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November 2005

Science Policy Insider News (November 2005)

NIDA Asks Young People to Share the 411 on HIV

On November 29, the National Institute on Drug Abuse held a press conference and scientific meeting at the National Press Club here in DC to debut a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) and public outreach program to raise awareness about the relationship between drug use and HIV.

NIH Research Funding in Limbo - As Usual

Longtime SPIN readers have become accustomed to the legislative pyrotechnics that accompany the beginning of each federal fiscal year. Getting to an agreement on the appropriations bill for the Department of Health and Human Services has never been easy, and now that the surpluses are gone, the deficit is climbing, and emergency spending piles up, it’s harder than ever.

Also in this Issue

New Round of Funding Opportunities Posted at NSF; Friends of NICHD Get Briefing on the NIH Peer Review System; APA Psychologist Roxane Silver Testifies on Disaster Response Research; NIMH Director Shares Research Findings in Congressional Briefing; Collins Takes The Reins At Biological Sciences Advisory Council Meeting; Doubling of VA Mental Health Research Budget Survives Conference; CDC Publishes Research Agenda for Comment