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Science Directorate
December 2006

Science Policy Insider News (December 2006)

NIH Reorganization Bill Approved in Late-Night House-Senate Trade: Now What?

Compromise amendments to H.R. 6164, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Reform Act of 2006, were approved by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives by voice vote in the waning hours of the 109th Congress, clearing the bill for a presidential signature.

Secretaries Chertoff and Rice Tap Roxane Cohen Silver for New Advisory Committee

Although APA Fellow Roxane Cohen Silver first came to my attention in 2002 when we were searching for an NSF-funded researcher to present at our annual Coalition for National Science Funding Exhibition, her stress and coping research was already well-known in the psychological science community. But Silver was soon to take her identity as a social psychologist to another level by accepting an appointment to one of four Senior Homeland Security advisory committees to the parent Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).

NIH Says Electronic Grant Submission Works for MacIntosh and Windows Users

On February 5, 2007, all who apply for NIH's individual project grants (R01s) will be required to apply electronically. NIH already requires electronic submission for most other funding mechanisms. Curious about how MacIntosh users are faring with the electronic submission process, we checked with NIH to see how the process is going.

Dr. Roxane Silver Presents Congress with Data on Coping Post-9/11

On May 15th, Dr. Roxane Silver (University of California, Irvine) took a break from long-distance data analysis, press interviews, and other speaking engagements in Washington, DC to present her research to members of Congress and their staff on behalf of APA.

Also in this Issue

Breakfast with Incoming House Science Committee Chairman Gordon; Second Annual APA Science Leadership Conference Focuses on Careers; APA Invites Applications for 2007-2008 Science Policy Fellowship; NCMRR Advisory Board Meeting