“Science Advocacy for Neuroscientists: Communicating Your Science to Policymakers”
The Race, Equity, and Social Justice Journal Club is hosted by the Neuroscience PhD Program and the Office of Neuroscience Research (ONR) and coordinated by Makenzie Norris (grad student, Neuroscience PhD Program).
- “Beyond Hat in Hand: Science Advocacy Is Foundational for Policy Decisions” Neuroview 2017
- “The effects of communicating uncertainty on public trust in facts and numbers” PNAS 2020
Neuroscience is not immune to issues of racism and bias, but neuroscientists can advocate for improved inclusivity and equity in science. The Race, Equity, and Social Justice Journal Club (open to WashU students, faculty, and staff) will provide a platform for important insight and discussion on the intersection of neuroscience and society.