March for Science Atlanta

March for Science Logo

Join Emory School of Nursing students, faculty, staff, and alumni participating in the March for Science Atlanta. Groups will be meeting and traveling together to the event from the Decatur and Candler Park MARTA stations. 

The Atlanta march is a celebration of science. It is one of many events that will be taking place nationwide to champion publicly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. It is a diverse, nonpartisan event that aims to call for science to uphold the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.

For event questions, please contact Natalie Fields at

All faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are invited to  provide a personal testimony over the next month in conjunction with the March for Science Atlanta. Even if you personally cannot march, consider why this March for Science is important to you and write it down. 

Click here to view a sample letter

Click here to submit your letter

School of Nursing Events

Sign-making Parties

Shool of Nursing Plaza Lobby
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Wednesday, April 19th 
  • Friday, April 21st 

Be bold, be inspired, and share your thoughts on the the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments during these School of Nursing poster-making events. Whether you are participating in the the March for Science Atlanta Sarturday, April 22nd or just want to show your support, join School of Nursing faculty, students, alumni, and friends for an afternoon of creative expression. Supplies and snacks will be provided. A prize will be awarded for the best poster submission. 

March for Science Atlanta Events

Know Your Rights! A Free Seminar Facilitated by ACLU of GA

7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017
St. Mark United Methodist Church
781 Peacthress St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

The program will include a 30 min presentation by the ACLU of Georgia on:

1. Knowing your rights when protesting as a citizen.
2. What your rights should be as a government employee.
Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer session for the remainder of the program.

This is a free event open to anyone who would like to join. You will be able to make charitable donations to ACLU of Georgia at the seminar.


Eat Drink Think: A Benefit For The March For Science Atlanta

7-11 p.m., Thursday, April 20, 2017
Park Tavern Piedmont
500 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Join a network of area science-lovers, activists, and bar flies for an energizing evening of music and merriment under the Park Tavern Garden Tent for the Official March for Science Atlanta Kick-Off Party!! 

Open bar and food served throughout the evening while you stimulate your mind through conversation, guest speakers, and musical entertainment by singer-songwriter Michael Tolcher ( accompanied by O.A.R. keyboardist Mikel Paris ( and drummer Tick Tock Terry. Ticket price includes food, open bar, entertainment, and access to raffles, contests, silent auctions, cornhole, and giant Jenga in the Piedmont Park meadow.

Presale tickets: $75 Eventbrite

Tickets at the door: $85

Student discount ticket (door or presale): $60 (without student ID, $30 will be due at the door)

Darwin’s Warm Little Pond: Searching for the Chemical Origins of Life

7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, APRIL 20
Georgia Teach
Bill Moore Student Success Center

225 North Avenue, NW

Atlanta, GA United States
Regents’ Professor Nicholas Hud presents bottom-up (chemical) and top-down (biological) approaches to uncovering the origins of life is helping to write the “missing first chapter” of Darwin’s book, On the Origin of Species.

FNINR Announces Support for March for Science 

The Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR), an advocacy organization that supports the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR), has passed a Resolution in support of the upcoming March for Science – taking place across the country on April 22, 2017. 

FNINR, a non-partisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate for and educate the public and Congress about the value of nursing science, believes that joining the pro-science movement is critical for generating knowledge needed to promote health, ensure human functioning, fight disease, and ensure palliative and end-of-life care using scientific evidence.  Accordingly, FNINR acknowledges the value of science. 

Dr. Karen Drenkard, current FNINR President states, “We encourage nurses as members of the scientific community to advocate for recruiting young people into scientific fields, support science as a means to improve the global health and well-being, and to recognize that science and environmental influences have an effect on the health and well-being of all people.”  

Representing the FNINR Ambassadors, co-chairs Drs. Michael Bleich and Connie Delaney added, “Our Ambassadors, many of whom are among the nation’s top scientists, represent nursing on the Hill and through regional scientific associations.  Their message is strengthening the appreciation for and value of nurses who contribute to life-altering interventions through science.  It is only right to lend a nursing voice to the March for Science.” 

We celebrate, alongside our scientific colleagues and the public-at-large, the role that science plays in boosting our economic output, enhancing longevity, and in finding answers to the many perplexing problems in the world. 

Read the fulll resolution

Research funding pits White House against Congress

There is not much agreement between congressional Republicans and Democrats, but President Donald Trump's administration seems to have tripped on the exact issue that garners significant bipartisan support on Capitol Hill: investment in biomedical research.

The administration’s proposal to cut biomedical research funding has elicited a particularly fierce outcry on Capitol Hill. It is a reminder for the research community that, despite last year’s much-celebrated passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, we cannot rest on our laurels. Continued education and outreach about the value of research funding is critical to the long-term success, sustainability and growth of the biomedical research enterprise.

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Atlanta March For Science Organizers Hope To Start A Movement

March for Science organizers in Atlanta are preparing for thousands of people to turn out this Saturday in a movement that’s coalesced since President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

The director of the Atlanta march, Jasmine Clark, a microbiologist who teaches at Emory and Georgia State said that, like many participants in the march, she’s new to activism. 

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Dr. Deborah Bruner

March for Science with Dr. Bruner from Emory Nursing on Vimeo.

Dr. Jasmine Clark

Jasmine Clark - short version from Emory Nursing on Vimeo.

Dr. Sandra Dunbar

Faye Grosssblatt

Faye Grossblatt - short version from Emory Nursing on Vimeo.

Andrea Plotsky

Andrea Plotsky - short version from Emory Nursing on Vimeo.

Sunny Porterfield

Sunny Porterfield - short version from Emory Nursing on Vimeo.

Dr. Carolyn Reilly

Carolyn Reilly - short version from Emory Nursing on Vimeo.

Gaea Daniel, PhD Student, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing