• 2015 Election Results

    Congratulations to newly elected Council members Dr. Sibley, Dr. France, and Dr. Backes. The newly-elected Council and Division officers will begin their term on July 1, 2015.

  • 2015 Award Winners

    ASPET is pleased to announce our 2015 Scientific Achievement Award winners. This year's winners will be presented with their award at the ASPET Annual Meeting in Boston.

  • Now Accepting: 2016 Symposium Proposals

    Symposium proposals for the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2016 to be held in San Diego, CA are now being accepted. Send us your symposium idea by Friday, March 13, 2015.

  • 2015 ASPET Member-Get-A-Member Program

    Help the Society recruit new members! Participate in our 2015 Member-Get-A-Member program, get a free ASPET Lunch Bag, and be entered into a raffle to win big prizes!

  • Annual Meeting

    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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PharmTalk Blog for Young Scientists: Don’t Think Follow the Data. Think Lead the Field.

In academia you are praised when you display a lot of knowledge about your field. But outside of academia, it's better to wear your education like a pocket watch. Bring it out when you need it, not to show it off.

2015 ASPET Election Results

ASPET welcomes our newly elected members to the council and division executive committees. New council members Drs. Sibley, France, and Backes will take office on July 1, 2015 as President-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer-Elect, and Councilor, respectively.

ASPET NewsBrief - Current Issue: January 22, 2015

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

ASPET Members in the News: Dr. Leonard Howell Appointed Yerkes Associate Director for Scientific Programs

Leonard Howell, PhD, has been appointed Associate Director for Scientific Programs for the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, effective September 1, 2014.
 

The Rita Allen Foundation and the American Pain Society Announce the 2015 Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain

The Rita Allen Foundation (RAF) and the American Pain Society (APS) have announced the 2015 Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain. The RAF and APS may award two grants in the amount of $50,000 annually, for a period of up to three years to those research proposals demonstrating the greatest merit and potential for success.The deadline to apply online is Monday, February 2, 2015.

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 of 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! 


Science Policy News

ASPET Advocacy Outreach Program Complements Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Training

Are you interested in a real “inside baseball” look at how Washington works? Ever wondered how the NIH can enjoy bipartisan support while its budget has stagnated and lost 23% of its purchasing power over the last decade? ASPET’s Advocacy Outreach Program is dedicated to educate and train graduate students, post-docs and faculty in pharmacology departments on the importance of grassroots advocacy in support of the National Institutes of Health.
 

NIGMS Guidelines for Funding Investigators with Substantial Unrestricted Research Support

NIGMS released a notice announcing new guidelines for funding investigators with substantial unrestricted research support.
 

FASEB Looks at Changes in Research Enterprise

FASEB recently looked at the biomedical research enterprise and how agencies, institutions and individuals are adapting to changing funding and regulatory enviornments. The Sustaining Discovery document is now available to view and offer comment.

FASEB Releases Its Newest Publication in the Horizons in Bioscience Series

FASEB has released the latest publication in the Horizons in Bioscience series “Nanomedicine: A Targeted Approach.” The article describes the emerging field of nanoparticle targeting.

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NIDA guides help individuals seeking help/information about addiction problems.

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