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May 2013

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Senate appropriators express support for NIH amidst tightening budgets

Collins warns of impact of budget cuts on future of U.S. science.

Social psychologist presents research on police lineups to members of Congress

By Heather O'Beirne Kelly

Margaret Bull Kovera, PhD, is APA’s featured scientist at Capitol Hill event aimed at strengthening congressional support for NSF.

Psychological scientists address congressional briefing on STEM education

Focus is on math and science learning at preschool, elementary and middle school levels.

National Institute on Drug Abuse holds 114th meeting of National Advisory Council

NIDA, NIAAA and NCI to form $10 million common fund to support new research.

FDA's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee meets to discuss Modified Risk Tobacco Products

Psychologist David Abrams discussed need for rigorous pre-market population level studies and extended post-market surveillance research.

PCORI seeks applications for $81 million for comparative effectiveness research

Psychologists are PIs on 12 of the last 76 funded projects.