APA’s Chief Advocacy Officer Katherine McGuire presented Allyson J. Bennett, PhD, with the inaugural Leadership in Science Advocacy Award at the Stand for Science Advocacy Summit on May 16. Bennett received the award for her strong advocacy for psychological science and the use of nonhuman animals in research through her work with APA’s Board of Scientific Affairs and Committee on Animal Research Ethics (CARE); her university, the University of Wisconsin–Madison; and the public forum “Speaking of Research.” She worked within the CARE committee to establish the Supporting Truth About Animal Research coalition to strengthen the scientific voice in defense of research with animals. McGuire noted no one has worked harder to advance and defend psychological science in multiple venues. See Bennett’s video acceptance of the award.
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