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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.

New NICHD EDI Initiative Will Shape the Next Five Years in the Institute

September 7, 2021
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Office of Health Equity is leading a new initiative called STrategies to EnRich Inclusion and AchieVe Equity (STRIVE). Watch/listen to the presentation on the initiative delivered by Dr. Charisee Lamar, director of the Office of Health Equity, which covers the timeline in developing the initiative, from a backdrop of various events in 2020, to an open letter to NIH Director Dr. Francis

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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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