FASEB participates in public health fair on Capitol Hill

By | August 4, 2016
(From left to right) FASEB fellow Sarah Elkin, Senior Science Policy Analyst Anne Deschamps, and Office of Public Affairs Deputy Director Jennifer Zeitzer at the Coalition for Health Funding Public Health Fair.

(From left to right) FASEB fellow Sarah Elkin, Senior Science Policy Analyst Anne Deschamps, and Office of Public Affairs Deputy Director Jennifer Zeitzer at the Coalition for Health Funding Public Health Fair.

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) participated in a public health fair on Capitol Hill on July 13. The fair was sponsored by the Coalition for Health Funding (CHF).

Representative Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Representative Gene Green (D-TX), Congressional Public Health Caucus Co-Chairs, gave the welcoming remarks. The fair featured representatives from 40 national health organizations and corporations as well as six federal Public Health Service agencies.

FASEB staff presented an interactive activity with cardboard antibodies and candy-shaped antigens to educate fair participants about the science of vaccines. The activity complemented FASEB’s Breakthroughs in Bioscience article, “Vaccines: Essential Weapons in the Fight Against Disease.” Other interactive exhibits included opportunities to hold a human brain, conquer fear with live tarantulas, and receive confidential HIV testing.

Attendees of the Coalition for Health Funding Public Health Fair used their puzzle-solving skills to find ‎antigens‬ and ‪‎antibodies‬ with FASEB.

Attendees of the Coalition for Health Funding Public Health Fair used their puzzle-solving skills to find ‎antigens‬ and ‪‎antibodies‬ with FASEB.

CHF is the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit alliance working to preserve federal investments in public health and health research. The Coalition’s member health organizations together represent the interests of more than 100 million patients, health care providers, public health professionals, and scientists. FASEB is a CHF member organization.

To read other articles in the FASEB Breakthroughs in Bioscience series, visit www.faseb.org/breakthroughs.

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