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FASEB presents its 2017 Public Service Award to Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., for his outstanding accomplishments in the communication of science. His ability to convey the excitement, achievements, and promise of biomedical research to the general public has benefited the scientific community.
The AFMR would like to welcome its newest members!
Shane Hagen, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
Milagros Yunes, San Juan City Hospital, San Juan, PR
John Ahn, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, GA
Maria Saguero, Bermonth, Amarillo, TX
Mohammad Islam, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX
Stéphanie Val, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Yang Du, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Jee You, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Corinne Czerwinski, Swedish Covenant Hospital, Mesa, AZ
Sara Parker, Madison MS
Eric Lontchi Yimagou, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Johanna Gerwer, TTUHSC PLF SOM San Diego, CA
Ahmad Chaudhary, Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY
Diego Hidalgo, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Jennifer Jo, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Sharon Hsieh, Emory University, Decatur, GA
Michael Winstead, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Cordova, TN
Patrick Fueger, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
Efstathia Andrikopoulou, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Joshua Englert, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
Lisa Shumate, Oklahoma City, OK
Minh Nguyen, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Vivek Kumar, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Douglas Friedman, Lenox Hill, New York, NY
Elevated IL-37, IL-18 and IL-18BP serum concentrations in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome
Wang Liuqing, Xia Liping, Shen Hui, Lu Jing
Journal of Investigative Medicine Jan 2017, jim-2016-000301; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2016-000301
The AFMR has established a new webpage with the latest information on grants and funding opportunities. A number of resources have been added to assist with the grant writing process! Visit the Grants & Funding page for more information.
Registration and abstract submission are now open for Translational Science 2017! Join the brightest minds from across the spectrum of translational research April 19-21, 2017 in Washington DC.
Why Attend Translational Science 2017?
Submit Your Abstract by January 13
- EXPLORE the latest research, including sessions from today’s top minds in the field
- COLLABORATE with more than 900 scientific peers and leaders during unparalleled opportunities to create new connections
- EDUCATE yourself on key issues presented by plenary speakers
- INNOVATE your research by submitting a poster abstract, and gain visibility among peers and colleagues
Showcase your research and gain valuable exposure by submitting a poster abstract for Translational Science 2017! Don't miss out on the chance to share your work with peers and leaders and find new opportunities for collaboration.
Visit the Translational Science 2017 website to learn more, and to submit your abstract today. Don’t forget: you must be registered for Translational Science in order to have your abstract selected!
The AFMR’s mission is to develop and mentor tomorrow’s leaders in medical research. We invite our members and sister societies to share resources and opportunities for career growth, networking, grants and mentoring. We are reintroducing our Job Board and look forward to sharing your future opportunities!
The deadline to submit nominations is January 12, 2017. Visit the CR Forum website for more information.
- The Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards honor outstanding accomplishments and major advances resulting from the nation's investment in research to benefit the health and welfare of its citizens.
- This prestigious national competition recognizes up to 10 winning research studies performed at U.S. institutions (see eligibility requirements).
- Eligible studies must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal during calendar year 2016.
- One study will be chosen to receive the Herb Pardes Clinical Research Excellence Award, which includes a cash prize of $5,000.
- Two studies will be chosen to receive the Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award, which includes a cash prize of $3,500 each.
- All winning studies will be featured at the Translational Science 2017 (April 19-20) as specially-recognized posters and in session presentations.
- All winning studies and their chosen representatives will be recognized at the Clinical Research Forum's Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.
- All winning studies and their chosen representatives will be featured in a Top Ten video, released to the press and posted on CR Forum social media.
- All chosen representatives of winning studies will receive a travel stipend and hotel accommodations to attend the Awards Dinner and Translational Science 2017.
Today FASEB launched a survey of researchers’ experiences with shared research resources. Survey responses will help inform FASEB’s policy positions and recommendations. The survey tool was developed by the FASEB Shared Research Resources Subcommittee and ratified by the FASEB Science Policy Committee. FASEB will be collecting responses from resource users and providers in the United States through March 2.
Please complete the survey and share the survey link broadly with your colleagues and collaborators.
On December 7, FASEB submitted a response to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Request for Information (RFI) on “Strategies for NIH Data Management, Sharing, and Citation” (NOT-OD-17-015). The comments were consistent with the FASEB Statement on Data Management and Access from March, 2016.
An expert panel sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, issued clinical guidelines today to aid health care providers in early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants to prevent the development of peanut allergy.
It is meaningful that one of the first bills introduced in 2017 is both bipartisan and meant to fuel faster medical progress, an objective that richly merits its standing as a top national priority. From diagnostics that are the lynchpin of quality healthcare, to pacemakers that help defeat cardiovascular disease, to prosthetics that restore mobility to wounded warriors, medical devices reflect scientific ingenuity at its very best. By repealing the 2.3% medical device excise tax, the Protect Medical Innovation Act would help ignite more investments in medical technologies, and ultimately save more lives. Representatives Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Ron Kind (D-WI) are long-standing champions of American innovation and better health, and we salute their leadership on this important effort.
The leadership of the AFMR encourages you to submit your abstracts and attend our 2017 Regional Meetings for a great networking opportunity. We look forward to seeing you there!
Armand A. Krikorian, MD, FACE
Western Medical Research Conference (WMRC)
January 26-28, 2017 - Sunset Center | Carmel, CA
Review 2016 WRM published abstracts in the Journal of Investigative Medicine.
