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The ASPET office will be closed Thursday, November 26 – Friday, November 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. ASPET wishes everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

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ASPET NewsBrief - Current Issue: November 18, 2015

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

The Rita Allen Foundation and the American Pain Society Announcement of the 2016 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. Applications open November 9, 2015 and close January 18, 2016. 

Industry Internship Opportunity with Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.

A new industry internship program for PhD candidates at Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc., NJ is available. Graduate students and postdoctoral students are encouraged to apply to the program as soon as possible. Review of applications starts immediately. The last day to apply for the internship is Nov 27, 2015.

Register for the Post EB2016 Meeting Drug Discovery Colloquium

Register for a one-day colloquium sponsored by ASPET and the Academic Drug Discovery Consortium (ADDC) scheduled to be held on April 7, 2016 in San Diego immediately after the EB2016 meeting. The colloquium will explore drug discovery in academia, in particular, biological therapies, small-molecule success stories, and rare and neglected diseases. 


TEDx Talks by ASPET Members

View videos of TEDx talks by ASPET members on current research, concepts, and technologies used in biomedical engineeering.

Participate in the 2015 Design an ASPET T-Shirt Contest

Tap into your creative side and enter the ASPET T-shirt design contest. The selected design will be debuted at the Annual Meeting. All designs will be judged by a panel of ASPET staff for originality, creativity, and potential commercial success. Submit your design by 5:00 PM EST, December 1, 2015. 

The Pharmacologist - September 2015 Issue Now Available!

The September 2015 issue (Volume 57, Issue 3) of the The Pharmacologist is now available! The new issue features a story on the sleepy sickness, Oliver Sacks, and the early days of L-Dopa. Also in this issue, take a look at the EB2016 meeting highlights, a review of the 2015 AAMC-CFAS meeting, an update on the first cycle of our BIG IDEAS initiative, and results of the postdoctoral survey suggesting strategies for supporting young scientists.

To download a PDF copy of the September issue, first click on the "share" icon below the flipbook and then choose "download" from the menu options. 

Science Policy News

NSF Revises Grant Application Policies

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced revisions to its Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) on October 16. The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted or due on or after January 25, 2016.

Legislative Update: November 9, 2015

Modeled after the bill that was negotiated by Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) in 2013, the new agreement (HR 1314) raises the Budget Control Act spending caps for two years and extends the government’s borrowing authority through the 2016 Presidential election.

ASPET Responds to FDA Request for Comments on Ketamine Rescheduling

On October 5th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a request for comments regarding the abuse potential, actual abuse, medical usefulness, trafficking and impact of scheduling changes on the availability for medical use of 10 drug substances, including ketamine.

ASPET Joins FASEB’s 125,000 Researchers in Letter Calling on Congress to Raise Spending Caps, Increase Science Funding

ASPET President Dr. Kenneth Thummel joined over 20 FASEB Society Presidents in signing a letter urging Congress to raise the spending caps and pass a bipartisan budget that includes increased funding for scientific research.

Senate Appropriations Hearing on NIH

The Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies met in an open session at 10:00AM on Wednesday, Oct 7th, 2015 in Room SD-124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The hearing was entitled NIH: Investing in a Healthier Future.

No Mandatory Money in Senate Innovations

CQ HealthBeat reports that it is unlikely mandatory funding for research will be included in the Senate's version of the House's 21st Century Cures Act

Past ASPET Science Policy News

Read through our archive of past science policy updates and news. 

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