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Science Directorate
June 2002

Science Policy Insider News (June 2002)

Psychologists to Serve on New FDA Risk Communication Advisory Committee

Earlier this month, we learned that the Food and Drug Administration chose, and received acceptances from, the 15 initial voting members of FDA’s Risk Communication Advisory Committee.

WHO Requests Input on Alcohol-Related Problems

A 2005 World Health Assembly resolution on public health problems caused by harmful use of alcohol requested that the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) draw up recommendations for effective policies and interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm.

Animal Learning Research at NSF

On May 29th, a contingent of staff from APA and American Psychological Society joined leaders in the field of animal learning research to meet with the Directors of the Biological Sciences and Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorates at the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Planning Underway for October 2002 FDA Abuse Liability Assessment Conference

Evaluating the abuse liability of new and existing medications is a tricky business coordinated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

Also in this Issue

Friends of NICHD Testify on Capitol Hill; Tenth Annual Science Advocacy Training Workshop;Advocating for NSF’S New Science of Learning Centers; Showcasing Behavioral Research at Capitol Hill Reception; Ten Psychologists on the Hill in Nine Days — This May be a Record; Science PPO Supports NIMH, NIDA, and NIAAA Funding Increases; Results of Planning Meeting