Science policy news weekly roundup: January 9, 2015

The roundup is formatted with the title of the story, followed by the news source in parentheses and a brief summary. If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to esiebrasse@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup.

A generation at risk: young investigators and the biomedical workforce (PNAS) Johns Hopkins University president Ronald Daniels examines the concerning situation for young scientists and potential long-term effects on the biomedical workforce.

Prevention science should be a higher federal funding priority (Huffington Post, opinion) Non-communicable diseases account for 84 percent of healthcare expenditures in the U.S. each year, and an estimated 50 percent of those diseases can be prevented with lifestyle modifications. However, the National Institutes of Health spends only 20 percent of its budget on prevention science.

NIH fiscal policies for 2015 (Rock Talk blog) Sally Rockey, deputy director for extramural research at NIH, explains new fiscal policies stemming from the 2015 Consolidated Appropriations Act (the fiscal 2015 cromnibus).

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