July 26, 2017

Justement elected vice president of science policy for FASEB

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Justement webLouis Justement, Ph.D., professor of Microbiology, has been elected as the vice president for science policy at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).

FASEB is the nation’s largest coalition of biomedical researchers, representing 31 scientific societies and over 125,000 researchers from around the world. FASEB is recognized as the policy voice of biological and biomedical researchers and works to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to its member societies and collaborative advocacy.

See UAB faculty members Lou Justement, Ph.D., Mary-Ann Bjornsti, Ph.D., and David Chaplin, Ph.D. featured in a FASEB video highlighting the organization's Capitol Hill Day. 
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as vice president for science policy at FASEB,” Justement said. “It is critical now more than any time previously for all scientist to be actively engaged in science policy and outreach to the public to make the case that biological and biomedical research is essential for improving health and welfare of the nation and to drive innovation.”

The FASEB vice president for science policy serves as the chair of the Science Policy Committee (SPC) and works closely with the FASEB Board and Office of Public Affairs to promote sound science policy in the biological and biomedical sciences.

Justement has served as vice president elect since July 1, 2017 and will become the vice president for science policy July 1, 2018.