Silverstein Makes “Eye-Opening” Presentation at NIH
February 16th, 2017
With the assistance of FABBS, scientists from our member scientific societies are sharing cutting-edge research with key members of the behavioral and social sciences research community at NIH. On Feb. 3rd, Dr. Steven Silverstein, Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Director of Research for Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, spoke to members of the NIH’s Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Coordinating Committeeread more
FABBS Issues Statement on Administration’s Order Banning People from Seven Muslim-Majority Countries
January 31st, 2017
The Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences calls on President Trump to rescind the Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” As an organization representing the concerns of numerous scientific societies, we value the exchange of ideas and knowledge across borders.
The United States has benefitted from the contributions of scholars and students from countries around the world. We are therefore,read more
Final Rule Issued on Human Research Protections
January 20th, 2017
At long last, it happened! Just before the change in Administrations, the new rule governing research with human participants was released. In July 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy proposed the most extensive changes to the regulations on human research protections in decades.
Although there have been changes over the years to the human research protection system, the regulations,read more
FABBS and Member Societies Meet with New NIMH Director
Scientists attending the FABBS Council of Representatives Annual Meeting were invited to participate in a meeting with the new National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Director, Dr. Joshua Gordon. Gordon, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist, joined NIH on September 12, 2016. Soon after taking the reins at NIMH, Gordon told Nature, “I won’t be doing anything radical [in the first year in office]. I am just going to listen to and learn from all the stakeholders—the scientific community, theread more