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    Letter From Dr. Stephen I. Katz: Reaffirming Our Mission With Our NIAMS Coalition Colleagues

    Date: December 30, 2015

    In his most recent letter, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Director, Stephen I. Katz speaks about the recent Outreach and Education Day, a biennial forum for NIAMS Coalition members to learn more about NIH and NIAMS programs and to network with each other. With more than 50 representatives present from 42 different coalition organizations, the event provided updates on science policy initiatives including the 21st Century Cures effort, the NIH initiative to ensure that sex and gender variables are built into all stages of scientific research and the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program. . ASBMR Executive Director Ann Elderkin and Staffer Lynn Mirigian attended to represent the meeting. For more information about these items and the Outreach and Education Day, read the full letter on the NIAMS website.