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Raechel McKinley
Aug. 11, 2022
ASBMB weighs in on NIH prize for effective diversity efforts
Society recommends that the agency reward underresourced institutions, among other guidance.
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ASBMB releases DEAI statement
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ASBMB releases DEAI statement

June 16, 2022

"The society will uphold these core values of DEAI across all departments and committees — and support its members in their DEAI efforts at their respective institutions and out in the world," it says.

ASBMB endorses LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act
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ASBMB endorses LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act

June 15, 2022

Legislation would require collection of volunteered information about sexual orientation and gender identity in federal surveys.

ASBMB recommends boost to NIH base budget
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ASBMB recommends boost to NIH base budget

June 9, 2022

In testimony, the society also made the case for NIGMS funds and sustaining the COBRE and INBRE programs.

LGBT+ scientists face location limitations
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LGBT+ scientists face location limitations

June 7, 2022

“I feel like I do not have the freedom to choose where I go,” one scientist said. “To choose where I go, I would have to leave academic research.”

ARPA-H threatens the biomedical innovation pipeline
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ARPA-H threatens the biomedical innovation pipeline

May 25, 2022

Congress must find a way to fund the new agency without crippling the NIH and the curiosity-driven research it supports.

FASEB and NIH partner on DataWorks! Prize
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FASEB and NIH partner on DataWorks! Prize

May 21, 2022

Contest highlights power of data sharing and reuse and rewards innovators.

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The CHIPS and Science Act becomes law

The ASBMB advocated for provisions within that support the STEM workforce and R&D.
The CHIPS and Science Act becomes law

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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.

I took the NIH implicit bias training
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I took the NIH implicit bias training

April 29, 2022

"As important as it is to raise awareness of implicit biases, the truth is that NIH needs to deal with explicit biases."

NIH data-sharing requirements: a big step toward more open science
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NIH data-sharing requirements: a big step toward more open science

April 23, 2022

The director of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Open Programs Office weighs in.

A scientist on Capitol Hill
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A scientist on Capitol Hill

April 22, 2022

Anita Burgos shares with our careers columnist what it's like to be a science policy adviser.

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.

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