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Science Directorate
December 2005

Science Policy Insider News (December 2005)

Baruch Fischhoff Treats Pandemic Flu on Capitol Hill

On December 14, the minority membership of the House Committee on Science held a briefing entitled “Gaps in the National Flu Preparedness Plan: Social Science Planning and Response”.

Psychologist James Swanson to Head National Children’s Study Vanguard Center

By Karen Studwell

The goal of the NCS is to improve the health and well-being of children by examining how genetic and environmental factors interact with each other and what effect they might have on children's health, whether harmful or helpful.

A New Tradition for APA Science

On December 2-4, APA's Science Directorate and the Board of Scientific Affairs convened the first-ever Science Leadership Conference (SciLC). The theme of the inaugural conference, which will now be an annual event, was "The Public Face of Psychological Science".

Also in this Issue

Science Leadership Conference Says "TGI Friday"; Psychologists Look Forward at Close of SciLC; New NIH Planning Office Generates Comment from Behavioral, Social Science Coalition; Congressional Champions Go On Record for NIDA; Congressional Negotiations Continue on Defense Bills; Science Education and Investment in Innovation Getting Federal Attention; NIH Budget Cuts Expected as FY 2006 L-HHS Appropriations Moves Forward; Russell Jones to Discuss Disaster Relief on Capitol Hill