APA Science Policy News

Science Directorate
November 2012

APA Science Policy News (November 2012)

2012 election: Changes at the margins

2012 election: Changes at the margins

The 2012 election returned President Barack Obama to the White House, and the leadership of both houses of Congress remains intact — what has changed?

Friends of NICHD holds fall meeting and welcomes new associate director of extramural research

The coalition heard from NICHD leaders on the impact of reorganization on the institute's portfolio

NIH abandons plan to replace NIDA and NIAAA with new institute

NIH Director Francis Collins announced in mid-November that NIH would pursue only a functional rather than a structural integration of substance use, abuse and addiction research

PCORI releases funding announcement to support methodology research, prioritizes research topics for future funding

PCORI will award $12 million for contracts that collaborate with patients and stakeholders, address knowledge gaps and advance the field of comparative clinical effectiveness research

Congress returns, and the fiscal cliff is waiting

Some Republicans are shifting their positions — slightly — on revenue

APA nominates psychologists to Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee

The FDA committee has been an important vehicle for the application of psychological science to regulatory reform of tobacco control

APA Executive Branch Science Fellowship announcement

Applications are due Jan. 4 for the 2013-2014 fellowship