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Researcher Helps Infants and Toddlers Take Their First Steps on a Path to Lifelong Well-being

What experiences made you the person you are today? Many of us will recall specific memories or turning points. For the recipient of a 2023 Early Career Impact Award, Dr. Kathryn Humphreys, some of these moments include doing an 8th grade science fair project on children’s stress, receiving research funding at pivotal times in her career, and becoming a parent. While these events are important, Dr. Humphreys’s research shows that many life-changing experiences happen before we are even old enough to remember them.

NIH Welcomes a New OBSSR Director

Dr. Jane M. Simoni will serve as the next Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and Associate Director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. Dr. Simoni will start in this …

NSF Briefing Showcases Cognitive Science Research for Strengthening American Infrastructure

The National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted a Congressional Briefing entitled Strengthening America’s Infrastructure: How NSF Research is Supporting a Resilient and Innovative Future.

Dr. Sylvia Butterfield, acting director of the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) directorate opened with brief …

Meet the FABBS Summer Intern

Can you introduce yourself and what you’re currently studying in college?

Lindsay (she/her/hers) is a rising junior at Georgetown University majoring in classics and minoring in both cognitive science and medical humanities. On campus, she is involved with advocacy groups, …

Key Federal Agency Science Leaders Hang in the Balance

Despite the scientific community urging for a speedy confirmation of Dr. Bertagnolli as NIH Director, Senator Sanders (I-VT), has asserted that he will not support any nominee until the White House has moved to slash drug prices. Senator Warren (D-MA), …

Committee Proposals Pose Damages to Research Funding

As Congress works to advance spending bills, the advocacy community braces for tough budgets following the debt ceiling agreement. The House Appropriations Committee (HAC) leadership has opted to limit funding to well below the debt ceiling agreement, while the Senate …

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