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ASBMB and the 2012 Diversity Summit

Luis Sullivan

BIO is glad to hear that the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) is helping the biotech community by promoting diversity. ASBMB has put forth a number of recommendations in response to an alarming 2011 NIH study showing that black researchers were 10% less likely to receive funding than white researchers. These suggestions all aim to ease access to resources and educate minority scientists on how to succeed in the research community- read Read More >

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BioGENEius Award Alumni Update: Jennifer Chen

Jennifer Chen

By Jennifer Chen, Participant, 2011 U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge I am very fortunate to have participated in the U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge. In addition to presenting my research to professionals involved in all aspects of biotechnology, I had the incredible opportunity of understanding the work of my peers, who are similarly enthusiastic about the diverse ways in which science can affect society. Furthermore, the BioGENEius program generously gave me the opportunity to attend the BIO Read More >

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Take the PKD Foundation Challenge

Jill Panetta

By Jill Panetta, Chief Scientific Officer, PKD Foundation Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Awareness Week has been designated the week of June 18 to 24, 2012.  This week allows the PKD Foundation to be able to fulfill part of its mission to people with PKD — to increase awareness of a disease which few know about and raise the understanding and the impact that PKD has on patients and their families. Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease Read More >

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Pregnant in Heels Covers Immunizations

Rosie Pope

BIO may not be on reality TV, but one of our favorite messages- the importance of infant immunization- was discussed in a recent episode of Bravo TV’s Pregnant in Heels. Expectant mother Nia claimed that vaccinations were unnecessary and antiquated, but maternity concierge Rosie made it clear that immunizations would protect Nia’s baby from infectious disease. Check out a recap and clips from the episode on Bravo’s website to see what happened! Also check out Read More >

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Expanding Opportunities to Explore Biotechnology Careers

Jim Koeninger, Executive Director of HOSA—Future Health Professionals

By Jim Koeninger, PhD, Executive Director, HOSA—Future Health Professionals HOSA—Future Health Professionals, with nearly 150,000 members in 48 states and territories, has built and maintained a pipeline of future health professionals in secondary and postsecondary/collegiate institutions to work collaboratively and cooperatively to develop and produce a highly trained workforce for the health professions. HOSA is proud that this is our 27th consecutive year of increasing membership in our nearly 4,000 chapters with 48 percent minority participation. Read More >

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