Science Policy Insider News

Science Directorate
November 2006

Science Policy Insider News (November 2006)

Zerhouni Explains it All in Science Magazine

Hopefully all of our SPIN readers have seen NIH Director Elias Zerhouni's commentary in Science magazine published on November 17, 2006. Because what he says is so important, we are excerpting part of it here. Bottom line--yes, it is harder to get funded at NIH these days due to the increase in applications and tightening budget, but many opportunities remain.

Election Results Decoded

The November 7th election substantially stirred up the nation's political climate when Democrats regained control of both chambers of Congress.

Also in this Issue

APA Science Policy Gets a Preview of the New House Science Committee Agenda; Board of Scientific Affairs Policy Retreat; Friends of NIDA Delivers Treatment Guide to Capitol Hill; Animal Terrorism Law to be Signed by President; APA Invites Applications for 2007-2008 Science Policy Fellowship; NSF Meetings Focus on Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; Brad Olson Chats Up the Drug Czar; Congratulations Karen Studwell! Welcome Elizabeth Hoffman!