby for Increased Research Funding
Published on November 7, 2017
Amy Janke, PhD, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. with colleagues from the Society of Behavioral Medicine to advocate for increased research funding and awareness for healthcare and disease prevention.
Dr. Janke met with Senator Bob Casey and a health policy aide from Senator Pat Toomey’s office, as well as representatives from the offices of other senators.
Dr. Janke encouraged the elected officials to protect and increase funding for the National Institutes of Health, which in turn pumps millions of dollars into smaller projects including those at USciences and other institutions in Pennsylvania which creates necessary medical research jobs and perpetuates valuable research.
She also discussed the importance of prevention funding like the U.S. Prevention and Public Health Fund which supports services and programs that reduce tobacco use, increase physical activity, and improve nutrition.