Science Policy Insider News

Science Directorate
February 2010

Science Policy Insider News (February 2010)

NSF Fares Well, NIH Better than Expected, in President’s FY11 Budget Proposal

NSF Fares Well, NIH Better than Expected

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.

NIDA/NIAAA Councils Receive Briefing from SUAA Working Group Chair

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).

APA Responds to NIH Request for Information on Basic Behavioral Research

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.

APA Fellow Deb Boehm-Davis Goes to the Hill for Distracted Driving 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.

Friends of AHRQ Holds Annual Meeting with Director Clancy

AHRQ Director Dr. Carolyn Clancy provided a programmatic overview of AHRQ’s funding priorities.

NSF Solicits Proposals for New “FIRE” Funding in Education Research

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."

April Conference Planned on Abuse Liability Assessment of Tobacco Products

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.

Jackson Chamberlain Hurd Joins the Family

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