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    Meet the 2015 ASPET Washington Fellows: ASPET's Washington Fellows will learn how public policy decisions made in Washington help shape and impact science policy.

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The deadline to apply for the Underrepresented Graduate Student Travel Award and the Underrepresented Young Scientist Travel Award has been extended to December 19, 2014. Apply Today!  

Latest ASPET News

December 2014 Issue of Pharmacology International Now Available

The December issue of "Pharmacology International", the newsletter of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR), is now available. The lead article describes the 17th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology held in Cape Town, South Africa last July, offering scientific highlights and a collection of photographs capturing the participants as they experienced the many activities. The newsletter also includes the IUPHAR Young Investigator Award winners and information on the newly elected officers of the various IUPHAR sections, divisions, and committees along with meeting and workshop reports and a call for nominations by the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science.

The Pharmacologist - December 2014 Issue Now Available!

The December issue of the The Pharmacologist is now available! The new issue (Volume 56, Issue 4) features an exciting article titled "The Great Dogsled Relay - The Race against Diphtheriaby Dr. Rebecca Anderson. Also in this issue, get the gist on our 2014 year in review, learn about our 2015 election nominees, read an update on our BIG IDEAS Initiative, access the Society's full annual meeting program at EB 2015, take a fun quiz on Boston, and much more! 

ASPET NewsBrief - Current Issue: December 10, 2014

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

Virginia Commonwealth University Students Produce a Fun, Educational Music Video on Pharmacology

Check out a music video on pharmacology produced by Jacy Jacobs and students from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Virginia Commonwealth University. The video was produced for a recent faculty retreat and sends an amusing and educational message to undergraduate students to consider pharmacology as a career.

2014 Life Sciences Salary Survey

The Scientist has just released its 2014 Life Sciences Salary Survey. According to the survey, compensation for life sciences professionals in the U.S., Canada, and Europe increased moderately since 2013, and some specialties, including genetics, genomics, and immunology, showed particularly notable increases. 

ASPET Big Ideas Initiative

Earlier this summer, ASPET announced our BIG IDEAS initiative and invited individual members and divisions to submit proposals for new projects that would directly benefit ASPET members. We received many high quality proposals and after two rounds of intensive review, the ASPET Council is happy to announce the three BIG IDEAS that we will be pursuing.
 

2014 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.


Science Policy News

NIDA Seeks Strategic Planning Input from Researchers

NIDA is revitalizing its Strategic Plan to provide a framework for the research it will support over the next five years.

December 10, 2014 Legislative Update: Omnibus Finalized, Spending Bill Provides NIH Modest $150 Million Increase

Key House and Senate budget negotiators have apparently agreed on a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund agencies through the end of the FY 2015 fiscal year (September 30).

Contact Senate to Reduce Regulatory Burden for Scientists

ASPET members: Use this legislative alert to urge the Senate to approve a bill that reduces regulatory burden for scientists.
 

ASPET Urges Congress to Pass Omnibus Bill and Close the Innovation Deficit

ASPET joined 133 concerned organizations urging Congress to pass an omnibus FY 2015 appropriations bill that includes increased investments in scientific research and higher education that are needed to close our nation’s innovation deficit.
 

Meet the 2015 ASPET Washington Fellows!

The mission of the ASPET Washington Fellows Program is to enable developing and early career scientists interested in science policy to learn about and become more engaged in public policy issues.

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