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APS Membership Brochure

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Page 2 American Physiological Society (APS) serves the world’s community of researchers, educators, trainees and students in physiology and related disciplines. With representation from more than 85 countries worldwide, APS members work on the frontlines of science to advance our understanding of life and health.The work of APS members is leading to treatments for the deadliest and most debilitating diseases aecting humans and is enhancing our understanding of all areas of physiology, including genetics, neuroscience, obesity and sex dierences.Through membership in APS, you are guaranteed the support of a global organization of more than 8,500 members strong at every stage of your professional journey. Your APS membership provides you with the lifelong resources to grow, connect and “EXPLORE”“DISCOVER” “COLLABORATE”

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2APS connects you to a multidisciplinary community of scientists and educators from around the world, driving collaboration and spotlighting scientific discoveries in physiology and related disciplines. Each level of membership includes valuable benefits and career opportunities: Access to Research Valued at More Than $16,000 Exclusive online access to research, journals, specialized content and ebooks, free print subscriptions, updates on research funding and valuable discounts.Grow Your Career and Expand Your Network Take part in discipline-specific sections and interest groups, network with colleagues in your field at APS meetings and events, help guide Society goals and strategy, and gain access to the APS career center, professional development resources and job boards.Honors and Awards EligibilityEligibility to apply for $1.2 million in Society awards distributed annually: access to section awards, honors, fellowships and activities; and opportunity to be awarded the Society’s distinguished Fellow of the APS.MEMBER BENEFITSMelinda Engevik, PhD MicrobiologistBaylor College of MedicineAPS Member Since 2014

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3Exclusive Members-only Invitations to Collaborate at APS Conferences and EventsDiscounted registration to attend the APS annual meeting at Experimental Biology, the largest cross-disciplinary gathering of leading biomedical researchers, where you will discover the latest emerging physiological research topics.Sponsor a paper at an APS scientific meeting, and receive planning and financial support to organize a conference in your interest area.Your Voice on Capitol HillAccess to online resources on research advocacy and current issues and opportunities to advocate through APS for research on Capitol Hill. “EXPLORE”“DISCOVER” “COLLABORATE” “EXPLORE”“DISCOVER” “COLLABORATE”Melinda Engevik, PhD MicrobiologistBaylor College of MedicineAPS Member Since 2014Being a member of APS has given me the opportunity to meet with my legislators and their sta on Capitol Hill to advocate for increased federal funding for biomedical research. Parimal Chowdhury, PhD, FAPS; APS Member Since 1982

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4MEMBERSHIP TYPESAPS membership is open to individuals in education, research or industry, as well as those pursuing a course of study in the field of physiological sciences or related disciplines.Our community of leaders connects people and ideas creating momentum toward future discoveries. Connect with colleagues and mentors that understand what you do and why you do it. Join APS today.Regular $220Open to those engaged in physiological work, related disciplines or involved in the promotion of these disciplines. This includes researchers, scientists, educators and anyone who supports the mission of the Society.Trainee $50Open to any postdoctoral fellow or early-career professional who is working as a trainee in physiology or a related discipline. Trainee members may remain in this category for up to three years from terminal degree receipt date.Student $25Open to doctoral or master’s program students who are actively engaged in physiological work or related discipline, as well as matriculated undergraduate students with an interest in physiology or related discipline. This category also includes those who have completed their baccalaureate degree (within the past five years) and have not yet entered a graduate program but have an interest in physiology or related discipline.InternationalTwenty-four percent of APS membership resides in over 90 countries worldwide. The majority of APS membership benefits are accessible digitally.Developing CountriesIndividuals that reside in a resource-restricted country as defined by the World Bank qualify for a reduced membership dues rate. Learn more and join now.Multi-year MembershipMultiple-year memberships are available upon request.Institutional MembershipInstitutions interested in a bulk membership option should contact the APS membership team. This membership type is available to degree- or nondegree-granting education or research facilities that provide undergraduate, predoctoral and postdoctoral trainee programs in physiology.

Page 6 are internal APS groups composed of Society members who share a common interest. Participating in an APS section fosters a remarkable level of collaboration and teamwork with peers. Sections include:CardiovascularCell & Molecular Physiology Central Nervous SystemComparative & EvolutionaryEndocrinology & MetabolismEnvironmental & Exercise PhysiologyGastrointestinal & Liver PhysiologyNeural Control & Autonomic RegulationRenalRespirationTeaching of PhysiologyWater & Electrolyte HomeostasisINTEREST GROUPSSociety members may also aliate with internal Interest Groups that bring together members working in highly specific areas of research, including:Epithelial TransportHistory of Physiology HypoxiaMuscle BiologyNutrition Physiology ResearchPhysiological-OmicsSex/Gender ResearchTranslational Physiology

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“EXPLORE”“DISCOVER” “COLLABORATE”Robert Carter III, PhD Integrated & Applied Systems PhysiologistU.S. Army Research Institute of Surgical ResearchAPS Member Since 1997 “EXPLORE”“DISCOVER” “COLLABORATE”APS helps me to excel in my career via providing a platform to interact with scientists of similar interest. Thank you! Neeru Sharma, PhD; APS Member Since 2010

Page 8 encourages members to serve on its committees in order to help steer and lead the strategy, growth and operations of the Society. Committees include:COMMITTEESAPS FellowsAnimal Care & ExperimentationAwardsBooksCareer Opportunities in PhysiologyChapter Advisory Committee on CommitteesConferenceDiversity and Inclusion FinanceInternationalJoint ProgramPhysiology Educators Physiologists in IndustryPublicationsScience PolicySection AdvisoryTrainee AdvisoryWomen in PhysiologyCHAPTERSAPS chapters support the role of physiologists and those wishing to further their careers in physiological disciplines and education. Chapters help achieve the goals of the Society through meetings, programs, recruitment and outreach at the local level. APS has chapters in Arizona, California, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Midlands, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and the Greater Washington, D.C. Area.Learn more about APS chapters or start your own today.Join now at

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8Founded in 1887, APS is a global leader in expanding knowledge related to biological function. As an APS member, you are connected to a multidisciplinary community of more than 8,500 scientists and educators from all around the world. Take your place among APS members who are advancing treatments and cures for diseases including cancer, heart disease, obesity and addiction. The Society serves students and professionals in the physiology community by:❚ publishing 16 globally recognized scholarly journals and a book monograph series;❚ sponsoring meetings and symposia that explore the frontiers of biomedical science;❚ advocating for science-smart public policy that benefits members and the public;❚ bestowing hundreds of awards, grants and fellowships;❚ championing physiology education and educators; and❚ providing career resources and services, ensuring members have a pathway to success.Gregory Funk, PhD NeurophysiologistUniversity of EdmontonAPS Member Since 2009Join now at owe my success to the American Physiological Society. I have been a member of the Society for over 20 years and have received constant encouragement, guidance and opportunities to grow and develop. Chaya Gopalan, PhD, FAPS; APS Member Since 1999

Page 10 “EXPLORE”“DISCOVER” “COLLABORATE”Gregory Funk, PhD NeurophysiologistUniversity of EdmontonAPS Member Since 2009Submit • Subscribe • Get Content Alerts • MissionTo advance scientific discovery, understand life and improve health.Our VisionA global multidisciplinary community of scientists solving problems aecting life and health.Publications & NewsAPS publishes 16 highly respected scientific journals covering research in physiology and related fields. APS journals are edited by working scientists who are among the leading experts in their respective fields and reach a global audience of multi-disciplinary researchers. The Society also publishes a monograph book series, a bimonthly membership magazine, blogs and other information of interest to the physiology community.

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