Tag Archives: Advocacy

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 »

FASEB encouraged by presidential candidates’ views on science issues

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) thanks Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Jill Stein for responding to America’s Top 20 Science, Engineering, Tech, Health & Environmental Issues in 2016 for ScienceDebate.org. “These issues aren’t just important for scientists, they affect every American,” said FASEB President Hudson H. Freeze, PhD. “We appreciate that… Read More »

FASEB leadership advocate for research funding in districts across the country

Congress may have been on recess this summer, but it certainly was not a vacation for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) leadership. During August, many members of FASEB’s Board and Science Policy Committee met with elected officials in their local communities as part of the Federation’s successful campaign to expand its… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Returns From Summer Break; Fiscal Matters Expected to Dominate September Legislative Agenda; FASEB Issues E-Action Alert  Congress returned to Capitol Hill after the Labor Day holiday for what is expected to be a brief session. With less than a month until the start of fiscal year (FY) 2017, legislators will need to move quickly… Read More »

NABR president announces retirement

Frankie Trull, president of the National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR), has announced her retirement. Serving since the organization’s inception 37 years ago, Ms. Trull led NABR through numerous victories for the animal research community. She led the research community’s advocacy for the passage the 1991 Animal Enterprise Protection Act and the 2006 Animal Enterprise Terrorism… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Appropriations Committee Approves Funding Increase for Biomedical Research; Congress Departs for Summer Break; September Agenda to Include “Continuing Resolution” to Keep Federal Agencies Open Congressional leadership began the year pledging to return the appropriations process to “regular order” by completing action on the fiscal year (FY) 2017 spending bills before September 30. They will leave… Read More »

NIH releases strategies for communicating research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a list of strategies to help scientists make their research more accessible to the broader public. The guidelines, which include tips for researchers, educators, journalists, and other health professionals on writing about topics such as data outcomes, clinical trials, and studies with animal models, were compiled from advice… Read More »