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.
Surviving puberty: Researcher Looks Broadly at Early Life Experiences and Genetics to Help Identify Children Who May Benefit from Clinical Interventions as They Approach Adolescence
July 15, 2021
Puberty and adolescence are tough times for most. But for some teens, and even pre-teens, these years are particularly grueling and even dangerous because of factors out of their control and as far back as gestation.
Kristine Marceau, PhD
Kristine Marceau —never one to shy away from tough questions — often finds herself training a wide lens on influences that result in some teenagers engaging in unhealthyread more
NSF Hosts Pride in STEM Panel
On June 24th, the National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted a Distinguished Lecture titled Pride in STEM: A Conversation about Research, Mentorship, and Advocacy. NSF’s head of Diversity and Inclusion Rhonda Davis moderated a panel which featured:
Dr. Jon Freeman, Associate Professor, New York University, NSF CAREER Awardee
Dr. Bryce E. Hughes, Assistant Professor, Montana State University, NSF CAREER Awardee
Dr. Wil Srubar, Associate Professor, University of Colorado
FABBS Public Scholarship Series Wraps with Op-Eds and Policy Briefs
June 15, 2021
FABBS, in collaboration with the Scholars Strategy Network, continued our June Series on Public Scholarship with presentations about strategies and opportunities to elevate research findings.
The session Drafting a Policy Brief was led by Joanna Ten-Kate: Scholars Strategy Network, Policy Associate (bio here). The interactive session led by Ms. Ten-Kate addressed how to choose a target audience, provided advice on writing for different audiences, and defined the componentsread more
New Guidance: Youth Mental Health in the Wake of COVID-19
July 15, 2021
The Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN), an activity of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), produced a rapid expert consultation of school-based strategies for addressing youth mental health and well-being in the wake of COVID-19. With support and sponsorship by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, SEAN linked researchers in the behavioral, economic, and social sciences with decision makers to respond toread more