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.

Congress Establishes Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health

March 24, 2022

In passing Fiscal Year 2022 government funding legislation, Congress took the next step toward creating an Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), as proposed by President Biden. The initiative offers nimble funding mechanisms to support research efforts aimed at specific applications. Biden pushed for the new agency as a way to more quickly and effectively “develop breakthroughs—to prevent, detect, and treat diseases like Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and

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Congress Passes Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations

March 11, 2022
Congress passed, and the President signed, omnibus appropriations legislation to fund the government in fiscal year (FY) 2022. This comes after months of negotiations and multiple continuing resolutions (CRs) that held off a government shutdown since September 30th, when FY21 funding expired. The President’s Budget Request for FY 2023 is expected March 28th, and Congress will soon begin work on funding legislation for the year.

Institute of Education

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Understanding the Effects of Food Insecurity on Child Cognitive Outcomes and Well-Being

March 24, 2022

PIBBS Volume 8 Issue 2 (October 2021 Release)

Food insecurity, or lack of access to sufficient foods for an active and healthy lifestyle, affects more than 10 million children in the US. This number has further increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among minoritized children. In a new paper published in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences titled “Food Insecurity: What Are Its Effects, Why, and What Can Policy Do About It?” authors

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Members of Congress Weigh in on Open Access and Animal Models

Last month, amidst continuing negotiations on the fiscal year 2022 budget and heightened attention to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Members of Congress sent letters to federal colleagues on issues of importance to members of FABBS societies.

Open Science

Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Ed Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to Dr. Alondra Nelson, Acting Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), encouraging the agency to update the existing government-wide

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