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News from FABBS

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.

Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee Discussed New Name, New Leadership, and Welcome New Members

June 9, 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) Advisory Committee met in May for its 2021 Spring Meeting. The Advisory Committee welcomed a new class of members, including Dr. Ada Monzon, Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Dr. Nicole Smith, Dr. Thomas Brock, and Dr. Melissa Collins. Assistant Director Karen Marrongelle updated the Advisory Committee (AC) on EHR programs, focusing

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Raising the Profile of Behavioral Science

June 2, 2021

FABBS, in collaboration with the Scholars Strategy Network, kicked off our June Series on Public Scholarship with a conversation about opportunities and strategies to elevate public scholarship efforts in academic departments. The session Raising the Profile of Behavioral Science on Campus brought together diverse perspectives for an informative panel. Speakers included: 

Dr. Jennifer Mangels, CUNY Baruch

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Biden’s Budget Release – Federal Funding Implications for Social, Behavioral, and Brain Sciences

On Friday, May 28th, President Biden released his long-awaited fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget request to Congress, expanding on and adding details to an outline released in early April. The budget reflects the administration’s commitment to increase federal investment in research and development across agencies.  

Members of Congress are fond of reminding the public of their ‘power of the purse.’ Nonetheless, the President’s budget request is

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Q&A with Paula Skedsvold, Former Executive Director

Paula Skedsvold, PhD

Dr. Paula Skedsvold served as Executive Director of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS), then known as the FABBS Foundation, from July 2008 to October 2013 and again from April 2016 through December 2018. She also served in the intervening time from October 2013 to March 2016 as a part-time consultant and FABBS science advocate, while she spent time at home with her foster (now adopted) child. Dr. Chris Cameron served as the

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