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August 2004

Science Policy Insider News (August 2004)

APA Psychologists Central to Center Review

On August 4th, Geoff Mumford, Director of Science Policy, met with DHS staff and staff of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to discuss the progress of the competition and how to develop a comprehensive, balanced external peer review panel.

Winding Up When We Normally Wind Down

As loyal SPIN readers already know, August tends to be a slow news month here in Science Policy. Time spent preparing for, and recovering from, APA Convention, along with the August Congressional recess, usually leaves us with little to write about. However, the release of the final report of the "National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States" (9/11 Commission Report) has generated unprecedented activity on Capitol Hill during August with multiple hearings in the House and Senate dedicated to examining the recommendations of the Commission's Report.

Also in this Issue

APA Offers Expertise for a New FDA Advisory Panel; Stemming Drug Abuse One Formulation At A Time