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Andrew Stothert is the 2016 ASBMB science policy fellow. He holds a B.S. in biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a M.S. in medical science as well as a Ph.D. in molecular medicine (with a concentration in neuroscience) from the University of South Florida.
Science policy news weekly update: May 12, 2017 ?>

Science policy news weekly update: May 12, 2017

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. This week, President Donald Trump welcomed 27 U.S. biomedical research leaders to the Oval Office for a closed-door summit. During the nearly two-hour-long meeting, leaders from academia, the biotech industry and federal scientific agencies, including the directors of the National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, and the Department of Health and Human Services,…

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Science policy news weekly update: May 5, 2017 ?>

Science policy news weekly update: May 5, 2017

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. The ASBMB’s director of public affairs, Ben Corb, provides details on the FY17 omnibus spending package signed into law by President Trump today. The deal is done The ASBMB’s policy analyst, André Porter, provides information on the NIH’s plan to cap the number of active grants a PI can have. NIH moves to cap the…

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Science policy news weekly update: April 21, 2017 ?>

Science policy news weekly update: April 21, 2017

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. This weekend’s March for Science will bring scientists from around the world, representing all scientific disciplines, together to show nonpartisan support for scientific research. To date, marches have been planned in more than 600 cities across the globe. With President Donald Trump’s recently proposed massive cuts to federal funding for nondefense agencies (including the National…

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Science policy news weekly update: April 14, 2017 ?>

Science policy news weekly update: April 14, 2017

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. Today, the ASBMB announced an official partnership with the Walk for Science ASBMB partners with March for Science Check out a recap of this year’s Hill Day! 2017 Hill Day Recap   Federal investments in the National Institutes of Health since its inception 80 years ago have produced research that has led to significant breakthroughs…

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Science policy news weekly update: March 31, 2017 ?>

Science policy news weekly update: March 31, 2017

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. The ASBMB’s policy analyst, André Porter, gives details on the Trump administration’s proposed FY17 cuts to the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Trump administration proposes more cuts to FY17 research-funding spending The ASBMB’s policy fellow, Andrew Stothert, gives a brief overview of a recent hearing held by the House Committee on…

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House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Hearing: “Federally Funded Cancer Research: Coordination and Innovation” ?>

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Hearing: “Federally Funded Cancer Research: Coordination and Innovation”

On Wednesday, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing titled “Federally Funded Cancer Research: Coordination and Innovation.” At this hearing, the committee heard testimony from Tammi Carr, mother of Chad Carr, who passed away from a rare brain tumor at the age of 4. Tammi Carr founded the ChadTough foundation, raising money for rare forms of pediatric cancer. The committee also heard from Mary Beckerle, CEO and director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University…

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Science policy news weekly update: March 24, 2017 ?>

Science policy news weekly update: March 24, 2017

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.   The ASBMB’s director of public affairs, Benjamin Corb, discusses President Donald Trump’s budget proposal and what it would mean for biomedical research. Scientists hear mixed message on political support for biomedical research at the NIH The ASBMB’s policy analyst, André Porter, discusses the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s call for lawmakers…

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Science policy news weekly update: March 17, 2017 ?>

Science policy news weekly update: March 17, 2017

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. President Donald Trump’s recently released budget proposal calls for a $54 billion increase to defense spending while drastically cutting nondefense spending. Nondefense spending cuts encompass federal funding for the nation’s scientific agencies, including, but not limited to, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the Food and Drug…

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Science policy news weekly update: March 10, 2017 ?>

Science policy news weekly update: March 10, 2017

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. President Donald Trump recently released his 2018 budgetary plan. In this plan, one thing was clear: All nondefense spending will be subject to massive cuts. Trump’s plan calls for a $54 billion increase to defense spending. To fund this increase, Trump proposed a 10.5 percent cut to nondefense discretionary funding. The National Institutes of Health,…

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Science policy news weekly update: February 24, 2017 ?>

Science policy news weekly update: February 24, 2017

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. This past week, the American Association for the Advancement of Science held its annual meeting in Boston. At this meeting, AAAS held a session on the prospects for science policy under the Trump administration. Experts on federal science and energy policy shared perspectives on how the new administration will support scientific research. These experts indicated…

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