Author Archives: Yvette Seger

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 »

NIH Issues Policy to Support Next Generation Researchers

On August 31, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a new policy intended to bolster support for early career biomedical researchers and fulfill a mandate within the 21st Century Cures Act. The goal of the Next Generation Researchers Initiative is to retain early career investigators, thus stabilizing the biomedical research workforce pipeline and decreasing… Read More »

FASEB 2018 Excellence in Science Award Recipient Announced

Lynne Maquat, PhD, will receive the 2018 FASEB Excellence in Science Award. The award recognizes women whose outstanding career achievements in biological science have contributed significantly to the understanding of a particular discipline through scientific achievements, training of students and postdoctoral fellows, and contributions to the broader scientific community. Recipients of this award receive an… Read More »

FASEB to Host Workshop on Responsible Communication of Basic Biomedical Research

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology on June 22 will host a workshop in partnership with the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to explore the effects on the scientific enterprise of misrepresented or overstated research results. The workshop will bring together scientists, journalists, institutional public information officers, and other stakeholders to discuss… Read More »