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 - November

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

11-21-2014

Biosafety/Biosecurity

October 27, 2014 - ASM Testifies Before the Federal Experts Security Advisory Panel on Issues Related to Biosafety and Biosecurity Ronald Atlas, Ph.D., Chair of the Public and Scientific Affairs Board testified before the Federal Experts Security Advisory Panel.  

11-12-2014

November 12, 2014 - ASM Supports FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

The ASM sent a letter to members of Congress supporting passage of an FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill to provide sustained and predictable federal funding for life science research and public health programs.

11-12-2014

November 7, 2014 - ASM Supports Emergency Funding to Combat Ebola Virus Outbreak

The ASM sent a letter to members of Congress supporting the Administration's $6.18 billion emergency funding request to combat the Ebola Virus outbreak. 

11-07-2014

e-Public Policy Update - October

The October issue of the e-Public Policy Update has been published by the Office of Public Affairs.

10-30-2014

October 29, 2014 - ASM Statement on CDC Interim Guidance on Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Suspected Ebola Contact

The ASM issued a statement regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention new Interim Guidance on Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Suspected Ebola Contact. 

10-29-2014

October 28, 2014 - White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Challenge to Develop Ebola Tools

The ASM sent a message to members about a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy program that solicits the global community to share innovative ideas that deliver practical and cost-effective innovations to address this crisis, to improve delivery of care, and stem the spread of Ebola virus disease.

10-28-2014

October 17, 2014 - USG Launches Deliberative Process on Gain-of-Function Research

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced that the U.S. government will undertake a deliberative process to assess the risks and benefits of certain gain-of-function (GOF) experiments with influenza, SARS, and MERS viruses in order to develop a new Federal policy regarding the funding of this research.

10-20-2014

Clinical Microbiology Issues Update - September 2014

The September issue of the Clinical Microbiology Issues Update has been published by the Office of Public Affairs  

09-29-2014

September 26, 2014 - ASM Comments on NIGMS Strategic Plan

The ASM submitted comments on the strategic plan of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.  

09-26-2014

 
 

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