Research!America is the nation’s largest not-for-profit public education and advocacy alliance. The group creates terrific, participatory online resources like Your Congress, Your Health where you can search by zip code and track your legislators’ views on health and research issues. Each month, they distribute a newsletter to their 500+ member organizations representing 125 million Americans. My pal Randy Olson (scientist-turned-hollywood-producer and now author of Don’t Be SUCH A Scientist) and I are acknowledged in the fresh-off-the-press December newsletter. I should add that in May, I had the pleasure of participating in the NY Academy of Sciences’ Two Cultures panel discussion with Research!America’s Chair, the Honorable John Porter.