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    ASPET recognizes Dr. Larry Wienkers from the Division for Drug Metabolism for his contributions to science research.

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    Check out the entire line up of our prestigious award lecture series 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 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.

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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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Proposed Changes to the ASPET Bylaws

The ASPET Council has recently reviewed the ASPET bylaws and proposed several revisions. At the upcoming ASPET Business Meeting scheduled for March 28th, 2015 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 107AB, we will be asking the membership in attendance to vote to send the bylaws amendments out to the membership-at-large. Please take this opportunity to review the proposed changes to the Society’s bylaws in advance of the meeting.
 

ASPET NewsBrief - Current Issue: February 19, 2015

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

Save the Date: 2015 National Directors of Graduate Studies (NDOGS) in Pharmacology & Physiology Meeting

The biennial meeting of the National Directors of Graduate Studies in Pharmacology and Physiology (NDOGS) will be held in Cincinnati from July 10-12, 2015. A collaborative effort between ASPET and APS, the meeting has broad participation among colleagues who are working for a common cause and who face similar challenges.
 

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.

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.
 

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

House “Dear Colleague” Letter Seeks Increase for FY’16 NIH Budget

ASPET members are encouraged to contact their U.S. Representatives and ask them to sign a “Dear Colleague” letter on NIH funding. The letter endorses both the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research’s and FASEB’s recommendation of “at least $32 billion” for NIH in FY 2016.
 

Coalition for Health Funding Prepares a Primer on Sequestration

One of ASPET’s coalition partners, the Coalition for Health Funding has prepared a primer on sequestration. “Sequestration 101” will tell what sequestration is and what it is not and will help any ASPET member understand whey spending today is at an all-time low.
 

February 15, 2015 Legislative Update: Budget Battle Looms over Spending Caps

A key legislative battle is forming that has implications for funding the NIH in FY 2016 and beyond. The threat of sequestration – automatic spending cuts, has returned.
 

NIH Congressional Justification Provides the Senate and House Appropriations Committees Detailed Estimates for Research

The NIH Congressional Justification ("CJ") provides the Senate and House Appropriations Committees detailed estimates and justifications for research and research support activities.
 

Sens. Alexander and Burr Release “Innovation for Healthier Americans” Report

Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Richard Burr (R-NC) released a report on the challenges of ‘getting safe treatments, devices and cures to patients more quickly and effectively.
 

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