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IPHAM Public Health seminar —Translating Research Into Policy

Public health seminar series

When: Thursday, May 30, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: IPHAM  

Group: Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Northwestern’s Office of Government Relations will discuss the current federal funding landscape for research agencies and how researchers can effectively position themselves to better engage with federal policymakers and to translate research findings and professional expertise into data-driven policymaking.

Jennifer L. Kunde
Executive Director, Government Relations
Northwestern University

Caitlin Leach
Director of Federal Relations, Government Relations
Northwestern University

Jennifer Kunde is Northwestern's liaison to the City of Chicago, managing all aspects of the university's interactions with elected officials and local community groups. Her work also includes managing governmental issues of concern to Northwestern at both the state and federal levels, including liaison activities with legislative and executive agencies, encouraging funding for the University's research endeavors, and advocating higher education policy that benefits Northwestern students and faculty.

Caitlin Leach joined Northwestern University's Office of Government Relations in September 2016 and is resident in the University's Washington, D.C. office. Her primary responsibilities include advocacy on research-related and regulatory matters before federal executive agencies and the U.S. Congress.

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