Morgan Carson-Marino, M.S., a fourth-year Pharm.D. student at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, was one of 10 students nationally admitted into the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, or ASPET, Washington Fellows Program.
The program enabled developing and early-career scientists interested in science policy the opportunity to become more engaged in public policy issues. Fellows learn how public policy decisions are made in Washington, D.C., and how to advocate effectively on Capitol Hill and in their home districts.
Carson-Marino will graduate from the UF College of Pharmacy in May. As a Pharm.D. student, he has engaged in research initiatives through the department of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy and served on several college, state and national public policy committees. As an ASPET Washington Fellow, he hopes to promote evidence-based policies and practices to legislators, delve deeper into health care policy decision-making and respond to the ever-changing needs of public health and disease prevention.