Cincinnati--Peter J. Stambrook, PhD, chairman of the Department of
Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Cincinnati
(UC) College of Medicine and associate director of the Barrett Cancer
Center, UC has been invited to serve as a member of the Board of
Directors of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental
Biology (FASEB) and of its Public Affairs Executive Committee (PAEC).
is an association of 21 scientific societies representing more than
60,000 basic scientists in the biomedical sciences, making it the
largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United
States. The mission of FASEB is to enhance the ability of biomedical
and life scientists to improve, through research, the health,
well-being and productivity of all people. "It is an honor for me and
the University of Cincinnati to participate in this organization at a
level where I may be able to influence public policy relating to
scientific issues," Stambrook said.
The PAEC acts on
recommendations from the Scientific Policy Committee to present
positions that FASEB may take on public policy as they relate to
scientific and medical issues. For example, FASEB played a critical
role in convincing members of the U.S. Congress of the need to double
the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget within a five-year
period and to increase budget allocations to other scientific agencies.