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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.

CNSF Reception Honors Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

October 5, 2022

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) organized a reception to Honor Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX). She will be retiring after 30 years in Congress, having been a tremendous champion for science as the first African American and first woman to lead the House Science Committee. In this role, she worked collaboratively in a bipartisan fashion engaging the broad science community, to advance critical legislation including the Creating Helpful

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Research Shows that Early Care and Education Initiatives are Key to Helping Children Thrive

October 5, 2022

Up to three out of four children will experience or witness a traumatic event – resource scarcity, abuse, loss of a loved one – before they enter kindergarten.

These potentially traumatic events (PTEs) pose a danger to the physical and psychological welfare of millions of children in the United States. Moreover, trauma during critical developmental windows in childhood can lead to mental health disorders like depression and anxiety throughout adulthood.

Is there a

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Federal Government Operating under CR until December 16

October 5, 2022

On the final day of the 2022 fiscal year, President Biden signed a short-term continuing resolution (CR) (PL 117-180) to keep the federal government open until December 16th. As has become the norm, Congress was unable to negotiate finalized spending legislation for fiscal year 2023, which began Oct. 1. The CR funds most federal programs at their current levels and provides $12 billion in supplemental funding for activities related to the war in

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NIH Council of Councils Discusses Initiatives to Support Behavioral Science

September 22, 2022

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council of Councils met on September 8th and 9th for a full agenda, including several items of interest to behavioral and brain scientists (see the agenda and recording here).

This body is made up of 27 members, selected from NIH Institutes’ and Centers’ (IC) Advisory Councils, individuals nominated by the Office of the Director’s program offices, and community representation. This was the first meeting chaired by Robert

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