News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- NIH’s Center for Scientific Review Makes Changes »
NIH is realigning and reorganizing its study sections to “reflect changes in the science.”
- Uncertainty Abounds in Fiscal Future »
The new House majority, eager to fulfill campaign promises, has begun the rollout of weekly bills to cut spending.
- SAGE Publications Launches Social Science Blog »
SAGE Publications, a corporate affiliate of FABBS, has launched a new blog, Social Science Space.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Elizabeth and Robert Bjork »
Elizabeth Bjork, PhD and Robert Bjork, PhD (University of California, Los Angeles) are now featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
- National Research Council Announces New Board »
The NRC's DBASSE recently announced that its Committee on Human-Systems Integration has been elevated to the status of a Board.
- NIMH Director, Thomas Insel, Blogs about Arizona Tragedy and Serious Mental Illness »
When a tragedy occurs like the shooting in Tucson this past weekend, all of us seek an explanation. While there remain many questions, a leading hypothesis is that the suspect has a serious mental illness.
- 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).
- Senate Subcommittee Hears Testimony on NIH Budget - Success Rates to Drop »
NIH Director Francis Collins appeared before the U.S. Senate Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Appropriations Subcommittee last week to discuss the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request for NIH.
- NIH Working Group to Make Recommendations on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Workforce »
A newly-formed NIH working group will provide advice to the NIH Director’s advisory committee regarding actions needed to ensure a diverse and sustainable biomedical and behavioral research workforce.
- National Academy of Education Elects Eleven New Members »
Eleven leaders in education were elected to membership in the National Academy of Education "for their pioneering efforts in educational research and policy development."
- Deficit Reduction Talks to Set Stage for Decades »
Congress returns today from a two-week recess, and much of its attention will turn to plans to reduce budget deficits and raise the country’s debt ceiling.