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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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FABBS Invited to Provide Feedback on ARPA-H

August 11, 2021

Earlier this summer, the Biden Administration proposed the creation of a new Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) at the National Institutes of Health. In the President’s proposal, ARPA-H would receive $6.5 billion to “drive transformational innovation in health research and speed application and implementation of health breakthroughs.” This is modeled after the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and a similar program at the Department of

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Federal Budget Process Shows Promising Signs for Research Funding

July 15, 2021

While attention in Congress remains focused on major infrastructure spending proposals, the annual appropriations process continues to move forward, with encouraging signs for federal research investment. On July 13, the House Appropriations Subcommittees considered spending bills that include the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The full Committee meets to consider the legislation on July

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Advisory Committee to the Director – Updates from the NIH

June 18, 2021

The Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) held its 122nd meeting on June 10th and 11th to provide expert guidance on a range of timely topics.

See the June 10th agenda and video.

See the June 11th agenda and video.

NIH Director, Francis S. Collins, opened the meeting with a report on endeavors in different areas and disciplines of science across the NIH that continue to progress despite restrictions of convening in person. He

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