Science Policy Insider News

Science Directorate
October 2010

Science Policy Insider News (October 2010)

APA nominates psychologists for health advisory groups

Science Policy Insider News October 2010

Psychologists were nominated for Advisory bodies such as the US Preventive Services Task Force and the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics

House convenes hearing on neuroscience research and military populations

The hearing highlighted the need for better assessment and treatment of disorders like traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

FDA considers role of menthol in cigarette smoking behavior

Of particular concern is the effect menthol may have on smoking initiation and cessation in underage smokers and minorities

FAA advisory group affirms need for more attention to human factors

APA will be using findings and recommendations from the Human Factors Subcommittee to educate the new Congress on the importance of human factors aviation research

APA exhibits at inaugural U.S.A. Science and Engineering Festival

APA’s exhibit, titled “Let’s Use Our Heads to Save the Environment,” focused on ways psychological research can contribute to environmental efforts

Looking beyond the election — APA and coalitions still advocating for improved research funding

APA urged increased funding for public health agencies including NIH and CDC