Science Policy Insider News

Science Directorate
September 2011

Science Policy Insider News (September 2011)

NIH holds first joint NIAAA-NIDA Advisory Council meeting

NIH holds first joint NIAAA-NIDA Advisory Council meeting

NIH held its first joint meeting of the NIAAA and NIDA Advisory Councils to discuss issues related to the proposed reorganization of substance use, abuse and addiction research at NIH

Psychological scientists featured in Hill briefings

Psychologists spoke about coping with disasters and preventing diabetes

VA research coalition meets with White House on budget concerns

The group met with budget examiners responsible for the Department of Veterans Affairs health care, research and construction account lines

APA co-hosts events on suicide prevention in military and veteran populations

Events included a Capitol Hill briefing, a closed-to-press conversation with six Members of the House, and a working group meeting of a select group of national experts

NICHD vision process statement announced

Behavior and cognition were combined into one scientific theme and an additional theme of population dynamics was added

NIDA director updates coalition on the institute’s research and priorities

Dr. Nora Volkow provided an update on the Institute’s research portfolio, including recent vaccine trials and the potential for developing non-addictive pain medications

PCORI requests applications for pilot projects grants

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute released a funding announcement for a $26 million Pilot Projects Grant Program that will support approximately 40 awards

NSF would take a hit in Senate fiscal year 2012 funding proposal

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee cut NSF’s funding by $161 million