News from FABBS

Budget Update

April 26, 2019

On Monday, Members of Congress will return to Washington, DC after a two-week recess – expect to see a flurry of appropriations activity.

The Labor, Health and Human Services (Labor-H) House Appropriations Subcommittee, with jurisdiction of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Institute for Education Sciences (IES), will meet on April 30 to mark up the NIH and IES budgets for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The full Appropriations Committee is scheduled to consider the

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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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March 29, 2019

Nora Newcombe wins
Howard Crosby Warren Medal

FABBS President, Nora Newcombe, Temple University, has been
awarded the Howard Crosby
Warren Medal. The Society of Experiment Psychology (SEP) issues the award
in recognition of outstanding achievement in Experimental Psychology in the
United States and Canada. Dr. Newcombe was recognized “for her
distinguished research contributions on fundamental aspects of cognition and
development, with emphasis on spatial cognition and the

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Tracking Legislation in Our Sciences

March 29, 2019

In order to advance sciences of mind, brain and behavior, in addition to the federal funding for our sciences, FABBS tracks legislation with potential impact – positive and negative – on the scientific process. Below are some examples of legislation that FABBS is currently monitoring, taking a position on, or trying to influence. Also included are several important federal agencies and acts due for reauthorization expected to be introduced this session. If you are aware of

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