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June 2015
POLICY AND ADVOCACY
IDSA Members Urge Increased NIH Funding on Capitol Hill
IDSA Research Committee Chair Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, FIDSA, and committee members Kami Kim, MD, FIDSA; Mark Mulligan, MD, FIDSA; and Julie Parsonnet, MD, FIDSA, met with over 20 congressional offices earlier this month, primarily to support funding increases for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

Efforts like these by IDSA members greatly enhance the Society’s advocacy efforts. IDSA members can provide unique expertise and perspective on how federal policies, such as NIH funding, directly impact individual states and congressional districts. Such meetings have helped strengthened IDSA’s relationships with key Members of Congress, secured congressional champions for key IDSA initiatives, and helped advance IDSA policy priorities. 

If you’re planning a trip Washington, DC, IDSA can help you connect with congressional offices from your state. IDSA staff would schedule your meetings, supply you with background information and talking points, join you in your meetings, and follow up with congressional staff.  For more information, contact IDSA’s Director of Government Relations, Jonathan Nurse at jnurse@idsociety.org

Even if you can’t come to DC, you can still support IDSA’s advocacy efforts. Take 3 minutes to echo the Research Committee members’ messages about NIH funding through IDSA’s online action alert.


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