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Senate Considers Health Reform Legislation; Timing Uncertain

The U.S. Senate was working hard to develop its version of a health reform measure, but timetable expectations continue to shift. The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of a health reform bill in May; the Senate leadership had hoped to pass an alternative healthcare coverage measure by the end of June. Senate Republicans...
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Endocrine Society Implements New EDC Advisory Group – Joins with European Societies to Oppose EDC Criteria

During the past three years, the Endocrine Society has worked to expand its global advocacy concerning endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The Society has become a recognized leader in advocating for policies and regulatory strategies for EDCs that reflect the latest endocrine science and incorporate principles of endocrinology. EDCs are chemicals that interfere with the normal function...
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Healthcare Reform’s Tug of War

EN0617_cover-small When the U.S. House of Representatives passed health reform legislation in yet another attempt to repeal Obamacare, there were more questions than answers. Endocrine News examines the new bill to let you know what’s in it, what’s not, what’s at stake, where the Endocrine Society stands, and what’s next for you and your patients. On...
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Endocrine Society Opposes Trump’s Budget Cuts to Public Health, Research

The Endocrine Society warned that the president’s proposal to slash $7.16 billion, or more than a fifth, of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) budget, and $1.2 billion from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would hinder progress toward needed medical treatments and advances in public health and disease prevention. President Trump released...
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Congress Passes FY 2017 Funding with $2 Billion NIH Increase

By April 27, both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate passed legislation to keep the government funded through September 30, 2017 and it included a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This was one of the Endocrine Society’s top advocacy priorities as grant funding for our member researchers was...
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Taking It to the Streets: On the Scene for the March for Science

Science_March_37 On Saturday April 22, hundreds of thousands of people around the world took to the streets to show their support for scientific research in the March for Science. The Endocrine Society was not only a sponsor but an avid participant as members and staffers alike raised their voices – and often humorous signs – to...
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April 22 March for Science Preview: Q&A with Joanna Spencer-Segal

MfS_Logo_from_Postcard On April 22, the largest rally in support of science ever – the March for Science – will take place in Washington, D.C., and simultaneously in more than 400 cities across the U.S. and the world. Hundreds of thousands of scientists and science advocates will come together with one voice to call for support for...