News from NIH

By Yvette Seger The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released several notices of interest to the biological and biomedical research community, ranging from clarifying the role of graduate students and postdocs supported by research grants to the suspension of funding for certain types of research. On October 10, NIH issued a notice that is particularly significant… Read More »

NIH Group Analyzes Grant Processes at Other U.S. Agencies and in the United Kingdom

By Yvette Seger The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Scientific Management and Review Board (SMRB) on October 14 heard descriptions of the grant processes at other U.S. federal research agencies and at two funding organizations based in the United Kingdom. Charged with providing guidance to the NIH Director on the organization of the NIH and… Read More »

Society Spotlight: The Genetics Society of America

By Joseph Carey Society Spotlight: The Genetics Society of America The Genetics Society of America (GSA) in recent months has enhanced its activities to represent the collective interests of its members, offering comments and input to Congress and federal agencies that stand up for foundational research and the most efficient and effective mechanisms for supporting… Read More »

FASEB Thanks Representative Johnson for Defending Merit Review

By Meghan McCabe Earlier this week, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) sent a letter to Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), ranking member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, thanking her for supporting the integrity and value of merit review. In a late September letter to Committee Chairman Lamar… Read More »

Highlighting How Federally Funded Research Improves Health Ensures Continued Support for Science

By Joseph Carey FASEB Vice President for Science Policy Hud Freeze, PhD, is driven by the search for new treatments for patients with rare genetic diseases. Specific targets are mutations leading to defects called Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation (CDG). Dr. Freeze is equally passionate about the need to explain how finding cures starts with research… Read More »