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Surviving puberty: Researcher Looks Broadly at Early Life Experiences and Genetics to Help Identify Children Who May Benefit from Clinical Interventions as They Approach Adolescence

July 15, 2021
Puberty and adolescence are tough times for most.  But for some teens, and even pre-teens, these years are particularly grueling and even dangerous because of factors out of their control and as far back as gestation.

Kristine Marceau, PhD

 

 

 

Kristine Marceau —never one to shy away from tough questions — often finds herself training a wide lens on influences that result in some teenagers engaging in unhealthy

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Advisory Committee to the Director – Updates from the NIH

June 18, 2021

The Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) held its 122nd meeting on June 10th and 11th to provide expert guidance on a range of timely topics.

See the June 10th agenda and video.

See the June 11th agenda and video.

NIH Director, Francis S. Collins, opened the meeting with a report on endeavors in different areas and disciplines of science across the NIH that continue to progress despite restrictions of convening in person. He

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Endless Frontier Act Takes on New Form, Passes Senate

After an eventful process that saw the bill molded into different variations, the Endless Frontier Act (EFA) passed the Senate on Tuesday, June 8th, as part of a larger package labeled the United States Innovation and Competition Act, or USICA, aimed at bolstering American competitiveness with China. 

Initially, EFA was a proposal to create a new $100 billion technology Directorate within the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee Discussed New Name, New Leadership, and Welcome New Members

June 9, 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) Advisory Committee met in May for its 2021 Spring Meeting. The Advisory Committee welcomed a new class of members, including Dr. Ada Monzon, Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Dr. Nicole Smith, Dr. Thomas Brock, and Dr. Melissa Collins. Assistant Director Karen Marrongelle updated the Advisory Committee (AC) on EHR programs, focusing

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