On Thursday, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce committee held a legislative hearing on the draft 21st Century Cures Act. This hearing was a forum for legislators to ask questions of Dr. Kathy Hudson, of the National Institutes of Health, and two Food and Drug Administration officials about provisions in the draft bill.
Today, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce committee released a second draft of the 21st Century Cures Act. The original draft was released in January and contained several questionable provisions regarding the National Institutes of Health.
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.
Today, U.S. House Republicans released their 10-year budget plan. Similar to recent budgets, this plan proposes to balance the federal budget in eight years. And similar to previous plans, this balance is achieved through spending cuts and reforms to mandatory spending programs such as Medicare.
The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee held a hearing yesterday on continuing U.S. global leadership in research and medical innovation.
The Public Outreach Committee of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has responded to a request for information from the National Institutes of Health regarding a new science education strategic plan. More information about the ASBMB response and the text itself can be found on the ASBMB Cellular Culture blog.
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health regarding a proposed emeritus award for senior investigators. The ASBMB is not in favor of such an award. The society had several concerns including where the money for such an award would come from and whether the award would help young researchers beyond mechanisms already in place. You can read the full ASBMB response here. The ASBMB encourages you to submit your own…
Today, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology submitted a response to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s discussion draft for the 21st Century Cures initiative.
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Yesterday, the National Institutes of Health launched a request for information regarding a proposed new grant mechanism for emeritus faculty members.