Dr. Erica Dale, BREATHE Steering Committee member and Assistant Professor of Physiology & Functional Genomics, was recently appointed to the Science Policy Committee (SPC) for the American Physiological Society (APS). The SPC advocates for sound science policies at the federal level to advance the interests of physiological science and the broader scientific community. On May 18th, Dr. Dale participated in her first “Hill Day,” meeting virtually with FL Senator Marco Rubio and IN Senator Todd Young to advocate for robust FY 2022 funding increases and the passage of the Research Investment to Spark the Economy Act (RISE) Act. The RISE Act seeks to provide support for research regarding COVID-19 or research disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Great work, Dr. Dale!