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Science Directorate
June 2003

Science Policy Insider News (June 2003)

Photos from the May 22, 2003 NIH Reception

Senator Harkin and Representative Kennedy Welcome New Institute Directors

On May 22, the new Directors of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) received an official welcome on Capitol Hill from Members of Congress and various constituent organizations.

OMB Efficiency Initiative Concerns NIH Staff and Researchers

The efforts of the Bush Administration to increase government efficiency and reduce the size of the federal workforce have caused much confusion and anxiety in many federal departments, including the National Institutes of Health.

Also in this Issue

Sparking Congressional Interest in NICHD Research; APA Psychologists Testify at Tobacco Control Hearing; AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy Honored by Friends of AHRQ; Capitol Hill Reception Highlighting NSF-Funded Researchers Includes Two Psychologists; APA Participates in Annual DoD Research Lobby Events on Capitol Hill; Research Appropriations Process Begins-Funding Increases Will Likely be Lower for Fiscal Year 2004; Senate Encourages Behavioral Research at NIH