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Science Directorate
April 2008

Science Policy Insider News (April 2008)

Friends of NIDA Briefing Focuses on Genetics of Addiction

On April 8, Science GRO staff, in conjunction with the Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus in the House of Representatives, organized the tenth Friends of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) congressional briefing, titled “The Genetics of Drug Abuse and Addiction.”

APA Cosponsors Briefing on IoM Report, “Cancer Care for the Whole Patient”

Congressional staff and members of the health advocacy community gathered on March 31, 2008, for a briefing on “Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs.”

NSF Biological Sciences Advisory Committee Learns About Advocacy

On April 17, the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Biological Sciences Directorate held its Advisory Committee meeting.

Bachrach Appointed Acting Director of OBSSR

Christine A. Bachrach, PhD, has been appointed Acting Associate Director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH, and Acting Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR).

Also in this Issue

APA Leads Coalition Efforts to Boost Funding for NICHD; APA Provides FY 2009 Funding Recommendations for NSF, NASA and NIJ; Celebrating Changes at the Institute of Education Sciences; NHTSA Review of Driver Distraction Research Released; NIMH Hosts Annual Research Progress Meeting; Rep. Brian Baird Holds Joint Hearing on Behavioral Science with Armed Services Subcommittee; Workshop on FERPA Regulatory Requirements; APA Submits Written Testimony on Federal Health and Education Funding