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Virtual Lunch & Learn – From the Lab to the State House: Building Trust in Bioscience

March 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Please join us for a Lunch & Learn presentation on the importance of biomedical researchers building trust among the public and lawmakers.

In the absence of a fair portrayal of science, it is too easy for policy makers to respond with burdensome regulatory requirements, which ultimately may make the development of new science in the U.S. impossible. That’s why it’s important for you to learn how to educate and advocate for your business. 

Missed it? Watch the recording of this program on our YouTube Channel.

About the Speakers:
Ken Gordon, Matt Markee, and Jodi Hack

Ken Gordon has been the Executive Director of NWABR since 2014. Prior to his role at NWABR Ken was the Executive Director of the Potlatch Fund for five years, and Trust Waikato for ten years. Ken is also an adjunct faculty member of Seattle University where he teaches Board Governance in an MFA program.

Matt Markee has grown up in a life of politics and has worked with Markee & Associates, Inc since 1997. Matt is head lobbyist and president of the company. He has great relationships with both Legislators and people within the Executive and Judicial branches. During the Legislative session, you will find Matt at the capitol meeting with legislators, agency heads and testifying daily.

Jodi Hack is Senior Regional Director for PhRMA and a former member of the Oregon State House of Representatives, where she served two terms. While in the legislature, Jodi served on the House Business and Labor Committee and Health Care Committee. Now she advocates for bioscience and researchers.

Thank you to PhRMA for sponsoring this event.

PhRMA represents the country’s leading biopharmaceutical research companies and supports the search for new treatments and cures.

Missed it? Watch the recording of this program on our YouTube Channel.


March 30, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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