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Benjamin Corb

Benjamin Corb
Benjamin Corb is director of public affairs at ASBMB.

Articles by Benjamin Corb

Sexual harassment working group releases report
Diversity

Sexual harassment working group releases report

2/12/2020
An NIH group proposes policy changes covering themes of increased transparency, restorative justice and inclusive work environments.
President's budget request includes cuts to science
Blotter

President's budget request includes cuts to science

2/10/2020
Trump's budget would reduce nondefense discretionary spending by $40 billion and increase defense spending by $2 billion.
In State of the Union, Trump misrepresents administration’s support for medical research
Blotter

In State of the Union, Trump misrepresents administration’s support for medical research

2/5/2020
The society's director of public affairs responds to the president's address.
CSR reviews its reviewers — and makes changes
News

CSR reviews its reviewers — and makes changes

1/30/2020
The NIH took a look at the career stages and frequency of reviewers over the past 12 years and found that some policies have unintentionally excluded midcareer and early-career researchers.
Acting to protect research integrity
News from the Hill

Acting to protect research integrity

1/29/2020
The Scientific Research Integrity Act would create barriers to political pressure on federal scientists and the politicization of scientific findings.
The ASBMB urges passage of FY20 omnibus with investments in science
Blotter

The ASBMB urges passage of FY20 omnibus with investments in science

12/16/2019
The ASBMB responds to a two-part omnibus spending package that would fund the government for fiscal year 2020.
Your voice does matter
News from the Hill

Your voice does matter

8/1/2019
Even in these deeply partisan times, grassroots advocacy is effective. As a subject matter expert, you can educate your legislator about the value of science.
Creative thinking necessary to change culture
Blotter

Creative thinking necessary to change culture

6/21/2019
Challenging the NIH to think creatively about tackling sexual harassment.
Advocating for more than money
News from the Hill

Advocating for more than money

6/1/2019
Advocacy is about more than money. Even bills that don’t become law help identify which members of Congress support the scientific enterprise.
Advocates visit Capitol Hill
News from the Hill

Advocates visit Capitol Hill

5/1/2019
Twenty students joined members of the Public Affairs Advisory Committee for the ASBMB’s annual Hill Day, an opportunity to meet members of Congress and advocate for continued federal funding of biomedical research.
Raise the caps one last time
News from the Hill

Raise the caps one last time

4/1/2019
To maintain robust federal funding for government agencies involved in scientific research, Congress will need to once again raise the legislative spending caps that were set in 2011.
Government shutdown update
Blotter

Government shutdown update

1/10/2019
The policy team compares National Science Foundation grants awarded this year with those granted by this time last year.
The ASBMB responds to Trump's national address
Blotter

The ASBMB responds to Trump's national address

1/8/2019
How the president could support the American scientific enterprise.
In 2019, advocacy will be all down hill
News from the Hill

In 2019, advocacy will be all down hill

1/1/2019
Want to be an advocate for science but you’re pressed for time? Using ski slope terminology, the ASBMB’s public affairs team explains how you can tailor your advocacy to your abilities.
2018 in review
News from the Hill

2018 in review

12/1/2018
An end-of-year wrap-up of policy-related news, from sexual harassment in science to the growing NIH budget.
Weigh in on initiatives across NIH
News from the Hill

Weigh in on initiatives across NIH

10/1/2018
Do you have thoughts about data transparency at the National Institutes of Health? Support for the future biomedical workforce? Diversity of NIH advisory councils? The ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee wants you to weigh in.
Public affairs committee responds to NIH efforts to address sexual harassment in science
Blotter

Public affairs committee responds to NIH efforts to address sexual harassment in science

9/18/2018
While the ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee appreciates the sentiments expressed in the statement, NIH policy changes are needed to curb sexual harassment at grantee institutions.
The NIH is cruising. Now let’s boost the NSF.
News from the Hill

The NIH is cruising. Now let’s boost the NSF.

2/1/2018
While the National Institutes of Health wins congressional support and funding increases, other vital science agencies don’t get the same respect. The ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee seeks to remedy that.
Sustained funding
Funding

Sustained funding

12/1/2016
Benjamin Corb makes the case for steady, not wildly fluctuating, federal funding for science.
Creating a robust research enterprise
Essay

Creating a robust research enterprise

9/1/2016
The ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee launches an essay series to explore how to make the U.S. biomedical research enterprise more effective and sustainable.