The December issue of the Minority Microbiology Mentor has been published by the Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities.
The October/November issue of the Clinical Microbiology Issues Update has been published by the Office of Public Affairs.
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.
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.
The October issue of the e-Public Policy Update has been published by the Office of Public Affairs.
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.
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.
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.
The ASM submitted comments on the strategic plan of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
September 25, 2014 - United States Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences DURC
On September 24 the United States Government issued the final US Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC. The Office of Public Affairs sent a notice to members about the Oversight document.