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Science Directorate
March 2008

Science Policy Insider News (March 2008)

Psychologists Cheer Selection of Behavior Change Initiative for NIH's Roadmap

On February 29, the NIH leadership reviewed new proposals and selected which current initiatives to retain for "Roadmap 2.0," the third cohort of trans-institute Roadmap programs.

House Subcommittee Votes on Tobacco Legislation at Last

In early March, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee voted 18-9 to approve HR 1108, a bill to grant the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, including their ingredients and warning label requirements.

Also in this Issue

Upcoming Briefing on the Genetics of Addiction; FDA Holds Inaugural Meeting of Risk Communication Advisory Committee; Second Chance Act Passes Both Chambers of Congress; Congressional Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Fair; Big Month for APA Advocacy on Veterans’ Issues; APA Weighs in on Juvenile Justice Reauthorization; National Academies Assess NIJ; NIDA Offers Candid Perspective As Budgets Tighten; National Mathematics Advisory Panel Calls for More Research