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Science policy weekly roundup: March 8, 2019 ?>

Science policy weekly roundup: March 8, 2019

First grants are smaller for women who are PIs than for men who are A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that women who are principal investigators receive about $40,000 less in their first grant than men. In a statement, the National Institutes of Health acknowledged it is aware of this disparity and said that it is supporting efforts to address it. Read more here.   U.S. universities respond to NIH request for information regarding foreign ties…

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Science policy weekly roundup: March 1, 2019 ?>

Science policy weekly roundup: March 1, 2019

ASBMB responds to NIH’s update on efforts to combat sexual harassment in science Public Affairs Director Benjamin Corb of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology released a statement in response to the National Institutes of Health’s update on their efforts to address sexual harassment in science. While the NIH has been slow to address harassment, the update provides some small steps that the agency plans to take to combat harassment in NIH-funded labs.  Read more here.   ASBMB…

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Anti-globalization rhetoric threatens scientific and technological progress ?>

Anti-globalization rhetoric threatens scientific and technological progress

The U.S. depends on international collaborations and immigrants to solve domestic and global problems   Opponents of globalization point to low-wage immigrant workers, trade imbalances and cultural differences as reasons for redefining the United States’ international relationships and tightening its immigration laws. What rarely figures into the conversation is the fact that international collaborations and foreign-born talent are essential if the U.S. wants to continue to lead the world in terms of scientific output and continue to produce life-saving medications…

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