Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Passes Bill to Raise the Budget Caps; Fiscal Year 2018 Spending Decisions Expected to Be Finalized By Late March; FASEB Issues E-Action Alert After months of negotiations and two brief government shutdowns, congressional leaders announced February 9 that they finally reached an agreement to raise the Budget Control Act defense and non-defense discretionary (NDD)… Read More »

Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request

The White House Office of Management and Budget released the administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget proposal  February 12. Titled “Efficient, Effective, Accountable: An American Budget,” the proposal includes cuts to many programs, though it does not purport to balance the budget over 10 years, and in fact projects a deficit of $363 billion in… Read More »

FASEB Co-Hosts Workshop on New Guidelines for Predoctoral Training Grants

On February 12, FASEB co-hosted a workshop, Navigating New NIGMS Training Guidelines, together with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). FASEB organized the workshop to help the training community understand and prepare for new training standards in institutional predoctoral training grants (T32s) supported… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Still Struggling to Raise Budget Caps; President Delivers State of the Union Address; New Health Secretary Confirmed; 2019 Budget Expected in February  Efforts to finalize the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget took a big step backwards January 19 when the Senate failed to pass a “continuing resolution” (CR) the House adopted a day earlier,… Read More »

ILAR, Harvard Law School Convene Workshop on the Future of Animal Law

On January 26, the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research; the Animal Law and Policy Program; and the Petri-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics of the Harvard Law School convened a workshop on the future directions of federal animal law in the U.S.  Prior to the workshop, Professor Margaret Foster Riley presented an… Read More »

Tang Prize Award Laureate to Present on CRISPR Technology at 2018 Experimental Biology Meeting

Experimental Biology is renowned as one of the largest conferences focusing on the life sciences. Hosted by five FASEB member societies – The American Association of Anatomists, The American Physiological Society, The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The American Society for Investigative Pathology, and The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics –… Read More »