Chang-Moore lab researchers attended the March for Science in Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The mission of the March for Science is inclusive and nonpartisan, encouraging all citizens to support the sciences and the accompanying research funding. Our lab and others like it run on federal, state and not-for-profit grants, as well as donations from generous donors. This funding allows us to conduct advanced, cutting edge cancer research. The Chang-Moore Lab is credited with discovering two of the seven known human viruses that directly cause cancer (more information here). Without federal, state, nonprofit, and philanthropic funding, we would not be able to conduct this rigorous research.
The March for Science mission reads:
“The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.”
We welcome and appreciate your support, tax dollars, donations, and participation. Would you like to do more to encourage scientific support? The March for Science website lists additional ways to get involved.