The ASM has been asked to submit comments on the framework for the new National Institutes of Health strategic plan framework.
During asm2015 in New Orleans, the Public and Scientific Affairs Board (PSAB) sponsored the Federal Funding Opportunities Breakfast, which allowed attendees to learn about funding opportunities available to microbiologists from several federal agencies that support biomedical, environmental and life sciences research.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has requested that we send a statement to ASM members regarding the recent inadvertent shipment of anthrax to laboratories.
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