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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.

American Rescue Plan Funds at Work for Education Research

September 8, 2021

In February 2021, FABBS joined the Friends of IES to send a letter to Congress requesting supplemental funding for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We listed specific areas in which funding was most necessary, including creating a school pulse survey, investing in special education research, and investing in Regional Education Laboratories to strengthen the connection between research and practice.

IES Director Mark

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New NIH-Wide Strategic Plan: Increased Emphasis for the Brain and Behavioral Sciences

August 12, 2021

NIIH-Wide Strategic Plan Framework Graphic. Adapted from the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released the updated NIH-Wide Strategic Plan, modifying key objectives, identifying cross cutting themes, and setting bold predictions.

Though each of the 27 Institutes and Centers composing the NIH have their own strategic plans and individual missions, Congress included a mandate for the NIH to develop an

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Want the Truth? Play the Game.

August 12, 2021

Remember when a significant number of people thought the COVID vaccine would give them COVID?  Or that hydroxychloroquine might cure it? With so much bad or hyped information out there, it’s no wonder we all have misconceptions.  The trick is not just presenting the right information, but also getting people to pay attention to it.

Greg Trevors, an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of South Carolina, kept this

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FABBS Invited to Provide Feedback on ARPA-H

August 11, 2021

Earlier this summer, the Biden Administration proposed the creation of a new Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) at the National Institutes of Health. In the President’s proposal, ARPA-H would receive $6.5 billion to “drive transformational innovation in health research and speed application and implementation of health breakthroughs.” This is modeled after the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and a similar program at the Department of

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