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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.

House Committee Advances NSF for the Future Act

On June 15, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology took the next step in advancing the bipartisan National Science Foundation for the Future Act, which FABBS has endorsed. After incorporating a number of amendments, the committee voted unanimously to advance the bill, paving the way for its consideration before the whole House. The bill authorizes funding increases at the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the next five years and would adopt important new policies, including

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NASEM Meeting on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences

The members of the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS) at the National Academics of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, met in an open session which featured presentations from Terrie Moffitt, the new chair of BBCSS, Gregory York and Alexander Wind with the U.S. Army Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Bruce Crow with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. The BBCSS works to advance public policy and practice by leveraging innovative research in

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Public Scholarship Series Recap

FABBS, in conjunction with the Scholars Strategy Network, is continuing our June Series on Public Scholarship with conversations regarding strategies and opportunities to elevate public scholarship efforts in academic departments.

Connecting with Congressional Offices brought together experts in building relationships with lawmakers and translating research to policy. Speakers included:

Parisa Parasafar, PhD: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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Addressing Stigmatizing Environments to Reduce Sexual Minorities’ Health Disparities

Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences

In the last two decades, the United States has been a stage for significant increase in equality for the LGBTQ community as seen by the legalization of same-sex marriage, progress in HIV prevention and treatment, medical support for eradicating conversion therapy, among other advances. However, according to research by Jes L. Matsick, Britney M. Wardecker, and Flora Oswald in “Treat Sexual Stigma to Heal Health Disparities: Improving

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