Advocacy

The Government Affairs Team supports the OSUCCC – James and The Ohio State University through the pursuit of public policy outcomes that strategically benefit the University.

To achieve our objectives at the federal, state and community levels, the Government Affairs Team:

  • Facilitates the development, implementation and advocacy of the University's public policy agenda
  • Collaborates with Ohio State colleagues, government officials and key external constituencies to identify, anticipate, influence and manage public policy issues that impact the success of Ohio State
  • Fosters strong and lasting working relationships among the Ohio State community, public officials and others active in the public arena
  • Delivers timely and relevant information about Ohio State to key public audiences
  • Informs internal and external constituencies about developments and issues affecting the policy-making environment
  • Reinforces Ohio State's role as a leader in overall public policy debate
  • Assists policy makers in improving the economic, educational, social and health standards of the nation, state and community

Contact Us

We are continuing to develop our legislative priorities and welcome your suggestions and input.  Please contact us below:

Jennifer Carlson, Assistant Vice President of External Affairs and Advocacy
Jennifer.Carlson@osumc.edu

Stephanie Milburn, Director of Government Affairs
Stephanie.Milburn@osumc.edu

Lynda Goldberg, MSPH, MBA, Program Director Policies and Research
Lynda.Goldberg@osumc.edu

Kate Philips, Executive Assistant to Jennifer Carlson
Kate.Philips@osumc.edu

News & Updates

Read the latest news and updates from our Advocacy Program.

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Advocacy for Policy Makers

Access resources for policy makers that provide helpful OSUCCC – James.

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Key Issues

Learn about the key issues and how you can help by becoming an advocate.

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Project Cancer Education

Discover how Project Cancer Education helps educate elected officials & community leaders.

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The James Hope Award

Learn about The James Hope Award, given to elected officials and community leaders.

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JamesAdvocates

Become an advocate and you can help further cancer-related funding & policies.

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Contact The Government Affairs Team

Phone: 614-293-4400

Fax: 614-366-1524

Email: kate.philips@osumc.edu

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