Kevin M. Wilson

“Be an Advocate for Science” how-to papers

December 18, 2023

Virtual Meetings With Congress – COVID-19 closed Congressional offices and meant that meetings with Congress became video meetings. Like most…

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Student Policy and Advocacy Groups

December 18, 2023

Science policy advocacy should be part of the life of every scientist. Policy makers need to hear from scientists at…

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Bertagnolli Takes NIH Helm

November 13, 2023

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (@NIH) finally has a new director. On November 7, 2023 the U.S. Senate approved…

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U.S. House of Representatives Elects a New Speaker – Finally

October 26, 2023

On October 2, 2023, members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted, on party lines, to throw Speaker of the…

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The Search for a New Speaker – Why You Should Care

October 6, 2023

The recent removal of Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA20) as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives made for great political…

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Kicking the Can 45 Days Down the Road

October 2, 2023

At 11:45 pm (eastern) on September 30, the Associated Press posted a Breaking News tweet announcing that President Joseph Biden…

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Political Pressure Puts Longstanding Science Agreement in Jeopardy

September 18, 2023
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Anti-China political rhetoric along with increased examples of Chinese theft of scientific information are calling into question a science and…

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Long September To-Do List for Congress

August 31, 2023

The House of Representatives and the Senate will face an extensive To-Do List when return to Washington, DC in the…

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Grim NIH, NSF Budget News, Including Policy Landmines

July 31, 2023

The U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives have each released their drafts of Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations bills that…

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U.S. Visa Interview Delays Mean You Should Act Soon

July 27, 2023

International scientists planning to attend Cell Bio 2023 should make travel plans sooner than later, especially if they will need…

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