• 2015 Washington Fellows

    Graduate students and postdocs: Applications are now open for the 2015 ASPET Washington Fellows program!

  • New ASPET Award For 2015

    The Reynold Spector Award recognizes excellence in research and/or teaching in clinical pharmacology.

  • New ASPET Award for 2015

    The David Lehr Research Award is intended to extend funding for preclinical or clinical research directed towards improving human health.

  • Call for 2015 Award Nominations NOW OPEN!

    The June issue of The Pharmacologist announces ASPET’s 2015 Call for Award Nominations. Submit your nominations by September 15, 2014.

  • ASPET Big Ideas Initiative Round 2

    Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal for Round 1 of the BIG IDEAS INTIATIVE. Those selected to further develop their proposal for Round 2 have now been notified. Stay tuned for more details this Fall!

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Graduate Students and Postdocs: Apply to the 2015 ASPET Washington Fellows Program by Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Latest ASPET News

ASPET NewsBrief - Current Issue: Aug 20, 2014

Take a look at what's happening at ASPET. View the current edition of our eNewsletter.

Enter FASEB’s BioArt Competition

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has announced its third annual BioArt competition.

ASPET Members in the News: Dr. James Barrett Elected Councilor on the IUPHAR Executive Committee

James Barrett, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology & Physiology at Drexel University College of Medicine has been elected to serve as councilor on the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) executive committee. 

NIGMS Issues Stories of Basic Science to Medical Advances Challenge

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has announced the requirements and registration information for its “Stories of Basic Science to Medical Advances” Challenge. 

ASPET Members in the News: Dr. Carl Faingold, publishes book, Neuronal Networks in Brain Function, CNS Disorders, and Therapeutics

Dr. Carl L. Faingold, PhD has recently published a book titled Neuronal Networks in Brain Function, CNS Disorders, and Therapeutics with co-editor Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD.

The Pharmacologist - June 2014 Issue Now Available!

The June issue of the The Pharmacologist is now available. The new issue (Volume 56, Issue 2) features an article titled "Stamping Out Drug Tampering" by Dr. Rebecca Anderson. Also in this issue, read about EB 2014 in review, new ASPET awards for 2015, an in-depth interview with Dr. Chip Rutledge, and much more. 

Past ASPET News and Announcements

Read through our archive of past news and access links to previous eNewsletters, member news, science policy updates, and more.

Science Policy News

NIH Issues Revised Policy on Individual Development Plans

Last summer, NIH released a notice that encouraged institutions to develop Individual Development Plans (IDPs) for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Yesterday, NIH posted a revised policy to clarify implementation and reporting expectations for this policy, effective for progress reports received on/after October 1, 2014.

NIH Launches New Program to Find Drug Targets

The NIH announced a “new collaborative initiative to improve human health by exploring poorly understood genes that have the potential to be modified by medicines,” as part of the NIH Common Fund’s Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG) project.

Cuts Hurt: Coalition for Health Funding Releases New Report

Last year, the NDD United campaign—founded and led by the Coalition for Health Funding (CHF), of which ASPET is a member—released a report to share the stories of individuals harmed by federal budget cuts titled Faces of Austerity: How Budget Cuts Have Made Us Sicker, Poorer and Less Secure.

July 11, 2014 Legislative Update: NIH Funding Bill in Limbo

When the Senate Labor/HHS Appropriations Subcommittee approved its spending bill in June providing NIH a $605 million increase, there was some optimism that Congress would be able to pass some of its funding bills by the time FY 2015 begins on October 1.

ASPET Supports Senator Harkin’s “Accelerating Biomedical Research Act”

ASPET has endorsed Senator Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) proposed legislation, “Accelerating Biomedical Research Act,” that would help increase funding for the NIH.

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