The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is now accepting applications for our annual Student/Postdoc Hill Day! Every year, the ASBMB brings trainees from across the country to meet with their Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. This fully-funded opportunity gives trainees the chance to help promote scientific research by directly interacting with policymakers. The deadline to apply is March 25. The event will be April 27-28.
ASBMB’s Advocate 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can consider them. Melanie Alvarado is a graduate student at the University of Alaska Anchorage and studies HIV reactivation within cells that are hidden from a patient’s immune system.
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Student/Postdoc Hill Day is now accepting applications! Every year, the ASBMB brings together young researchers from across the country to meet with their Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. This fully funded opportunity gives participants the chance to help promote scientific research by directly interacting with government officials. The deadline to apply is April 29. The event will be June 10-12.
On Sept. 9, 20 students and postdoctoral fellows and 13 ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee members representing 30 states conducted 104 meetings with legislators and their staffs. Participants advocated for budget increases to $32 billion for the National Institutes of Health and $7.6 billion for the National Science Foundation. They also discussed other issues affecting the biomedical research community, including improving STEM education, renewing the research and development tax credit, and increasing the number of STEM visas available to foreign-born…