EB Highlights - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
APS News Update
News Update
Issue: April 26, 2017


Physiology Attendees: Check out these Wednesday highlights from the APS EB Program 

APS Sessions at EB 2017

Download the EB App for the latest meeting updates. Pick up your APS EB program at the APS office or the kiosk (outside of APS session rooms). Note: Meeting-wide programs will NOT be printed for EB 2017.

Tell Congress to Support Research Funding

Congress faces an April 28 deadline to finalize 2017 budgets for government agencies—including proposed increases for several research-funding agencies. Members of Congress listen to their constituents. Tell them to support research funding.

Contact Congress now to ask your representative and senators to vote in favor of robust funding increases for biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Veterans Administration, and the departments of Agriculture and Energy. (You must be a U.S. resident to email members of Congress.) 

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Kick-Start Your Funding: Looking Beyond NIH and NSF at the 2017 Trainee Symposium 

Funding for scientific research is becoming progressively harder to obtain, and competition continues to grow. Despite the increased challenge to gain federal funding, many universities and other institutions require their applicants to have funding when applying for faculty positions, regardless of their career stage. This symposium will provide information on less traditional funding mechanisms, including industry, private foundations, crowd-funding and military funding. Speakers include Lisa Leon, Eugene Shek, Charles Saxe and Melissa Wilson Sayres. The APS 2017 Trainee Symposium will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in MPCC Room W192C.

Louis Ignarro, PhD, to Present 2017 APS Nobel Prize Award Lecture

1998 Nobel Prize winner Louis J. Ignarro, PhD, will present this year’s APS Nobel Prize Award Lecture, "The Road to Stockholm: A Nobel Mission," from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. in MPCC Room W375A. Ignarro, along with Robert F. Furchgott and Ferid Murad, won the prize for their discoveries concerning nitric oxide as a signalling molecule in the cardiovascular system. Following the lecture, there will be an opportunity to meet Ignarro, get his autograph and have your picture taken with him.  

APS Closing Party—Battle of the Bands

Join us for a fun evening of food, drinks, dessert and entertainment at the APS Closing Party from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Ballroom A. GI Distress and the FASEBettes will battle The Third Reviewers for bragging rights. Don’t miss out on this great event. Tickets are $30 when you purchase them during registration or $40 at the door. 

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APS Office

Find the APS headquarters in the Jackson Park A Room at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel. Office hours are Saturday through Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, 7 a.m to 3 p.m. 

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