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Award Highlight! The Pharmacia-ASPET Award for Experimental Therapeutics
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The Pharmacia ASPET Award in Experimental Therapeutics recognizes and stimulates outstanding research in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, basic laboratory, or clinical research that has had, or potentially will have, a major impact on the pharmacological treatment of disease. Send in your nominations for this award by September 15, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT.
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Award Highlight! The Robert R. Ruffolo Career Achievement Award in Pharmacology
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The Robert R. Ruffolo Career Achievement Award in Pharmacology recognizes the scientific achievements of mid- to late-career scientists who are at the peak of their careers and who have made significant contributions to any area of pharmacology. Send in your nominations for this award by September 15, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT.
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Take the ASPET Annual Membership Survey
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It’s time to take the ASPET Annual Membership Survey again! We have decided to focus this year’s survey on ASPET's Divisions. Let us know how well your primary division is serving your membership needs. Your feedback will help us and our divisions better understand your needs to identify areas in which we might expand our services.
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ASPET Members in the News: Dr. James Barrett
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James Barrett, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology & Physiology at Drexel University College of Medicine has been elected to serve as councilor on the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) executive committee.
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21 Institutions 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. Carl Faingold
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Dr. Carl L. Faingold, PhD, distinguished professor and founding faculty at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has recently published a book titled Neuronal Networks in Brain Function, CNS Disorders, and Therapeutics with co-editor Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD.
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NIGMS Issues "Stories of Basic Science to Medical Advances" Challenge
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The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has announced the requirements and registration information for its “Stories of Basic Science to Medical Advances” Challenge. The goal of this challenge is to link NIGMS-supported basic science to the development of new medical applications.
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ASPET Members in the News: Dr. Kelly Karpa
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As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Kelly Karpa, PhD, from Penn State University is launching an inter-professional educational (IPE) program that teaches 3rd year medical students, 2nd year nurse practitioner students, and final year pharmacy students safe and effective medication prescribing.
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SCIENCE POLICY NEWS


NIH Launches New Program to Find Drug Targets
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The NIH announced a “new collaborative initiative to improve human health by exploring poorly understood genes that have the potential to be modified by medicines,” as part of the NIH Common Fund’s Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG) project.
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Cuts Hurt: Report on Public Health Funding
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Last year, the NDD United campaign—founded and led by the Coalition for Health Funding (CHF), of which ASPET is a member—released a report to share the stories of individuals harmed by federal budget cuts called Faces of Austerity: How Budget Cuts Have Made Us Sicker, Poorer and Less Secure. The report provides a closer look at the impact of budget cuts across many public health agencies.
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NIGMS Seeks Input on New Research Funding Program
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As part of its ongoing efforts to explore ways to increase the efficiency and efficacy of our funding activities, NIGMS is planning a pilot program that would support an investigator’s research through a single, unified grant rather than separate project grants.
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Attention Graduate Students and Postdocs: Apply to the Washington Fellows Program by Sept 2
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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. Apply for the fellowship by September 2, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT.
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ASPET JOURNALS NEWS


Pharmacology Research & Perspectives Accepted for Deposition in PubMed Central
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Pharmacology Research & Perspectives has now been accepted for indexing in PubMed Central (PMC). This journal invites authors to submit research articles as well as several types of special articles such as target validation, drug discovery reviews, frontiers in translational medicine, pharmacological hypotheses, and replication studies.
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CAREER NEWS


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!

Tenure-track Faculty in Pharmacology - Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH

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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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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


Repurposing a drug for abdominal cancer
University of Kansas Cancer Center via ScienceDaily
A repurposed drug originally used to treat ovarian cancer saw positive results for patients with advanced peritoneal cancers during a phase I clinical trial, researchers report. The drug, known under the brand name Nanotax, is a fine particle reformulation of paclitaxel, the standard treatment for ovarian cancer.
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Scientists find 6 new genetic risk factors for Parkinson's
Neuroscience News
Using data from over 18,000 patients, scientists have identified more than two dozen genetic risk factors involved in Parkinson's disease, including six that had not been previously reported. The study, published in Nature Genetics, was partially funded by the National Institutes of Health and led by scientists working in NIH laboratories.
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Advanced thin-film technique could deliver long-lasting medication
MIT News Office via R&D Magazine
About 1 in 4 older adults suffers from chronic pain. Many of those people take medication, usually as pills. But this is not an ideal way of treating pain: Patients must take medicine frequently, and can suffer side effects, since the contents of pills spread through the bloodstream to the whole body.
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