Meeting with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

The administration is interested in hearing from stakeholders about how work in neuroscience can be advanced more quickly through public-private partnerships

Philip E. Rubin, PhD, recently named the principal assistant director for science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), met with representatives from the social, behavioral, economic and neuroscience research communities in May to outline relevant administration activities. In particular, the administration is interested in hearing from stakeholders about how work in neuroscience — considered broadly to include issues related to cognition, learning, mental health, national security, etc. — can be advanced more quickly through public-private partnerships and shared governmental resources and activities. APA’s Science Government Relations Office staff continue to work with OSTP in this area and with other coalitions focused on neuroscience, including the American Brain Coalition and the newly formed One Mind for Research.