Tag Archives: Advocacy

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 »

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 »