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Science Directorate
April 2012

Science Policy Insider News (April 2012)

APA submits congressional testimony on veterans’ research funding

Science Policy Insider News April 2012

APA’s Science Government Relations Office is also coordinating a series of advocacy activities in support of the VA research program

Psychologist on detail to the White House meets with APA staff on science issues

Philip Rubin has been detailed to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as the Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences

Friends of NICHD coalition targets appropriations staff

Coalition members reiterated the importance of stable funding for biomedical and behavioral research across the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and recommended at least $32 billion for NIH and $1.37 billion for NICHD

Friends of NIA lobby day brings attention to research on aging

Brickman, a member of APA’s Committee on Aging, talked about his research and answered questions from Congressional staff about how universities are coping with the increasingly tight budgets of the National Institutes of Health

House/Senate budget allocations at odds, and committees get busy with appropriations bills

The White House Office of Management and Budget sent a letter to appropriators last week assuring Congress that the President will veto any legislation that does not conform to the Budget Control Act numbers

National Children’s Study Advisory Committee debates sampling strategies

The committee was given seven possible sampling strategies to consider as alternatives, including two probability designs, two convenience designs and three hybrid designs

APA member briefs Capitol Hill on PTSD research with women veterans

Paula Schnurr, PhD, spoke on the results of her clinical trials with women veterans suffering from PTSD and on the importance of funding the VA’s intramural research program

APA’s Science GRO provides federal advocacy training to I/O psychologists

SIOP has committees and task forces on scientific affairs, science advocacy and external relations