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Award Highlight! The JJ Abel Award in Pharmacology
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The John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology, named after the founder of ASPET, was established in 1946 to stimulate fundamental research in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics by young investigators. This award along with the other 2015 Awards is now open for nominations. Send in your nominations by September 15, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT.
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Award Highlight! The Julius Axelrod Award in Pharmacology
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The Julius Axelrod Award is presented for significant contributions to understanding the biochemical mechanisms underlying the pharmacological actions of drugs and for contributions to mentoring other pharmacologists. This award is now open for nominations. Send in your nominations by September 15, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT.
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21 Institutions Are Participating in this year's ASPET SURF Institutional Program
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If your institution would like to host your own Summer Research Fellowship in 2015, please apply now to the ASPET Zannoni SURF Institutional Fellowship program. Applications are being accepted now through October 1, 2014.
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ASPET Members in the News: Dr. Angeline Lyon
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Angeline Lyon, PhD, has recently accepted a position as an assistant professor of Chemistry and Biological Science in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University.
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New PharmTalk Blog: 6 Ways to Join a Research Team: When All Traditional Routes Have Failed
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Are you an undergraduate student searching for a research-related volunteer position but have been unsuccessful in finding one? Natalie Arabian, a senior undergraduate investigator at the USC Alcohol and Brain Research Lab speaks from her personal experience about alternative ways to land a great research internship.
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ASPET Members in the News: Dr. Nancy Zahniser
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Nancy R. Zahniser, PhD, from University of Colorado, Denver received the 2014 Award in Excellence in Pharmacology/Toxicology from the PhRMA Foundation honoring her career achievements in the field of dopamine regulation in drug addiction.
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SCIENCE POLICY NEWS


July 11, 2014 Legislative Update: NIH Funding Bill in Limbo
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A growing realization that many federal agencies will not have new budgets but will instead rely on another Continuing Resolution (CR) that would likely fund NIH and many other federal agencies at their existing level has replaced the optimism felt around congress being able to pass some of its funding bills by October 1.
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ASPET Supports Senator Harkin's "Accelerating Biomedical Research Act"
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ASPET has endorsed Senator Tom Harkin's (D-IA) proposed legislation, "Accelerating Biomedical Research Act," that would help increase funding for the NIH.
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Applications Open for 2015 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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CAREER NEWS


Post a Job on the ASPET Career Center
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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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Jobs Available
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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!
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ASPET ANNUAL MEETING NEWS


Meeting News
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We're already getting prepared for the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2015. Check out our preliminary program online.
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NEWS FROM THE FIELD


Researchers use nanoparticles to enhance chemotherapy
R&D Magazine
University of Georgia researchers have developed a new formulation of cisplatin, a common chemotherapy drug, that significantly increases the drug's ability to target and destroy cancerous cells. Cisplatin may be used to treat a variety of cancers, but it is most commonly prescribed for cancer of the bladder, ovaries, cervix, testicles and lung. It is an effective drug, but many cancerous cells develop resistance to the treatment.
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New combination drug controls tumor growth, metastasis in mice
Science Daily
A combination drug has been developed that controls both tumor growth and metastasis, a mouse study has shown. By combining a COX-2 inhibitor, similar to Celebrex, and an epoxide hydrolase inhibitor, the drug controls angiogenesis, limiting a tumor's ability to grow and spread.
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Brain tumor invasion along blood vessels may lead to cancer treatments
National Institutes of Health
Invading glioblastoma cells may hijack cerebral blood vessels during early stages of disease progression and damage the brain's protective barrier, a study in mice indicates. This finding could ultimately lead to new ways to bring about the death of the tumor, as therapies may be able to reach these deadly cells at an earlier time point than was previously thought possible.
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