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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.

ARPA–H Is Open for Business

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) celebrated its one-year anniversary with several big announcements, including its first call for research proposals with a broad agency announcement (BBA), the launch of the “ARPA-H Dash” competition, and the hiring of its first two program managers.

Biden’s FY24 Budget Prioritizes NSF and ARPA-H Funding

President Biden released a ‘skinny’ version of his budget on March 9, demonstrating the administration’s priorities. FABBS Executive Director had the opportunity to attend the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) budget release, which focused on NSF, NIST, and ARPA-H. FABBS commends the significant increase to the NSF budget, yet notes that the recommendation for NIH falls well short of the community request.

NASEM Hosts Symposium on Investments in Health

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) hosted the symposium, “Shifting the Nation’s Health Investments to Support Long, Healthy Lives for All” on March 6th and 7th. NASEM’s Roundtable on Population Health Improvement hosted the event in response to America’s deteriorating health and shortening average life span despite high healthcare spending relative to other developed countries.

Researcher Provides a New Perspective on Stress Response and Health

Hyperreactivity in response to psychological stressors has long been linked to health concerns such as hypertension and other cardiovascular challenges. However, new research is finding that the opposite – diminished responses to stress – may also lead to future health …

NIMH Advisory Council Holds Spring Meeting

On February 7th, the National Advisory Mental Health Council convened for its 269th meeting to advise the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) on policy issues and activities related to NIMH research. This was the first meeting …

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