Author Archives: Yvette Seger

Women of Color in STEM: Progress, Challenges, and New Opportunities

On November 10, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a workshop that explored the current state of women of color working in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The first panel examined progress to date and issues – new or previously… Read More »

ORCID: Connecting Research and Researchers

On November 9, FASEB hosted a roundtable discussion for member societies and other community partners with representatives from ORCID, a not-for-profit that provides unique identifiers to researchers for use in their scholarly activities. In a November 15 blog post, NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural Research Dr. Michael Lauer announced a new effort that integrates ORCID… Read More »

FASEB Comments on HHS Strategic Plan

Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a draft five-year Strategic Plan for public comment. Although the plan consisted of five strategic goals, FASEB focused its comments on Strategic Goal 4: Foster Sound, Sustained Advances in the Sciences. In its comments, FASEB drew upon several of its recent reports that could… Read More »

NSF BIO Directorate to Shift to “No-Deadline” Proposal Submission Process

On October 5, James Olds, PhD, Assistant Director of the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), issued a “Dear Colleague” letter notifying researchers of plans to implement a “no-deadline” format for receiving and reviewing proposals. The new format will be implemented in all four BIO divisions beginning with proposals submitted… Read More »

NIH Advisory Council Considers Ways to Enhance Efficiency of Peer Review

On September 25, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Advisory Council convened to discuss topics related to peer review. NIH Principal Deputy Director Larry Tabak, DDS, PhD, provided an overview of the recently released Next Generation Researchers Initiative and the agency’s plans to increase stability in the biomedical research workforce… Read More »

NIGMS Council Considers Strategies to Bolster Biomedical Workforce

During its September meeting, the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council (NAGMS) – which provides oversight to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – heard updates on programs intended to strengthen the biomedical research workforce pipeline. During his opening remarks, NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch, PhD, introduced… Read More »

FASEB Opposes Legislative Limits on Stem Cell Research

In a letter to the chairs and ranking members of both the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) stated strong opposition to legislation prohibiting the use of federal funds for research involving fetal tissue or embryonic stem cells. In its comments, FASEB highlighted several key scientific… Read More »