News from FABBS

Our Sciences Represented and Honored in Washington DC

May 9, 2019

In April, several high-profile events on Capitol Hill and at the National Academy of Sciences brought attention to important scientific contributions of FABBS scientists.

Dr. Turk-Browne and Representative Bill Foster (D-IL)

On April 30th, two poster exhibitions on Capitol Hill highlighted a range of scientists, including our members. FABBS was pleased to be represented by Nicholas Turk-Browne, PhD, Yale University, at the 25th Annual Coalition for National Science

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BRAIN Initiative Conference and Opportunity to Inform Next Phase of Funding

April 26, 2019

A Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative working group has released a draft report for public comment. This is an opportunity for the FABBS community to bring attention to important cognitive and behavioral research and potential contributions to the next phase of the BRAIN Initiative.

The draft document includes 8 priority areas, and feedback that the community provides will inform the final report to the Advisory

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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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FABBS Responds to NIH Requests for Comment

March 1, 2019

FABBS submitted comments to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) draft themes for their strategic plan. FABBS’ comments highlighted specific examples of how behavioral and cognitive sciences have contributed to NICHD accomplishments and identified where these sciences are currently missing in the draft themes. The plan is expected to strongly influence NICHD’s future research directions and funding decisions, including

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