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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. …

FABBS Recommends Changes to NIAID Strategic Plan RFI 

FABBS made substantive recommendations to the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Comments were submitted in response to a Request for Information (RFI).  

FABBS comments pointed to what NIH learned during COVID-19, including that a vaccine alone, no matter …

NCSES Announces Plans to Collect SOGI Data 

The National Center for Science & Engineering Statistics (NCSES), an independent statistical agency housed within the National Science Foundation (NSF), has proposed adding questions about sex at birth, gender identity, and sexual orientation (SOGI) to the Survey of Earned Doctorates …

NBES Discusses Student Literacy Report and IES Staff/Leadership News 

The National Board of Education Sciences (NBES) held a short meeting on May 13, to approve its response to Senator Bill Cassidy’s (R-LA) report on the lack of proficient reading among K-12 students, discuss the status of hiring an executive …

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