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Science Directorate
December 2008

Science Policy Insider News (December 2008)

Message to the Obama Transition Team—Waving the Flag for Behavioral Research

It is not an easy job to get the ear of the overworked public servants who are laying the groundwork for a new Administration with new personnel and new policies.

NIMH Workgroup Releases Report on Training Next Generation of Researchers

The National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAMHC) Workgroup on Research Training released a report, Investing in the Future, on November 1 that advises NIMH on opportunities for attaining a workforce by 2020 with knowledge and expertise that will enhance the research mission of the Institute.

Also in this Issue

Science Staff Meets with President-Elect’s NSF Transition Team; Friends of NIAAA Meet at APA HQ and Psychologists Join Advisory Council; Studying the Psychology of Terrorism; Disaster Mental Health Recommendations Released; FDA Considers Quality/Usefulness of Information Supplied to Consumers; Thousands Attend NIH Summit on Eliminating Health Disparities