New FASEB head takes office

linkurl:Mark Lively,;http://www1.wfubmc.edu/biochem/Faculty/Lively.htm who took office as the 94th president of the linkurl:Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB);http://www.faseb.org/ last week (July 1), plans to focus the group's policy efforts on issues such as animal use in research, rules for conflicts of interest, and biosecurity regulations relating to the use of select agents, FASEB said in a statement. Image: Wake Forest University School of Medicine"I think

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Jul 7, 2009
linkurl:Mark Lively,;http://www1.wfubmc.edu/biochem/Faculty/Lively.htm who took office as the 94th president of the linkurl:Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB);http://www.faseb.org/ last week (July 1), plans to focus the group's policy efforts on issues such as animal use in research, rules for conflicts of interest, and biosecurity regulations relating to the use of select agents, FASEB said in a statement.
Image: Wake Forest University
School of Medicine
"I think it's a good selection," says linkurl:Alan Townsend,;http://www1.wfubmc.edu/biochem/Faculty/Townsend.htm Lively's colleague at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. "He's very well versed with the policies that are confronting FASEB, and I think he'll be an excellent leader and a good representative for the science community." FASEB will continue to focus on its core mission of educating policymakers with regard to research funding, Lively said in the statement. "This is a critical time for the biomedical sciences and for science policy, and FASEB will continue to...




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