• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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Congratulations to Winners of the Postdoctoral Survey Raffle

Thank you to all who participated in ASPET’s 2015 survey of postdoctoral members! Congratulations to Milu Cherian and Harshini Neelakantan, who were chosen at random from the survey participants to win $50 gift cards to Amazon.com.

Please check the September issue of The Pharmacologist for a report on the survey results.

Enter FASEB’s BioArt Competition

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has announced its fourth annual BioArt competition.

Submit captivating, high-resolution images and videos representing cutting edge, 21st century biomedical and life science research. FASEB will select winning images across two image categories: “Fluorescence and Electron Microscopy” and “All Other Life Science Images.” There will also be two video winners.

July 2015 Issue of Pharmacology International Now Available

The July issue of "Pharmacology International", the newsletter of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR), is now available. The new issue includes a meeting report describing the CNPHARS-IUPHAR Symposium on the "Challenges in Drug Discovery and Development".

The newsletter also includes highlights of the anniversary celebrations by the Swiss Society of Pharmacology and Toxicology (50th), the Polish Pharmacological Society (50th), and Spanish Society of Clinical Pharmacology (30th).

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.  
 

ASPET NewsBrief - Current Issue: July 15, 2015

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

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. 

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FDA Issues Draft Quality Metrics Guidance

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 28th released draft guidance, Request for Quality Metrics, detailing plans to use quality metrics data to further develop the FDA's risk-based inspection scheduling, to identify situations in which there may be a risk for drug supply disruption, to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of establishment inspections, and to improve FDA's evaluation of drug manufacturing and control operations.
 

Bipartisan Policy Center Releases Recommendations with FDA Reforms

The Bipartisan Policy Center has released a new report with recommendations designed to spur innovation by reforming FDA policies with several proposed reforms aligned closely with the 21st Century Cures legislation, Inside Health Policy reports.
 

POTUS Nominates Andy Slavitt to Lead CMS

President Obama has asked the US Senate to confirm Andy Slavitt as Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
 

Agriculture Appropriations Bills Advanced by House and Senate Committees

On July 8th, the full House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Agriculture Appropriations Bill by a voice vote.
 

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