• Welcome New ASPET Officers

    ASPET welcomes new President Dr. Annette Fleckenstein, President -Elect Dr. Kenneth Thummel, Secretary-Treasurer Dr. Paul Insel, Secretary-Treasurer Elect Dr. Dennis Marshall, and Councilor Dr. Margaret Gnegy

  • 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.

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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.
 

PharmTalk Blog for Young Scientists: 6 Ways to Join a Research Team: When All Traditional Routes Have Failed

Recently, I was disheartened to learn of the difficulties that the majority of my peers endure in search of a research-related volunteer position. 

ASPET NewsBrief - Current Issue: July 16, 2014

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

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.

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. 


Science Policy News

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.
 

NCATS Researchers Propose Innovative Approach to Test Drugs in Rare Diseases

In a paper published in the June 6, 2014, issue of Nature Biotechnology, NCATS scientists have presented an innovative approach to get more treatments to more people quickly.
 

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