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FABBS engages with various federal agencies and the National Academies in efforts which promote the understanding and impact of the behavioral and brain sciences.

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NSF SBE Advisory Council Meets with New Leadership

Kaye Husbands Fealing, PhD, welcomed members of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Social, Behavioral and Economic (SBE) Sciences Directorate Advisory Committee (AC) to the June meeting, her first since assuming the role of Assistant Director at the end of April. …

NIH Effort to Improve Research Frameworks 

FABBS responded to a request for information (RFI) about improving research frameworks to enable rigorous study of the effects of racism on brain and behavioral health across the lifespan (NOT-MH-24-190). The multi-institute initiative includes the National Institute of Mental Health, …

NASEM Board Hears Presentations on Deepfakes and AI 

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, (NASEM) held the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Science’s (BBCSS) 49th Meeting on June 6th. This was Terri Moffit’s, PhD, last day as chair of NASEM BBCSS. The Chairmanship has passed …

NICHD AC Holds Spring Meeting

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) held its advisory council meeting on June 3 and 4.  Presentations of particular interest to FABBS members included a review of plans to update the strategic plan, increases to doctoral …

STEM EDU Advisory Council Holds Spring Meeting 

The Directorate for STEM EDU held its 2024 Spring Advisory Committee (AC) meeting on May 28-29.  The AC heard about new developments at the Directorate and from voices in the field, who showcased their important research on a wide-range of …

NIMH Director, Dr. Gordon, Presides over his Last AC Meeting 

The National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) Advisory Committee meeting on May 30, was the last for Dr. Joshua Gordon who had announced his plans to step down on June 14, after eight years in the role. Deputy Director Dr. …

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