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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.

Golden Goose Honors Basic Science that Ultimately Transforms our Lives

September 11, 2019

The American Association for the Advancement of Science hosted the 8th Annual Golden Goose Awards. This award honors federally-funded research that may have at first seemed “silly”, frivolous, or obscure, but have led to breakthroughs with lasting and broad impact. FABBS was a sponsor for this well-attended event, held at the Library of Congress.

Representatives Davis, Bonamici, Foster, and Tonko

In past years, The Golden Goose Awards has honored former FABBS

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Tornadoes, Safe Sex, and Happy Hours: Why Data-Guided Policies Can Save the World

September 11, 2019

Key Findings 
People discount future rewards and risks.People’s actions are very sensitive to their environment.We can help people lead healthier lives by understanding the principles of how people make choices.

When should people hear a tornado
warning siren?

If the goal is to minimize fatalities, the answer is –
surprisingly – not as soon as possible. Giving people a longer heads up is
better, but only up to about 15 minutes. Lead times longer than

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NICHD Appoints a Neuropsychologist as Deputy Director, OSTP Releases Budget Priorities for FY21

September 11, 2019

Credit: National Institutes of Health

Alison Cernich, Ph.D., has been selected as deputy director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Dr. Cernich will assist the NICHD Director in overseeing the institute’s research programs in biological, behavioral and clinical research related to conception and pregnancy, typical and atypical development in childhood, reproductive health, and medical

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FABBS Scientists Meet with Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA)

September 11, 2019

On Wednesday, August 28, FABBS scientists had the honor of meeting with Representative Katherine Clark (D-MA) in her district office in Malden, MA. Rep. Clark serves on the House Appropriations Committee and on the subcommittee with jurisdiction over the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Institute of Education Sciences. Rep. Clark is a strong champion for NIH, with a particular interest in behavioral science.

FABBS immediate past-president Jeremy Wolfe,

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