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NASEM Meeting on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences
The members of the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS) at the National Academics of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, met in an open session which featured presentations from Terrie Moffitt, the new chair of BBCSS, Gregory York and Alexander Wind with the U.S. Army Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Bruce Crow with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. The BBCSS works to advance public policy and practice by leveraging innovative research inread more
Public Scholarship Series Recap
FABBS, in conjunction with the Scholars Strategy Network, is continuing our June Series on Public Scholarship with conversations regarding strategies and opportunities to elevate public scholarship efforts in academic departments.
Connecting with Congressional Offices brought together experts in building relationships with lawmakers and translating research to policy. Speakers included:
Parisa Parasafar, PhD: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Developmentread more
Addressing Stigmatizing Environments to Reduce Sexual Minorities’ Health Disparities
Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences
In the last two decades, the United States has been a stage for significant increase in equality for the LGBTQ community as seen by the legalization of same-sex marriage, progress in HIV prevention and treatment, medical support for eradicating conversion therapy, among other advances. However, according to research by Jes L. Matsick, Britney M. Wardecker, and Flora Oswald in “Treat Sexual Stigma to Heal Health Disparities: Improvingread more
Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee Discussed New Name, New Leadership, and Welcome New Members
June 9, 2021
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) Advisory Committee met in May for its 2021 Spring Meeting. The Advisory Committee welcomed a new class of members, including Dr. Ada Monzon, Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Dr. Nicole Smith, Dr. Thomas Brock, and Dr. Melissa Collins. Assistant Director Karen Marrongelle updated the Advisory Committee (AC) on EHR programs, focusingread more