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Trans-NIH Initiative Builds Research Network to Measure Emotional Well-Being

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) hosted the final spring 2022 session of the NCCIH Integrated Medicine Research Lecture series, titled “Advancing Research on Emotional Well-Being and Regulation of Eating” (see the recording here). The lecture featured Elissa Epel, Ph.D., past President of The Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and past FABBS Council Representative. 

Dr. Epel’s talk highlighted opportunities for engagement and findings from

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NIH OBSSR Matilda White Riley Honors Behavioral Scientists

June 9, 2022

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR) virtually hosted the 15th NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors on June 3rd to honor distinguished scholars in the behavioral and social  sciences. Matilda White Riley, who passed in 2004, was a pioneer in the fields of sociology and gerontology and a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). This event commemorates Dr. Riley’s commitment to

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NIMH Council Discusses Mental Health Priorities, Progress on Strategic Plan and Portfolio Composition 

June 9, 2022

Joshua Gordon, MD, PhD, welcomed the full panel of members to the 267th Meeting of the National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAMHC), held virtually on June 7th (Agenda). The NAMHC advises the NIMH on all policies and activities relating to the conduct and support of mental health research, research training and institute programs. FABBS regularly submits recommendations for council membership and encourages our scientists to consider serving in this extremely important

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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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