Category Archives: biomedical research

Former FASEB President Hosts Forum Highlighting Impact of Research and Innovation in West Virginia

Leaders from government, industry, academia, and science advocacy organizations gathered at Shepherd University on October 16 for a special forum highlighting the ways federal research funding catalyzes economic growth in West Virginia. The event was sponsored by Research!America and hosted by Shepherd University President Mary J.C Hendrix, PhD who served as President of FASEB from… Read More »

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 »

FASEB Responds to Requests for Information Regarding the Biomedical Research Workforce

On October 3, FASEB provided comments to two requests for input solicited by committees of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. In comments to the Committee on the Next Generation Researchers Initiative, FASEB offered feedback on recommendations intended to improve the “successful launch and sustainment of careers among the next generation of researchers… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Appropriations Bills Stall; NIH Announces Funding Policies Under the Continuing Resolution; Bi-Partisan Efforts Continue on Behalf of Biomedical Research With federal agencies funded under a “continuing resolution” (CR) through December 8, Congress is in no rush to reach an agreement on raising the Budget Control Act caps on defense and non-defense spending. Further consideration of… Read More »

Two FASEB Society Members Win 2017 Nobel Prizes

This week, Michael W. Young pictured right, a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) and the Genetics Society of America (GSA), and Joachim Frank pictured left, a Protein Society (PS) member, were each named 2017 Nobel Laureates. On October 2, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize… 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 »