Briefings

RFS Briefings - June 8, 2021

Dear Colleagues,  

I am pleased to include another issue of RFS Briefings with some timely and encouraging updates on women in science. 

A few highlights to focus on here include upcoming prizes and awards:

  • Do you know of someone who has promoted sound science in the face of hostility? Nominations are open for the 2021 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science. Read more. 
  • Nominations are now open for Research!America’s 2022 Advocacy Awards! The awards recognize individuals and organizations whose commitment to advocacy for research and innovation has advanced medical and public health progress in profoundly important ways. Read more.
  • The deadline to apply for a Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science is June 11. In 2022, the Vilcek Foundation will award 3 prizes of $50K to immigrant scientists whose research represents a significant contribution to their field. Read more.
  • Apply now for the Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology 2021! The prize is awarded annually to one young scientist who is not older than 35 years for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on molecular and cell biology. Read more.
  • STAT is now accepting applications for the Sharon Begley-STAT Science Reporting Fellowship, a new program with the goal of diversifying the ranks of science and health journalists and fostering better coverage of science that is relevant to all people. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative provided $225,000 to support the first two years of the program, which is named in honor of Sharon Begley, an award-winning science writer for STAT, who died in January 2021 at 64, from complications of lung cancer. Mary Ann Liebert was thrilled to interview her at our 2018 Colloquium at the Wistar Institute. You can WATCH it hereRead more.
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RFS Briefings - May 25, 2021

Dear Colleagues,  

I am pleased to include another issue of RFS Briefings with some timely and encouraging updates on women in science. 

A few highlights to focus on here include upcoming events and awards:

  • The past year has witnessed seismic shifts in many aspects of science, including the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Professors Jennifer Doudna, PhD, and Emmanuelle Charpentier, PhD, for their discovery of CRISPR, transforming the landscape of gene therapy forever. As women gene therapy scientists see the truly limitless possibilities, we highlight a new issue of Human Gene Therapy on the occasion of the 2021 American Society for Gene and Cell Therapy Annual Meeting. The issue highlights several outstanding women scientists who lead gene therapy science today. Read more.

  • Congratulations to Raven Baxter, past RFS speaker, member of our Advisory Board, molecular biologist, science communicator, and recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence - Special Service (COVID-19). Read more.

  • Apply now for the 2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. The Vilcek Foundation will award three Creative Promise Prizes of $50,000 each to young, immigrant biomedical scientists who have demonstrated exceptional achievements early in their careers. Applications are open through June 11, 2021. Read more.

  • Register now for “Nutrition and the Brain (From Research to Practice), Thursday, June 10, 2021” with Mary Yannakoulia, PhD, Professor of Nutrition and Eating Behavior at Harokopio University. Read more.

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RFS Briefings - May 18, 2021

Dear Colleagues,  

I am pleased to include another issue of RFS Briefings with some timely and encouraging updates on women in science. 

A few highlights to focus on here include upcoming events and awards:

  • The Foundation for the Institutes of Health announced the launch of the Deeda Blair Research Initiative for Disorders of the Brain to drive innovation in mental health research. Mrs. Blair was an initial and ongoing supporter and Board Member of RFS. Read more.

  • Congratulations to Christine Petit and Christopher A. Walsh, recipients of the 2021 Gruber Neuroscience Prize, for their groundbreaking work on the genetic and molecular mechanisms behind the development of inherited neurodevelopmental disorders. Read more.

  • Nominations for the 2021 John Maddox Prize are open until June 14. The John Maddox Prize recognizes the work of an individual to promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so. Read more.

  • The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 120 members — 59 of whom are women, the most elected in a single year — and 30 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Read more.

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RFS Briefings - April 27, 2021

Dear Colleagues,  

I am pleased to include another issue of RFS Briefings with some timely and encouraging updates on women in science.

A few highlights to focus on here include upcoming events and awards:

  • As part of the Event Steering Committee, we encourage you to register for the 5th Annual Vivian W. Pinn Symposium on May 11–12, 2021. The virtual event, honoring the leadership and legacy of Dr. Vivian Pinn, will illustrate the scientific, societal, and economic opportunities of integrating sex and gender into biomedical research and the power of working together. This year's symposium is titled “Integrating Sex and Gender Into Biomedical Research as a Path for Better Science and Innovation.” Read more.

  • Picture a Scientist chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. The film is now available to stream on-demand for those in the US. Read more.

  • Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Women in Science are now open for applications. Applications can be made between April 12 and June 20, 2021, and the winners will be announced in October 2021 during a dedicated ceremony. Read more.

  • Nominations are now open for the 2022 Vilcek Award. The Vilcek Foundation will award three Creative Promise Prizes of $50,000 each to young, immigrant biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Applications are open through June 11, 2021. Read more 

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RFS Briefings - April 13, 2021

Dear Colleagues, 

I am pleased to include another issue of RFS Briefings with some timely and encouraging updates on women in science. 

A few highlights to focus on here include submission information for upcoming events, reports, and articles:

  • Scribe Therapeutics, a company co-founded by Jennifer Doudna, co-inventor of CRISPR technology and Nobel Laureate, has completed an oversubscribed $100-million Series B financing. Read more.
  • Congratulations to Jane Lubchenco for her appointment to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, as Deputy Director for Climate and Environment. She is a former NOAA Administrator and Environmental Defense Fund board member, and a past speaker at an RFS Board Meeting. Read more.
  • The Vilcek Foundation has launched an online celebration honoring the recipients of the 2021 Vilcek Foundation Prizes. Visit the online celebration for videos, insights, and photos that put the spotlight on the 2021 Prizewinners. The Vilcek's have been long time supporter of the Rosalind Franklin Society. Read more.
  • The National Academies’ Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education is inviting proposal submissions for presentations, posters, and sessions on promising and innovative practices to address and prevent sexual harassment in higher education. Read more.
  • A special edition of the MIT Faculty Newsletter written by Nancy Hopkins, co-founder of the Rosalind Franklin Society, describes the origins of the Boston Biotech Working Group to address the underrepresentation of women faculty as board members and founders of biotech start-ups. Read more.
  • Keystone Symposia, one of our Council of Academic Institutions members, is hosting events with leadership of several key female scientists: HIV Vaccines (June 1-4, 2021), HIV Pathogenesis and Cure (June 1-4, 2021), Neurodegenerative Diseases: Genes, Mechanisms and Therapeutics, (June 7-9, 2021), NeuroImmune Interactions in Health and Disease (June 7-9, 2021)
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