News Archive

News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation

  • 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.
  • NIH Announces New OppNet Funding Opportunities »
    Ten new RFA’s are expected under OppNet for the coming year, three of which have been posted.
  • Work Continues on NAS “Framework” Report »
    A small group of behavioral and social sciences representatives had a chance to meet with NAS Board of Education staff, the Committee Chair, as well as representatives from the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
  • 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.”