The Society For Biomaterials is a proud member of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE’s) Council of Societies. Through our partnership with AIMBE, SFB supports advocacy of policies and regulations consistent with the development of safe and effective materials used in the manufacture of medical devices, and increased funding for biomedical research and development in the US Federal Budget. This powerful advocacy tool provides SFB members a single access resource to look up their elected officials, learn about visiting Capitol Hill, host a Member of Congress, or write their elected lawmakers. Click here to visit the SFB/AIMBE Advocates site.
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STUDENT POLICY RESOURCES
Provided by AIMBE
AIMBE offers resources for students and trainees interested in getting involved and active in science policy. They have put together a set of materials geared toward graduate students seeking to:
1. Learn about science policy issues
2. Look-up their Members of Congress
3. Start a science policy group on their campus
4. Arrange a public policy lecture by AIMBE Exec. Dir. Milan Yager
5. Identify science policy trainings and workshops
6. Learn about post-grad opportunities in science policy
7. Follow relevant resources on Twitter
Below is an idea of how you can take advantage of these resources.
AIMBE Public Policy Lectures
AIMBE launched a lecture series on the campuses of colleges and universities across the country on “The Science of Failed Public Policy–Why Congress Doesn’t Fund Medical Innovation,” hosted by AIMBE Executive Director Milan Yager. Contact email@example.com to schedule a fall lecture on your campus.
AIMBE Advocacy Toolkit
AIMBE provides resources to look-up your Members of Congress, write a letter to your lawmakers, schedule appointments with your elected officials, information on hosting a congressional lab tour, and more. Get engaged and use these resources to get active on your campus.
Engage with the Experts - AIMBE Public Policy Institute
AIMBE hosts a 2-day Public Policy Institute for Rising Leaders in late October to inform students about the policy landscape shaping medical and biological engineering. This training workshop has included sessions by White House officials, industry executives, and public policy experts in the medical device and innovation sector
The AIMBE Scholars Program enables distinguished post-doctorates in biomedical engineering fields to serve as expert advisors to policy makers at the FDA. Scholars learn how to apply their experiences from the lab to inform regulatory policy. AIMBE Scholars work side-by-side with the most influential decision makers at the agency. Scholars receive training about regulatory science and policy and build relationships with key government stakeholders.
Additional fellowship opportunities are identified here.