Author Archives: Howard Garrison

Number of U.S. Biological and Health Science Postdocs Continues to Decline

Last year, the number of biological and health sciences postdocs declined during 2010-2013 after nearly three decades of continuous growth.  Recently released data collected from U.S. degree granting institutions by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (GSS) indicate a continuation of that decline through 2015. There… Read More »

National Academies release report on fostering integrity in research

On Tuesday, April 11, the National Academies released a new report, Fostering Integrity in Research, an update of the 1992 report, Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process. A panel of scientists, ethicists, and others began looking to see whether  an update  was needed in 2012,  ultimately concluding that “changes in the research… Read More »

FASEB releases updated resources and analyses: science funding and employment

Analyses show NIH grant funding improved in FY 2016; can the progress be maintained? The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released updated information on research funding trends for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and on the education and employment of biological and medical scientists. Analyses of NIH grant funding show increases… Read More »

FASEB mourns Howard K. Schachman, 1918-2016

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 »

NIH Releases Strategic Plan

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has just released its NIH-Wide Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2016-2020. This is a well-written statement that puts strong emphasis on the value and accomplishments of NIH and the research it supports. The strategy for carrying out its objectives centers around four interdependent objectives: Advance Opportunities in the Biomedical Sciences. NIH… Read More »

FASEB Submits Comments on 2015 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act

On May 5, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments on the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. While expressing agreement with the committee’s findings on the importance of science and technology for this nation’s future security and prosperity, FASEB strongly urged… Read More »

FASEB President Has Meetings on Capitol Hill, at the White House, and with Advocacy Partners

Following a day of meetings on April 14 with congressional offices as part of FASEB’s Capitol Hill Day (see story above), FASEB President Joseph R. Haywood, PhD, returned to Capitol Hill on April 15 to meet with Tom Cole (R-OK), the Chair of the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (L-HHS) Appropriation Subcommittee.… Read More »