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Mental Health Discussed in Congressional Hearing

February 9, 2022 

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held the hearing “Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder: Responding to the Growing Crisis” last Tuesday. Witnesses spoke about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, the …

Talking to Children About Race, Gender, and Social Issues: Review and Recommendations

February 9, 2022

Key Findings 

Children are born categorizers; they already notice different kinds of people and are being treated differently. Educators and caregivers can foster safe, respectful conversations in age-appropriate ways; development research identifies benefits to providing simple descriptions…

House Passes NSF Reauthorization

February 10, 2022

Last week, the House passed the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength (America COMPETES) Act of 2022, marking an important step toward reauthorizing the National Science Foundation (NSF). Now, the two chambers need …

FABBS Welcomes Spring Interns

 February 9, 2022 

FABBS welcomed two spring interns – Anna Peña-Gomez from Florida International University and Alexis Rodriguez from Arizona State University. FABBS offers undergraduate hybrid internship opportunities for the spring, summer, and fall semesters, where students can gain experience …

Emerging Science Partners and the Future of Global Research Report Released

February 8, 2022

In January 2022, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences released the “Global Connections Emerging Science Partners,” a report from the Challenges for International Scientific Partnerships Initiative (CISP) to identify the benefits of international collaboration and recommend actions. …

NIMH Holds Winter Advisory Council Meeting

February 8, 2022

The National Institute of Mental Health Advisory Council (AC) met on February 1 (see the agenda here). The Institute Director, Dr. Joshua Gordon, welcomed seven new members and recognized four members transitioning off of the board including …

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