Science Policy Insider News

Science Directorate
January 2007

Science Policy Insider News (January 2007)

National Advisory Mental Health Council Open Policy Session

On January 12, Elizabeth Hoffman of the Science Policy Office attended the Open Policy Session of the National Advisory Mental Health Council at NIH. Included on the agenda were the Director's report, status updates on clinical science initiatives, diversity efforts at NIMH, the peer review process, and presentations by new NIMH Investigators.

APA On the Inside and Outside of DHS Reorganization

Last month we alluded to a reorganization of the Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), initiated by the new Under Secretary, RADM Jay Cohen.

"Here Comes the Sun" for Research Funding - "Freeze" Gone

Capitol Hill is buzzing with news of the unexpected victory of the House and Senate Appropriations leadership to negotiate some targeted spending increases for Fiscal Year 2007, which began October 1, 2006.

Also in this Issue

VA Research Coalition Meets with VA Chief of Research; Tobacco Legislation on the Move; DNI Using Psychology to Set New Analytic Standards; SAMHSA Now Administered by a Psychologist; APA On the Inside and Outside of DHS Reorganization; Intelligence Science Board Examines the Evidence; Friends of NIDA Takes a Judicious Approach to Research; Leshner Appointed to NIH Director's Advisory Committee; Psychologist to Chair House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Research