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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.

Senate Holds Hearing on Research’s Contributions to the Economy, Congress Continues Deliberations over FY 2020 Budget

November 6, 2019

Last month, the newly formed subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee convened a hearing to discuss “the role that research and innovation play in ensuring U.S. leadership in the global economy.” With jurisdiction that includes the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),

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FABBS Announces Incoming and Returning Board Members

October 23, 2019

Board President,
Nora Newcombe, announces our incoming and continuing FABBS board officers and
members. “It is an honor to congratulate and welcome these accomplished
individuals to the FABBS board. Their professional experiences and topical
expertise will be a tremendous asset to the important work of FABBS to advance
the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.”

Philip Rubin, Ph.D., Yale University and Haskins Laboratories, will serve as President-elect. Dr. Rubin

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DBASSE Advisory Committee Meets and Social Psychologist Gives the Henry and Bryna David Lecture

October 23, 2019

The National Academies of Sciences, Division of Behavioral, Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) Advisory Committee met for their fall meeting on October 10. The open session began with an update from Russ Shilling, Chief Scientific Officer, American Psychological Association, on “Psychology, Technology and Society”. Dr. Shilling was followed by a panel of representatives from federal agencies speaking on the challenges and opportunities for social and behavioral

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Concerns About a Possible Year-Long Continuing Resolution Grow as the Deadline for the Current CR Draws Closer

October 23, 2019

On Wednesday, October 23, the Senate began debate on the first set of their fiscal year 2020 spending bills, HR 3055. This minibus includes four bills – Agriculture (S 2522), Transportation-HUD (S 2520), Interior-Environment (S 2580) and Commerce-Justice-Science (S 2584) – all received unanimous approval from the Senate Appropriation Committee last month. While this might sound encouraging, the House and Senate will need to negotiate spending levels for the individual

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