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Endocrine Society Advocacy Win: European Commission Includes Endocrine Society Recommendations in Chemical Strategy

On October 14, the European Commission issued a Communication describing the European Union’s “Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment,” as part of the EU Green Deal. The strategy is designed to be the foundation for the most significant update to Europe’s chemical regulations in more than a decade. The Endocrine Society has advocated...
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Congress Approves Continuing Resolution Through December 11

As Congress was not able to come to an agreement on the appropriations bills to fund the federal government for the next fiscal year (FY) in advance of the September 31 deadline, policy makers instead passed a Continuing Resolution that essentially funds the government at the prior year levels through December 11 2020. While it...
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Endocrine Society Members Rally (Online) for Medical Research

advocacy_rally On September 17, members of the Endocrine Society joined over 400 advocates to call on the Congress to provide increased funding for biomedical research as part of the 8th Annual Rally for Medical Research. Although the COVID-19 pandemic prevented participants from gathering in-person, Rally organizers were able to arrange tele- and videoconference meetings for research...
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Endocrine Society Congratulates New NIEHS Director

On June 11, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the appointment of Rick Woychik, PhD, as director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and National Toxicology Program (NTP). Woychik has been serving as the Acting Director of NIEHS since October 2019 following the retirement of the previous Director, Linda Birnbaum, PhD....
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NIH Adapts to COVID-19 Pandemic

With the severe disruption to research activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic causing strain at labs across the country, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has had to quickly address the situation for the workforce while also mobilizing to support research activities related to the virus and comorbidities. Despite the extreme challenge of the situation,...
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Endocrine Society Advocates Virtually to Urge Congress to Support Researchers, Clinicians, and Patients

As the pandemic took hold in the U.S. and communities implemented strict social distancing measures, including stay-at-home orders, the Endocrine Society pivoted its advocacy approach to Congress and launched a strategic “virtual” Hill Day to advocate our recommendations for relief legislation. Originally, the Society had planned a Hill Day for April 20 to bring members...