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November 2009

Science Policy Insider News (November 2009)

NIH Scientific Management Review Board Assesses Progress to Date

NIH Scientific Management Review Board Assesses Progress to Date

On November 13, the NIH Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB) met to receive progress reports from its three Working Groups.

More Than 100 Psychological Scientists Seek Support for Research on Capitol Hill

As part of APA’s 5th Annual Science Leadership Conference (SciLC), more than 100 psychological scientists reached out to nearly 160 Members of Congress from 31 states to educate them.

APA Joins Broad Coalition to Support NIH Behavioral Research and Peer Review

The coalition gathered to respond to remarks made by Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Applications Due January 8, 2010 for APA’s Executive Branch Science Fellowship Program

The fellowship is designed to provide psychologists with substantial experience in the federal government’s scientific enterprise.

Friends of VA Coalition Meets with Chief Research and Development Officer

FOVA and APA are kicking off efforts to advocate for VA research and infrastructure needs in the Fiscal Year 2011 budget.

APA Asks Its Experts to Comment on Draft Objectives for Healthy People 2020

The “Healthy People” process is built on objectives and benchmarks to monitor progress over time. The planning process is well under way, and comments are now being accepted online.