Category Archives: Training and Career Opportunities

Women of Color in STEM: Progress, Challenges, and New Opportunities

On November 10, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a workshop that explored the current state of women of color working in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The first panel examined progress to date and issues – new or previously… Read More »

ORCID: Connecting Research and Researchers

On November 9, FASEB hosted a roundtable discussion for member societies and other community partners with representatives from ORCID, a not-for-profit that provides unique identifiers to researchers for use in their scholarly activities. In a November 15 blog post, NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural Research Dr. Michael Lauer announced a new effort that integrates ORCID… Read More »

FASEB Societies Collaborate at Fall Conferences for Underrepresented Students

In early November, FASEB and 15 FASEB member societies joined over 4,300 students, trainees, program directors, academic administrators, grant officials, and others at the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Phoenix. ABRCMS is the largest professional conference for underrepresented minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Scientific society participation… Read More »

FASEB Comments on HHS Strategic Plan

Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a draft five-year Strategic Plan for public comment. Although the plan consisted of five strategic goals, FASEB focused its comments on Strategic Goal 4: Foster Sound, Sustained Advances in the Sciences. In its comments, FASEB drew upon several of its recent reports that could… Read More »

BEST Practices Workshop: Lessons Learned in Graduate and Postdoctoral Training

The Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) programs will hold a workshop on September 6-7, 2017, in Orlando, FL, to share with the biomedical research training community lessons learned from their experiments with improving career development for trainees. The free workshop will focus on providing “…practical guidance on how to motivate, create, implement and evaluate… Read More »

Resource compiles professional development opportunities for trainees at FASEB societies

A new interactive spreadsheet highlights the career and professional development opportunities available to postdocs and graduate students from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) member societies. Icons on the spreadsheet indicate whether a society offers a particular benefit/activity. Clicking on an icon takes you directly to the individual society’s website for more… Read More »

Fellowship for geneticists shows different aspects of science policy

The Genetics & Public Policy Fellowship, sponsored by The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), is three science policy fellowships in one. The 16-month program offers rotations with the Policy and Program Analysis Branch at NHGRI, a congressional office or committee, and the science policy office at… Read More »