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ASPET's 2015 Scientific Achievement Award Winners Announced
ASPET
ASPET is happy to announce our 2015 Scientific Achievement Award winners. These awards are given to recognize accomplishments and contributions in specific areas of pharmacology or the discipline in general. This year's winners will be presented with their award at the ASPET Annual Meeting in Boston.
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Read the December 2014 Issue of The Pharmacologist
ASPET
The December 2014 issue features a narrative on the 1925 dogsled serum run expedition to Nome. Also in this issue, view our 2014 year in review. Learn about our 2015 election nominees and get an update on our BIG IDEAS Initiative. Check out the latest ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2015 program information, and find out if you are a Bostonian at heart. ASPET also thanks our 2014 contributors, who are listed in this issue.
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Choose the Future Leaders of ASPET: Vote in the 2015 Election
ASPET
Take this opportunity to participate in the governance of your Society. Make your voice heard by voting for ASPET's Council and Division officers. Log in to www.aspet.org, go to the member homepage, and click on the "Vote in the ASPET Election" link. The 2015 ASPET Election is open through January 15, 2015.
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View the December issue of IUPHAR Newsletter "Pharmacology International"
ASPET
The December issue of the newsletter describes the 17th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. Learn about the IUPHAR Young Investigator Award winners and the Union's newly elected officers. The issue also includes meeting and workshop reports, and a call for nominations by the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science.
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Submit a Symposium Proposal for the ASPET 2016 Annual Meeting
ASPET
We are accepting symposium proposals for the 2016 ASPET Annual Meeting that will be held in San Diego, CA. Members are invited to submit symposia concepts to their division chairs on timely topics that promote scientific interchange. Please submit your proposal by Friday, March 13, 2015.
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ASPET ANNUAL MEETING NEWS


Late Breaking Abstract Deadline in Two Weeks
ASPET
The deadline to submit a late-breaking abstract to EB 2015 is Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Please submit your abstract no later than 11:59 PM EST. Late breaking abstracts are not selected for oral presentations but are programmed as posters.
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Learn about ASPET's Scientific Achievement Award Lecture Series Speakers
ASPET
ASPET has scheduled a series of lectures from our highly-accomplished 2015 Scientific Achievement Award winners at the annual meeting in Boston. View a complete listing of our lecture series and learn more about our speakers online.
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Check Out the Student & Postdoc Activities at EB 2015
ASPET
In addition to the excellent science going on at EB, ASPET has scheduled many scientific and social events of specific interest to students and postdocs. Check out our complete listing online.
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ASPET MEMBERSHIP NEWS


Renew Your 2015 ASPET Membership Dues
ASPET
It's time to renew your ASPET membership again! Renew immediately to regain access to all ASPET journals and other member-exclusive benefits.
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Participate in the 2015 ASPET Member-Get-a-Member Program
ASPET
Participate in the 2015 ASPET Member-Get-A-Member program by January 31, 2015 to get a free ASPET Lunch Bag and be entered into a raffle to win big prizes! By helping us recruit new members, you will be contributing to the growth and sustainability of ASPET.
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SCIENCE POLICY NEWS


Legislative Update: New Congress Will Reconvene Facing Same Issues
ASPET
The new 114th Congress will reconvene shortly and faces recurring legislative questions. New ingredients into the mix include a Republican controlled Congress that will have to agree upon new budget numbers for both defense and nondefense discretionary spending (NDD).
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NIDA Seeks Strategic Planning Input from Researchers by January 30
ASPET
NIDA is revitalizing its Strategic Plan to provide a framework for the research it will support over the next five years. NIDA invites input from researchers in academia and industry, health care professionals, patient advocates and advocacy organizations, scientific or professional organizations, federal agencies, and other interested members of the public. Send your response by January 30, 2015.
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ASPET's 2016 Washington Fellows Program: Application Open for Graduate Students and Post-Docs
ASPET
The ASPET Washington Fellows Program is open to any graduate student, postdoctoral trainee, or researcher no more than four years past the completion of his/her postdoctoral training. ASPET anticipates up to 10 Washington Fellows Program participants in 2016 serving one-year terms. Applications to the program are being accepted through September 02, 2015.
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EDUCATION NEWS


Apply by January 20th to ASPET's Academy of Pharmacology Educators
ASPET
ASPET and the Division for Pharmacology Education are pleased to announce that applications for membership in the Academy of Pharmacology Educators are now being accepted. The Academy recognizes individuals who have made exemplary contributions to pharmacology education. Send in your application by January 20, 2015.
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CAREER NEWS


Jobs Available
ASPET
ASPET's Career Center resources help you look for jobs in your area of specialty and proactively manage your career goals. Don't forget to view our current job listings!

Assistant or Associate Professor — Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA

Principal Scientist Microbiome and Metabolism — Janssen R&D Companies of J&J, Spring House, PA

Professor (Tenured) — Chairperson (Non-Tenure Track) — Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

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Post a Job on the ASPET Career Center
ASPET
If your department has a job opening, consider posting your job on the ASPET Career Center. Not only will your job be seen by members visiting our website, but we also market our jobs to members through our bi-monthly Newsbrief and to our over 1,700 LinkedIn Group members.
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NEWS FROM THE FIELD


Stem cell transplants may halt progression of multiple sclerosis
National Institutes of Health
Three-year outcomes from an ongoing clinical trial suggest that high-dose immunosuppressive therapy followed by transplantation of a person's own blood-forming stem cells may induce sustained remission in some people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. RRMS is the most common form of MS, a progressive autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the brain and spinal cord.
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The US has a drug shortage — and people are dying
Fortune
Medicinal drugs in the U.S. are in short supply. Some are so scarce — medicines for heart problems, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, Lyme disease and tuberculosis as well as antibiotics and crucial saline solutions for patients too sick to eat or drink — that patients are dying because they can't get access to them. The shortage goes back at least a decade and shows disturbing trends.
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Animal study points to a treatment for Huntington's disease
Neuroscience News
By adjusting the levels of a key signaling protein, researchers improved motor function and brain abnormalities in experimental animals with a form of Huntington's disease, a severe neurodegenerative disorder. The new findings may lay the groundwork for a novel treatment for people with this fatal, progressive disease.
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