Science Policy Insider News

Science Directorate
September 2007

Science Policy Insider News (September 2007)

Psychological Scientists Speak Out on NIH Peer Review

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently asked for comments about its peer review system—what works and what doesn’t.

Social Psychologist Testifies at “Imus” Hearing

Earlier this week, Science and Public Interest GRO arranged for Dr. Karen E. Dill, Associate Professor of Psychology and media expert at Lenoir-Rhyne College, to testify before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection on the effects of violent interactive media content on American culture.

Also in this Issue

Energy Hearing Provides Forum for Testimony by Social Psychologists; FDA Drug Abuse Advisory Subcommittee Re-Constituted; First Friends of NIAAA Briefing Will Focus on Underage Drinking; New APA Science Policy Fellow Placed at Department of Defense; Virginia Tech Psychologist Discusses Research on School Shooting on Capitol Hill; National Children’s Study Research Plan Under Review