Science Policy Insider News

Science Directorate
April 2005

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Congress Learns About Treatment Options

On May 4, APA's Science Policy Office sponsored a congressional briefing entitled, "NIH Research in Action: Innovative Behavioral Treatments for Mental and Substance Use Disorders".

Psychologists Talk up Basic Research at Latest Science Advocacy Workshop

By Patricia Kobor

Thirteen early-career psychologists came to Washington April 30 through May 2, 2005, to talk with congressional staff about why it's so important for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support basic behavioral research.

Working Group on Basic Behavioral and Social Science Research Meets at NIH

The working group will address issues related to NIH's support for research in the behavioral and social sciences that is fundamental to the prevention, treatment, and cure of illnesses but is not directed at a specific disease or condition.

APA Testimony on Fiscal Year 2006 Appropriations for the Department of Veterans Affairs

Also in this Issue

Missing Issue of SPIN Found; Congress Acts on APA's Call to Increase Support for VA Research; APA Urges Congress to Increase Spending for Research, Services; Friends of NIDA States Its Case to Appropriations Committees; APA Provides Colorful Input to FDA; APA Members Participate in Buprenorphine Summit; Friends of NIDA Urge Membership in Tobacco Caucus; Science Policy Staff Flee to Canada; APA Names Summer Research Fellows in DoD Counterintelligence; APA Cosponsors Drug Abuse Liability Conference; Psychologists Talk up Basic Research at Latest Science Advocacy Workshop; NHTSA Alerted to Human Factors Research on Driver Distraction