The Washington Update October 19, 2017

October 20, 2017


Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress is on track to pass a budget blueprint and Eric Hargan is named acting Secretary at The Department of Health and Human Services.
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Bill Gates and Francis Collins Address The American Society of Human Genetics Meeting Attendees

On October 18, Bill Gates and Francis Collins discussed genetics and human health at the Presidential Symposium during the 2017 ASHG annual meeting. Read more

Former FASEB President Hosts Forum Highlighting Impact of Research and Innovation in West Virginia

On October 16, Shepherd University hosted a forum highlighting how federal research funding serves as a catalyst for economic growth in West Virginia. Read more

NSF BIO Directorate to Shift to "No-Deadline" Proposal Submission Process

On October 5, the National Science Foundation notifies researchers of plans to implement a "no-deadline" format for receiving and reviewing proposals. Read more

Twenty-Six Members of FASEB Societies Elected to National Academy of Medicine

On October 16, the National Academy of Medicine announced the election of 80 new members during its annual meeting; 26 are members of FASEB societies. Read more

FASEB Responds to Requests for Information Regarding the Biomedical Research Workforce

On October 3, FASEB provided comments to two requests for input solicited by committees of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Read more

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