Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald is an OB-GYN and has been head of the Georgia Department of Public Health since 2011. She succeeds Dr. Tom Frieden, who resigned as CDC director in January at the end of the Obama administration. Fitzgerald was appointed by Dr. Tom Price, who was a congressman from Georgia before he was named … Continue reading Secretary Price Appoints Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., as CDC Director
Deeply troubling signs for federal science and science policy are becoming increasingly evident. Climate change skeptic Scott Pruitt now leads the Environmental Protection Agency and has announced that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. Side-stepping science entirly, the Trump administration's 42-page proposal for repealing former President Obama's Clean Water Rule (WOTUS) is largely built … Continue reading Top Ten Deeply Troubling Signs for Federal Science Policy
Congress' final agreement on a fiscal year 2017 appropriations boosts funding for a few science agencies while holding others steady.
On March 9, the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology held the first of two hearings related to NSF, focusing on “overview and oversight” of NSF programs by the science committee’s research panel.
The EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT has yet to fill several key-science and technology related senate-confirmed positions.
Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics, and Governance, a new report of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine is now available.
Tom Price was Senate-confirmed as secretary of health and human services on a party-line 52–47 vote on February 10, 2017. He will have responsibility over the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, among a number of other research and public health agencies.