Briefing Next Week: R&D in Cellular Agriculture

One of the newest developments in agriculture is cellular agriculture – growing food starting from cell cultures rather than from whole plants or animals. Meat grown this way, known as clean meat, cultured meat, or lab-grown meat, could have implications
for food safety, humane treatment of animals, and sustainability of food production.

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Deadline COB Tues – Letter to NSF on addressing sexual harassment

I am writing to invite you to join me in sending a letter to the National Science Foundation urging them to implement their proposed reforms regarding sexual harassment. As you may be aware, the National Academies released a report this week that comprehensively
evaluated the prevalence and prevention of sexual harassment in academic science, engineering, and medicine. (For more information: The Hill, Washington
Post)

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Deadline COB Tues – Letter commending NSF for addressing sexual harassment

I am writing to invite you to join me in sending a letter to the National Science Foundation urging them to implement their proposed reforms regarding sexual harassment. As you may be aware, the National Academies released a report this week that comprehensively
evaluated the prevalence and prevention of sexual harassment in academic science, engineering, and medicine. (For more information: The Hill, Washington
Post)

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Sign letter to NSF about sexual harassment in STEM

I am writing to invite you to join me in sending a letter to the National Science Foundation urging them to implement their proposed reforms regarding sexual harassment. As you may be aware, the National Academies released a report this week that comprehensively
evaluated the prevalence and prevention of sexual harassment in academic science, engineering, and medicine. (For more information:

The Hill,
Washington Post)

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Lunch Briefing – Bioengineering: A New Frontier in American Manufacturing

Biomanufacturing will transform our healthcare industry. From grafting new skin treatments to 3D-printing biomaterials to replace bones and organs, the advances made today will have profound impact for every patient. The global competition to develop new
technologies is fierce, and as our engineers, doctors, and scientists continue to innovate, the federal government plays an integral role in ensuring this technology is invented, approved, and used here in the U.S.

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Lunch Briefing: A New Approach to the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic has cost the U.S. more than a trillion dollars since 2001, and may exceed another $500 billion over the next three years. Please join the Research & Development Caucus and the Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus for an important
discussion about how biomedical engineers are working to solve this problem through research and development supported by federal science agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

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Give Patients Access to Their Records!

I invite you to become an original cosponsor of the Medical Records Access Fairness Act. This common-sense bill would require providers to give patients access to their medical records for free up to once per year, providing financial relief to hardworking
Americans who need access to their medical history. Copies of medical records are necessary for medical care when individuals change providers or need to see a specialist who does not have access to a patient’s complete medical history.

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