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NIH September Advisory Council

September 22, 2021
Each of the NIH Institutes has its own advisory council that plays four key roles: performing second-level review, advising on policy, reviewing programs, and developing and clearing concepts for: program announcements, requests for applications, and solicitations.
FABBS covers Council meetings for numerous Institutes of Health which invest in the behavioral and cognitive sciences to identify the opportunities — and sometime challenges — for our disciplines. FABBS

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FABBS Responds to RFI on Climate and Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Climate Change and Human Health Working Group recently sought stakeholder input on approaches and priorities that NIH should consider adopting to enhance research on the health implications of climate change. FABBS responded on behalf of our community, with a focus on how the behavioral sciences can be leveraged across NIH to maximize the health benefits of federal investments in climate research. Read FABBS’ full comments. 

We encouraged NIH to

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New NICHD EDI Initiative Will Shape the Next Five Years in the Institute

September 7, 2021
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Office of Health Equity is leading a new initiative called STrategies to EnRich Inclusion and AchieVe Equity (STRIVE). Watch/listen to the presentation on the initiative delivered by Dr. Charisee Lamar, director of the Office of Health Equity, which covers the timeline in developing the initiative, from a backdrop of various events in 2020, to an open letter to NIH Director Dr. Francis

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New NIH-Wide Strategic Plan: Increased Emphasis for the Brain and Behavioral Sciences

August 12, 2021

NIIH-Wide Strategic Plan Framework Graphic. Adapted from the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released the updated NIH-Wide Strategic Plan, modifying key objectives, identifying cross cutting themes, and setting bold predictions.

Though each of the 27 Institutes and Centers composing the NIH have their own strategic plans and individual missions, Congress included a mandate for the NIH to develop an

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