Science Policy Insider News

Science Directorate
November 2003

Science Policy Insider News (November 2003)

Sexual Health Grants Targeted By Conservative Group

APA staff were alarmed to learn of an apparent "hit list" that was sent to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) following the October 2 testimony of NIH Director Elias Zerhouni, M.D., before a joint hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Hitchiker’s Guide to the NIH Roadmap—What’s In It For You?

There has been a lot of publicity in scientific publications about the NIH Roadmap. An initiative of NIH Director Elias Zerhouni, the Roadmap is a collection of 28 new research initiatives organized in three themes (Research Teams of the Future; New Pathways to Discovery; and Re-engineering the Clinical Research Enterprise) that are intended to stimulate investment in crosscutting research areas that no one institute could fund on its own.

Also in this Issue

2003-2004 APA Science Policy Fellow Starts Work at CIA; APA Fellow Testifies on the Future of NASA; APA Fellows Meet with TSA Security Technology Staff