News from FABBS

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.

NIH Clinical Trials Report Language: What’s Next?

March 30, 2018

The basic science community greeted with much enthusiasm report language attached to the omnibus spending bill that seeks to delay “NIH’ s more expansive interpretation of ‘interventions’ in relation to fundamental research projects involving humans” and to “consult with the basic research community to determine the reporting standards best suited to this kind of research.”  The language references one of several applicable policies, in particular New Review

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FABBS Welcomes the Vision Sciences Society

FABBS brings together scientific societies that share an interest in the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. We are pleased to welcome our newest scientific society, the Vision Sciences Society (VSS). VSS was founded in 2001, and represents scientists who are interested in the functional aspects of vision, including visual psychophysics, neuroscience, computational vision, and cognitive psychology. The next Annual Meeting of VSS will be held May 18-23, 2018, in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

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FABBS Joins AERA and Friends of IES for a Capitol Hill Briefing

March 29, 2018

On February 26th, 2018, speakers from diverse perspectives convened to provide a Congressional briefing entitled “Advances in Educating Underprepared College Students: Knowledge, Policy and Practice.” The briefing was organized by the Friends of the Institute of Educational Sciences (IES), a coalition of associations and institutions whose mission is advancing the objectives of IES, of which FABBS is a member. The American Educational Research Association (AERA) leads the

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FABBS Honors Peter Ornstein


Peter Ornstein received his B.A. in psychology from Harpur College of the State University of New York in 1963, his M.A. in psychology from Queens College of the City University of New York in 1965, and his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 1968. Following five years as an assistant professor at Princeton University, he joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1973, where he is now the F. Stuart Chapin

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