APA Science Policy News

Science Directorate
June 2013

APA Science Policy News (June 2013)

APA lobbies Capitol Hill on defense research, mental health and sexual assault programs

Both administration and Congress ignore spending caps and sequester — for now.

Insel discusses challenges and new directions at NIMH

Within tight budget, NIMH updates its approaches to diagnosis and clinical trials.

Strategies for enhancing diversity in sciences examined at Capitol Hill briefing

Speakers provide updates on current NIH and NSF efforts.

APA nominee named to IOM committee studying defense health programs

Psychologist M. David Rudd will bring expertise in suicide prevention.

APA president delivers keynote at annual psychology conference on veterans’ health

Donald Bersoff talks about his experiences as an Air Force psychologist and APA convention programs on military and veterans’ issues.

APA’s 2013-2014 Executive Branch Science Fellow to spend year at Department of Justice

Barbara Oudekerk is a community psychologist with a research focus on adolescence.