APA Science Policy News

Science Directorate
January 2013

APA Science Policy News (January 2013)

A few faces to watch in the new Congress

By Pat Kobor A few faces to watch in the new Congress

New members include academics and health professionals.

NIH to implement multiple initiatives to increase diversity of scientific workforce

By Karen Studwell

Strategies include mentored research program for undergraduates and scrutiny of peer review process.

NICHD celebrates 50th anniversary and sets goals for next decade

By Karen Studwell

Goals include ambitious agenda for behavior and cognition research.

Joint council meeting addresses future of NIH substance abuse research

The Advisory Councils for NIAAA, NIDA and NCI met in December to discuss the new functional integration plan

NIH continues implementation of IOM’s recommendations for LGBTI health research

By Karen Studwell

NICHD and NIMHD will lead efforts to promote new research and training.

Application window opens for Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship

White House Office of Science & Technology Policy briefs social and behavioral science community

Philip Rubin, PhD, OSTP’s principal assistant director for science, discussed the need for continued engagement from scientific societies as the issue of budget sequestration looms again this spring

Advisory Council on National Alzheimer’s Plan meets

Research update includes announcement of new awards

PCORI introduces open innovation challenge

OBSSR launches new blog

The Connector will feature commentary from Director Bob Kaplan and keep readers informed of the office’s activities and announcements

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