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2015 ASPET Election Results
ASPET
The ASPET election closed with a good turnout. Over 18% of our members participated in the 2015 election and new officers have been confirmed. Please join us in welcoming new leaders to the ASPET council and respective divisions. The newly-elected officers will begin their term on July 1, 2015.
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Submit a Symposium Proposal for the ASPET 2016 Annual Meeting
ASPET
Members are invited to submit symposium concepts for the 2016 ASPET Annual Meeting to their division chairs on topics that have a broad interest in pharmacology. The deadline for submission of symposium proposals is March 13, 2015. The proposals will be reviewed in April at the EB 2015 meeting and final decisions will be made in June 2015 by the program committee.
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ASPET Members in the News: Leonard Howell
ASPET
Leonard Howell, PhD, was appointed associate director for scientific programs for the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University effective September 1, 2014. In this position, Howell will help guide the future directions of the center's scientific research programs, establish scientific priorities, and enhance support for Yerkes research.
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Apply to the 2015 Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain
ASPET
The Rita Allen Foundation (RAF) and the American Pain Society (APS) have announced the 2015 Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain. The RAF and APS may award two grants in the amount of $50,000 annually, for a period of up to three years to those research proposals that demonstrate the greatest merit and potential for success. The deadline to apply online is Monday, February 2, 2015.
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Save the Date for BBC 2015: March 13-14 in San Antonio, Texas
ASPET
The Behavior, Biology, and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction is hosting its 2015 conference on Friday, March 13 from 3:00-5:00 PM at the La Quinta Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. The two-day conference will focus on translational aspects of addiction research among chemists, biologists, and behavioral scientists.
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ASPET ANNUAL MEETING NEWS


Deadline for Discounted Registrations to EB 2015 is February 2, 2015
ASPET
The registration deadline for EB 2015 is around the corner. Register by February 2 to save up to $130. The registration fees includes admission to all scientific sessions, the exhibit hall, plenary sessions, late-breaking poster session, closing plenary symposium, and includes a copy of the meeting program.
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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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ASPET MEMBERSHIP NEWS


Participate in the 2015 ASPET Member-Get-a-Member Program
ASPET
Share the knowledge, resources, and connections of ASPET with your colleagues or friends. Participate in our 2015 Member-Get-A-Member program and be entered into a raffle to win a $150 Amazon.com gift card. Deadline to receive applications and payment is January 31, 2015. By helping us recruit new members, you will be contributing to the growth and sustainability of ASPET.
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SCIENCE POLICY NEWS


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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NIGMS Guidelines for Funding Investigators with Substantial Unrestricted Research Support
ASPET
NIGMS released a notice announcing new guidelines for funding investigators with substantial unrestricted research support. These guidelines — which will go into effect for research grants submitted on or after January 2, 2016 — define the parameters for awarding NIGMS research grants.
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FASEB Looks at Changes in Research Enterprise
ASPET
Change is taking place throughout the research enterprise as agencies, institutions, and individuals are forced to adapt to new funding and regulatory environments. FASEB undertook an examination of the major challenges facing the biological and medical research enterprise and methods to alleviate them.
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NIDA Guides Help Individuals Seeking Help for Addiction Problems
ASPET
NIDA has developed step-by-step guides for individuals who might have an addiction problem, or for people seeking to help themselves. They are in simple, "Q and A" format, and include easy-to-understand videos. These guides focus on the steps needed to determine if a person needs treatment; how to find it; what happens in treatment, how to find help paying for it; privacy issues, and more.
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FASEB Releases New "Horizons in Bio-Science" Series
ASPET
FASEB has released the latest publication in the Horizons in Bioscience series "Nanomedicine: A Targeted Approach." The article describes the emerging field of nanoparticle targeting. The Horizons in Bioscience series is a collection of short, illustrated articles published by FASEB that describe scientific discoveries on the brink of clinical application.
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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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EDUCATION NEWS


Apply by March 1 for individual Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) awards
ASPET
ASPET is pleased to announce that applications for the individual Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) awards now being accepted. The purpose of the award is to introduce undergraduate students to pharmacology research to their heighten interest in science as a career. Students are encouraged to send in their applications by March 1, 2015.
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DIVISION NEWS


Division for Neuropharmacology Announces its 2015 Early Career Investigator Award Winners
ASPET
The Division for Neuropharmacology is pleased to announce its 2015 Early Career Investigator Award winners. Out of several outstanding applicants, the first place went to Daniel J. Lodge from UTHSC, San Antonio. The other two runners-up are Guillermo Yudowski from the University of Puerto Rico and Matthew James Kennedy from the University of Colorado, Denver.
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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!

Chairperson, Department of Pharmacology — A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Missouri

Associate/Full Professor-Pharmacology, Northeastern University — Boston, MA


Associate/Full Professor-Pharmacology, Northeastern University — Boston, MA

Team Leader, HTS & In Vitro — Euroscreen SA — Belgium

Chair - University of Toledo — Toledo, OH


Physiology/Pharmacology Faculty, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center — Winston-Salem, NC

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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


Study reveals many Americans at risk for alcohol-medication interactions
National Institutes of Health
Nearly 42 percent of U.S. adults who drink also report using medications known to interact with alcohol, based on a study from the National Institutes of Health. Among those over 65 years of age who drink alcohol, nearly 78 percent report using alcohol-interactive medications. Such medications are widely used, prescribed for common conditions such as depression, diabetes and high blood pressure.
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New genetic clues found in fragile X syndrome
Science Daily
Scientists have gained new insight into fragile X syndrome — the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability — by studying the case of a person without the disorder, but with two of its classic symptoms. In patients with fragile X, a key gene is completely disabled, eliminating a protein that regulates electrical signals in the brain and causing a host of behavioral, neurological and physical symptoms.
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CDC: Flu vaccine only 23 percent effective this season
The Washington Post
So it turns out this season's flu vaccine was kind of a dud. Getting it reduced a person's chance of having to visit the doctor because of the flu by only 23 percent — and possibly even less for many adults — according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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