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Science Directorate
September 2010

Science Policy Insider News (September 2010)

SMRB votes on reorganization of Substance Use, Abuse, and Addiction research

Substance abuse

Board members shifted in their support of structural vs. functional options

Governing body for comparative effectiveness research institute announced

The General Accounting Office announced appointments to the Board of Governors of the new Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

NSF Research program attracts attention of House Science Committee

The House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Science Education held a hearing on empirically measuring returns on federal research investments

NIMH moves forward with project to transform clinical research

The institute’s new Research Domain Category Project will develop new ways of classifying mental disorders to provide flexibility for researchers studying comorbid populations

APA submits nominees for US Preventive Services Task Force

The task force is an independent panel of non-Federal experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine composed of primary care providers

NIH Director’s Biennial Report posted

The report provides an integrated portrait of NIH research activities, making it easy for Congress, advocates and patient groups, and the general public to understand the agency

APA’s Science Fellow placed at NIH for the year

Sarah Johnson, PhD, will be a special assistant in the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health