School of Public Policy Associate Professor Aaron Levine was recently selected as American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Alan I. Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow. Dr. Levine was one of ten researchers chosen for demonstrating leadership and excellence in their research careers and for their interest in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society. The researchers were selected as the inaugural group in the area human augmentation. Dr. Levine said that he hopes that his induction as an AAAS Leshner Fellow will help encourage evidence-based policymaking for ethically contentious new biomedical technologies. This is the fourth year for AAAS Leshner Fellows program. The program is part of the organization’s long-standing and still-growing commitment to science communication and public engagement.
Dr. Levine and the other AAAS Leshner Fellows will meet this June in Washington, D.C. for a week of training on public engagement and science communication, networking, and public engagement plan development. Over the following year, the fellows will use those skills and networks to help increase the impact of their engagement activities and their capacity for public engagement leadership.
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