Public and Scientific Affairs Board
The March issue of the Minority Microbiology Mentor Newsletter has been published by the Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Monorities.
ASM and the Pan American Society of Clinical Virology (PASCV) drafted a letter expressing concerns about the turnaround time for results in the Zika plaque reduction neutralizing test (PRNT) currently available and suggested some solutions.
The ASM signed onto a letter to Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General and Dr. Margaret Chan, World Health Organization Director-General regarding the progress since the political declaration of the high level meeting on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in September 2016.
The ASM signed on to a letter to President Trump regarding the essential role of the federal public health and biomedical research workforce as long-term policy regarding federal hiring is considered.
The ASM submitted funding recommendations for the National Institutes of Health for FY 2018 to Congress.
The ASM submitted funding recommendations for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for FY 2018 to Congress.