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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.

Progress on Federal Research Bills

May 26, 2022

NSF Reauthorization

The House and Senate are moving forward with a Conference Committee to negotiate differences between the House-passed America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength (America COMPETES) Act and Senate-passed United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA). Both bills include provisions to reauthorize the National Science Foundation (NSF). Along with other measures aimed at bolstering domestic

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Integration of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Report Presented to NIH Council of Councils 

May 26, 2022 

Representatives across the Institutes and Centers (IC) Advisory Councils convened for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council of Councils on May 19-20 (see agenda and video recordings here), to advise the NIH Director on matters related to the policies and activities of the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI). 

Of interest to FABBS scientists, Acting Director of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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How Does Diversity Impact Science? NIH Workforce Diversity Concludes Final Seminar

May 26, 2022

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) held the last session of the 2021-2022 season of the NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Seminar Series, titled “How Does Diversity Impact Science.” The NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD), Marie A. Barnard, M.D., facilitated the panel discussion on outcomes of scientific workforce diversity, how that impacts creativity and innovation in science, and effective methods measuring this impact. All presentation

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Lauren Clatch: 2022 Doctoral Dissertation Research Excellence Award Winner

May 26, 2022

FABBS is delighted to highlight the exceptional work of young scholars. The FABBS Doctoral Dissertation Research Excellence Awards honor graduate student scientists who have conducted research of superior quality and with broader societal impact.

The opportunity to nominate students for these awards is offered to our Departmental and Division Affiliates. This year, nominations were reviewed by a committee of current and former FABBS Board members, including Jeffrey

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