APA Science Policy News

Science Directorate
June 2012

APA Science Policy News (June 2012)

Annual Capitol Hill exhibit features APA learning scientist

Tween girls

APA Fellow Roy Pea’s recent work on social media usage and problematic developmental outcomes in “tween” girls has received substantial national media coverage

Meeting with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

The administration is interested in hearing from stakeholders about how work in neuroscience can be advanced more quickly through public-private partnerships

PCORI announces funding for comparative effectiveness research

The funding announcements correspond to PCORI’s National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda adopted by the Board of Governors in May

I/O psychologist delivers APA’s Senate Defense testimony

Strickland urged the Senate to reverse another round of administration cuts to the DoD Science and Technology budget

Panel on rehabilitation research reports to the NICHD advisory council

According to the panel’s review, NCMRR is meeting its mission but obstacles remain, including a lack of coordination of rehabilitation research across agencies and difficulty in maintaining funding for newly funded scientists

Friends of NIDA to host briefing on HIV/AIDS and substance abuse

The briefing will feature research funded by NIDA and address current barriers to reducing the spread of HIV infection

Senate Appropriations Committee approves funding bill for health programs

Appropriations process proceeding despite questions about sequester