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.

FABBS 2021 Annual Meeting Highlights Opportunities Ahead

FABBS met virtually on December 6 for our 2021 annual meeting, bringing together our board members, representatives from our 28 scientific society members and three corporate affiliates to reflect on the past year and identify priorities going into 2022.

Despite the obvious challenges presented by the pandemic, 2021 was an exciting year for FABBS. The organization grew, adding two new staff members, including a third full-time position, and began regularly hosting interns to better meet our

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Congress Avoids Debt Crisis, Funding Obstacles Still Ahead

Debt Ceiling

On December 14, after months of brinksmanship, Congress passed legislation raising the debt limit. Senate Majority Leader Schumer and Minority Leader McConnell were able to negotiate a deal allowing Senate Democrats to pass the legislation with only 51 votes. Ten Republicans supported a procedural motion needed to advance the bill without being subject to the filibuster.

Democrats raised the debt limit by $2.5 trillion, avoiding another vote on the issue until after the

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Friends of NIAAA Hosts eHealth and Alcohol Use Webinar

November 19, 2021

On November 3, the Friends of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), of which FABBS and the American Psychological Association (APA) serve on the executive committee, hosted the webinar titled “Telehealth and eHealth for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond” to discuss research examining alcohol misuse and digital health technologies as a modality for treatment, before and during the pandemic. FABBS is

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NASEM Workshop Explores Institutional Barriers and Incentives for Engaged Research

November 18. 2021

The National Academies of Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education has a Standing Committee on Advancing Science Communication that brings together diverse disciplines contributing to science communication research and practice with a mission ‘to more effectively engage all communities with science in ways that are equitable, evidence-based, and inclusive.’ On November 12, the Committee hosted a workshop on Institutional Barriers and

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