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Science Directorate
February 2012

Science Policy Insider News (February 2012)

President’s budget released for fiscal year 2013

Science Policy Insider News February 2012

Highlights include level funding for NIH and a 4.8 percent increase for NSF

RFI released for a new institute of substance use and addiction disorders

It is APA's hope that the extramural science community will rally with a vigorous response.

NICHD invites comments on proposed reorganization

Seven of the current ten extramural research branches would be renamed and two additional branches are proposed to be added

Administration focuses additional resources on Alzheimer’s disease research and services

President Obama has announced that $50 million in Fiscal Year 2012 and $80 million in FY 2013 will be spent on research

APA comments on NIH working group on Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce

APA recommended NIH undertake a thorough scientific examination of the role of potential bias in the peer review process

Friends of NIDA host briefing on Developing Medications to Treat Addiction

The briefing featured a roundtable discussion among national experts from NIDA and the pharmaceutical industry