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Early Career Reviewer Program
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Thinking about becoming an Early Career Reviewer? The NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Early Career Reviewer (ECR) program was developed to train qualified scientists without prior CSR review experience to become effective reviewers.
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New PharmTalk Blog: Careers in Intellectual Property...Making the Transition
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Are you interested in a career outside of academic research? Byron Roberts, an intellectual property officer at InnovationAccess (the technology transfer office at University of California, Davis) shares his insights on different aspects of IP careers that postdocs and graduate students may find appealing.
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ASPET Members in the News: Dr. Solomon Snyder
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In a recent ground-breaking study, Dr. Solomon Snyder and his team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University have reported that a cellular mechanism in the genetic mutation causes the vast neurodegeneration that ultimately leads to Huntington's disease.
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ASPET Members in the News: Dr. Alphonse Ingenito
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Dr. Alphonse J. Ingenito's book Drug Therapy: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow — Basic Fundamentals for the Non-Scientist was recently published by Dog Ear Publishing. The book is a primer of basic fundamentals of pharmacology and drug therapy intended for the average layperson lacking a scientific background.
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Support the John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology by Donating to the John J. Abel Award Endowment Fund
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The Abel Award recognizes young scientists who are doing fundamental research in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics. Help us reach our goal of raising $200K by taking the time now to make your tax-deductible donation.
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SCIENCE POLICY NEWS


House Budget Proposal Would Make Big Cuts to NIH and Other Discretionary Programs
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House Budget Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the House Republican budget resolution for FY 2015. The budget proposal intends to cut government spending by more than $5 trillion over ten years.
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ASPET's Congressional Testimony Supports $32 Billion for the NIH in FY 2015
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ASPET recently submitted a written testimony in support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) FY 2015 budget. ASPET recommends a FY 2015 NIH budget of at least $32 billion.
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Applications Open for 2015 ASPET Washington Fellows Program
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The ASPET Washington Fellows Program enables early career scientists interested in science policy to learn about and become more engaged in public policy issues. The program is open to any graduate student, postdoctoral trainee, or researcher no more than four years past the completion of his/her postdoctoral training.
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ASPET JOURNALS NEWS


Thomas Burris, Ph.D., Has Joined the Pharmacological Reviews Editorial Board
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Dr. Burris is currently the William Beaumont Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacological and Physiological Science in the School of Medicine at Saint Louis University. His research is on nuclear receptors and chemical biology. He was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences in 2010 "for outstanding research contributions to the field of nuclear receptor action and pharmacology, particularly in the area of chemical biology of orphan nuclear receptors." Dr. Burris is also a Fellow of the American Heart Association (elected 2011).
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ASPET ANNUAL MEETING AT EB 2014 NEWS


Just 10 Days Left Until the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology
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ASPET is ready for an exciting Annual Meeting at EB 2014. Our program is lined up with the hottest topics and the very best speakers in our field. You also won't want to miss any of the social and networking events we have planned this year. Also, in conjunction with ASPET's new logo launch, there will be all new ASPET products for sale this year. Be sure to come by ASPET Booth #920 in the Exhibit Hall to make your purchases and support your Society. We hope to see you soon in sunny San Diego!
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Useful Links
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ASPET's Full Program and downloadable Program-at-a-Glance
Register to Attend EB 2014
Build Your Itinerary for EB 2014
Official Bloggers for ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2014 are Katiesci and Drug Monkey
EB 2014 Volunteer opportunity in San Diego on Friday, April 25
Read About the 2014 ASPET Award Winners
2014 Catecholamine Society Dinner at EB 2014 to Feature Lecture by Axelrod Award Winner Jeffrey Benovic

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Daily Meeting Highlights
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For those members who are attending EB, ASPET will be sending a daily email with programming highlights, any event changes, and other important information. Be sure to check your email each day of the meeting and make sure you can receive emails from ASPET's Constant Contact account. These emails will also be posted on the ASPET website.
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NEWS FROM THE FIELD


Unexpected Protein Partnership Has Implications for Cancer Treatment
National Institutes of Health
Scientists have identified two unlikely partners in a type of immune cell called a macrophage that work together in response to cancer drugs to increase inflammation in a way that may alter tumor growth. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health published the study in the journal Cancer Research.
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New Mouse Model Could Revolutionize Research in Alzheimer's Disease
Neuroscience News
In a recent study published in Nature Neuroscience, a group of researchers led by Takaomi Saido of the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have reported the creation of two new mouse models of Alzheimer's disease that may potentially revolutionize research into this disease.
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Drug Does Not Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes For Diastolic Heart Failure
National Institutes of Health
A drug that blocks the action of a key hormone did not significantly improve a set of cardiovascular outcomes for patients with diastolic heart failure, a condition in which the heart is stiffer than normal and has problems filling with blood, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. In terms of the study's primary aim, the results showed no difference in the overall combined endpoint treatments.
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