In Honor Of


The FABBS’s “In Honor Of…” program recognizes eminent, senior scientists who have made important and lasting contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.

Current Honoree

Former Executive Director
A special honor to acknowledge the dedicated, energetic, and committed leadership of the FABBS and FABBS Foundation past Executive Director.

Paula R. Skedsvold, JD PhD
Paula Skedsvold has always had a passion for developing policies to better serve people and society. For most of her career, she has worked to bridge the worlds of science and policy, using science to inform health, social, and education policies and improving policies related to the conduct of science.

For over ten years, Paula served as Executive Director and science advocate for the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS), formerly the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences. In this capacity, she worked on behalf of twenty-three scientific societies to promote the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior before Congress, federal agencies, and the public. She strived to ensure funding for the field, policies that support research, and a greater appreciation for the many contributions of our sciences. At FABBS, Paula also led numerous scientific societies in encouraging investigator-friendly policies related to the registration and reporting of basic science at the National Institutes of Health.

Over her career thus far, Paula has held a number of positions that supported

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Selection Process

Is there an eminent, senior scientist to whom you would like to pay tribute, while simultaneously demonstrating your support for the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior? Through Fabbs “In Honor Of…” program, individuals can make donations that recognize senior scientists for his or her achievements and contributions.

The FABBS Foundation Board will periodically select honorees who have been nominated by their peers. These individuals will receive recognition on our website, including a biographical sketch, photograph, and listing of those who contributed to the honoree’s campaign. This is a wonderful way to pay tribute to someone who has had a lasting impact on our sciences.

We encourage you to submit nominations for the “In Honor Of…” program to the Executive Director.