Statement from the ASBMB on its commitment to diversity and inclusion upon the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is committed to ensuring a diverse, inclusive and supportive environment in which scientists can make the important breakthroughs that will improve the health and quality of life of people across the world. During the 2016 presidential election, we heard harsh rhetoric  that caused great concern among those…

Advocacy Spotlight: Bob Matthews

This week public affairs is excited to introduce a new feature. ASBMB’s Advocacy Spotlight will highlight the efforts of science advocates to share the importance of biomedical research. If you know someone telling the story of science to legislators to advance science policy, email smartin@asbmb.org, so that we can consider them. Dr. Robert “Bob” Matthews…

ASBMB president, Suzanne Pfeffer, urges congress to support a budget of at least $32 billion for NIH

On March 29, ASBMB president, Suzanne Pfeffer, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations subcommittee on labor, health and human services, education and related agencies. Twenty witnesses representing various research, health and education organizations testified in the public hearing before the subcommittee members. Dr. Pfeffer’s testimony highlighted the many contributions basic research has made…

ASBMB Visits Capitol Hill

On March 15, ASBMB held its annual Student Hill Day, with 16 student and post-doctoral researchers joining with the ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee to advocate on behalf of science.  Participants visited over 60 Capitol Hill offices on both sides of the aisle to extol the need for continued investment in scientific research.  Look for…