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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.

Impact of COVID-19 on Scientific Societies, Research Questions

March 12, 2020

Concerns for the health of society members, residents of host cities, and the general public, have led many scientific societies to either cancel, postpone, or transition their annual meetings to virtual events.

With the rapid spread of the virus and emerging information, the American Physics Society was one of the first scientific societies to cancel their annual meeting of 11,000 attendees, originally scheduled for March 2 – 6. Several FABBS societies have also been

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FABBS Honors Paul Rozin

March 11, 2020

Paul Rozin is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1956. As a student of Jean Mayer at Harvard University, he received his Ph.D. in Biology and Psychology in 1961. After two years as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at Harvard’s School of Public Health, he joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Rozin is a member of the Society of Experimental Psychologists, has twice been

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NSF Symposium Celebrates 70th Anniversary

February 27, 2020

Earlier this month, the National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted a 70th Anniversary Symposium to reflect on the past, celebrate accomplishments, consider the current scientific landscape, and look towards the future. Please see a webcast of the day and a half long event (event agenda).

Established by Congress in 1950, the mission of the NSF is “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national

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Congress Shifts Budget Discussions into High Gear

February 27, 2020

This week, Congress continues to hold hearings on the President’s budget request. The House Appropriations subcommittees set deadlines for Members to submit their budget requests and scheduled budget mark-ups.

A budget deal made in July 2019 imposed tight caps on both defense and non-defense spending. With caps already in place, House offices will draft budgets that adhere to established levels. By way of reminder, last year, in the absence of topline numbers, the

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