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Another Round of Continuing Resolutions

On January 18th, Congress passed another stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown.  This continuing resolution (CR) mirrors the previous one in that it divides the 12 appropriation bills into two groups with different deadlines.  Funding expires for Transportation, …

NICHD Holds Winter Advisory Committee Meeting

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) held its advisory council meeting this past Monday, January 22, 2024. NICHD Director Dr. Diana Bianchi began her report with an update on Congress’ FY 2024 budget. Congress has agreed …

ARPA-H Launches HEROES Program

On January 9th, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) launched the HEalth care Rewards to Achieve Improved OutcomES (HEROES). The program seeks to increase preventative healthcare, reducing critical health problems. HEROES will target four illness areas: cardiovascular disease, …

Researcher Unpacks the Nuance of What It Means to “Pay Attention”

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.

Q&A with Dr. Jeff Zacks, Incoming FABBS President

Jeff Zacks, PhD

What inspired you to become President of the FABBS board?

I am deeply honored to have been nominated for and elected to this role. I have been engaged with FABBS since 2010 and served a term on …

Congress Races Against Looming Budget Deadlines

The federal government is currently operating under not one, but two continuing resolutions (CRs). The  CR covering Transportation, Agriculture, HUD, and Veterans Affairs related agencies is set to expire on January 19 and the second covering agencies of particular interest …

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