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Graduate Student/Postdoc and Diversity Committee Colloquium:  Science, Scientist, Advocate: Making the Case for Increased Funding for Biomedical Research
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Co-sponsored by the American Association of Anatomists (AAA)
Chair: J.V. Barnett, Vanderbilt Univ. Washington Convention Center, Room 140B

Hear about the prospects of future NIH funding trends in Congress and what the 2012 presidential campaigns mean for funding biomedical research.  Additionally, insight on how animal rights advocacy groups operate in Congress and the Administration, and why and how young scientists can improve their advocacy skills to meet challenges on the conduct and federal funding of biomedical research.    

J.S. Fedan, NIOSH

Funding for NIH in the new Congress
The Honorable John Porter,
Hogan Lovells US LLP

Legislative issues and advocacy: use of animals in biomedical research
Matthew Bailey
Natl. Assn. for Biomed. Res.

Advocating for animal research – what's a grad student to do?
  E. J. Burnett, Wake Forest Univ., Americans for Medical Progress, Michael D. Hayre Fellow in Public Research

Congressional staff perspectives on NIH advocacy.
  J. Thompson, Partner, The National Group/FASEB Legislative Consultant

     Why and how to develop effective science advocacy programs.
       Jim Bernstein, ASPET 


 2011 Teaching Institute: Creating Educational Partnerships from High School to Graduate School
Washington Convention Center, Room 140A
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Chairs: J.V. Barnett, Vanderbilt Univ. and G.A. Dunaway, Southern Illinois Univ. Sch. of Med.

The ASPET Teaching Institute will describe different types of programs that foster the recruitment and development of new pharmacology graduate students.  Two speakers who successfully direct pharmacology programs that mentor high school (LEAP) or undergraduate (SURF) students will describe their programs and discuss outcomes. Also, there are three speakers from NSF, NIH, or HHMS who will discuss programs within their agencies that sponsor mentoring of high school students and teachers as well as provide clinical experiences to graduate students. This is a “must attend” symposium if you are interested in training and funding pharmacology graduate students.

Mentoring high school students by pharmacology faculty (LEAP)
  Rochelle Schwartz-Bloom, Duke Univ. Med. Ctr

Developing summer undergraduate programs in pharmacology (SURF)
  Ronald W. Millard, Univ. of Cincinnati Col. of Med.

NSF-sponsored programs in graduate student mentoring of K-12 students
  Virginia L. Shepherd, Vanderbilt Univ.

HHMI project for molecular medicine sponsoring graduate student medical-related experiences in a clinical environment
  Anh-Chi Le, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

NIH-sponsored training of high school teachers and students
  L. Tony Beck, NCRR, NIH

ASPET Business Meeting
6:00 pm -  7:30 pm

ASPET Opening and Awards Reception
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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