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- Committee on the Status of Women in Microbiology
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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.
What's New in Public Policy?
The June issue of the e-Public Policy Update has been published by the Office of Public Affairs.
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 June issue of the Minority Microbiology Mentor has been published by the Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has requested that we send a statement to ASM members regarding the recent inadvertent shipment of anthrax to laboratories.
June 2, 2015 - ASM Participates in White House Antibiotic Stewardship Forum More than 150 food companies, retailers, and human and animal health stakeholders will meet today at the Antibiotic Stewardship Forum at the White House to highlight commitments to implement changes over the next five years to slow...
The May issue of the Clinical Microbiology Issues Update has been published by the Office of Public Affairs.
The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is seeking feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, and other stakeholder groups on both the overarching questions that unite all Microbiome Research.
The Committee on the Status of Women in Microbiology (CSWM) published the Spring issue of their newsletter the CSWM Communicator.
The US Government will hold a meeting for interested stakeholders to discuss implementation of the U.S. Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern on July 22.
The ASM sent comments on the 21st Centurey Cures Initiative to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.