Snow, Shutdown Don’t Stop Research Advocacy Efforts

Erin Lynn Ransford

March 5, 2015, should have been the day that 27 physicians and researchers and 18 orthopaedic patients met with members of Congress on Capitol Hill to discuss the need for increased musculoskeletal research funding. Mother Nature, however, had other plans.

After a wintry storm dumped several inches of rain, snow, and ice in the Washington, D.C., metro area, the Office of Personnel Management closed federal offices on that Thursday—effectively canceling all scheduled appointments with members of Congress.

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