Tag Archives: NIGMS

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 »

New Landing Page Features Science Communications Activities, Products, and Perspectives

A new “Communicating Science” section of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) web site highlights a range of materials and resources to help scientists communicate the importance of basic biological and biomedical research more effectively. In addition to FASEB materials and programs, the site also contains detailed information on the June 22… Read More »

FASEB Responds to Request for Information on the Medical Scientist Training Program

On August 4, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments to a Request for Information (RFI) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) regarding training physician scientists through the Medical Scientist (MD-PhD) Training Program (MSTP). The RFI sought input on a wide variety of topics related to four overarching… Read More »

FASEB and NIGMS Host Workshop on Responsible Communication of Research

On June 22, FASEB partnered with the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to host a day-long workshop, “Responsible Communication of Basic Biomedical Research: Enhancing Awareness and Avoiding Hype,” at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting hosted a diverse group of invited panelists representing academic science, industry, public relations, marketing,… Read More »

NIGMS council approves innovative, collaborative funding opportunity announcements

The Advisory Council to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) approved three proposals for new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) at the public portion of their meeting on January 27. The FOAs address innovation in graduate education and new means of collaboration. The first proposal, or concept clearance, to gain the Council’s approval was… Read More »

FASEB awarded $1.2 million grant to continue and expand diversity program

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has been awarded a $1.2 million Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The funds will continue the support of the diversity outreach, professional development, and mentoring activities of the Federation’s Office of Sponsored Programs, Diversity and… Read More »

NIGMS council considers old and new funding strategies

At its September 16 meeting, the Advisory Council of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) discussed the implementation of the Institute’s Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA), strategies to facilitate evidence-based funding decisions, and critical changes to a funding mechanism to support biomedical technology research resources. In his opening remarks, Jon Lorsch, PhD, Director… Read More »