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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.

NIH – FABBS Advocacy and Recent Awards

November 6, 2019

FABBS responded to NINDS Request for Comment on their strategic plan. Colleagues from National Academy for Neuropsychology (NAN), helped to inform FABBS’ comments. The submission encouraged NINDS to increase the integration of basic neuroscience/neurological research with neuropsychological research, including specific examples, as they move forward with their strategic plan. Another FABBS member society, Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society, also submitted comments.

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Members Announced for the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

November 6, 2019

Late last month, President Trump issued an executive order that brought new life to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), an advisory committee to advise the president on topics concerning science, technology, and innovation. Variations of this board date back to 1933 with former President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Science Advisory Board, but it officially became PCAST during President George H. W. Bush’s administration in 1990.  The

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FABBS Member Society Events in DC

November 6, 2019

On October 24, Prudence L. Carter (University of California, Berkeley), presented the AERA Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research. Her lecture, “A Shade Less Offensive”: School Integration as Radical Inclusion in the Pursuit of Educational Equity, was followed by a discussion forum moderated by Lauren Camera (U.S. News & World Report) and featuring speaker commentators Ary Amerikaner (The Education Trust) and Wade J. Henderson (Leadership Conference on

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Sudip Parikh to head AAAS

November 6, 2019

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced that Sudip Parikh will serve as the next chief executive officer and executive publisher of the Science family of journals. AAAS aims to “advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.” The organization has extensive programs in policy analysis, diversifying the science and technology workforce, public engagement, science education, and

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