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    We are now accepting applications via the ASPET Awards Portal for best presentation and travel awards to EB 2016.

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

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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.

ASPET NewsBrief - Current Issue: October 07, 2015

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

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. 

Past ASPET News and Announcements

Read through our archive of past news and access links to previous eNewsletters, member news, science policy updates, and more.

Science Policy News

Congress Passes CR to Fund Government through December 11th

This week the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution (CR) that will fund federal government agencies through December 11th and the President signed the bill into law before midnight, averting a government shutdown.

ASPET Coalition Partner Praises New FDA Science Board Report

The Alliance for a Stronger FDA has issued a statement praising the newly released FDA Science Board Report titled, “Mission Possible: How FDA Can Move at the Speed of Science”, asserting that the report reinforces the need for additional resources.

NIH Announces New Deputy Director

NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins announced this week the selection of Michael S. Lauer, MD, as the new Deputy Director for Extramural Research.

New FASEB Factsheet calls on Congress to Restore NIH Funding

FASEB kicked off an autumn advocacy campaign this month to encourage lawmakers to increase funding for research in the United States.


National Academies Releases Recommendations for a New Regulatory Framework

This week the National Academies released a report that details the expansion of the federal regulatory system and asserts that the current regulatory framework is negatively impacting the effectiveness of the US research investment by allowing administrative requirements to take time away from research.


HHS Posts Contingency Plans as Appropriations Outcome Remains Uncertain

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has posted contingency plans for agency operations in the absence of appropriations.

Past ASPET Science Policy News

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