Policy

Diversity
Benjamin Corb
February 12, 2020
A National Institutes of Health working group has proposed policy changes to end sexual harassment in science, covering themes of increased transparency, restorative justice and inclusive work environments.
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Support for women in BMB
Society News

Support for women in BMB

September 01, 2019

The society’s newest committee gathers a group of “mighty women” to promote policies of gender equity and recognize individuals who are committed to advancing the careers of women in biochemistry and molecular biology.

Your voice does matter
News from the Hill

Your voice does matter

August 01, 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

June 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

June 01, 2019

Advocacy is about more than money. Even bills that don’t become law help identify which members of Congress support the scientific enterprise.

Biochem, with a side of advocacy
Student Chapters

Biochem, with a side of advocacy

June 01, 2019

As founder of the ASBMB Student Chapter at the College of New Jersey, Kelly McAleer turns her longstanding passion for science and science advocacy into action.

Advocacy spotlight: Alanna Condren, doctoral candidate and science advocate
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Advocacy spotlight: Alanna Condren, doctoral candidate and science advocate

May 31, 2019

Alanna Condren talks about her perspectives on broadening participation in STEM and some of the activities that she is leading to make an impact.

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President's budget request includes cuts to science

Trump's budget would reduce nondefense discretionary spending by $40 billion and increase defense spending by $2 billion.
President's budget request includes cuts to science

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Advocacy spotlight: William T. Booth II, veteran, scientist and advocate
Blotter

Advocacy spotlight: William T. Booth II, veteran, scientist and advocate

May 23, 2019

He's a postdoctoral researcher who spent more than eight years in the U.S. Army and National Guard.

House appropriations subcommittee proposes increases to NIH budget for FY20
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House appropriations subcommittee proposes increases to NIH budget for FY20

May 01, 2019

Learn about the U.S. House appropriations subcommittee's proposed budget.

Advocates visit Capitol Hill
News from the Hill

Advocates visit Capitol Hill

May 01, 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.

What we learned in the ATP
Professional Development

What we learned in the ATP

May 01, 2019

Seven members of the first group to complete the ASBMB’s Advocacy Training Program describe their experiences and share what they learned.

Raise the caps one last time
News from the Hill

Raise the caps one last time

April 01, 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.

White House releases 2020 budget request
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White House releases 2020 budget request

March 14, 2019

The proposal outlines $4.75 trillion to fund the federal government for FY 2020, which begins on Oct. 1.

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