Public and Scientific Affairs Board (PSAB)
Underlying the ASM's dedication to the advancement of scientific knowledge is its commitment that science serve the public interest. To address scientific matters affecting the public interest, the ASM created the Public and Scientific Affairs Board (PSAB) in 1979. The PSAB monitors legislation and regulation and develops positions for the Society on public policy issues. The PSAB encourages the adoption of sound policies affecting science and technology and the discipline of microbiology. The PSAB responds to policy makers who may request or require an understanding of research and technology in microbiology. It also communicates microbiological issues to the public.

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Minority Microbiology Mentor Newsletter - April 2014

The April issue of the Minority Microbiology Mentor has been published by the Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities.

04-15-2014

Federal Funding Opportunities Breakfast

Attend the Federal Funding Opportunities Breakfast at asm2014 in Boston, MA.  Enjoy a continental breakfast while learning about funding opportunities available to microbiologists from several federal agencies that support biomedical, environmental and life sciences research.

04-10-2014

Research and Public Health Advocacy

The ASM has submitted appropriation recommendations for federal agencies that support biomedical and public health research.

01-14-2014

Clinical Microbiology Issues Update - March 2014

The March issue of the Clinical Microbiology Issues Update has been published by the Office of Public Affairs. The content of this page is restricted to ASM Members only.Please login at the top-right or to become a member, join ASM.

03-25-2014

e-Public Policy Update - March 2014

The March issue of the e-Public Policy Update has been published by the Office of Public Affairs. The content of this page is restricted to ASM Members only.Please login at the top-right or to become a member, join ASM.

03-19-2014

March 19, 2014 – ASM Endorses the American Cures Act

The ASM sent a letter to Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) endorsing the bill which would create a trust fund to support a mandatory funding stream for biomedical research supported by the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies involved in biomedical research.

03-19-2014

Summary of the President's FY 2015 Budget Request for Research and Public Health

The ASM Office of Public Affairs has summarized the President's FY 2015 budget for the agencies that fund research and public health programs and has developed a chart highlighting proposed funding levels for the federal agencies and programs of importance to microbiology and the ASM membership.

03-12-2014

Research Issues

Dr. Timothy Donohue, President Elect of ASM, spoke about microbiology and ASM during the public comment session of the NIGMS Council meeting on January 24, 2014.  

08-23-2012

January 13, 2014 - ASM Comments on Government Travel Restrictions

The ASM submitted a letter to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs as part of the hearing record for its January 14 hearing entitled  “Examining Conference and Travel Spending Across the Federal Government.”

01-13-2014

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