American Federation for
Medical Research
NEWS
MIDWESTERN REGION Edition

UPCOMING MEETINGS
Midwestern Regional 2011
April 14-15, 2011
Chicago, Illinois

Eastern Regional 2011
April 26-27, 2011
Washington, DC

ACRT/AFMR/SCTS Joint Annual Meeting
April 27-29, 2011
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, DC

Attending Experimental
Biology 2011?

Plan to attend the AFMR
Translational Research
Symposia!

April 9-13, 2011
Washington, DC

News from the Other AFMR Sections:


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News from the Midwestern Region
Abraham Thomas, MD, MPHIt is a great pleasure to provide an update into the activities of the Mid-West Section of the AFMR. Congress and the White House are in the process of hammering out a budget for the fiscal year.
Chair
   Abraham Thomas, MD, MPH
Secretary-Treasurer
   Kieren J. Mather, MD
Past Chair
   James P Maloney, MD
Councilors
   Armand A. Krikorian, MD
   Suthat Liangpunsakul, MD, MPH
   Mark A. Wiley, MD
Biomedical research at least in the House of Representative proposal faces severe cutbacks as do many other programs that are not related to defense, social security, or Medicare. It is during times like this that the mission of the AFMR is even more important. The mission of AFMR is to promote understanding of recent advances in biomedical science for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease; to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information among physicians and other investigators who are concerned with the treatment



Public Policy
Update
The AFMR has taken recent steps toward advancing its public policy agenda by partnering with FASEB and with Research!America. Here are a few:

   FASEB provided comments to the Department of Health and Human Services on proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

   The AFMR identified priorities for future investment in biomedical research that were forwarded to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy by FASEB.

   Congress has recessed without passing the FY2011 funding bills for NIH and other
Journal of Investigative Medicine
The Journal of Investigative Medicine publishes work of broad interest to academic physicians and research scientists in areas pertaining to clinical and biomedical research.

Publications Upcoming in Issue #5:
EB symposium manuscripts
A collection of manuscripts summarizing the topics of the presentations at the AFMR EB symposium entitled "Translating Your Ideas: Drug Development, Intellectual Property and the State of Academic-University Relations". The manuscripts from this symposium detail pathways and problems that surround the process of translating scientific ideas and discoveries into beneficial


Introduction to Statistical Genetics Workshop
Data Mining: Functional Statistical Genetics & Bioinformatics - Laura Kelly Vaughan, PhD
Design and Analysis of Genome-Wide Association Studies - Tasha E. Fingerlin, PhD
Introduction to Epigenetics/Epigenomics - Xiangqin Cui, PhD
Pathway Analysis Hypothesis - David B. Allison, PhD

2011 AFMR Award Recipients
Outstanding Investigator

Vance G. Fowler, Jr., MD, MHS
Associate Professor with Tenure
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
Junior Physician Investigator

Carmella Evans-Molina, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana


Ten reasons to visit the AFMR website
(www.afmr.org)
  1. Submit an abstract to your AFMR Regional Meeting.
  2. Learn about and influence important public policy issues.
  3. Apply for a Research Day Award to be presented at your institutionís college or departmental research day.
  4. Obtain information regarding career development, research and training opportunities, funding sources, and grant development at AFMR Career Connections.
  5. Submit a proposal for a symposium at the 2012 Experimental Biology meeting.