News Archive

News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation

  • 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."
  • FABBS Foundation Honors Randall W. Engle »
    Randall W. Engle, Professor of Psychology at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Director of the GSU/GT Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, and Editor-in-Chief for the Association for Psychological Science’s journal, Current Directions in Psychological Science has been frequently honored for his scientific achievements and teaching excellence.
  • Dan Ariely Highlights the Science of Self Control at Café Event »
    On February 6, 2013, FABBS Foundation hosted “The Science of Self Control and How We Can Use It to Our Advantage,” in the Yale Club of New York City. The featured speaker for the event was Dr. Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and author of New York Times bestsellers Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality.
  • FABBS Foundation Announces Early Career Investigator Awards »
    The FABBS Foundation recently announced the winners of the Early Career Investigator Award, which recognizes early career scientists of FABBS scientific societies who have made major contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.
  • Road Ahead Still Uncertain »
    Coming into the new year, the White House and Congress averted one major issue in the ongoing fiscal cliff debates, what to do about expiring tax cuts. With this aside, several other significant fiscal issues remain: sequestration, federal debt limit, and funding for the federal government operations.
  • DBASSE to Hold NSF-Funded Workshop on Human Subjects Regulations »
    The National Research Council’s Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education launched a fast-track project to examine proposed revisions to the “Common Rule”– the most extensive changes offered since 1991– in relation to research in the behavioral and social sciences.
  • Science and Human Rights Coalition to Meet in Jan. 2013 »
    The AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition is hosting an open meeting on Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2013, focused on the intersections between children’s rights, science, and technology.
  • FABBS Foundation Honors Thomas S. Wallsten »
    Thomas S. (Tom) Wallsten is a professor of psychology at the University of Maryland-College Park and affiliated with both the campus’s Center for Advanced Study of Language and the Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science. His research focuses primarily on topics in behavioral decision theory, including judgment, analysis, choice, probabilistic inference, risk assessment and risk communication.
  • Science Café to Feature Dan Ariely »
    The FABBS Foundation, with support from Worth Publishers, is pleased to announce a new science café scheduled for Feb. 6, 2013, in New York City. The café will feature behavioral scientist and New York Times bestselling author, Dan Ariely. The FABBS Foundation science cafes are focused on bringing interesting science topics to the general public in a casual environment.