Like our own Frank Longo, MD, PhD, Susan Blumenthal, MD, MPA, former U.S. assistant surgeon general, is featured in this year's Rock Stars of Science campaign. In a Huffington Post piece, Blumenthal discusses how the campaign, which aims to support research funding and get young people interested in a career in science, draws attention to the need for the U.S. to strengthen its investment in research. She also outlines six action items - included in a recent report from the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress - to ensure that this happens.
It's lengthy but worth a read.
Previously: Stanford neurologist rocks out for science and Stanford "rock doc" talks about science as a career