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UPDATED: Registration deadline for postdoc workshop – Jan. 6 ?>

UPDATED: Registration deadline for postdoc workshop – Jan. 6

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology has partnered with the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to present the 2012 Workshop for Postdocs Transitioning to Independent Positions. The workshop will be held on March 12-13, 2012, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., and is designed to provide information for postdoctoral researchers making the transition to professional independence. Sessions include speakers from academia and industry who will present information on career planning, grant writing, networking and…

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NIGMS Names Acting Director ?>

NIGMS Names Acting Director

The National Institutes of Health have announced that Dr. Judith Greenberg, Ph.D., will serve as acting director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, effective July 1.  Current NIGMS Director (and ASBMB President-elect) Jeremy Berg has stepped down to join the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Greenberg has been at NIGMS since 1981, having directed the Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology since 1988, and previously serving as acting director from 2002-2003 before Dr. Berg was appointed…

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NIGMS Releases Assessment of Glue Grant Program ?>

NIGMS Releases Assessment of Glue Grant Program

Last week, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences announced the release of a report assessing the impact and output of the Large-Scale Collaborative Project Awards program, also known as glue grants.  The report gave a mixed review of the program, citing both success and failures of individual projects.  Ultimately, the report found that “the program as a whole had not achieved outcomes commensurate with the scope of the awards and the overall investment in them.”  However, the report did…

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