Research and Development Funding

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

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June 6, 2012 - ASM Comments on Draft Recommendations for Identification of Chronic HCV Infection

The ASM sent comments to CDC on the Federal Register notice, Recommendations for the Identification of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Chronic Infection. These draft recommendations are intended to increase the proportion of persons with chronic HCV who are properly diagnosed and treated.  ASM’s comments address specific aspects of the laboratory testing process for HCV.

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May 17, 2012 - ASM Sends Letter to Congress on Government Scientist Travel Restriction Amendments

The ASM sent a letter to members of Congress regarding the government travel restriction amendments included in the "21st Century Postal Service Act" and the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act."  If passed, the law would limit the ability of scientists from federal agencies to attend scientific meetings and conferences.

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May 24, 2012 - ASM Submits Comments to NAS on Seeking Solutions Conference

The ASM submitted comments to the National Academies in response to their request to submit testimony on a conference they are holding called, "Seeking Solutions: Maximizing American Talent by Advancing Women of Color in Academia."  The comments were written by the Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities (CMIIM).

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ASM Celebrates National Laboratory Professionals Week

The ASM is a sponsor of the National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2012 and offers tips on how to enhance your Lab Week experience.

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