Category Archives: Clinical 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 »

FASEB Responds to NIH’s Call for Information on Age Inclusion in Clinical Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on April 26 published a Request for Information (RFI) inviting comments on “the appropriate inclusion of pediatric and older populations in research studies involving human subjects.” Responses are due June 30. The RFI provides an opportunity for the scientific community and the public to express their views, while feedback… Read More »

Society for Pediatric Research Briefing on Federally Funded Child and Infant Health Research

On April 25, the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) will hold a lunch briefing on Capitol Hill entitled, “Pediatric Research: The Role of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Supporting Life-Saving Science.” SPR is an active member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). The briefing will be held from noon… Read More »

Winners of 2016 FASEB BioArt competition announced

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual BioArt competition. This year’s 10 winning images and three videos represent a wide range of research in the biomedical and life sciences, from technology that may aid in recovery from spinal cord injury to a portrait… Read More »

NSF committee discusses ‘The Rules of Life’ and other initiatives

On October 24–25, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advisory Committee for the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) met at the agency’s headquarters in Arlington, VA. During the two-day meeting, the committee discussed numerous scientific and policy topics and engaged with NSF program officers and staff. Much of the meeting focused on the proposed interdisciplinary plan for research… Read More »

Francis Collins reports model organism funding at TAGC16

At the Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC July 13-17), National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins provided an overview of model organism support from his agency. Collins used a new analysis performed by NIH staff to address concerns expressed by many of the model organism researchers gathered at TAGC, particularly a 2015 analysis by Michael… Read More »

FASEB endorses bill to strengthen privacy protections for research participants

On July 5, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) endorsed U.S. Senate bill S.2744, the “Genetic Research Privacy Protection Act,” which aims to enhance privacy protections for research participants. The bill would strengthen Certificates of Confidentiality and clarify Freedom of Information Act exemptions for human subjects research data. In its letter, FASEB… Read More »