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.

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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25 Years of OBSSR: Snapshots of Accomplishments in Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

January 13, 2022   

For more than 25 years, the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) has galvanized the role of the behavioral and social sciences in the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. Since it was first established by Congress in 1993, the OBSSR has facilitated the communication and coordination of FABBS disciplines across the NIH and beyond. OBSSR has cultivated

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