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Science Directorate
March 2005

Science Policy Insider News (March 2005)

New Psychologists Lend a Hand and NIH Repays the Favor

Concerns about NIH activities have been front and center for APA these past few months. Whether the issue was programmatic support of basic psychological research or a new policy to archive NIH-funded research on a central publications database, APA member scientists and APA as a publishing house had plenty of reason to worry.

Zerhouni: Cool in the Hot Seat

On March 17, Elias Zerhouni, MD, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), presented testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee at a hearing entitled, "Setting the Path for Reauthorization: Portfolio Management at NIH."

Also in this Issue

Under Tighter Budgets, Priority Setting is Underway at NICHD; Task Force on Sexual Orientation and Military Service Meeting; Advocating for VA Scientists; NICHD Director Testifies Before Congress; NIMH Message for Basic Behavioral Scientists; Friends of NIDA Coalition Holds Congressional Briefing; Friends of NIDA Coalition Advocates for Increase