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Episode 10 of “Pipettes and Politics” is available. ?>

Episode 10 of “Pipettes and Politics” is available.

Episode 10 of the ASBMB science policy podcast “Pipettes and Politics” is now available. ASBMB public affairs staff members provide updates on the U.S. House and Senate fiscal year 2019 budget proposals for the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy Office of Science. Staff members also talk about the discussions at the NIH Advisory Council meetings regarding its draft recommendations to address the next generation of researchers and the NIH’s response to reducing…

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Science policy weekly roundup: June 8, 2018 ?>

Science policy weekly roundup: June 8, 2018

Where we’ve been: Attending NINDS advisory council meeting Science policy analyst André Porter summarizes the discussions at meeting of the advisory council to the National Institutes of Neurological Disease and Stroke. NINDS Director Walter Koroshetz and staff members presented updates on new grant mechanisms and plans to increase transparency in its funding strategies. Read more here.   U.S. House passes $15 billion rescissions bill The U.S. House passed a White House-backed rescissions bill along party lines late Thursday. If the…

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Science Policy Weekly Update: March 2, 2018 ?>

Science Policy Weekly Update: March 2, 2018

Don’t miss our webinar on op-ed writing on Friday Writing an op-ed is one way to let policymakers and the community know how your research and policies that affect your research might impact them. Dr. Tricia Serio, dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and member of the ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee, will provide a how-to guide for writing op-eds with a lens on advocating for the scientific enterprise. Register here.   Scientists…

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Episode 5 of Pipettes and Politics is available ?>

Episode 5 of Pipettes and Politics is available

In the latest episode of science policy podcast “Pipettes and Politics,” the ASBMB public affairs staff discusses the recently passed bipartisan budget deal and its potential effects on the science community. Science policy analyst André Porter examines the new policy guidelines from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation regarding sexual harassment in the lab and at meetings. Porter also discusses the release of the National Science Board’s policy companion statement to its 2018 Science and Engineering…

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Science Policy Roundup: December 8, 2017 ?>

Science Policy Roundup: December 8, 2017

ASBMB members urge Congress to remove graduate student tax from the final tax reform effort So far, 1,013 ASBMB members have sent 3,106 letters to 369 members of Congress in a push to ensure that the repeal of the graduate student tuition tax waiver does not make it onto the final tax reform bill. The bill is in conference committee, as the House and Senate negotiators are amending the legislation to ensure passage through both chambers. Take action here. Episode…

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Science policy weekly news update: October 27, 2017 ?>

Science policy weekly news update: October 27, 2017

  Standardizing postdoc titles Eight scientists and science policy experts with ties to the ASBMB published an opinion article in the journal eLife this week making the case that what we call postdoctoral researchers really does matter. Read the ASBMB announcement and the eLife article.   What is next for the March for Science? It has been six months since the March for Science, a global event uniting hundreds of thousands of scientists from around the world to highlight the…

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Science policy weekly news update: October 6, 2017 ?>

Science policy weekly news update: October 6, 2017

  News from the Hill in ASBMB Today ASBMB Public Affairs Director Ben Corb discusses President Donald Trump’s “science problem.” Read more here. ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee member Rick Page describes meetings with the NIH and NSF,  advocating on behalf of ASBMB. Read more here.   What’s new in Blotter news? I wrote an article detailing the local congressional meetings by our grassroots advocacy network members. Read more here.   Don Wright, former director of the Office of Disease…

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Science policy news weekly update: August 11, 2017 ?>

Science policy news weekly update: August 11, 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 dpham@asbmb.org. What’s new in blotter news? As the ASBMB’s new public affairs manager, I introduced myself to Policy Blotter readers in a blog post. A quick introduction   While Congress is in recess, House Republicans mull strategies to pass the remaining eight appropriations bills for fiscal 2018 once they return to D.C. in September. This…

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A Quick Introduction ?>

A Quick Introduction

  Hello Blotters! My name is Daniel Pham, your new public affairs manager. Ever since my first years of graduate school, I have been interested in advocating for the unique needs of biomedical scientists. As I was pursuing my PhD at Johns Hopkins University in neuroscience, I developed a passion for engaging with the public about the importance and power of science research. This set me on the path to begin my career as a science advocate. As a graduate…

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ASBMB partners with March for Science ?>

ASBMB partners with March for Science

Today, we are proud to announce that the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is an official partner with the March for Science. On April 22, in cities and towns all across America, scientists – and science enthusiasts – will participate in marches raising awareness for the important role that science and scientists play in improving the quality of life and well-being of Americans. In her piece for ASBMB Today this month, ASBMB President Natalie Ahn had this to…

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