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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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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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NSF Hosts Pride in STEM Panel

On June 24th, the National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted a Distinguished Lecture titled Pride in STEM: A Conversation about Research, Mentorship, and Advocacy. NSF’s head of Diversity and Inclusion Rhonda Davis moderated a panel which featured:
 

Dr. Jon Freeman, Associate Professor, New York University, NSF CAREER Awardee
Dr. Bryce E. Hughes, Assistant Professor, Montana State University, NSF CAREER Awardee
Dr. Wil Srubar, Associate Professor, University of Colorado

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Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee Discussed New Name, New Leadership, and Welcome New Members

June 9, 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) Advisory Committee met in May for its 2021 Spring Meeting. The Advisory Committee welcomed a new class of members, including Dr. Ada Monzon, Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Dr. Nicole Smith, Dr. Thomas Brock, and Dr. Melissa Collins. Assistant Director Karen Marrongelle updated the Advisory Committee (AC) on EHR programs, focusing

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