Author Archives: Elizabeth Barksdale

FASEB Responds to Requests for Information Regarding the Biomedical Research Workforce

On October 3, FASEB provided comments to two requests for input solicited by committees of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. In comments to the Committee on the Next Generation Researchers Initiative, FASEB offered feedback on recommendations intended to improve the “successful launch and sustainment of careers among the next generation of researchers… Read More »

Endocrine Society Educates Congress about Diabetes, Advocates Reauthorization of the Special Diabetes Program

Diabetes is prevalent and expensive, and continued research is our best weapon to combat its physical and financial costs. That was the take-home message from a Capitol Hill briefing hosted by the Endocrine Society, a FASEB member society, on September 14. The briefing focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D), an autoimmune disorder in which the… Read More »

National Academies of Science Requests Feedback on Two Studies

  The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine has published calls for input regarding two of its ongoing projects. The goal of the first project, Revitalizing Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century, is to explore strategies and policies at both the local and federal levels to better meet the education and career preparation… Read More »

FASEB Responds to Request for Information on the Medical Scientist Training Program

On August 4, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments to a Request for Information (RFI) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) regarding training physician scientists through the Medical Scientist (MD-PhD) Training Program (MSTP). The RFI sought input on a wide variety of topics related to four overarching… Read More »

FASEB Responds to NIH’s Call for Information on Age Inclusion in Clinical Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on April 26 published a Request for Information (RFI) inviting comments on “the appropriate inclusion of pediatric and older populations in research studies involving human subjects.” Responses are due June 30. The RFI provides an opportunity for the scientific community and the public to express their views, while feedback… Read More »

BEST Practices Workshop: Lessons Learned in Graduate and Postdoctoral Training

The Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) programs will hold a workshop on September 6-7, 2017, in Orlando, FL, to share with the biomedical research training community lessons learned from their experiments with improving career development for trainees. The free workshop will focus on providing “…practical guidance on how to motivate, create, implement and evaluate… Read More »

Resource compiles professional development opportunities for trainees at FASEB societies

A new interactive spreadsheet highlights the career and professional development opportunities available to postdocs and graduate students from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) member societies. Icons on the spreadsheet indicate whether a society offers a particular benefit/activity. Clicking on an icon takes you directly to the individual society’s website for more… Read More »