News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- OSTP Provides Update on Neuroscience Efforts across Federal Government »
In a lecture at AAAS on April 11, Dr. Carlos Peña, Senior Policy Analyst in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President, stated that there is an increasing recognition of the broad range of applications of neuroscience including health, education, law enforcement, defense, the workforce, and our economy.
- Next Generation Science Standards Released »
After two years of work, the Next Generation Science Standards report is complete. The science standards identify science and engineering content and practices “that all K-12 students should master in order to be fully prepared for college, careers, and citizenship.”
- Our Scientists at Work: A Better Way to Plan for Retirement »
When it comes to planning for your retirement, you should have a laser-like focus on saving money, right? Wrong, says organizational psychologist Mo Wang. According to Wang, most Americans aren't focusing on the real keys to health and happiness in retirement.
- Congress Clears Spending Bill; Senate Restricts Political Science Research »
The U.S. House and Senate, eager to avoid a government shutdown, passed a spending bill that would keep the government operating for the remainder of the fiscal year. The bill provides funding for federal programs through September 30th. Although some science agencies received a small increase in funding, the spending bill left the automatic cuts due to sequestration in place, and the cuts more than offset the increases.
- DoD Sees Need to Expand Social Sciences »
As the social sciences come under attack, the Department of Department of Defense (DoD) is calling for the social sciences to play an “ever-expanding role” across defense operations and planning.
- FY 2014 Budget Bills Advance »
Although the two major parties were able to agree on a FY 2013 bill that would keep the government operating, the budget plans for FY 2014 demonstrate that the parties remain far apart on priorities.
- U.S. Health Lags Behind Other Nations »
A recent National Academies’ Institute of Medicine public briefing on the report "U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health," reveals that Americans show a health disadvantage for all age groups up to age 75 on multiple measures of mortality and morbidity, including life expectancy, diseases, biological and behavioral risk factors and injuries.
- FABBS Foundation Honors David A. Kenny »
Kenny’s work on methods and models for analyzing dyadic and group data have revolutionized how researchers collect, analyze, and interpret data from dyads and groups. The models that Kenny has developed (e.g., the Social Relations Model and the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model) have motivated researchers to examine interdependence as a phenomenon that is interesting in its own right.
- Our Scientists at Work: Making Surgeries Safer »
If you’re about to have heart surgery, the last thing you want to hear is that the operating room is unsafe. But that’s exactly what researcher Ayse Gurses has found – and many of the hazards aren't caused by doctors or nurses. FABBS Foundation Early Career Investigator Award winner Ayse Gurses focuses on making surgeries safer for patients by identifying and mitigating these hazards before they affect your health.
- Early Career Investigator Receives Award at Human Factors Meeting »
On March 11, 2013, Dr. Ayse Gurses received the FABBS Foundation Early Career Investigator Award during the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s international symposium, “Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Advancing the Cause” in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Action Alert: Science Cuts Looming – What You Can Do to Prevent It »
FABBS has worked with other scientific societies for the past year to urge lawmakers to develop a bipartisan, balanced plan for deficit reduction that would not continue to cut important investments in science and yet address the deficit. In less than 5 minutes, you can send a note to your elected officials urging them to support a bipartisan, balanced solution to deficit reduction that protects investments in science.
- NSF SBE Seeks Workshop Proposals to Connect Science with Social and Policy Entrepreneurship »
The National Science Foundation is inviting interdisciplinary, multi-sector workshop proposals that “explore avenues for guiding scientific discoveries closer to the development of public policy and social ventures."