News Archive

News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation

  • NRC Examining Proposed “Common Rule” Revisions - Consensus Report Planned »
    In July, 2011, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services proposed changes to the federal regulations governing human research protections and sought comments from the public prior to proceeding with regulatory revisions. As DHHS reviewed over 1000 submissions, the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences of the National Research Council’s Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education began planning for a workshop that would consider the implications of the proposed changes for human research protections in behavioral and social sciences research.
  • Kauffman Receives Early Career Investigator Award »
    Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Kauffman was awarded the FABBS Foundation’s Early Career Investigator Award during the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology’s 17th Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The award honors early career scientists in FABBS’s twenty-two member societies who have made major contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.
  • Seeking Scientists to Participate in “Hill Day” »
    Are you a NIH-funded scientist who lives within driving distance of Washington, DC? If so, would you be willing to spend a day on Capitol Hill with other scientists to talk with Members of Congress about the importance of NIH research funding?
  • Our Scientists at Work: Early Career Scientist Studies Linkages between Brain and Reproduction »
    We all go through puberty--but what happens in the brain to make the whole process possible?
  • Scientists Take Their Concerns to Capitol Hill »
    A group of Maryland-based scientists visited Capitol Hill on Friday, June 14th to talk about the impact of diminished federal funding for science, sequestration’s additional blows to scientific advances, and the continued threats to SBE sciences.
  • House and Senate Appropriators Remain Far Apart »
    This week, Senate appropriators will begin marking up the first of 12 spending bills. Using a top-line number of $1.058 trillion, Senate Democrats will lay out a sharp contrast to the overall spending number in the House which is approximately $91 billion lower.
  • Two Psychological Scientists Part of the Nifty Fifty »
    The FABBS Foundation advanced the names of two scientists to join the Nifty Fifty at the 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival. These scientists will help inspire the next generation of scientists.
  • U.S. House and NSF Discussing Accountability »
    For years now, the SBE sciences have been a favorite target on Capitol Hill. In the 113th Congress, there remain serious concerns about potential threats to SBE, but now the broader scientific community is also facing challenges on the Hill.
  • The Road Ahead for Appropriations »
    FY 2014 may prove to be as challenging as any other—perhaps worse. Coming on the tail end of the implementation of sequestration in March 2013–which advocates are still trying to turn back, but which appears increasingly unlikely–the top-line numbers, at least in the House, are dreadful.
  • Writing Successful Grant Proposals: Multiple Perspectives on Federal and Foundation Funding »
    Scientists often find themselves engaged in the elusive chase for grant funding. In a tight economic climate, the competition for scarce research dollars is growing more intense. As a service to the scientists we represent, FABBS President Robert Sternberg organized a group of stellar behavioral and brain scientists and science administrators to share their insights on how to create the best proposal and compete well for funding.
  • FABBS Member Scientific Societies Describe Policy-Relevant Contributions »
    FABBS has launched a project to highlight how the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior are contributing to the health and well-being of individuals, society, and the nation. Our goal is to show that investments in our sciences are producing knowledge that saves lives; improves health, education, business operations, and quality of life; increases safety; improves decision making; spurs innovation; and cuts costs.
  • Rebecca Saxe, MIT, Highlights SBE-Funded Research on Capitol Hill »
    The 19th Annual Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Exhibition and Reception was held on Capitol Hill on May 7, 2013. The event showcases science, mathematics, engineering and education research supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). FABBS invited Rebecca Saxe, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to present her work on the "Development of Brain Regions for Theory of Mind."