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Marissa Locke Rottinghaus
Feb. 2, 2023
Society endorses NIH moves toward disability inclusion and urges other agencies to follow suit.
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China now publishes more high-quality science than any other nation
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China now publishes more high-quality science than any other nation

Jan. 15, 2023

Thanks to investment and a growing, capable workforce, the country’s scientific output has increased steadily and become more novel and creative.

ASBMB recommends clearer guidance on -omics 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.

ASBMB supports bill to lower cost of federal student loans
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ASBMB supports bill to lower cost of federal student loans

Jan. 6, 2023

Society backs legislation to increase Pell grants and make loans more affordable for current and future students.

Society news briefs: January 2023
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Society news briefs: January 2023

Jan. 5, 2023

Find out everything that’s going on lately at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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.

Transcript: Caring for caregivers and parents in STEM fields
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Transcript: Caring for caregivers and parents in STEM fields

Jan. 4, 2023

In case you missed it: Here’s the transcript of our recent LinkedIn chat about taking care of family and excelling in science. Panelists discussed their experiences and shared insights to help others who are or will be parents or caregivers.

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ASBMB makes recommendations to support bioeconomy

Society advocates for immigration and funding reforms to diversify the workforce and measures to ensure equitable access to standardized data and tools.
ASBMB makes recommendations to support bioeconomy

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ASBMB delegates leave their mark on policymaking
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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.

Advocacy at #DiscoverBMB
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Advocacy at #DiscoverBMB

Nov. 30, 2022

Not sure how to be an advocate for science? The ASBMB’s Public Affairs Advisory Committee and public affairs department are here to help with that. Here’s what they’re planning.

Advocacy successes in 2022
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Advocacy successes in 2022

Nov. 17, 2022

Here’s some of what the ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee and public affairs department have been up to over the past year.

ASBMB endorses the IGNITE legislation
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ASBMB endorses the IGNITE legislation

Nov. 14, 2022

It would increase federal appropriations for vital infrastructure, such a research facilities and broadband, at HBCUs and tribal and other minority-serving institutions.

ASBMB urges OSTP to engage stakeholders in open-access planning
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ASBMB urges OSTP to engage stakeholders in open-access planning

Nov. 8, 2022

The society wrote: “We urge the OSTP to engage with us and other stakeholders who can provide vital input to ensure an equitable and smooth transition to open access.”

I was a presidential science adviser
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I was a presidential science adviser

Oct. 30, 2022

Here are the many challenges Arati Prabhakar faces as she takes over Biden’s science policy office.

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