The March for Science is over. What now?

  ASBMB launches Grassroots Science Advocacy Network This weekend, champions for science across the world organized in an unprecedented way to advocate for the importance of scientific research, education and funding. .@ASBMB members are at #ScienceMarch showing support for evidence-based policy decisions and sci workforce diversity & inclusion. #ExpBio pic.twitter.com/LyJnqNUKcJ — ASBMB (@ASBMB) April 22,…

ASBMB Congressional Briefing: A Continuing Resolution’s Impact on Research

  The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology held a congressional briefing Tuesday about the effects that a long-term continuing resolution would have on the biomedical research community. Speakers included Harry Stein, director of fiscal policy at the Center for American Progress; Thomas Baldwin, president-elect of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology…

Where Have We Been? Attending Congressional Briefings!

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology held a briefing on the importance of research in dogs to improve canine and human health. Timothy Nichols of UNC-Chapel Hill, Amy LeBlanc of the National Cancer Institute and Elaine Ostrander of the National Human Genome Research Institute discussed their research into a variety of canine ailments…

Where’ve We Been? Meeting with Appropriations Staff!

Yesterday, Ben visited with appropriations staff to discuss the where Congress is in the budgeting process for FY16.  It turns out, the Appropriations Committee and their subcommittees have been working diligently to negotiate updated appropriations bills with the new funds made available thanks to the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015.  Subcommittees have already been provided…

Where Have We Been? Honoring Nobel Laureates!

On Tuesday, Ben attended a reception hosted by the U.S. State Department at the Blaire House honoring the four American Nobel Prize Winners, Dr. William C. Campbell (Physiology or Medicine), Dr. Paul Modrich (Chemistry), ASBMB member Dr. Aziz Sancar (Chemistry), and  Dr. Angus Deaton (Economic Sciences).