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Science Directorate
October 2007

Science Policy Insider News (October 2007)

Psychologists to Serve on New FDA Risk Communication Advisory Committee

Earlier this month, we learned that the Food and Drug Administration chose, and received acceptances from, the 15 initial voting members of FDA’s Risk Communication Advisory Committee.

Got Debt? National Institutes of Health Seeks Applications for Loan Repayment Programs

With growing concerns about attracting and maintaining the next generation of scientists, NIH is undertaking an effort to attract additional applications for its five Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs), which pay up to $35,000 per year of qualified educational debt as well as the corresponding federal taxes for post-doctoral scientists as they pursue research careers.

NIH Wants to Hear From You about Support of Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

The NIH is seeking input from the scientific community, health professionals, patient advocates, and the general public about current and emerging priorities in basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (bBSSR) that may offer potential for improving and accelerating health research and its impact on the health of the Nation.

Also in this Issue

Science Leadership Conference Heads to the Hill; Senate Approves $1 Billion Amendment to NASA Appropriations Bill; House Hearing on Tobacco Regulation; NIH Searching for a Few Good Peer Reviewers—Got a Candidate?;