APA Science Policy News

Science Directorate
September 2013

APA Science Policy News (September 2013)

APA joins in lobby day to oppose sequestration

By Pat Kobor APA joins in lobby day to oppose sequestration

Researchers affected by budget cuts are urged to write in and share their stories.

Mental health researcher appointed to chair PCORI governing board

By Christine Jamieson

Institute also awards $114 million in new grants.

NIH report outlines BRAIN Initiative’s high priority research areas

By Pat Kobor

NIH Director Francis Collins encourages members of scientific community to comment on interim report.

BRAIN Initiative highlighted at NIDA advisory council meeting

By Geoff Mumford

Initiative to receive more than $200 million in FY 2014 from federal and private sources.

NIAAA advisory council meets, new institute director to be named by February

By Geoff Mumford

Presentations included an update on the NIAAA medications development program.

NIMH advisory council meeting highlights research plans for suicide prevention and early detection of psychosis

By Craig Fisher

BRAIN Initiative and improvements in preclinical research methods are also discussed.

APA’s Science Government Relations Office welcomes new member

By Christine Jamieson

Psychologist Craig Fisher joins our team as new senior legislative and federal affairs officer.