Science Policy Insider News
Science Policy Insider News (December 2006)
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.
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).
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.
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.
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