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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.

Reading and Math, Better Together

June 13, 2019

We
get it: one of the best ways to help children succeed in school and in life is
to read to them.  

But math? Not so much, with some parents unaware of the importance of math in the early years and teachers by and large spending twice as much time on reading than on math, according to a new paper in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

The paper, “Mathematics and Reading Develop Together in Young Children: Practical and Policy

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NIMH and NICHD Advisory Councils Meet, Discussing Their Respective Strategic Plans

June 13, 2019

NIH institute Advisory Councils advise the Secretary of Health and Human Services; the Director of National Institutes of Health; and the Directors of individual institutes, on all policies and activities relating to the conduct and support of relevant health research, research training, and other programs. Councils are comprised of topic experts approved by NIH leadership, who are often identified by the individual institutes.

The
House Appropriations Committee included

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OBSSR Honors Behavioral Scientists and NAS Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences Meets

June 13, 2019

The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research hosted its 12th Matilda White Riley Awards, the annual distinguished scholar lecture named for a celebrated scientist and member of the National Academy of Sciences. Riley provided outstanding leadership and transformative work in the behavioral and social sciences across the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  In 2016, OBSSR expanded the event to recognize emerging scientists with a competition for peer-reviewed

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House Considering First Minibus – Includes Funding for NIH and IES

June 13, 2019

On Wednesday, June 12, the House of Representatives began consideration of H.R. 2740, a bill to fund the National Institutes of Health and the Institute of Education Sciences, agencies important to behavioral and brain scientists. House deliberations are expected to continue into next week and to include a combination of delay tactics, grand standing, and shenanigans.

In a strategy that worked last year to complete budgets before the end of the fiscal year, appropriators

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