Science policy news: weekly roundup: March 4, 2016 ?>

Science policy news: weekly roundup: March 4, 2016

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 smartin@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup.

Alex Phillippidis reports for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News on the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s recent Sustainability Summit saying: “Postdoctoral researchers, supported by individuals and groups with a stake in their success, emerged from a two-day conference earlier this month with a detailed agenda for action toward reforming the dysfunctional system that trains and sustains the recently graduated professionals.” ASBMB Summit Calls For More Staff Scientists, More Efforts to Promote Career Development (GEN)

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest held a hearing this week on the practice of U.S. companies to replacing American workers with skilled foreign workers holding H1-B visas.

Displaced American STEM workers spur Senate hearing (Science)

STEM grad glut, but 1000s of ‘U.S. workers are being replaced by foreign labor’ (Examiner)

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., called for an increase to the National Institutes of Health fiscal 2017 budget by at least $1 billion to be funded only with discretionary funds. Republicans promise ‘sustained’ NIH funding hikes without budget gimmicks (Science)

The ASBMB names Lila M. Gierasch the next editor in chief of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Journal of Biological Chemistry Names New Editor in Chief (ASBMB)

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