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…

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…