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Science Directorate
December 2003

Science Policy Insider News (December 2003)

APA Fellow Named To Senior Homeland Security Advisory Post

Science Policy staff were delighted to learn that Dr. Roxanne Cohen Silver of the University of California, Irvine has been appointed to the Academe and Policy Research Senior Advisory Committee of the Homeland Security Advisory Council.

NIH Asks for Comments on Strategic Plan to Reduce Health Disparities - Your Help Needed!

The NIH Strategic Research Plan and Budget to Reduce and Ultimately Eliminate Health Disparities for Fiscal Years 2002-2006 is open for comment. The plan was put together from plans developed by each of NIH's institutes and centers, as well as other entities in the Department of Health and Human Services.

Also in this Issue

APA Coalition Meets with Senate Armed Services Committee Staff; President Signs Bill to Revamp VA's Research Compliance Office, and VA Secretary Principi asks R&D Chief to Resign; National Alliance to Support Sexual Health Research and Policy Convenes First Meeting; National Academies to Pursue Vetting of Science Advisors;