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mBio™ is ASM's first
broad-scope, online-only, open-access journal. It is published in association with the American Academy of Microbiology.


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Colloquium Fellowship Program

The 2012-2013 Fellowship position has been filled. Applications will be accepted in 2013 for the 2013-2014 position.

The American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) is the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the world's oldest and largest life science organization. The mission of the Academy is to recognize scientists for outstanding contributions to microbiology and provide microbiological expertise in the service of science and the public.

The Academy was formed in 1955 as a corporation independent of the ASM (then the Society of American Bacteriologists) by a group of distinguished microbiologists interested in their professional organization broadening its mission and activities. In 1969, the Council of the ASM and the Academy's Board of Governors voted to merge. It was determined that the Academy would function as one of the "arms" of ASM and would be responsible for professional affairs, which included promoting training programs to ensure a supply of well-qualified microbiologists, establishing and maintaining a code of ethics, developing certification and registration boards as needed, and ensuring the professional well-being of microbiologists whose opportunities may be subject to actions of legislative or other professional bodies. In 2011, the Professional Practices Committee was formed with the mission to provide professional development opportunities and content to members to increase their skill, enhance their job performance and contribute to the profession. The American College of Microbiology is a core component of this committee, and is no longer a part of the Academy.

Today, the Academy serves as a resource to governmental agencies, industry, ASM and the larger scientific and lay communities by convening colloquia to address critical issues in microbiology.
The Academy convenes four to five colloquia a year for in-depth analysis of critical issues in microbiology. The Academy manages ASM's scientific achievement awards program, recognizing outstanding achievement and potential in all areas of microbiology.

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Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Beginning this year, the American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) will provide a one-year fellowship to a recent microbiology PhD recipient. The goal of the AAM Colloquium Fellowship is to provide an opportunity for a recent microbiology PhD graduate to develop skills in science policy and communication. The fellow will work closely with the Academy Director on the AAM colloquium program, participating in the entire process from choosing appropriate topics, through proposal development and fund-raising, to writing colloquium reports, to publicity and dissemination.



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