Science Policy Insider News

Science Directorate
October 2003

Science Policy Insider News (October 2003)

APA Collaborates with APS on Basic Research Initiative at NIH

For the past several months, APA's CEO Norman Anderson, along with Public Policy Office staff, have collaborated with the American Psychological Society on ways to increase the amount of basic behavioral research funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Science Defined in the Interests of Homeland Security

In the July issue of SPIN we reported on a joint letter-writing campaign with the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA), registering concerns we had about the Homeland Security Federal Workforce Act (S.589). The bill, sponsored by Senator Akaka (D-HI), is meant to stem the perceived brain drain within the federal workforce of individuals who are critical to homeland/national security by providing graduate fellowships.

Also in this Issue

Psychologists Testify During Congressional Hearing on Suicide and Older Adults; Psychologist William Haley Briefs Congress on Family Caregiving; NIMH Forming Workgroup on Basic Science; APA Member Steve Zarit Comments on NIMH Proposals; APA Addresses the National Children's Study Advisory Committee; Eleventh Science Advocacy Training Workshop Focuses on Military Psychology; APA Science Co-Sponsors Congressional Briefing with Sen. John McCain; APA Members Help Shed Light in NASA's Darkest Hour