News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- OppNet Funding Uncertain »
Barely into its second year, funding for OppNet, a five-year initiative to advance research in basic behavioral and social sciences research (bBSSR) relevant to NIH’s mission, remains uncertain.
- OBSSR Co-Sponsors New Summer Institute on mHealth »
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at NIH is co-sponsoring the first-ever summer workshop on mobile health on June 20-24, 2011, in San Diego, California.
- Hauser to Serve as Executive Director of DBASSE »
Ralph Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences, announced on February 22, 2011, that Robert Hauser has been appointed Executive Director of the National Research Council’s Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE).
- ABC News Highlights Human Factors Research »
Graduate students from George Mason University took a driving simulator used at a FABBS Foundation event to a local DC-area school with surprising results.
- Senate Votes Will Set Direction on Spending Cuts »
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote perhaps as early as today, March 8, 2011, on two Continuing Resolutions (CRs) that Majority Leader Harry Reid says will reflect the values of Congress, in particular the level of cuts and where they would occur.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Robert Glaser »
Robert Glaser, PhD (University of Pittsburgh) is now featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
- Join the FABBS Foundation for a Science Café on "Enhancing Children’s Learning" »
RSVP today to attend the next FABBS Foundation Science Cafe on March 24, 2011, in Washington, DC, focused on enhancing children's learning.
- CR 6.0 Update »
As we move toward the midway point for FY 2011, the federal government is operating under its third Continuing Resolution (CR), a CR that expires at midnight on March 18, 2011.
- NSF Director Testifies On FY 2012 Budget Proposal »
On March 10, 2011, NSF Director Subra Suresh appeared before the U.S. House’s Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee to discuss the President’s FY 2012 Budget Request.
- Agreement on Spending Cuts Slipping As Preparations Begin for Possible Government Shutdown »
The White House and Congressional leaders met today, April 5, to reach agreement on how much to cut government spending for the remainder of the fiscal year and avoid a government shutdown. The meeting ended without the two parties reaching a deal.
- President’s Bioethics Commissions Seeks Comments on Human Research Protections »
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues requests public comment on federal and international standards for protecting the health and well-being of participants in federally-supported research.
- Science Café Highlights Research on Enhancing Children’s Learning »
Dr. Lauren Resnick (University of Pittsburgh) and Dr. Bruce McCandliss (Vanderbilt University) spoke at the FABBS Foundation's event on March 24, 2011, Enhancing Children’s Learning: Insights from Cognitive, Education, and Neuroscience Research.