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Science Directorate
September 2008

Science Policy Insider News (September 2008)

APA Sponsors Congressional Briefing on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

On September 17, APA sponsored an educational briefing on Capitol Hill, "Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Research Priorities and Frontiers in Civilian and Military Populations," to highlight progress and opportunities within psychological science that contribute to our understanding of PTSD.

Science Committee Hears Testimony from Psychologists Barrett and Jemmott

Two psychological scientists testified before the House Science Subcommittee on Research and Science Education on September 18, 2008, at an unusual hearing that was focused on contributions of the behavioral and social sciences to public health.

Also in this Issue

NIH Pioneer Award Symposium Highlights Psychology; Dr. Li Retires as Director of NIAAA; APA Makes Final Push to Increase Funding for VA Research in FY09;