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FABBS Issues Statement on Administration’s Order Banning People from Seven Muslim-Majority Countries

The Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences calls on President Trump to rescind the Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” As an organization representing the concerns of numerous scientific societies, we value the exchange of ideas and knowledge across borders.

The United States has benefitted from the contributions of scholars and students from countries around the world. We are therefore, very concerned that

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Final Rule Issued on Human Research Protections

At long last, it happened! Just before the change in Administrations, the new rule governing research with human participants was released. In July 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy proposed the most extensive changes to the regulations on human research protections in decades.

Although there have been changes over the years to the human research protection system, the regulations, according to the Advanced

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FABBS and Member Societies Meet with New NIMH Director

Scientists attending the FABBS Council of Representatives Annual Meeting were invited to participate in a meeting with the new National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Director, Dr. Joshua Gordon. Gordon, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist, joined NIH on September 12, 2016. Soon after taking the reins at NIMH, Gordon told Nature, “I won’t be doing anything radical [in the first year in office]. I am just going to listen to and learn from all the stakeholders—the scientific community, the

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National Institute on Aging Advancing New Research Initiatives on Alzheimer’s

At the recent National Advisory Council on Aging meeting, 26 new concept proposals focused on Alzheimer’s and related dementia’s were approved by Council. According to NIA Director Richard Hodes, the concept proposals will be developed into a “record number” of new Funding Opportunity Announcements in the next few months. NIA has benefited from increased federal funding for Alzheimer’s research over the last few years and is expected to receive additional increases this fiscal year,

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