The Washington Update, June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018


Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

The House passes rescissions bill and minibus appropriations package; the Senate approves funding for NSF and VA Research; McConnell cancels August recess; and the Farm Bill is released. Read more

Howard Garrison Honored with FASEB Public Service Award

On June 4, Howard Garrison, PhD, received the FASEB Public Service Award in honor of his 25-year tenure leading FASEB's Office of Public Affairs. Read more

NASEM Report: Preventing Sexual Harassment in Academia Will Require Culture Change

On June 12, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) hosted a public release event for its new report on sexual harassment in academia.  Read more

NIGMS Unveils Plans to Reorganize Diversity Training Programs

On May 25, four proposals were approved to reorganize diversity training programs sponsored by the National General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to reduce programmatic redundancy and facilitate evaluation. Read more

FASEB Advocates for Regulatory Reforms in Animal Research

On June 11, FASEB submitted comments in response to a Request for Information seeking input on reducing regulatory burden with respect to animal research. Read more

NIGMS Seeks Input on Strategies to Promote Faculty Diversity

On May 24, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) issued a Request for Information on ways to foster greater workforce diversity among U.S. scientific faculty. Read more

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