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.

Q&A with Dr. Barbara A. Wanchisen, Past FABBS Executive Director

January 27, 2022 

As we commemorate 41 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 with Barbara A. Wanchisen, PhD, who served as Executive Director from 2001 to 2008, with insights on the growth of behavioral and social science at federal agencies over time. 

Barbara A. Wanchisen, PhD

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U.S. Surgeon General Will Testify at Congressional Hearing Following Advisory Issued on Youth Mental Health Crisis Further Exposed by COVID-19 Pandemic

January 27, 2022 

On February 8th, the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy will testify at a hearing for the Senate Finance Committee to discuss challenges in mental health care for American youth. This testimony follows the report and Surgeon General’s Advisory to address the nation’s youth mental health crisis.  

The report outlines evidence-based policy recommendations at the individual and systemic levels for schools, community

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State of U.S. Science and Engineering 2022

January 27, 2022

The National Science Board (NSB) and The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) recently released their biannual report on “The State of U.S. Science and Engineering.” The report outlines trends in the science and engineering (S&E) workforce, including demographic data on the labor force and in education, and places U.S. research and development investments in global and historical context. Read the full report.


The report

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Press Release: FABBS Welcomes New President, Philip Rubin, P.h.D.

Washington, D.C. (January 14, 2022) – The Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences is delighted to welcome Philip Rubin, Ph.D., as he begins his term as President of the FABBS Board.

Rubin brings extensive experience as a researcher and as a federal policymaker and administrator to this role at a time of tremendous interest and need for insights from FABBS scientists.
-FABBS Executive Director Juliane Baron


Dr. Rubin is the Chief

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