APA Science Policy News

Science Directorate
October 2012

APA Science Policy News (October 2012)

APA-FABBS advocacy webinar prepares scientists to lobby Congress on research funding

APA-FABBS advocacy webinar prepares scientists to lobby Congress on research funding

Video archive of webinar can be viewed online.

PCORI solicits research questions via online public survey

The proposed questions will be evaluated through a selection process that will lead to targeted research funding announcements

Friends of NIDA Coalition meets with Institute Director Nora Volkow

Dr. Volkow provided an overview of current research priorities at NIDA, including drug abuse prevention and treatment as well as HIV/AIDS, and highlighted important new findings in marijuana research

APA advocacy training and congressional visits highlight research with chimpanzees

APA’s Committee on Animal Research and Ethics visit their members of Congress

GRO staffer urges graduate students to be active advocates for research

APA’s Heather Kelly was invited to speak with the University of Virginia’s community psychology graduate students and faculty about science advocacy

NIH releases summary of RFI comments on strategic planning for new institute on addictions

A portfolio analysis of current research, expected to influence baseline funding for the institute, will likely be released next month with a brief public comment period to follow

Reports strengthen case against sequestration

Find out how sequestration would hit NIH research in your state

NIH releases short videos highlighting behavioral health research

One video features a psychologist, APA member Carl Lejuez, who discusses his research on risk-taking behavior and substance use

APA participates in Coalition for Health Funding Hill Day

Organizations urge quick action to block sequester’s across-the-board cuts