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)

State Legislature Web Sites

Federal Funding Opportunties at asm2015

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.

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

President Obama has proclaimed Nov. 16-22 “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week.” Get Smart Week builds on the momentum generated at the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship, where more than 150 organizations pledged to improve antibiotic use and slow the spread of antibiotic resistance.

OSTP Request for Information on Microbiome Research

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.

Members of the Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities on Capitol Hill

In November members of the Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities participated in a Hill Day.  They met with their Senators and Representatives and discussed issues related to the microbial sciences and underrepresented minority scientists.

CSWM Communicator - Spring 2015

The Committee on the Status of Women in Microbiology (CSWM) published the Spring issue of their newsletter the CSWM Communicator 

ASM General Meeting Minority Travel Award Winners for 2015