News Archive

News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation

  • PCAST Responds to Joint Letter about K-12 STEM Education »
    Earlier this year, we asked PCAST to affirm that all sciences are needed to address the nation’s many challenges - on November 10, 2010, we received a reply from PCAST.
  • Making the Case for Science »
    The election is over and all eyes are on the 112th Congress and its next steps. The country faces a $1.3 trillion deficit and given the gloomy landscape, the scientific community must be prepared to make its case.
  • Call for Research Papers on Discrimination and Health »
    The National Cancer Institute is seeking papers that highlight the results of recent research on discrimination in the health care setting for a special theme issue of the American Journal of Public Health.
  • New NRC Doctoral Program Assessment Released–and Debated »
    The National Research Council has released its latest assessment of U.S. doctoral programs, intended to help universities improve the quality of their programs and prospective students choose those best suited to their abilities and interests.
  • Subra Suresh Confirmed as NSF Director »
    The U.S. Senate has confirmed Subra Suresh as director of the National Science Foundation for a six-year term.
  • Carl Wieman Confirmed for OSTP Post »
    The U.S. Senate recently confirmed Nobel prize-winner Carl Wieman as Associate Director for Science in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy.
  • NSF SBE Directorate Seeks Input on Research Agenda for Next Decade »
    NSF Assistant Director Myron Gutmann invites the scientific community to “think boldly about future promises” for our sciences and to submit white papers that will address next-generation research challenges.
  • FABBS Twitter Feed is Now Live: Follow Us! »
    FABBS now has a Twitter feed!
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • The Value of FABBS »
    FABBS conducts advocacy on behalf of its member societies, interacting with federal science agency staff and Capitol Hill about research needs and opportunities in our sciences. Here we highlight an article written by a member of the FABBS Council of Representatives.
  • FABBS Foundation Honors Lauren Resnick »
    Lauren Resnick, EdD, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Pittsburgh, is featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.