Category Archives: Science Communication

Number of U.S. Biological and Health Science Postdocs Continues to Decline

Last year, the number of biological and health sciences postdocs declined during 2010-2013 after nearly three decades of continuous growth.  Recently released data collected from U.S. degree granting institutions by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (GSS) indicate a continuation of that decline through 2015. There… Read More »

Endocrine Society Educates Congress about Diabetes, Advocates Reauthorization of the Special Diabetes Program

Diabetes is prevalent and expensive, and continued research is our best weapon to combat its physical and financial costs. That was the take-home message from a Capitol Hill briefing hosted by the Endocrine Society, a FASEB member society, on September 14. The briefing focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D), an autoimmune disorder in which the… Read More »

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 »

National Academies of Science Requests Feedback on Two Studies

  The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine has published calls for input regarding two of its ongoing projects. The goal of the first project, Revitalizing Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century, is to explore strategies and policies at both the local and federal levels to better meet the education and career preparation… Read More »

Nature Commentary from NINDS and FASEB Leaders Outlines Ways to Improve Transparency at Scientific Meetings

In “Shake up conferences,” a commentary published August 10 in Nature, Shai D. Silberberg of the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) – along with NINDS and Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) colleagues – advocate for greater transparency at scientific meetings, a key facet of promoting rigor and transparency in… 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 »