UCLA's Dr. Joaquin Madrenas joins rally before Congress in support of biomedical research

10th annual event called on continued support for funding.

Photo: Dr. Joaquin Madrenas, left, meets with staff from the office of Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles). (Photo by Michael Altschule/UCLA Health)

Joaquin Madrenas, MD, PhD, vice dean of faculty with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, joined hundreds of advocates from around the country, on Sept. 14, for a day of action to support the National Institutes of Heath.

The advocates, participating in the 10th Annual Rally for Medical Research, called upon Congress to continue its robust, bipartisan support for biomedical research funding.

Over two days, Dr. Madrenas visited eight congressional offices, including those of top health care staff for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). He also attended a reception featuring talks by Acting NIH Director Larry Tabak and Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.).

Dr. Joaquin Madrenas, left, visits with Rep. Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana), during his time in Washington, D.C., in support of the Rally for Medical Research. (Photo by Michael Altshule/UCLA Health)

Michael Altschule is the author of this article.