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.

NSF Spending Bill Advances in Senate

June 29, 2018

On June 14, the Senate Appropriations Committee marked up the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Bill, which includes funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF), among other federal agencies and programs.

The Senate CJS Appropriations bill includes $8.1 billion in funding for NSF for FY19, $301 million above the enacted FY18 level, and $597 million above the administration’s original request for NSF for

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NIH Likely to See Funding Boost Again This Year

June 29, 2018

On June 28, the full U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved almost unanimously its version of the Fiscal Year 2019 Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill. The bill funds several federal agencies important to FABBS members, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

While the Senate

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FABBS Statement on Family Separation at Mexican Border

June 20, 2018

The Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences calls on President Trump to immediately end the policy of separating families at our southern border.

Decades of psychological research have demonstrated unequivocally that separating children from their families causes irreparable harm to those children. Like other childhood trauma and adverse childhood experiences, separation from parents and families creates negative health impacts that will last an

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Society for Research in Child Development Joins FABBS

May 23, 2018

FABBS is excited to welcome the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) as a member of our growing coalition of scientific societies. Founded in 1933, SRCD is a multidisciplinary organization of approximately 5500 researchers, practitioners, and human development professionals. The organization was created to “stimulate and support research, to encourage cooperation among individuals engaged in the scientific study of child development, and to encourage applications

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