Minority Microbiology Mentor Newsletter - September 2016
The September issue of the Minority Microbiology Mentor has been published by the Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities (CMIIM)
August 31, 2016 - ASM Recommendations to the Presidential Campaigns and the New Administration
The ASM sent policy recommendations to strengthen science, technology and public health in the United States to the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump presidential campaigns.
August 29, 2016 - ASM Letter Concerning UN Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance
ASM sent a letter Samantha Power, the US Ambassador to the United Nations regarding the September 21 meeting of the UN General Assembly on antimicrobial resistance
ASM Urges Members to Support Petition Calling for United Nations to Collaborate to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
The American Society for Microbiology will be participating in a September 21 meeting of the United Nations General Assembly to discuss how countries can cooperate to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). We urge ASM members to join the petition being circulated by IDSA on Change.org calling for the United Nations to work together to combat antimicrobial resistance in preparation for the meeting to discuss the topic.
July 27, 2016 - ASM Asks VA for Clarification on Proposed Advance Practice Registered Nurse Duty Changes
ASM comments focus on Advance Practice Nurses ability to perform laboratory testing
ASM Urges Congressional Action on Emergency Zika Funding
The ASM sent a letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid, Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi urging action on Zika funding legislation.
Payment Determinations for Calendar Year 2017 for New Clinical Laboratory Tests
The ASM presented recommendations to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at its annual Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule public meeting determining payment levels for new tests for 2017.
NSABB Recommendations for the Evaluation and Oversight of Proposed GOF Research
The ASM sent an advisory to ASM members regarding the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) recommendations for the evaluation and oversight of proposed Gain of Function Research of Concern (GOFROC)
May 24, 2016 - ASM Letter on DOE FY 2017 Appropriations
The ASM sent a letter to all members of the House of Representatives regarding DOE Provisions in House Amendment to S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016.
May 18, 2016 - ASM Supports $1.9 Billion Emergency Funding to Combat Zika
The ASM sent a letter to Congress supporting the full $1.9 emergency funding request to combat Zika.