Penn Science Policy Group at the Symposium!
For this year's Penn Science Research Symposium, the Penn Science Policy group decided to have an active presence at the event. With the help of Sima Patel and Mike Allegrezza, a poster was quickly constructed to highlight the group's activities along with the recent DC Advocacy Day. Folks like Chris Yarosh (pictured), were generous enough to man the poster during the poster session and field questions.
Mike also played a pivotal role in introducing the poster to staffers from Sen. Toomey and Sen. Casey's office. This was done so these staffers would now be aware of the group's presence on campus and to help set up networking events in the future. Mike also showcased some of the other posters to the staffers to help demonstrate how NIH dollars are being used for the development of new treatments such diseases like Alzheimer's and cancer.
Another highlight of the Symposium was having House Rep. Chaka Fattah deliver closing remarks. Rep. Fattah really urged the crowd to get the word out about the latest in scientific progress at Penn-and that type of information would be sure to hit the walls of Congress. Pictured below is House Rep. Fattah at the conclusion of his speech, shaking hands with Shaun.