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.
Public Scholarship Series Recap
FABBS, in conjunction with the Scholars Strategy Network, is continuing our June Series on Public Scholarship with conversations regarding strategies and opportunities to elevate public scholarship efforts in academic departments.
Connecting with Congressional Offices brought together experts in building relationships with lawmakers and translating research to policy. Speakers included:
Parisa Parasafar, PhD: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Developmentread more
Addressing Stigmatizing Environments to Reduce Sexual Minorities’ Health Disparities
Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences
In the last two decades, the United States has been a stage for significant increase in equality for the LGBTQ community as seen by the legalization of same-sex marriage, progress in HIV prevention and treatment, medical support for eradicating conversion therapy, among other advances. However, according to research by Jes L. Matsick, Britney M. Wardecker, and Flora Oswald in “Treat Sexual Stigma to Heal Health Disparities: Improvingread more
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, focusingread more
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 Baruchread more