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The AFMR became a member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) in 2010, a coalition of 30 scientific societies representing over 125,000 members. The organization is recognized globally for promoting research and education in the biological and biomedical sciences. Legislators, federal agencies, and the media turn to FASEB for information on policies related to biomedical science and engineering.
FASEB's elected leaders and staff regularly meet with members of Congress, congressional staff, and federal agency officials to provide the perspective of the membership on a wide range of issues. These positions are developed by the working scientists representing FASEB member societies and reflect the views of a broad cross-section of the research community.
Also since 2010, the AFMR has been a member of Research!America. Together, we increase public and policymaker awareness of the health and economic benefits of medical research, and build a strong base of citizen support for more research and innovation.
NIH Career Development Awards
The AFMR was the leading advocate for the Clinical Research Enhancement Act of 1999, legislated by Congress to create NIH funding through Career Development K awards, the Loan Repayment Program, and other funding for clinical investigators.
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