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Sarina Neote
July 08, 2020
Trump administration seeks to kick out and ban foreign students
Harvard and MIT sue government to stop rule change targeting F-1 and M-1 visa holders at or heading to institutions offering only online courses this fall because of COVID-19.
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On equity, power and responsibility in academic research
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On equity, power and responsibility in academic research

June 09, 2020

The glacial pace at which many universities have diversified belies a supposed commitment to valuing the Black community and what it brings to the institution.

When relations with China worsen, science suffers
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When relations with China worsen, science suffers

June 03, 2020

Legislation introduced in Congress and a presidential proclamation aim to restrict student and research visas for Chinese graduate students.

Ex-Emory neuroscientist pleads guilty;  fired Cleveland Clinic geneticist arrested
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Ex-Emory neuroscientist pleads guilty; fired Cleveland Clinic geneticist arrested

May 20, 2020

Department of Justice continues to pursue scientists who fail to disclose ties to China’s Thousand Talents Program.

3 volunteering guidelines to heed during the coronavirus pandemic
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3 volunteering guidelines to heed during the coronavirus pandemic

May 05, 2020

A volunteering expert offers guidance on how to help at a time when you might need to keep your helping hands to yourself.

Out of my comfort zone: How I use science to influence policy
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Out of my comfort zone: How I use science to influence policy

April 30, 2020

When Amanda Koch realized that elected officials often do not make evidence-based decisions, she decided she wanted her scientific voice to be heard in politics.

Federal agencies struggle to address sexual harassment in STEM research
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Federal agencies struggle to address sexual harassment in STEM research

April 29, 2020

A Q&A with John Neumann of the General Accountability Office, whose team produced a report in March on federal funding agencies’ dealings with sexual harassment.

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NIH struggles to address sexual harassment by grantees

While the agency has made progress with intramural cases, it has been less successful with extramural ones.
NIH struggles to address sexual harassment by grantees

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Air pollution could make people more vulnerable to COVID-19
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Air pollution could make people more vulnerable to COVID-19

April 26, 2020

Air pollution hits harder in communities of color. Such exposures could lead to increased risks from the new coronavirus.

How is COVID-19 affecting NIH research?
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How is COVID-19 affecting NIH research?

April 22, 2020

The ASBMB hosted a webinar with NIH officials to outline how they’re helping scientists navigate pandemic-related interruptions to their research.

Podcast series documents COVID-19 experiences
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Podcast series documents COVID-19 experiences

April 15, 2020

Special series of Pipettes & Politics includes interviews with faculty members, a first responder, NIGMS leader Jon Lorsch and others.

In the rush to innovate for COVID-19 drugs, sound science is still essential
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In the rush to innovate for COVID-19 drugs, sound science is still essential

April 11, 2020

To battle the coronavirus, strong regulatory protection from the FDA is essential.

Funding agencies relax rules amid pandemic
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Funding agencies relax rules amid pandemic

April 10, 2020

A roundup of how the NIH, NSF and DOE are accommodating grant applicants and recipients during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Protecting American science and its international collaborators
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Protecting American science and its international collaborators

April 08, 2020

Lawyer and professor Frank Wu spoke about research integrity, legal cases against scientists and foreign influences on federally funded research.

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