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Science Directorate
June 2008

Science Policy Insider News (June 2008)

Advocating on Capitol Hill for Psychological Research at DoD

On June 4, Debbie Boehm-Davis, PhD, testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on behalf of APA. Chair of the Psychology Department at George Mason University and a Fellow of APA’s Division 21, Dr. Boehm-Davis is a human factors psychologist with expertise in human-computer interaction and transportation.

Abrams on NIH: “BSSR is a key player.”

David Abrams, PhD, former Director of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) reflects on his three years in the position. Read on to learn his view of how the behavioral and social sciences are doing at NIH and why this office is so important for population health and the mission of NIH.

Also in this Issue

U.S. House Votes to Boost Research and Development at NASA; APA Helps Honor Leaders of Health Services Research; NIMH Soon to Release Strategic Plan; APA Members and Staff Honored at CPDD; National Children’s Study Responds to Recent NAS Review