This issue of the Newsletter focuses on Advocacy—communicating science and helping people understand why it is important. ASCB Public Policy Committee Chair Holly Goodson, in her guest President’s Column, discusses how advocacy—including self-advocacy—can help us move beyond the damage to careers and research that was caused by the pandemic. Read why advocacy is important now as some big, potentially positive changes may be coming to science funding in the United States.
Labby, too, discusses advocacy—how to do it and why it is the responsibility of every scientist. Also in the issue you can read about the spring ASCB Council meeting, how an initiative to increase gender diversity in science has built a community of postdocs, and more.
About the Author:
Mark Leader is ASCB's Director of Publications.