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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 Releases Two More Videos – Does Cognitive Science Improve Cancer Detection and Stroke Recovery?

April 12, 2019

FABBS has released two more videos in its “Cognitive Psychology in the Real World” series. These videos provide examples of how cognitive science keeps us safe and healthy in our daily lives.

One of the new videos is “Can
Cognitive Science Help Detect Cancer?” which explains how the science of
visual attention used in conjunction with computer-aided technologies help
radiologists detect breast cancer. The video features Rachel Brem, MD, Director
of Breast Imaging

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Update on the NIH Definition of Clinical Trials and New Resource Unveiled

April 12, 2019

FABBS members will recall a
consequential decision that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) made in
2016, resulting in a new clinical trial definition capturing basic research
that had not been previously considered clinical. If you need a refresher on
the topic, or why this is a problem and what has happened over the past couple
of years, there are some resources at the end of this article. You can also
watch a new talk about the issue by FABBS Immediate-past-President,

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Dr. Bianchi, NICHD Director, Presented at SRCD Biennial Meeting

April 12, 2019

On March 22, Dr. Diana
Bianchi, Director of the National Institutes of Child Health and Human
Development (NICHD), addressed members of the Society for Research on Child
Development (SRCD), a FABBS member society. Following an interesting and
compelling story about how she came to lead the Institute, Dr. Bianchi shared
information on current NICHD activities, provided an update on the strategic
plan, and explained recent changes to training grants.

Dr. Bianchi

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Q&A with Dr. Susan Fiske

Founding Editor of Policy Insights from the Behavioral
and Brain Sciences
(PIBBS)

The PIBBS journal publishes invited articles, from FABBS member societies, that present brief reviews of behavioral and brain scientific findings relevant to public policy. The goal of this journal is to provide a vehicle for scientists to share research findings to help build sound policies and be a resource for policy and decision makers looking for digestible research to inform policies and

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