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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.

NASEM Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences Celebrates 25 Years 

December 15, 2022

The 25th Anniversary Meeting was the first for BBCSS Board Director, Daniel Weiss, who joined the National Academies in June of 2022. BBCSS provides vision for advancing public policy and practice by leveraging cutting-edge research in behavioral, cognitive, and sensory sciences. Since its inception in 1997, ad hoc BBCSS study committees have issued dozens of reports on topics such as the aging mind; behavioral modeling and simulation; field evaluation; human behavior in

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FABBS Hosts Council Meeting in Washington, D.C.  

December 15, 2022 

FABBS was delighted to gather in person, bringing together our Board members, Council of Representatives, and Corporate Affiliates, for our 2022 annual meeting on December 5th. FABBS is grateful to SAGE Publishing for their support and the American Psychological Association for providing the stunning venue. 

FABBS President Philip Rubin, PhD, Haskins Laboratories and Yale University, welcomed attendees, provided opening remarks, and facilitated a lively activity

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Marijuana Research Bill Signed into Law

December 15, 2022

The Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act (H.R. 8454) passed the Senate on November 16th and was signed into law by President Biden on December 2nd. The bipartisan bill, introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), passed the House of Representatives in July with a strong bipartisan vote of 325-95. The bill was authored by Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Andy Harris

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Election Results On Key Science Committees

November 16, 2022

While we are still awaiting the results of a handful of House seats too close to call, House Republicans are already negotiating leadership positions. The victories of incumbent Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, (D-NV) , and Mark Kelly, (D-AZ) assure that the Democrats will maintain control of the Senate. The December 6 runoff election in Georgia between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker will determine whether Democrats will govern with 51 seats or

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