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Mallory Smith
Dec. 1, 2022
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ASBMB responds to NIH strategic plan on women’s health research
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ASBMB responds to NIH strategic plan on women’s health research

Oct. 24, 2022

Society offers four recommendations related to re-entry and reintegration supplement awards.

Society news briefs: November 2022
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Society news briefs: November 2022

Oct. 14, 2022

Find out everything that’s been happening at the American Society for Biochemistry and molecular Biology.

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 weighs in on Title IX updates
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ASBMB weighs in on Title IX updates

Oct. 6, 2022

The society recommends extending — and making explicit — protections to LGBTQ people and postdocs, as well as expanding definitions of harassment and retaliation.

Should states keep samples from newborn heel blood tests?
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Should states keep samples from newborn heel blood tests?

Oct. 2, 2022

Privacy-related concerns have grown about the sometimes decades-long storage and use of the material by researchers and others.

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What we’re asking for — on your behalf
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What we’re asking for — on your behalf

Sept. 14, 2022

The ASBMB’s recent advocacy activities focus on sustained funding for curiosity-driven science, safe and equitable work environments, and support for next-generation researchers.

ASBMB supports White House move toward open access
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ASBMB supports White House move toward open access

Sept. 8, 2022

In a statement, the society urged the Office of Science and Technology Policy to ensure that already-strapped scientists won’t face additional financial burdens.

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.

Groups step up to prevent student homelessness during academic breaks
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Groups step up to prevent student homelessness during academic breaks

Aug. 13, 2022

Paying for summer and winter housing can shape a student’s future.

ASBMB weighs in on NIH diversity prize
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ASBMB weighs in on NIH diversity prize

Aug. 11, 2022

Society recommends that the agency reward underresourced institutions, among other guidance.

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.

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