Dr. Parise was one of three people elected to serve on the Public Affairs Advisory Committee of the ASBMB. For elected members, terms begin July 1, 2011 and run for three consecutive years. Dr. Parise's main goal on the committee is "...to help ASBMB effectively communicate scientific priorities and accomplishments to the public and to our government," and "A secondary goal for me is to gain increased visibility for our Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics within ASBMB."
Founded in 1906, the Society's purpose is to advance the science of biochemistry and molecular biology through publication of scientific and educational journals: the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, and the Journal of Lipid Research, organization of scientific meetings, advocacy for funding of basic research and education, support of science education at all levels, and promoting the diversity of individuals entering the scientific workforce.
2011 ASBMB elected Public Affairs Advisory Committee Members:
- John M. Kyriakis is an investigator and professor of medicine at the Molecular Cardiology Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center.
- Leslie Parise is chair of the department of biochemistry and biophysics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
- Robert Palazzo is provost and a professor of biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.