Tag Archives: Advocacy

FASEB president-elect speaks at congressional briefing on impact of CR

On November 29, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) President-Elect Thomas O. Baldwin, PhD, spoke at a Capitol Hill briefing organized by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). The event explored the impact that another “continuing resolution” (CR) would have on biomedical research. Dr. Baldwin acknowledged that it is critical… Read More »

FASEB webinar discusses post-election outlook for research funding

On November 16, FASEB hosted a webinar on the effect of the 2016 elections on biological and biomedical research. The session also discussed the funding outlook for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation, and other research agencies during the “lame duck” session of Congress that is currently underway. The archived presentation… Read More »

FASEB President’s response to the election

On November 9, FASEB President Hudson Freeze, PhD, issued the following statement in response to the 2016 United States presidential election: Many of us were surprised by the results of the presidential election and didn’t foresee the mood of the electorate. One thing, however, is crystal clear: our advocacy on behalf of biomedical research is… Read More »

FASEB advocacy webinar to explore next steps for research funding after election day

Congress returns to work next week for a “lame duck” session to finalize the fiscal year 2017 federal budget, including the proposed $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, November 16 from 2–3 p.m. (EST) for researchers,… Read More »

Opportunity for early career researchers to develop advocacy skills

Applications are now being accepted for the American Physiological Society’s Early Career Advocacy Fellowship, a two-year program that engages early career investigators in advocacy activities while they continue in their current careers. Fellows receive regular emails on science policy issues from APS, participate in Capitol Hill visits, and actively participate in at least one project… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Negotiations Stall on Continuing Resolution; Funding Proposal Offered by Senate Republicans Angers Democrats; Next Steps Uncertain As Government Shutdown Looms Any hope members of Congress had about quickly returning to the campaign trail evaporated on Monday as discussions of a “continuing resolution” (CR) to keep federal agencies operating beyond September 30 entered their third week.… Read More »

Two events recognize contributors to biomedical research

From September 19–23, institutions and organizations across the United States hosted a range of events to recognize postdoctoral scholars as part of the seventh annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW). At the same time, Peer Review Week explored how those involved in reviewing scholarly publications should be recognized for their contributions. The corresponding week-long celebrations… Read More »