• Welcome New ASPET Officers

    ASPET welcomes new ASPET officers President Dr. Ken E. Thummel, Dr. David R. Sibley, Dr. Dennis C. Marshall, Dr. Charles P. France, and Dr. Wayne Backes to the council.

  • Now Available! The June 2015 Issue of The Pharmacologist

    The June 2015 issue of The Pharmacologist is now available! Enjoy reading the latest issue in a flipbook format compatible with all your mobile devices.

  • Celebrating 50 Years of Molecular Pharmacology!

    Check out the July 50th Anniversary Special issue.

  • Announcing the ASPET Big Ideas II Initiative

    Members are invited to put forth their best ideas for projects in the second cycle of the ASPET Big Ideas Initiative. Submit your initial proposal by Monday, September 28, 2015.

  • Promote Your Graduate Program

    Promote your graduate program in our Special Graduate Program edition of Explore Pharmacology—an informational booklet that gives college students an overview of the discipline of pharmacology.

  • Join the Division for Cancer Pharmacology

    The Division for Cancer Pharmacology serves members with research interests in cancer pharmacology. Join the division as a primary or secondary member and make it a success!

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The Pharmacologist - June 2015 Issue Now Available!

The June 2015 issue (Volume 57, Issue 2) of the The Pharmacologist is available! The new issue features a feature story on how horseshoe crabs save millions of human lives. Also in this issue, get a gist of the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2015, respond to our call for award nominations, and congratulate winners of the 2015 best abstract competition and division oral sessions.

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

ASPET Big Ideas II Initiative

At the annual ASPET Business Meeting in March 2015, Dr. Annette Fleckenstein announced the second cycle of the ASPET BIG IDEAS initiative (BIG IDEAS II). Once again, we are asking members to put forward their best ideas for projects. The goal of this initiative is to let our members take the lead and not only suggest ideas but directly participate in projects that would benefit the Society and the field of pharmacology for many years to come.  
 

Postdoctoral Members: Share your feedback and earn a chance to win an Amazon gift card!

Despite the prevalence of postdoctoral researchers, often little is known about their specific circumstances, career outcomes, and professional development needs. To help us identify ways to serve you better, we invite you to respond to this survey by July 15, 2015. As a thank you for sharing your views, two respondents will be chosen at random to win a $50 gift card from Amazon.

TEDx Talk on Regenerative Medicine by Dr. George Christ

View a TEDx talk by ASPET member Dr. George Christ on the growing concept of regenerative medicine and its role in the healing of veterans and civilians.
 

PharmTalk Blog for Young Scientists: Computer Skills for Scientists: Integral Tools of the Scientific Process

Computers are no longer just hobbyist toys or specialized equipment; they have become an integral part of the scientific process. In fact you are almost certainly reading this on a computer. As science’s reliance on computing grows, so too will its need for able-minded computer users.

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Science Policy News

June 26, 2015 Legislative Update: House and Senate Appropriations Committees Approve Respective (FY) 2016 LHHS Spending Bills

In a 30-21 vote following a nearly seven hour markup, appropriators advanced a $153 billion bill last Wednesday funding the departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Education and Labor for the next fiscal year.
 

ASPET Joins AAMC Ad-Hoc Group for Medical Research in Letter to Senate HELP Committee

The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has submitted a letter to the Senate HELP Committee to provide input and recommendations to enhance the role of NIH as they continue to work on their bipartisan innovation initiative.
 

NIH Announces New Council of Council Members

The National Institutes of Health recently announced the appointment of eight individuals to the NIH Council of Councils.
 

FASEB Responds in Support of 21st Century Cures Legislation

FASEB has submitted a letter to the House Energy & Commerce leadership thanking the committee for their efforts on H.R.6, the 21st Century Cures Act and suggesting that additional provisions supported by FASEB be added to the pending legislation before it goes to the full House for a vote.
 

NIH Approves Working Group Strategic Vision to Transform National Library of Medicine

National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis S. Collins recently approved a federal report that lays out the long-term scientific vision for the NIH’s National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest biomedical library.
 

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