Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

House Committee Finishes Work on the 2018 Spending Bills; Senate Begins Consideration of Appropriations Measures; August Recess Delayed; Moderates Support Raising the Budget Caps House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) did not let lack of agreement on top-line funding levels interfere with his goal of completing the fiscal year (FY) 2018 spending bills in… Read More »

FASEB Releases New Videos Highlighting Advocacy and Membership Activities

A new video produced by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) provides an overview of the organization’s Capitol Hill Day. Held annually in the spring, Capitol Hill Day brings members of the FASEB Board of Directors and Science Policy Committee to Washington to meet with Senators, Representatives, and congressional staff to discuss… Read More »

FASEB Advocacy Slide Deck

At a time of uncertainty for research funding, FASEB has developed a new advocacy resource, the “Value of Federally Funded Biological Research.” This new slide deck illustrates how research improves the nation’s health, quality of life, and economy. Motivated by a request from the American Society for Human Genetics for a tool they could share… Read More »

FASEB Welcomes New President and Officers

On July 1, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) welcomed its new President, Thomas O. Baldwin, PhD. Dr. Baldwin is Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Baldwin’s lab examined the structural and molecular biology of bacterial luciferase, a class of oxidative enzymes that allows certain marine bacteria… Read More »

Sixth Annual BioArt Competition Opens

The sixth annual BioArt competition, a celebration of the artistic side of scientific research, is now open for entries. Through the competition, FASEB aims to highlight the breadth of biomedical and life science studies, ranging from bacterial biofilms to organism development. The BioArt collection also depicts the wide variety of cutting-edge technologies employed by investigators.… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

House Budget Committee Close to Agreement on Revised Spending Caps; Appropriators Make Progress on Fiscal Year 2018 Spending Bills; Treasury Secretary Adjusts Debt Ceiling Deadline Members of Congress left Washington for the Independence Day recess knowing that fiscal issues will be a primary focus on the legislative agenda when they return July 10. Prior to… Read More »

FASEB and NIGMS Host Workshop on Responsible Communication of Research

On June 22, FASEB partnered with the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to host a day-long workshop, “Responsible Communication of Basic Biomedical Research: Enhancing Awareness and Avoiding Hype,” at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting hosted a diverse group of invited panelists representing academic science, industry, public relations, marketing,… Read More »