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Mallory Smith

Mallory Smith

Mallory Smith earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Kansas Medical Center and held a postdoc at the National Institutes of Health before joining ASBMB as a science policy manager. She is passionate about improving the STEM workforce pipeline, supporting early-career researchers, and advocating for basic science at the institutional, local and national level. Smith is chair of the National Postdoctoral Association Advocacy Committee.

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Articles by Mallory Smith

NIGMS: Highlights from 2022 and what to expect next
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NIGMS: Highlights from 2022 and what to expect next

Jan. 23, 2023
The institute is likely to expand the MIRA program, increase supports for diversity, examine NRSA stipends and more in 2023.
Equal benefits for postdocs
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Equal benefits for postdocs

Jan. 17, 2023
Postdocs on federal fellowships should receive equal benefits as peers, write Mallory R. Smith and Thomas P. Kimbis.
ASBMB recommends clearer guidance on metabolomics data sharing
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ASBMB recommends clearer guidance on -omics data sharing

Jan. 9, 2023
In letter to the NCI, society calls for policies that won’t burden scientists, standardized but flexible data collection and sharing practices, and continued community engagement.
STEM parents call for culture and policy change
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STEM parents call for culture and policy change

Jan. 4, 2023
The career path from bachelor’s degree to tenure-track faculty includes low pay, long hours and, often, frequent moves, so raising young children is difficult without financial or caregiving support.
Advocacy Training Program delegates leave their mark on institutions, communities and federal policy
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ASBMB delegates leave their mark on policymaking

Dec. 1, 2022
Advocacy Training Program participants use their new skills to improve their institutional environments, create new programs, draft policy recommendations, perform targeted outreach and more.
What did and didn’t make it
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What did and didn’t make it

Oct. 12, 2022
The NIH Center of Scientific Review’s strategic plan incorporates most of the ASBMB’s recommendations but falls short on changes relating to the use of artificial intelligence in peer review.
ASBMB recommends ways to support data equity
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ASBMB recommends ways to support data equity

Oct. 7, 2022
In letter to the White House science office, society calls for inclusion of historically marginalized groups, standardized data collection and reporting practices, and better access to data and the technology to utilize it.
ASBMB recommends policies for ushering in new science and tech
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ASBMB recommends policies for ushering in new science and tech

Sept. 7, 2022
In a letter to the National Academy of Medicine, the society emphasizes the importance of harnessing interdisciplinarity, building public trust, being nimble, eliminating bias and modernizing workforce development.
The CHIPS and Science Act becomes law
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The CHIPS and Science Act becomes law

Aug. 9, 2022
The ASBMB advocated for provisions within that support the STEM workforce and R&D.
ASBMB meets with federal science agencies
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ASBMB meets with federal science agencies

June 24, 2022
Here’s what the Public Affairs Advisory Committee recommended and learned about new and existing funding programs, resources and more.
Meet the 2022 ASBMB Advocacy Training Program delegates
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Meet the 2022 ASBMB Advocacy Training Program delegates

May 19, 2022
The fourth cohort of the ASBMB ATP will learn how to advocate for science policy this summer.
Recap: 2022 ASBMB Capitol Hill Day
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Recap: 2022 ASBMB Capitol Hill Day

May 16, 2022
Twenty-six participants in 19 states connected with officials and staffers in 59 meetings to advocate for science funding and support.
ASBMB comments on fairness in grant applications and peer review
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ASBMB comments on fairness in grant applications and peer review

April 14, 2022
In letter to NIH Center for Scientific Review, society recommends changes to reduce bias in study sections and programs for young scientists.
ASBMB asks lawmakers to support science in U.S. competition bill
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ASBMB asks lawmakers to support science in U.S. competition bill

March 15, 2022
Society calls for swift passage of certain provisions.
ASBMB calls for NIGMS to expand programs
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ASBMB calls for NIGMS to expand programs

Feb. 28, 2022
Updates at advisory council meeting reveal significant progress, warranting further amplification.
ASBMB weighs in on the PREVENT Pandemics Act
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ASBMB weighs in on the PREVENT Pandemics Act

Feb. 10, 2022
Society offers three recommendations for legislation aiming to improve U.S. preparedness.
ASBMB calls for changes to NIH fellowship review
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ASBMB calls for changes to NIH fellowship review

Jan. 27, 2022
The Center for Scientific Review asked how it can improve the NRSA fellowship process.