Discounted Pre-registration Deadline: January 13, 2017
Southern Regional Meeting (SRM)
February 11-13, 2017 - InterContinental Hotel | New Orleans, LA
Please note that the 2017 SRM will now be held February 11-13, 2017 (Saturday-Monday) instead of February 16-18. The SRM Program Planning Committee invites you to submit your abstract! Review the 2016 SRM published articles in the Journal of Investigative Medicine.
Discounted Pre-registration Deadline: February 9, 2017
Eastern Regional Meeting (ERM)
April 18, 2017 - Marriott Wardman Park | Washington, DC
Review 2016 ERM published abstracts in the Journal of Investigative Medicine. Registration now open!
Download Registration Form
Midwestern Regional Meeting (MWRM)
April 20-21, 2017 - The Mid-America Club | Chicago, IL
The MWRM Program Planning Committee invites you to attend the Midwestern Regional Meeting! Review 2016 MWRM published abstracts in the Journal of Investigative Medicine.
Discounted Pre-registration Deadline: April 13, 2017
For more information please visit the AFMR website.
AFMR will sponsor 2 symposia at next year’s Experimental Biology meeting, to be held on Saturday, April 23, 2017 in Chicago, IL.
New Insights into Insulin Resistance-Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Implications
Chairs - Sharma Prabhakar(pictured left), MD, MBA, FACP, FASN, and Meredith Hawkins, MD, MS
Small GTPases: Basic Science to Translational Research
Chairs - Yutong Zhao(pictured right), MD, PhD and Anna Birukova, MD
We look forward to seeing you there!
Experimental Biology is the annual meeting of six societies comprised of more than 14,000 scientists and 50 guest societies.
Primary focus areas include anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, nutrition, pharmacology, and physiology. EB 2017 is open to everyone with interest in the latest research impacting life sciences. Attendees represent scientists from academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations and industry
Review 2016 published abstracts in the Journal of Investigative Medicine:
The Journal of Investigative Medicine (JIM) showcases the latest basic, clinical and translational research in a multidisciplinary forum. It is unique by publishing biomedical advances, as well as changes affecting the clinical research community, including abstracts from the AFMR’s 4 Regional Meetings. This is consistent with AFMR’s mission to develop and mentor tomorrow’s leaders in medical research. JIM was introduced in 1997 and is currently published by BMJ, offering 8 issues per year.
We invite you to submit a manuscript! There are no page charges for AFMR members whose manuscripts are published in JIM. Not a member? Join AFMR and enjoy the many benefits that membership provides!
To help further your research, you are invited to publish your case reports in the Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports, an Open Access journal from the AFMR, and published by SAGE. The AFMR is committed to enhancing the training and professional growth of its members, as well as to furthering its mission to facilitate the conduct of research to improve medical care. The publication of high quality case reports represents a critical element of investigative medical science and is an important avenue for career development. Should you choose to become an AFMR member, you would receive a 50% discount on the fee to publish your case report in the journal. You may access the online submission site to submit or to learn more about the publication and review the instructions for authors. The Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports is indexed on PubMed Central. If you have any questions about submitting, please email the National Office for assistance.
Michael McPhaul, MD
Do you know a current AFMR member who is active in the field and deserves to be recognized for their outstanding or groundbreaking work? Nominate your colleague to be featured in our Member Spotlight section of Insights! Submit their story to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the opportunity to be in the spotlight and recognized worldwide!
FASEB represents more than 125,000 scientists and engineers through collaborative advocacy with constituent societies. Our top priority is urging Congress to provide sustainable and predictable federal funding for scientific research.
But it’s not enough for organizations like FASEB to advocate for science—policymakers want to hear from constituents, too. There are many ways to deliver messages, ranging from privately meeting your legislator to attending a campaign event or town-hall meeting. The key is to evaluate your goals, the specific context and messages, and weave them together into a winning mix.
Join our advocacy efforts to ensure the U.S. continues to be a hub for innovation and scientific discovery. The resources below provide a set of practical tools to communicate with elected officials and the public.
As you review your annual giving for the upcoming year, I would like to ask you to consider a gift to the American Federation for Medical Research. Your contribution will be used to support AFMR-sponsored activities and we need your support.
With your generous donation, we can continue to offer innovative programs to help our members advance their careers at government facilities; medical centers; universities and medical schools; research institutions; and private industry in all 50 states and throughout the world. The AFMR provides young and aspiring trainees with scholarships and travel grants to attend regional meetings offering them the opportunity to present their findings to their peers and receive the guidance of senior scientists. The AFMR also recognizes trainees with national awards, such as the Henry Christian awards, named after the founder of the organization, Dr. Henry Christian. The AFMR strives to foster the development of future generations of clinical scientists and investigators through its initiatives, while encouraging public, private, and governmental investment in the development of these individuals.
Contributions are tax-deductible. Whether you choose to contribute $50, $100, $250, or another amount, I urge you to participate. I also welcome your suggestions or ideas about other potential sponsors for our programs. Most importantly, we thank you if you made a donation in 2016.
Please click here if you would like to make an online donation in 2017.
Leticia M. Ryan, MD, MPH
|Jan. 26-28, 2017
||Western Medical Research Conference
|Feb. 11-13, 2017
||Southern Regional Meeting
||New Orleans, LA
|April 18, 2017
||Eastern Regional Meeting
|April 18-21, 2017
||Translational Science 2017
|April 20-21, 2017
||2017 Combined Annual Meeting of CSCTR & MWAFMR
|April 22-26, 2017
|| Experimental Biology 2017
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