Science Policy Insider News

Science Directorate
January 2011

Science Policy Insider News (January 2011)

President’s Science and Technology Council hears from new NSF Director

NSF Director speaks

Subra Suresh identified “four key interconnected topics” for increased focus at NSF

FBI Behavioral Science Unit

APA Congressional and Executive Branch Science Fellows learned how psychological scientists address the mission needs of a government agency

NICHD Vision workshops begin

The nine workshops, including one on behavior and another on cognition, will be from January through March

Science GRO talks about the new Congress with UVA psychology department

Discussion focused on the importance of advocacy and funding and programmatic challenges for psychological science

VA Research Chief updates Research Coalition members

Members received updates on the "Million Veteran" program and research on PTSD, resiliency, traumatic brain injury and more

NIH moves quickly to create new translational center and to remove programs from NCRR

APA is concerned about the fate of the Primate Research Centers and possible disruption to Clinical and Translation Science Awards