NOTE: This workshop is rescheduled from Nov. 13, 2023.
The Center for Leadership in Environmental Awareness and Research (CLEAR) is pleased to invite the campus community to a workshop, "From Science to Policy," on November 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom and in person in the Integrative Biosciences Center's (IBio) seminar room. Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email.
The presenter will be Adam Hollier, director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. Hollier served in the Michigan Senate, representing the 2nd Senate district, serving Wayne County including Detroit, the Grosse Pointes, Hamtramck, Harper Woods, and Highland Park from 2018 to 2022.
Changes in policy are a combination of strong policy and pitch. This workshop will teach attendees how to engage policy makers and position your research for implementation and adoption. Think about "climate change" vs "global warming" or AC vs DC sound science is winning out in both, but implementation was stymied by the political discussions around their innovation filtered through the lens of the messengers. Economic development theories like the “creative class,” “Urban Renewal,” or “Green New Deal” all led to fundamental shifts in policy based on the ideas of academics though their implementation was not always aligned with the base theories. In this workshop attendees will learn how to package their research and how to share it with policy makers.
CLEAR is a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences center dedicated to understanding and mitigating adverse birth outcomes and serious developmental health problems that have been associated with exposure to volatile organic chemicals. CLEAR aims to provide new methods for assessment, testing and mitigation to help reduce toxic exposures and improve health outcomes, and offer important training for doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows.
The award number for CLEAR is P42ES030991.