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Proposed 2015 Changes to ASPET Bylaws
ASPET
The ASPET Council has recently reviewed Society bylaws and proposed several revisions. At the upcoming ASPET Business Meeting in Boston, we will be asking the membership in attendance to vote to send the bylaws amendments out to the membership-at-large. Please take this opportunity to review the proposed changes to the Society's bylaws in advance of the meeting.
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Submit a Symposium Proposal for the ASPET 2016 Annual Meeting
ASPET
The due date for submission of symposium proposals is March 13, 2015. Submit a proposal to your division chairs on topics broadly related to pharmacology. Proposals will be reviewed at the EB 2015 meeting and final decisions will be made in June 2015 by the program committee.
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2015 National Directors of Graduate Studies (NDOGS) in Pharmacology & Physiology Meeting
ASPET
The biennial meeting of the National Directors of Graduate Studies in Pharmacology and Physiology (NDOGS) will be held in Cincinnati from July 10-12, 2015. A collaborative effort between ASPET and APS, the meeting has broad participation among colleagues who are working for a common cause and who face similar challenges.
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ASPET ANNUAL MEETING NEWS


Discounted Deadline for Housing at EB 2015 Ends Today
ASPET
The deadline for discounted housing at EB 2015 will end today. If you haven't already, make your reservations before the lower priced properties sell out.
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Visit ASPET Booth 1154 at EB 2015
ASPET
Stop by ASPET booth #1154 in the exhibit hall to sign up for membership, purchase an ASPET product, pick up a free ASPET lanyard, and meet ASPET staff.
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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 JOURNALS NEWS


ASPET Announces Two Editor Searches
ASPET
Dr. Michael F. Jarvis and Dr. David R. Sibley will complete their terms as editor of JPET and PharmRev, respectively, at the end of this year. The BPT is seeking nominees for their successors.
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Call for Papers: DMD Special Issue on "The Microbiome and Drug Disposition"
ASPET
We are pleased to announce an open call for papers for a special issue of Drug Metabolism and Disposition entitled "The Microbiome and Drug Disposition" planned for early autumn 2015. Submit your paper by April 1, 2015.
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ASPET Implements CrossCheck for Plagiarism Screening
ASPET
ASPET's journals are now screening manuscripts for plagiarism through CrossCheck. Using iThenticate text comparison software from iParadigms, manuscripts are compared against the CrossCheck database of current and archival scholarly literature.
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Visual Abstracts Come to ASPET's Journals
ASPET
Starting February 19, 2015, authors are invited to include a visual abstract with their manuscript submissions to the Society's journals in addition to a text abstract. These are intended to catch a reader's attention and provide a quick visual impression of the gist of an article.
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SCIENCE POLICY NEWS


House "Dear Colleague" Letter Seeks Increase to NIH FY'16 Budget
ASPET
ASPET members are encouraged to contact their U.S. Representatives and ask them to sign a "Dear Colleague" letter on NIH funding. The letter endorses both the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research's and FASEB's recommendation of "at least $32 billion" for NIH in FY 2016.
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What You Need to Know about Sequestration
ASPET
One of ASPET's coalition partners, the Coalition for Health Funding has prepared a primer on sequestration. "Sequestration 101" will tell what sequestration is and what it is not and will help any ASPET member understand whey spending today is at an all-time low.
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Application Open for ASPET's 2016 Washington Fellows Program
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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ASPET Advocacy Outreach Program Complements Graduate and Postdoctoral Training
ASPET
Are you interested in a real "inside baseball" look at how Washington works? Ever wondered how the NIH can enjoy bipartisan support while its budget has stagnated and lost 23% of its purchasing power over the last decade? ASPET's Advocacy Outreach Program is dedicated to educate and train graduate students, postdocs, and faculty in pharmacology departments on the importance of grassroots advocacy in support of the NIH.
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DIVISION NEWS


Attend Your Division's Annual Meeting at EB 2015
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Attend Your Division's Annual Meeting at EB 2015 to hear what your division has been up to in 2014. Get an update on what they are planning for 2015 and discuss symposia proposals for the 2016 Annual Meeting.
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ISTCP Division Changes Name to Division of Translational and Clinical Pharmacology
ASPET
We are pleased to announce a name change to the Division for Integrative Systems, Translational and Clinical Pharmacology (ISTCP) to the Division for Translational and Clinical Pharmacology (TCP). The division's executive committee believes this shortened name will facilitate recruitment of new members and also provide easier recognition of the goals and mission of the division.
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Scientific Memorial Symposium for Dr. Steven Goldberg
ASPET
Members are invited to attend a scientific symposium in memory of Dr. Steven Goldberg on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. The all-day symposium will take place from 9:00-4:00 PM at the BRC Atrium at NIDA, Baltimore.
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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!

Associate Scientist, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics-Bioanalytical (DMPK-BA) — Genentech, South San Francisco, CA

Asst./Assoc./Full Professor (Director, LADDL/Tenure-Track) — Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Postdoctoral Fellow — University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR


Asst./Assoc. Professor of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

Teaching Faculty — Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Chairperson, Department of Pharmacology — A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, MO

Team Leader, High-Throughput Screening (HTS) — Euroscreen SA, Belgium

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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


Scientists create potential long-acting HIV therapeutic
National Institutes of Health
Scientists have created a new molecule that shows promise for controlling HIV without daily antiretroviral drugs. The molecule foils a wider range of HIV strains in the laboratory than any known broadly neutralizing HIV antibody and is more powerful than some of the most potent of these antibodies. In addition, the molecule safely protected monkeys from infection with an HIV-like virus during a 40-week study period.
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New target identified in fight against Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis
Medical Xpress
Highlighting a potential target in the treatment of multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests that triggering a protein found on the surface of brain cells may help slow the progression of these and other neurological diseases. Working with mice, two research teams at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis independently linked the protein to the ability to clear debris from the brain.
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Psychiatric drug overuse is cited in federal study
The New York Times
Federal investigators say they have found evidence of widespread overuse of psychiatric drugs by older Americans with Alzheimer's disease, and are recommending that Medicare officials take immediate action to reduce unnecessary prescriptions. The findings were released recently by the Government Accountability Office, an arm of Congress, and come as the Obama administration has already been working with nursing homes to reduce the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications.
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