ASPET NewsBrief
Mar. 5, 2014

New Logo, New Look Coming Soon!
With the March 2014 edition of The Pharmacologist, ASPET will be revealing our new logo, new tagline, and new look! We are extremely excited about our re-branding efforts and can't wait to share with you all the changes. Stay tuned for #ASPETTheBigReveal!More

New Pharmtalk Blog Posted: 360-Degree Feedback as a Mechanism for Professional Development
As graduate students and postdocs we have a lot of opportunities for feedback on our research through presentations and publications, but are we getting enough feedback on our job performance? The biggest assumption in academia is that scientific achievement is synonymous with professionalism. But we all know that brilliance of the mind does not always correlate positively with the levels of highest professional conduct.More

Help Develop the Scientific Programming for EB 2015
Divisions will be reviewing scientific symposium proposals for EB 2015 in April. If you have an idea for a scientific symposium, take the time now to submit your proposal to your Division. Click below for information on how to submit your proposal, guidelines, and division chair contact informationMore

Featured Fund: John J. Abel Award Endowment Fund
A great way to help your Society is to donate to the John J. Abel Award Endowment Fund. This fund needs your help to continue offering this important Society award which recognizes young scientists who are doing fundamental research in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics. Past recipients of this award include Robert J. Lefkowitz, Robert R. Ruffolo, Jr, Brian Kobilka, and many more. Please take the time now to make your tax-deductible donation to help us reach our goal of raising $200K.More

Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Deadline for the World Congress of Pharmacology 2014 has been extended until March 31, 2014
It's not too late to submit an abstract for the 2014 World Congress of Pharmacology taking place in Cape Town, South Africa July 13 – 18, 2014. The late-breaking abstract submission deadline as well as the early bird registration rate has been extended to the end of this month. All abstracts, including the late-breaking abstracts, will be included in the program book. For more information and to submit an abstract, click below.More

Grad Students and Post Docs: Applications are Open for 2015 ASPET Washington Fellows Program
The mission of the ASPET Washington Fellows Program is to enable developing and early career scientists interested in science policy to learn about and become more engaged in public policy issues. Fellows will develop an understanding of how public policy decisions made in Washington help shape and impact science policy, such as funding for the National Institutes of Health and other science agencies.More

Special Section on Transporters in Toxicity and Disease in Drug Metabolism and Disposition
DMD April issue's Special Section on Transporters in Toxicity and Disease to be published Wednesday afternoon (Eastern Standard Time) will provide a compendium to bridge some of the gaps in our understanding of how transporters impact disease and how disease impacts transporters.More

Register for Housing at EB 2014 by Friday, March 21, 2014
Be sure to reserve your housing at EB 2014 by Friday, March 21, 2014 to receive the discounted convention rate. Click below for more housing information including a full listing of EB hotels and locations.More

Childcare Available at EB 2014
Camp EB welcomes children ages 6 months to 17 years. Children participate in age-appropriate activities including arts and crafts projects, active games and much more in a safe, nurturing environment. Register by April 11, 2014.More

Checkout ASPET's Full Program at EB 2014
We have many exciting symposia, lectures, divisional programming, and social events you won't want to miss. Check them out online!More

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 Member-Get-A-Member Program
ASPET extends a special thank you to everyone who recently participated in the 2014 Member-Get-A-Member Program. Participants helped recruit new members to the Society and three lucky members received $200 Amazon gift cards. Stay tuned this fall for the 2015 Member-Get-A-Member Program. In the meantime, be sure to tell your friends, colleagues and students about ASPET membership.More

Improved screening opens door for new pediatric neuroblastoma therapies
Neuroscience News
Neuroblastoma is one of the most common and lethal types of childhood cancers. In a paper published online in OncoTarget, a researcher at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio unveils the important role of microRNAs in regulating neuroblastoma development, pointing to new therapeutic possibilities.More

Gut microbes may play a role in colorectal cancer
Medical News Today
New research suggests an individual's particular mix of gut microbes may help the development of colorectal cancer tumors by interacting with genes and inflammatory responses. Colorectal cancer happens because healthy cells in the gut start to behave oddly following changes or mutations in their genes. These changes cause the cells to become progressively cancerous, forming polyps that can eventually become malignant tumors.More

Tiny sensor may be key to superbug drugs
Laboratory Equipment News
Australian researchers have developed a new method for rapidly measuring the level of antibiotic molecules in the blood and how they work against bacteria, paving the way for personalized treatments for bacterial diseases. The researchers, including Prof. Matt Cooper from The University of Queensland, used nanosized levers as sensors to measure the concentration of active antibiotics in blood.More