Science Policy Insider News

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October 2004

Science Policy Insider News (October 2004)

Getting the Candidates On Record for Science

Over the past several months, there has been great interest within the scientific community in getting the Presidential candidates on record with regard to their views on science issues.

Excerpts from the WSPA Candidates Forum on Science Policy

Transcript of Q&A Session with Henry Kelley (Kerry-Edwards) and Bob Walker (Bush-Cheney), moderated by Mary Woolley (Research!America)

New Recommendations for Youth Violence Prevention Research

On Oct 13-15, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), along with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other NIH institutes, held a State-of-the-Science Conference to review the current evidence base on preventing youth violence and related health-risking social behaviors.

NIH Asks for Your Opinion

Science Policy staff are drafting APA comments on two important issues this month.

NIMH Reorganization Creates Uncertain Future for Basic Behavioral Science

By Karen Studwell

NIMH's organizational structure is being re-focused to facilitate and accelerate translational and interdisciplinary science, to more clearly identify brain-behavior pathophysiology - and to translate this knowledge into developing more effective interventions that target symptoms and functioning.

Also in this Issue

NSF Announces Second Round of Science of Learning Competition; Science Policy Staff meet with Psychologists in Counterintelligence