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    Our new 2015 Annual Meeting website is now live! Visit the new website for latest information on the meeting program, abstracts, speakers, sponsorship opportunities, and more!

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    Online application forms for ASPET Travel Awards for EB 2015 will be available soon. Stay tuned!

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    ASPET recognizes Dr. Mary Vore from the Drug Metabolism Division for her contributions to science research.

  • Coming soon! ASPET Best Abstract Awards for EB 2015

    Online application forms for ASPET Best Abstract awards will be available soon. Stay tuned!

  • 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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Registration and abstract submission for the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2015 is NOW OPEN! Be sure to register soon!

Latest ASPET News

Statistical Significance?

Recent reports of the lack of reproducible results in biomedical science are often related to the inappropriate application of statistical analyses in determining the significance of experimental data. In a personal commentary recently published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Dr. Harvey Motulsky, creator of GraphPad Prism, provides an overview of five common problems in the statistical analysis of pharmacological experiments.

FASEB Advocacy Webinar

FASEB invites all interested members of the biomedical community to participate in an upcoming advocacy webinar, “Make Your Voice Heard: Join FASEB’s Efforts to Advocate for Research Funding!”

The webinar will be offered on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 12:00pm EST. If you’d like to participate in the webinar, please RSVP via email to Megan McCabe (mmccabe@faseb.org). RSVPs are mandatory, and instructions on how to join the webinar will be sent to all those who RSVP.


ASPET NewsBrief - Current Issue: September 17, 2014

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

The Pharmacologist - September 2014 Issue Now Available!

The September issue of the The Pharmacologist is now available! The new issue (Volume 56, Issue 3) features an article titled "The Crohn Legacy: From Halitosis to Colitis and Beyondby Dr. Rebecca Anderson. Also in this issue, read President Annette Fleckenstein's welcome message, get an update on the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2015, get a gist of the 2014 WCP meeting held in Cape Town, South Africa this Summer, learn about our SURF program, and much more! 

Study Published in ASPET's DMD Journal Reported in Several News Sources

A clinical study on the HIV drug maraviroc by Namandje Bumpus's lab that was published as a Fast Forward article in DMD on August 12 has been reported on in several news sources including Healthy Living Magazine, Science Daily, Pharmacy Learning Network, Public Health Watch, Specialty Pharmacy Times, American Nurse Today, and others.

2015 ASPET Membership Survey

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Annual Membership Survey. This year’s survey focused on ASPET’s divisions and how well they are serving our members’ needs. The survey asked several specific questions about members’ primary division membership. Click on the weblink above to view/download the survey results.

PharmTalk Blog for Young Scientists: Don’t think post-doctoral experience. Think “Most” Doctoral Experience

Don’t make a habit out of being a graduate student. Just make sure that you get a great mentor, learn some cool lab techniques, and get out!

Science Policy News

ASPET Opposes Legislation Impacting Federal Scientists Attending Conferences

ASPET joined 123 organizations in a letter to Senate leadership opposing S. 1347, the "Conference Accountability Act of 2014."

Cuts to US Healthcare Research Funding Will Hurt the Country

Read a letter to the editor of PennLive about how cuts to US health research funding will hurt the country by Prasad Krishnan, a 2014 ASPET Washington Fellow from Penn State University. 


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.

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