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Dr. Wesley Sundquist on the perils facing biomedical research

Dr. Wesley Sundquist, member of the ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee, was interviewed about some of the critical funding issues facing biomedical researchers today.

Zack Kopplin wins prestigious public service award

Zack Kopplin is the winner of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's 2014 Howard K. Schachman Public Service Award for his efforts to promote the teaching of evolution in classrooms.

ASBMB Responds to the State of the UnionThe ASBMB commends President Obama on reaffirming his administration's position on supporting scientific research.
Unlimited Potential, Vanishing Opportunity

The ASBMB spearheaded a report titled Unlimited Potential, Vanishing Opportunity. 

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ASBMB summer advocacy activities

Published on:Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:11:54 +0000
Category: ASBMB

Congress’ appropriations season is rapidly coming to an end, leaving science funding for the next fiscal year up in the air. Few if any spending bills will be considered before Congress leaves on a long summer recess. This leaves two weeks in September to iron out all of the federal spending bills before fiscal 2015…

A roller coaster ride at the NSF

Published on:Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:18:14 +0000
Category: House Appropriations Committee

For the past several weeks, the National Science Foundation has had its fair share of air time on Capitol Hill. The Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science and Technology Act has been winding its way through the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology committee since November, and it was finally debated by the full committee two…

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From ASBMB Today

September 2013 - Have you taken the challenge?The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology issued the 100 Meetings Challenge once again this year.
August 2013 - Turning controversy into actionASBMB's science policy fellow Chris Pickett describes the role of scientists when it comes to preparing those in the government and the judiciary for dealing with high-profile controversies
June 2013 - Peer review at the National Science Foundation under threatASBMB Science Policy Fellow Chris Pickett says of recently proposed legislation, "While it is doubtful this draft bill will become law, the thought processes behind it are concerning."
May 2013 - Why Hill Day alone won't work

ASBMB Public Affairs Director Ben Corb writes why scientists must engage with their elected representatives more often in order to get results.

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upcoming events

ASBMB's Spring Hill Day will be held on March 31-April 2, 2014. Find more information at Spring Hill Day 2014.



2014 Special Symposia

Update on Appropriations