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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...
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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...