Science Policy Insider News
Science Policy Insider News (January 2009)
As this issue of SPIN goes to press, economic stimulus legislation is moving through the House of Representatives and the Senate.
The January 22 meeting of the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development (NACHHD) Council provided a platform for discussion of the contributions of psychological science to the institute’s mission.
The House Science Committee announced its new roster of Subcommittee Chairs and Members.
The Friends of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) held its first Executive Committee meeting of 2009 at APA headquarters and discussed plans for the 12th in a series of educational briefings on Capitol Hill.
SGRO’s Heather Kelly sits on the FOVA Executive Committee, which was invited to meet with Dr. Kupersmith and his VA Headquarters staff to discuss the status of the VA’s intramural research program.
A report released January 9 finds current efforts to deploy health care information technology lacking and suggests success will only be achieved if computer science and health/biomedical informatics researchers place greater emphasis on providing cognitive support for health care providers and for patients and family caregivers.
SGRO took part in a recent conference sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse focused on “Addressing Substance Abuse and Comorbidities Among Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families: A Research Agenda.”