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Welcoming New Members of the 2021 FABBS Board

October 22, 2020

FABBS is delighted to announce our two incoming Board members: Robert Sellers, PhD will serve as a Member-At-Large and Vivian Tseng, PhD in the role of Secretary. They will begin their term in January 2021.

Dr. Sellers is the Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer, and the Charles D. Moody Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Michigan. He works with university leadership on matters related

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Federal Leaders Kick Off Webinar Series on Data Standards for Behavioral and Brain Sciences

October 22, 2020

Arthur “Skip” Lupia, Assistant Director of the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation, and Jerry Sheehan, Deputy Director, National Library of Medicine, Co-chairs of the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Subcommittee on Open Science, joined FABBS Past President Nora Newcombe to kick off the FABBS webinar series on Data Standards for the Behavioral and Brain Sciences. (Slides and recording available

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FABBS Comments on CoSTEM Strategic Plan, Encouraging Inclusion of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences

October 22, 2020

The National Science Foundation (NSF), on behalf of the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC) Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM), issued a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the implementation of Charting a Course for Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education, the Federal STEM Education Strategic Plan.

While the behavioral and cognitive sciences are widely considered to be STEM disciplines, the 2019 Progress Report on the Federal Implementation

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NIMH Brings Together Stakeholder Community

October 8, 2020

On October 5th, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) brought together the stakeholder community for updates on several trans-NIH research initiatives and an opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Josh Gordon, Director of NIMH.  In the past, NIMH stakeholders have been organized into two groups, the Alliance for Research Progress, comprised of groups representing families and patients, and the Professional Coalition for Research Progress, made up of

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