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Endocrine Society Members Join Rally for Medical Research

On September 14, members of the Endocrine Society joined over 400 research advocates in Washington, D.C., to visit members of Congress and call for increased funding for biomedical research as part of the Rally for Medical Research. Endocrine Society members Heather Patisaul, PhD, Benson Tokunbo Akingbemi, PhD, DVM, T. Rajendra Kumar, PhD, MSC, and Lindsey...
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Endocrine Society’s Diabetes Briefing on Capitol Hill “Goes to the Dogs”

advocacydog3 On September 14, the Endocrine Society hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill titled “Diabetes in America: Research Accomplishments and Clinical Challenges,” sponsored by Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA). The briefing featured presentations from Judith Fradkin, MD, of the National Institutes of Health, who shared accomplishments in diabetes research; Shivani Agarwal, MD, MPH, of the University of...
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Join Your Colleagues & Advocate for Your Endocrine Research!

As the U.S. government approaches the new fiscal year (FY), beginning October 1, ongoing congressional battles over the budget are causing a great deal of uncertainty regarding the funding outlook for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies and programs in FY 2018. In August, Congress left for their summer recess without...
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NIH Funding Outlook Uncertain Amid Big-Picture Budget Battles

The Endocrine Society has been encouraged by the significant increases in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal years (FY) 2016 and 2017.  However, further steady and sustainable increases in funding are needed to undo damage cause by years of flat funding prior to 2016.  At the time this article was written,...
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New Leaders Appointed at CDC, FASEB

fitzgerald On July 7, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price announced that Brenda Fitzgerald had been selected as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fitzgerald is an obstetrician-gynecologist who served as the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health. In that capacity, Fitzgerald served on an advisory council on childhood...
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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...