Our partners in promoting biological and medical engineering, general science, STEM education, public outreach, and more.
The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research is a coalition in support of increased funding for the National Institutes of Health. To ensure that the NIH’s momentum is not further eroded, and to continue the fight against the diseases and disabilities that affect millions of Americans, the Ad Hoc Group will work with the Administration and Congress to seek an increase in funding for the NIH budget.
The Alliance for a Stronger FDA unites a broad group of patient groups, consumer advocates, biomedical research advocates health professionals and industry to work to increase FDA‘s appropriations. It is supported by leading public health advocates, including three former HHS Secretaries and seven FDA Commissioners.
The Alliance is designed to be a multi-year effort to (1) assure the FDA has sufficient resources to protect patients and consumers and (2) maintain public confidence and trust in the FDA. The credibility of the Alliance depends upon the breadth of its membership.
The American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) is a multidisciplinary organization of engineering societies dedicated to advancing the knowledge, understanding, and practice of engineering. AAES member societies represent the mainstream of U.S. engineering more than one million engineers in industry, government, and academia.
The AAES’s vision is to be the advocate of the engineering profession’s common viewpoints on issues important to the nation and the profession.Its goal is to contribute effectively in the shaping of public policy and public awareness by providing a forum for team building, sharing information (collect, analyze, and disseminate), and forming consensus on issues. AAES takes action by speaking with a unified voice and leveraging activities and resources.
As part of its efforts to promote the entrance and advancement of women in science, AWIS has a long-standing commitment to fostering the careers of women science professionals. Events at the 76 local chapters across the country facilitate networking between women scientists at all levels and in all career paths. AWIS chapters also encourage the participation of girls and women in science by sponsoring educational activities in schools and communities. At the national level, AWIS publishes a variety of materials to inform girls and women about science programs and women’s issues, including the bimonthly AWIS Magazine. The organization serves as a voice for women in science by helping to shape national policy through Congressional testimony and by participating in a variety of national coalitions.
The Coalition for Health Funding is a nonprofit alliance of 50 national health organizations that works in a nonpartisan fashion to ensure that health discretionary spending remains highly visible as Congress and the Administration set federal budget priorities.
Working with its members that together represent 40 million health care professionals, researchers, lay volunteers, patients and their families, the Coalition seeks to ensure that funding for the programs and agencies that comprise the U.S. Public Health Service is adequate to meet public need.
The Coalition for Imaging and Bioengineering Research (CIBR) has been created to foster advances in imaging and bioengineering. CIBR members recognize the enormous potential to further revolutionize patient care and biomedical research through the development of new technologies by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, other NIH institutes, and throughout the federal research community. CIBR members will advocate for research that can bring the technology of tomorrow to the health care needs of today.
The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) is an alliance of over 100 organizations united by a concern for the future vitality of the national science, mathematics, and engineering enterprise. CNSF supports the goal of increasing the national investment in the National Science Foundation’s research and education programs in response to the unprecedented scientific, technological, and economic opportunities facing the United States.
The Coalition for National Security Research (CNSR) is a broadly-based coalition united by a commitment to a stronger defense science and technology base. Participants include scientific, engineering, mathematical, and industrial associations. The Coalition strongly supports Department of Defense’s Science and Technology programs across all defense organizations, especially those defense research programs performed in our nation’s universities.
Defense Science and Technology programs conducted at Department of Defense and private sector laboratories create the technologies and processes that support Department of Defense systems, organization, and personnel. Today’s high technology systems are a result of the Department of Defense’s past investment in research and technological innovation. CNSR urges policy makers to strengthen the nation’s investment in the Department of Defense’s Science and Technology programs. They are vital to our nation’s technological superiority in the 21st century.
The Council on Competitiveness is the nation’s leading organization of CEOs, university presidents, and labor leaders committed to promoting U.S. economic growth, success in global markets, and a rising standard of living for all Americans. The Council’s value stems from its unique membership network, a focus on transformational economic issues and an ability to catalyze consensus around a national action agenda.
The mission of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee (CIPC) is to foster and assist policy initiatives on a wide range of technology issues in protecting our critical infrastructures such as cybersecurity, spyware and information technology. Committee members focus on issues related to critical infrastructure protection and the Department of Homeland Security programs. CIPC is part of the Technology Policy Activities of IEEE-United States of America (IEEE-USA). CIC welcomes IEEE U.S. members who would like to assist the committee in its mission.
