Category Archives: NIH

Bill Gates and Francis Collins Address The American Society of Human Genetics Meeting Attendees

On October 18, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair Bill Gates and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins had lively and wide-ranging conversations about genetics and human health. The setting was the Presidential Symposium at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) annual meeting in Orlando. In his opening talk, Gates outlined a… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

FASEB Comments on NIH Proposed Changes to Genomic Data Sharing Policy

FASEB submitted comments this week in support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) proposed changes to the Genomic Data Sharing Policy (NOT-OD-17-110). The proposal would increase access to summary genomic statistics in the Database for Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) and other NIH databases. Access would be contingent on users reviewing informational materials on the… Read More »

FASEB President Joins Rally for Medical Research Hill Day

On September 14, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) President Thomas O. Baldwin, PhD, joined nearly 400 advocates from scientific organizations, patient groups, and research institutions to take part in the Rally for Medical Research Capitol Hill Day. The day-long event, now in its fifth year, was organized to urge Congress to provide… Read More »

NIH Issues Policy to Support Next Generation Researchers

On August 31, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a new policy intended to bolster support for early career biomedical researchers and fulfill a mandate within the 21st Century Cures Act. The goal of the Next Generation Researchers Initiative is to retain early career investigators, thus stabilizing the biomedical research workforce pipeline and decreasing… Read More »