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FABBS reports on items of interest to many communities – scientists, policymakers, and the public. In our news, you will see updates on science funding and policy, articles that translate research for policy, and descriptions of the research contributions of scientists at all stages of their research careers.

FABBS Submits Testimony in Support of NSF Funding

May 23, 2018

FABBS submitted written testimony in support of robust funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The testimony included comments thanking the House Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee Chair, Rep. John Culberson, and Ranking Member, Rep. Jose Serrano, for their support of NSF in the FY 2018 omnibus appropriations bill as well as their support for all sciences funded by NSF.

In its testimony, FABBS applauds the efforts of NSF to support

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FABBS Sponsors Cohen Silver for Capitol Hill Exhibition

May 23, 2018

FABBS was pleased to invite Roxane Cohen Silver, (Professor, University of California, Irvine) to present her NSF-funded research at the 24th Annual Coalition for National Science Funding’s Exhibition and Reception on Capitol Hill. The event, “Investments in Scientific and Educational Research: Fueling American Innovation,” took place on May 9th, 2018, in the Rayburn House Building. Cohen Silver represented the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, a FABBS member

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Clues to Violence May Be Visible in the Brain

May 23, 2018

Aggression has destructive and painful impacts on society, as we have seen with mass shootings, domestic violence, and childhood bullying. It is strongly tied to mental health problems, and can manifest not only in antisocial personality and conduct disorders but also with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), narcissistic personality disorder, alcohol dependence, and even anxiety and depression. But it appears that some common brain pathways underlie violent behaviors

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NICHD Commits to Five-Year Strategic Plan

May 23, 2018

Details are emerging about the process the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is pursuing to craft a new strategic plan.  In 2011, former NICHD Director Alan Guttmacher led a scientific “visioning” process, which outlined future research directions, but did not develop a traditional strategic plan.  Since her arrival in 2016, NICHD Director Diana Bianchi has expressed an interest in developing a comprehensive strategic

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