The Energy Sciences Coalition (ESC) is a broad based coalition of organizations representing scientists, engineers and mathematicians in universities, industry and national laboratories who are committed to supporting and advancing the scientific research programs of the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), and in particular, the DoE Office of Science.
The Innovation and Competitiveness Coalition is a group committed to maintaining U.S. global leadership in innovation, strengthening American competitiveness, improving American science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, and expanding the technological literacy of the American public. Its members include industry, academia and nonprofit organizations in the STEM sectors.
IFMBE, the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, is primarily a federation of national and transnational organizations. These organizations represent national interests in medical and biological engineering.
The objectives of the IFMBE are scientific, technological, literary, and educational. Within the field of medical, biological and clinical engineering IFMBE’s aims are to encourage research and the application of knowledge, and to disseminate information and promote collaboration.
The Medical Technology Leadership Forum (MTLF) is a not-for-profit educational
corporation designed to give new meaning and a public purpose to the future of medical
technology. Begun in late 1996, MTLF consists of a broad cross-section of the leadership of the medical technology community-including innovative bioengineers, physicians, research institutions and universities, manufacturers, and patient organizations. It is our unique model, which ensures the participation of individuals and organizations with a variety of views and values each perspective equally, that has allowed MTLF to make a significant contribution to the direction of medical technology policy.
The Medical Technology Policy Committee (MTPC) is a focal point bringing the expertise of IEEE-USA to address national policy issues such as health care and wellness. The primary objective of the MTPC is to assist in the rational formulation of medical technology legislation, regulation, and policy in the U.S. The Committee attempts to accomplish this goal by preparing and presenting positions in accordance with IEEE-USA procedures. MTPC works to address various aspects of health and wellness activities affecting public policy in the country by relying on the professional and technical knowledge of IEEE members.
The National Engineers Week Foundation works year-round to sustain and grow a dynamic engineering profession critical to public health, safety, and welfare. The Foundation supports engineering outreach, education, and celebration through a network of thousands of volunteers in its partner coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies.
Since its founding in 1920, the National Health Council has established itself as a dynamic forum for policy development – the place where all segments of the health care community meet for reasoned discussion and persuasive advocacy.
Today, the Council has grown to more than 115 member organizations representing many areas of healthcare. Council members include:
* Voluntary Health Agencies
* Professional and Membership Associations
* Nonprofit Organizations with an Interest in Health
* Business and Industry
The Personalized Medicine Coalition educates federal and state policymakers and private sector healthcare leaders about personalized medicine, helping them understand the science, the issues and what is needed for the positive evolution of personalized medicine.
Research!America is the largest alliance of stakeholders in basic, behavioral, biotech, clinical, health services, prevention and public health, and therapeutic research from both the public and private sectors. We lead the movement for strong, increased investment in the budgets of the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are committed to growth in the research investment of other federal health research agencies including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and National Science Foundation.
Research!America is a leader in gathering and presenting public opinion poll data on attitudes toward investment in research. We also work to raise awareness of the importance of effective collaboration among the nation’s government, industry, academic and philanthropic research sectors.
The Science-Engineering-Technology Working Group is an information network comprising professional, scientific, and engineering societies, higher education associations, institutions of higher learning, trade associations, and individual companies. The Working Group is concerned about the future vitality of the U.S. science, mathematics, and engineering enterprise.
The Society for Women’s Health Research is the nation’s only non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of all women through research, education and advocacy. Founded in 1990, the Society brought to national attention the need for the appropriate inclusion of women in major medical research studies and the need for more information about conditions affecting women disproportionately, predominately, or differently than men.
The Society advocates increased funding for research on women’s health; encourages the study of sex differences that may affect the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease; promotes the inclusion of women in medical research studies; and informs women, providers, policy makers and media about contemporary women’s health issues.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.
SWE’s mission is to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity. As an organization, it works to inform young women, their parents, counselors, and the general public, of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them. SWE also assists women in readying themselves for a return to active work after temporary retirement, Serves as a center of information on women in engineering and encourages women engineers to attain high levels of education and professional achievement.
Women in Bio (WIB) was founded in October 2001 by four women with the goal of bringing female entrepreneurs and executives together to support each other in developing successful biotechnology or life sciences businesses. Since its creation, the WIB membership has expanded to include women of all generations at all stages of their careers. Today, this vibrant national organization includes women executives, entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, students, and women in professional fields that serve the life sciences industry, all of whom share an interest in science and entrepreneurship.
Through educational and networking opportunities, WIB brings women in biotechnology and the life sciences together and helps to foster women’s’ participation in entrepreneurship and professional development in these fields.