APA Science Policy News

Science Directorate
April 2013

APA Science Policy News (April 2013)

Federal budget for FY 2013 is finalized, FY 2014 budget process begins

By Pat Kobor Federal budget for FY 2013 is finalized, FY 2014 budget process begins

Science agency budgets caught in debates about federal spending.

Coburn amendment restricts NSF political science funding

Concerns arise about further moves against behavioral sciences.

Diversity workshop report calls for more federal coordination

One of the recommendations calls for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to take a leadership role in coordinating the development of common data and measures.

APA and other groups comment on smokeless tobacco warning labels

FDA sought input and supporting evidence about how changes in the warnings would affect understanding of the risks.

APA member selected for PCORI’s advisory panel on addressing disparities

Alfiee Breland-Noble, PhD, of Georgetown University will serve on one of PCORI’s new advisory panels, established to help refine and prioritize research questions.

Science Student Council goes to the Hill

APA grad students lobby for NIH, NSF.

PCORI convenes workgroup on obesity treatment options in diverse populations

The all-day meeting included a session for identification and prioritization of key research questions for an upcoming targeted funding announcement.

IOM committee to develop CDC agenda on gun violence prevention research

Congress will decide whether to appropriate funding for the research.

PCORI issues funding announcements for development of a National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network

The institute will award up to $68 million for new and existing “clinical data research networks” and “patient-powered research networks.”

CDC seeks new director for the National Center on Health Statistics

The incumbent will provide leadership in the design, development and operation of statistical and information systems that guide the actions of policies to improve the health of the American people.

Science GRO featured in Washington Post article on VA psychologists