News Archive

News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation

  • Transitions and Shifting Roles Ahead for FABBS »
    On October 1, Paula Skedsvold, PhD, will move from the position of Executive Director to focus solely on advocacy for FABBS and its member scientific societies. Her goal in making this transition is to continue the work she loves, while also finding a better work-life balance as a new parent.
  • FABBS Foundation Honors Jerome L. Myers »
    Jerome L. Myers was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He received his B.A. from Syracuse University in 1953 and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1957. After graduate school, he joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts where he spent his entire, distinguished career.
  • President Nominates New NSF Director »
    President Obama nominated France Anne Cordova to serve as Director of the National Science Foundation. The nominee must receive Senate confirmation.
  • House and Senate Committees Move Spending Bills, but Huge Gaps Remain »
    House and Senate appropriators have advanced most of the twelve spending bills, but getting floor action on many of them will be difficult. As they leave for a five-week break, the opportunities for either a grand bargain or reasoned compromise before the end of the fiscal year on September 30th are quickly shrinking.
  • FABBS Foundation Honors Rachel Keen »
    Dr. Keen's experiences since acquiring her B.A. from Berea College in 1959 have helped shape the direction of her research, as she investigated infants’ habituation, conditioning, and the orienting response using heart rate change as the primary measure.
  • 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.