Science Policy Insider News
Science Policy Insider News (February 2010)
Under the proposed budget, the National Science Foundation would receive an overall increase of 8% and a 3.2% increase for the National Institutues of Health.
The Advisory Councils of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) received back to back briefings from Dr. Bill Roper, Chair of the Substance Use, Abuse and Addiction (SUAA) Working Group of the NIH Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB).
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health recently invited scientists and stakeholder organizations to set priorities for a new initiative on basic behavioral and social sciences research.
Boehm-Davis and representatives of Science GRO met with the Senior Counsel on the Senate Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance; the subcommittee that has jurisdiction over the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
AHRQ Director Dr. Carolyn Clancy provided a programmatic overview of AHRQ’s funding priorities.
The solicitation states that FIRE “seeks to facilitate the process by which scholars can cross disciplinary boundaries to acquire the skills and knowledge that would improve their abilities to conduct rigorous research on STEM learning and education."
In February plans were finalized for a conference entitled “Abuse Liability and Consumer Appeal of Tobacco Products: Science and Future Directions” to be held April 8-9.
The APA Science Government Relations Office, would like to announce the latest addition to our extended family: Jackson Chamberlain Hurd, born to Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer Karen Studwell and Bob Hurd on February 6, 2010