Category Archives: Society Affairs

AMP Recognizes Epigenetics Pioneer with 2017 Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics

With nearly 2,200 of the world’s leading molecular pathology professionals in attendance, this year’s Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City November 15-18 was the largest ever. AMP joined FASEB as a member society in 2013. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Where Molecular Leads Medicine to Best Patient Care.” The… Read More »

FASEB Leaders Advocate Locally to Raise the Caps

FASEB Board members took advantage of the recent congressional recess to meet with representatives at home. The visits emphasized the local impact of federal funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). In addition, the researchers expressed concern that Congress has not agreed on a bipartisan deal to raise… Read More »

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 »

Twenty-Six Members of FASEB Societies Elected to National Academy of Medicine

On October 16, the National Academy of Medicine announced the election of 80 new members during its annual meeting; 26 are members of FASEB societies. In order to be nominated, one must demonstrate outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service in the fields of health and medicine.  Sincere congratulations to: Mark E. Anderson- The American… Read More »

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and The American Physiological Society Establish Hurricane Relief Funds

Over the span of weeks, U.S. coastal communities and neighboring island territories experienced back-to-back hurricanes of unprecedented strength. Starting in late August, Hurricane Harvey left large parts of Texas under water and thousands of residents without power. Weeks later, Hurricane Irma decimated multiple Caribbean territories and forced 6.3 million Florida residents to evacuate their homes.… Read More »

FASEB seeks nominations for Excellence in Science award

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) seeks nominations for its 2018 Excellence in Science Award. The award recognizes women in biological science for outstanding scientific work. FASEB encourages nominations of women whose career achievements have contributed significantly to further our understanding of a particular discipline by excellence in research. Women who are members… Read More »