AIBS Member Donates $13,000 to Support Graduate Student Leadership

An American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) member has anonymously donated $13,000 to help endow the AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award program. The award recognizes graduate students who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential at the intersection of biology and science policy. Thirsty-one individuals have been recognized with the Award and an additional 23 scientists have received Honorable Mention recognition since the program was launched 16 years ago. Award winners join a growing network of leaders who will advance the biological sciences for years to come through the promotion of effective science policy. Past recipients work in academia, diplomacy and foreign service, and in science policy and communications for non-profit organizations, members of Congress, and federal agencies. Recipients travel to Washington, DC, to participate in meetings with lawmakers and other science policy practitioners, and to complete a science policy and communications training program. The support of AIBS members makes this program possible. To guarantee more students benefit from this Award, AIBS has launched a campaign to raise at least $80,000. With this anonymous gift, more than $55,000 has been raised. Individuals committed to supporting the education and professional development of graduate students are invited to support the Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award program with a donation of any size. If you would like to make an anonymous donatio...
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ConclusionThough the majority of faculty desired POF, developing a supportive environment and feasible program is challenging. This study provides considerations for improving and designing POF programs.
Source: Academic Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 March 2019Source: The Journal of Molecular DiagnosticsAuthor(s): Maristela L. Onozato, Clarence Yapp, Douglas Richardson, Tilak Sundaresan, Varun Chahal, Jesse Lee, James P. Sullivan, Marisa W. Madden, Hyo S. Shim, Mathew Liebers, Quan Ho, Shyamala Maheswaran, Daniel A. Haber, Zongli Zheng, Brian Clancy, Hunter L. Elliott, Jochen K. Lennerz, A. John IafrateThe quantification of changes in gene copy number is critical to our understanding of tumor biology and for the clinical management of cancer patients. DNA fluorescence in situ hybridization is the gold standard method to detect copy ...
Source: The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2019Source: Pathology - Research and Practice, Volume 215, Issue 4Author(s):
Source: Pathology Research and Practice - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2019Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle SurgeryAuthor(s): Evelyn Heigh, Laura Bohman, Gary Briskin, Michael Slayton, Richard Amodei, Keegan Compton, Bob BaravarianAbstractIntense therapeutic ultrasound for chronic plantar fasciitis musculoskeletal tissue pain reduction was evaluated in a pivotal clinical trial examining effectiveness, safety, and patient tolerance. In this single-blinded study, 33 patients received 2 treatments that were 4 weeks apart on plantar fascia tissue along with conservative standard of care. Patients were followed for up to 6 months after the first tre...
Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2019Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle SurgeryAuthor(s): Susan M. Ge, Yousef Marwan, Abdullah Addar, Nizar Algarni, Ruth Chaytor, Robert E. TurcotteAbstractOsteoid osteomas (OOs) are rare benign bone tumors that may occur in various joints including the ankle. These tumors are generally removed via open surgical excision or radiofrequency ablation. However, when they occur intra-articularly, these treatments are more difficult to perform because of more difficult access and the increased risk of damaging articular cartilage. Therefore, some have advocated for the use of arthro...
Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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