February 8, 2016
Ursuline’s Assistant Biology Professor, Lynn Ulatowski has been selected as one of the two American Society of Nutrition’s (ASN) 2016-2017 Science Policy Fellows, effective March 1, 2016.
ASN is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the world's top researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals. The organization’s focus ranges from the most critical details of research and application to the broadest applications in society, in the U.S. and around the world.
With public policy being an area that is critical to the future of science and academic research, Ulatowski met with local politicians to discuss research funding as a volunteer for the American Society of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists. This past June she attended “Hill Day,” a science advocacy event in Washington DC sponsored by the American Society of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists, and met with nine political leaders at Capitol Hill to discuss funding for biomedical research. These initial meetings with the politicians sparked an interest to become more involved in Science Policy.
“Dr. Ulatowski has a strong desire to continue the efforts she has begun and is eager to get Ursuline students involved in public policy and advocacy for scientific research. This fellowship will allow her to achieve these goals,” said Sarah Preston, Interim Dean of Ursuline’s School of Arts and Sciences.
To be inducted as a Fellow of the American Society for Nutrition is the highest honor that the Society bestows, recognizing individuals for significant discoveries and distinguished careers in the field of nutrition.
Ulatowski will attend ASN’s Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting and Orientation Program in San Diego in April. This summer she will travel to Washington D.C. to again meet with politicians on Capitol Hill.