News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- Appropriators Mark Up FY 2011 Funding Bills for NIH, NSF, and IES »
With campaign season gearing up, appropriations subcommittee chairs pushed to get spending bills through their respective bodies.
- FABBS and FABBS Foundation Launch New Websites »
We are pleased to share with you the new websites for FABBS and the FABBS Foundation. Our goal in creating these new sites was to link our two organizations visually and provide for the reader a user-friendly space to learn about FABBS advocacy activities and the FABBS Foundation efforts to educate the public about the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Richard Atkinson »
Richard C. Atkinson, PhD, Former Director, National Science Foundation, Chancellor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego, and President Emeritus, University of California System, is featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
- Robert Kaplan Appointed Director of OBSSR »
Robert M. Kaplan, PhD, has been selected to serve as Director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and as NIH Associate Director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health.
- OBSSR Hosts Workshop On Behavioral and Social Sciences and STEM Education »
The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) brought together representatives from the White House Domestic Policy Council, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Sciences Foundation, NIH, scientific and education communities, and scientific societies to discuss the Administration’s priorities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education and the status of the behavioral and social sciences within STEM education.
- Scientific Societies Respond to NAS Draft Report “A Framework for Science Education” »
The National Academy of Sciences released a draft report on July 13, 2010, that provides a “conceptual framework” to “guide the development of next generation standards for science education.”
- NIH Launches Multidisciplinary Network on Health Disparities »
OBSSR is contracting with the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health to establish a Network on Inequality, Complexity, and Health (NICH).
- NIH To Host OPPNET Conference in October »
NIH will host a free, open conference on OPPNET, its trans-NIH basic behavioral and social sciences (b-BSSR) initiative, on October 28-29, 2010 in Washington, DC.
- FABBS Twitter Feed is Now Live: Follow Us! »
FABBS now has a Twitter feed!
- NSF Issues Call for Alan T. Waterman Award for Exceptional, Young Investigators »
The Alan T. Waterman Award recognizes the contributions of one young investigator per year for “exceptional individual achievements in scientific or engineering research of sufficient quality to place them at the forefront of their peers.”
- NIH Invites Comment on Its Draft Strategic Plan for Obesity Research »
The NIH Obesity Research Task Force is updating the Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity Research and seeks public comment on the draft plan by October 14, 2010.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Edward Smith »
Edward Smith, PhD, is featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.