Science Policy Insider News

Science Directorate
June 2010

Science Policy Insider News (June 2010)

NIH director expresses support for science of behavior change

Francis Collins testifies

Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health

APA member presents APA’s appropriations testimony in the Senate

APA Member Dan Putka, PhD, delivered APA’s Fiscal Year 2011 testimony on Department of Defense research before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on June 23

Hearing follows briefing on pharmacotherapies for addiction

On June 23, the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing on "Treating Addiction as a Disease: The Promise of Medication Assisted Recovery"

Research priorities presented at Friends of NIDA annual meeting

Representatives from 27 organizations gathered for an update from Nora D. Volkow, MD, Director of NIDA, and discussed ideas for future educational briefings

NIH funding update – No good news to report

Beginning on September 1, 2010, NIH will no longer have Recovery Act funds to spend