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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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Science policy news weekly roundup: September 26, 2014

Published on:Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:29:09 +0000
Category: Roundup

The roundup is formatted with the title of the story, followed by the news source in parentheses and a brief summary. If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to for inclusion in next week’s roundup. Federal science funding Plan for U.S. biomedical policy reforms not yet ready for prime time (ScienceNOW)…

Medical R&D outlook is dim

Published on:Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:13:30 +0000
Category: ASBMB

The Hill’s Congress Blog published an article written by Ben and Erica this afternoon. The article is in response to a piece in The Hill on September 17th about “brighter days ahead for patient advocates.” You can find ASBMB’s response here. Please continue the discussion in the comments section below.   Photo credit:

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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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