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.
Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention
March 29, 2021
The National Science Foundation (NSF) held their final of four Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention (PIPP) workshops on March 22nd and 23rd, where experts from interdisciplinary sciences convened to inform a roadmap for research investments to better prepare for future pandemics. NSF will soon share a workshop report on the conclusions of these discussions.
NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan spoke about how the spread ofread more
Q&A with Dr. Christine Cameron, Former Executive Director
As we commemorate 40 years of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS), we have invited former FABBS Executive Directors to reflect on their time in the role.
In this Q&A, we spoke to Dr. Christine Cameron, who served as Executive Director of FABBS from October of 2013 through March of 2016.
Dr. Cameron was trained as a psychological scientist at the University of Kansas, where she earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialty inread more
Bipartisan Lawmakers Introduce Plan to Double NSF Funding, Add New Directorate
On March 26, leaders on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the National Science Foundation (NSF) through 2026 and more than double its budget in that time.
Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) along with Subcommittee on Research and Technology Chairwoman Haley Stevens (D-MI) and Ranking Member Michael Waltz (R-FL) co-sponsored the National Science Foundation for the Future Act. NSFread more
NIH Surveys: Outcomes of COVID-19 Impact on Research
On March 25, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research announced the findings from surveys issued in October 2020, which aimed to identify and document the impact of COVID-19 on extramural research and their researchers. The two surveys assessed the perspectives of (1) research administration leaders and (2) individual researchers at extramural institutions regarding ongoing and anticipated issues in research productivity as affected by the pandemic. Here is theread more