Science Policy Insider News
Science Policy Insider News (January 2010)
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The American Psychological Association provided comments on the initiative that will guide public health research and programs in the coming decade.
On behalf of APA, Executive Director for Science Steven Breckler submitted comments on the draft strategic plan of the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases on January 15.
On January 19th, the Coalition for National Security Research (CNSR) and the House R&D Caucus co-hosted a Capitol Hill briefing on the importance of defense-related research.
The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) took its monthly meeting to the Hill in January to get a briefing from Dahlia Sokolov, Staff Director of the House Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research and Science Education.
Science GRO’s Heather Kelly and colleagues briefed over forty Friends of VA Medical Care and Health Research coalition member organizations on coalition advocacy activities.
The goal of the strategic plan, according to National Institute of General Medical Sciences Director Jeremy Berg, is to examine existing activities and articulate strategies to help the Institute build and sustain a workforce.
The initiative will receive $4 million per year for five years from the Common Fund.
New NICHD Acting Director Alan Guttmacher discussed his plans over the coming year to begin a process to look across the broad mission of the NICHD.