FASEB hosts science policy symposium on research evaluation

How should a scientist’s contributions be measured and evaluated? On August 10 and 11, the Science Policy Committee of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology participated in a symposium and discussion titled “Making an Impact: Evaluating Research and Investigators’ Contributions in the Biological Sciences.” The event began on August 10 with a keynote… Read More »

FASEB responds to NIGMS request on modernizing graduate education

By | August 18, 2016

On August 5, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments on the six topics identified in a National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Request for Information (RFI) regarding Strategies for Modernizing Biomedical Graduate Education. The RFI culminated roughly two years of efforts by NIGMS—including blog posts and a symposium—to broaden… Read More »

Last call for FASEB’s fifth annual BioArt competition

By | August 18, 2016

Entries to the fifth annual Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) BioArt competition are due by August 30. Time is running out to submit captivating, high-resolution images and videos produced as part of cutting-edge life science research. Past winners have been displayed at the National Institutes of Health, featured on the NIH Director’s… Read More »

There is no scientific controversy regarding evolution, FASEB letter says

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) asked a network of higher education institutions to refrain from equating creationism with the scientific theory of evolution in its curriculum guidance. The FASEB letter was sent to The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) in support of concerns raised by Michael Baltzley, PhD, in… Read More »

FASEB announces leadership changes

By | August 16, 2016

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) announced changes to its leadership. Executive Director Guy Fogleman, who planned to retire in December, stepped down early to facilitate decision-making about the future of the Federation. The FASEB Board of Directors appointed John Barnes as Interim Executive Director to ensure full, uninterrupted continuity of the… Read More »

FASEB mourns Howard K. Schachman, 1918-2016

By | August 9, 2016

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) mourns the loss of Howard K. Schachman, an outstanding scientist and influential spokesman for biomedical research. A brilliant scholar, inspirational leader, and generous mentor, his legacy of accomplishments in science and public policy had a profound and lasting impact. Schachman was born in Philadelphia, received a B.S.… Read More »

FASEB President interviewed about political conventions

By | August 4, 2016

KUSI News – San Diego, CA As the Republican and Democratic National Conventions aired in July, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) President Hudson Freeze, PhD, discussed what research advocates hope to see from the presidential candidates. His comments appeared in STAT and on San Diego’s KUSI News. “What we need is a… Read More »