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Reauthorizing the Education Science and Reform Act

The Senate HELP Committee leadership, Chairman Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Ranking Member Bill Cassidy (R-LA) have requested feedback from the community on topics related to the Education Science and Reform Act (ESRA) reauthorization. This request suggest that the committee plans to …

PCAST Advances Hazards Resilience and Public Health Workforce Reports 

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) met on March 30th to discuss and vote on two reports on preparing for extreme weather risks associated with climate change and on strategies to support the public health workforce. …

NSF EDU Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Core Research Program 

The Education Core Research (ECR) program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently celebrated its tenth-year anniversary. The Education and Human Resources Directorate – recently renamed Directorate for STEM Education (EDU) launched the program in 2013, establishing a mechanism to …

Director Bianchi Addresses Friends of NICHD  

The Friends of the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), of which FABBS serves on the executive committee, met earlier this month to discuss advocacy efforts and hear from NICHD Director Diana Bianchi, M.D. Her presentation included …

Congressional District Health Dashboard Unveiled

Co-Chairs of the Congressional Public Health Caucus, Representative Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL), in cooperation with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and NYU Langone Health, debuted the Congressional District Health Dashboard, a new website that provides unbiased data and interactive features on 36 key measures and drivers of health for every congressional district.

FABBS Responds to NIH RFI on Proposed Simplified Review Framework

FABBS provided feedback to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Request for Information (RFI) in support of the Proposed Simplified Review Framework for NIH Research Project Grant Applications. The new framework aims to reduce the reputational biases in NIH’s grant application review process.
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