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EHR Advisory Committee

November 18, 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Advisory Committee (AC) on Education and Human Resources (EHR) met on November 3-4 for its regular oversight of the Directorate’s mission and activities. The meeting focused on two themes: Innovation Through Partnership, and Innovation Through Broadening Participation. 

After introducing new committee member Jeremy Roschelle, Acting Assistant Director (AD) Sylvia Butterfield provided an update on some staffing changes

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Addressing Stigmatizing Environments to Reduce Sexual Minorities’ Health Disparities

Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences

In the last two decades, the United States has been a stage for significant increase in equality for the LGBTQ community as seen by the legalization of same-sex marriage, progress in HIV prevention and treatment, medical support for eradicating conversion therapy, among other advances. However, according to research by Jes L. Matsick, Britney M. Wardecker, and Flora Oswald in “Treat Sexual Stigma to Heal Health Disparities: Improving

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Bridging the Socio-Economic Divide in the Era of Covid

We’ve been told for eons that to get ahead you need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps.

Not really, according to new research in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Data show, and 83 percent of Americans agree, that higher education is essential and “one of the most robust routes out of poverty,” Wendy R. Williams and Harmony A Reppond write in “More Than Just Hard Work: Educational Policies to Facilitate Economic Mobility.”

Yet in the world of

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Why “Just Say No” Programs Don’t Prevent Alcohol Misuse

September 21st, 2017

Youth programs with a “just say no” approach to preventing substance use have proven largely ineffective. Researchers have known this for over a decade, but now studies are helping to explain why. Alcohol misuse results from a complex interplay of genetic, environmental, and developmental factors, those studies find. There is no one reason problems develop “and no one-size-fits all solution to solving them,” according to Jeanne Savage and colleagues in a review

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