APA Science Policy News

Science Directorate
July 2012

APA Science Policy News (July 2012)

PCORI awards funding to psychologists, solicits comments on Draft Methodology report

Five of the primary investigators to receive the 50 Pilot Projects funding awards are psychologists

APA’s Summer Science Fellows visit Capitol Hill

The fellows spent the morning at APA headquarters, then visited the Hill for a U.S. Capitol tour, followed by a meeting in the afternoon with APA Congressional Fellow Dr. Tiffany Griffin

APA celebrates NICHD's 50th anniversary

APA and the Friends of NICHD hosted a congressional reception and science exhibition on Capitol Hill to celebrate 50 years of research at the Institute

APA and the Friends of NIDA host congressional briefing on HIV/AIDS and substance abuse

APA member Dr. Marguerita Lightfoot presented her research on the expansion of HIV testing among vulnerable populations, including text messaging interventions with teens

APA continues to advocate for tobacco control and cessation coverage

APA partnered with the Center for Tobacco Free Kids and other leading public health advocates to lobby against the exemption of cigars from FDA oversight

House version of Labor-HHS-Education funding bill includes large cuts, restrictions

When adjusted for inflation and population growth, the House Subcommittee’s bill would bring funding back to levels not seen since 2001

Report released on potential sequester’s effects on federal programs

It’s just as bad as you assumed