Trump administration
Head of Global Health Security Ousted from White House
Head of Global Health Security Ousted from White House
Shawna Williams | May 10, 2018
The position was eliminated the same week a new Ebola outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
CDC Director Takes a $165,300 Pay Cut
CDC Director Takes a $165,300 Pay Cut
Diana Kwon | May 9, 2018
Robert Redfield’s record-setting salary was nearly double that of his predecessors.
Trump Administration Considers Restrictions on Chinese Researchers
Trump Administration Considers Restrictions on Chinese Researchers
Diana Kwon | May 2, 2018
The proposed limitations stem from fears of intellectual property theft.
Columbia University Graduate Students Go on Strike
Columbia University Graduate Students Go on Strike
Jim Daley | Apr 25, 2018
Administration officials contend that research and teaching assistants are students, not workers, and want to take the matter to federal court.
Inside the OSTP: Q&A With a Senior Science Policy Advisor
Inside the OSTP: Q&A With a Senior Science Policy Advisor
Shawna Williams | Apr 18, 2018
Sara Brenner discusses why she took a break from academia to join the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, and what she hopes to accomplish there.
US Scientists Running for Office in Record Numbers
US Scientists Running for Office in Record Numbers
Jim Daley | Mar 5, 2018
A science-oriented political action committee is supporting candidates across the country.
Proposed Federal Budget Slashes Funds to EPA, CDC
Proposed Federal Budget Slashes Funds to EPA, CDC
Diana Kwon | Feb 13, 2018
Funds for the NIH and NSF would stay flat, while some agencies, including the FDA and NASA, would see increases.
US Interior Department Adopts Political Screening Process for Grants
US Interior Department Adopts Political Screening Process for Grants
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 11, 2018
The new policy affects academic and nonprofit grants and cooperative agreements exceeding $50,000. 
Members of Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Fired
Members of Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Fired
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 3, 2018
The move follows mass resignations from the council in June. 
Federal Officials and Scientists Respond to Purported CDC Word Ban
Federal Officials and Scientists Respond to Purported CDC Word Ban
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 18, 2017
The alleged ban prohibits officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using a list of seven words in agency budget documents.