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Q&A with Dr. Alice Ann Holland, FABBS Board Member

April 28, 2022 

Dr. Alice Ann Holland is a current Board Member of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS), serving since 2020. As a member of the nominations committee, we asked Dr. Holland to speak with us about her experience with FABBS and why others might be interested in running for the board.  

What led you to serve on the FABBS Board? 

I was familiar with FABBS from my role as a Council representative for the National Academy

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Q&A with Dr. Roxane Silver, Outgoing FABBS President

December 16, 2021

As 2021 ends, FABBS celebrates the leadership of Dr. Roxane Cohen Silver (University of California, Irvine) as President of FABBS for the past two years. We have invited Dr. Silver to reflect on her time in the role.

Roxane Cohen Silver, PhD

What was the most rewarding accomplishment while leading FABBS?

Serving as President of FABBS for the past two years has been one of the most valuable service activities in which I have been engaged over the course of my

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Q&A: Dr. Barbara A. Spellman Comments on Why You Should Join AAAS

Barbara A. Spellman (Photo: courtesy of the University of Virginia Law School)

Dr. Barbara Spellman currently serves as the Secretary of the Psychology Section of AAAS. After obtaining her law degree from New York University in 1982 and practicing tax law, Dr.  Spellman earned her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. As a psychology professor, she focused her research on memory and higher-order cognition. In 2008, having shifted her attention

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Q&A with Paula Skedsvold, Former Executive Director

Paula Skedsvold, PhD

Dr. Paula Skedsvold served as Executive Director of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS), then known as the FABBS Foundation, from July 2008 to October 2013 and again from April 2016 through December 2018. She also served in the intervening time from October 2013 to March 2016 as a part-time consultant and FABBS science advocate, while she spent time at home with her foster (now adopted) child. Dr. Chris Cameron served as the

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