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Science policy news weekly roundup: September 9, 2016

  The ASBMB’s Public Affairs Department encourages all readers of the Policy Blotter to alert the office about interesting and relevant articles. Please send tips to astothert@asbmb.org. What’s new in Blotter news? ASBMB’s policy analyst, André Porter, provides an update on congressional appropriations in 2017. Appropriations update: 2017 sequestration report   After returning to work…

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Appropriations update: 2017 sequestration report

  Congress reconvened Tuesday and will remain in session for four weeks. We expect that lawmakers will pass a continuing resolution to fund the government at least into December. If, by the off chance, lawmakers do not pass a continuing resolution and instead proceed to resolve their differences to pass an actual appropriations bill, we…

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Science policy news weekly roundup: September 2, 2016

  The ASBMB’s Public Affairs Department encourages all readers of the Policy Blotter to alert the office about interesting and relevant articles. Please send tips to astothert@asbmb.org.. What’s new in Blotter news? ASBMB’s education and professional development manager, Erica Siebrasse, discusses the ASBMB’s recommendations to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences on how to…

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Catalyzing graduate education

In April, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences hosted a symposium called “Catalyzing the Modernization of Graduate Education.” The symposium preceded an article written by NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch and colleagues outlining graduate education issues and featuring potential solutions from innovative programs. ASBMB Education and Professional Development Manager Erica Siebrasse participated in the event.…

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Science policy news weekly roundup: August 26, 2016

  The ASBMB’s Public Affairs office encourages all readers of the Policy Blotter to alert the office about interesting and relevant articles. Please send tips to astothert@asbmb.org. What’s new in Blotter news? Former ASBMB President Jeremy Berg defines sustainable research funding in biomedical research. Guest blog: Jeremy Berg talks sustainable research funding In the journal Science,…

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Zika funding: What’s the hold up?

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been 14 documented locally acquired and 2,245 travel-associated Zika cases in the continental United States. In U.S. territories, there have been more than 8,000 cases. While most of the locally acquired cases in the United States have occurred in southeast Florida, recent data…

Guest Blog: Jeremy Berg talks Sustainable Research Funding

Below is a guest post by Jeremy Berg of the University of Pittsburgh. Berg is a past president of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a past winner of the ASBMB’s Howard K. Schachman Public Service Award and the new editor-in-chief of the journal Science. Berg helped lead ASBMB’s advocacy efforts during his…

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Science policy news weekly roundup: August 19, 2016

  ASBMB’s Public Affairs Office encourages all readers to be actively involved in the Policy Blotter. If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to astothert@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup. What’s new in Blotter news? This week, Andrew Stothert joined the public affairs team as the new ASBMB science policy fellow. Read…

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Let me introduce myself

Greetings all! My name is Andrew Stothert, and I am the new science policy fellow at the ASBMB. With this fellowship, I hope to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to launch a lifelong career of advocating for increased federal funding for biomedical research and promoting beneficial science policy reform for the research community. I…

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Science policy news weekly roundup: August 12, 2016

  If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to aporter@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup. What’s new in Blotter news?  NIH proposes stipend increase for Kirchstein awards in late 2016   The politics of Zika funding continue well into Congress’ recess. Democrats remain intent on keeping the funding issue for this potential public…