Science Policy Insider News

Science Directorate
February 2011

Science Policy Insider News (February 2011)

Battle over spending cuts has only just begun

Spending cuts

Not only are there spending cuts in Head Start, Pell Grants and scientific research, but the health care reform law remains controversial

APA defends peer review during House budget debate

Proposed amendments would have cut funding to NIH and NSF

Deepwater Horizon tragedy results in new focus on industrial safety

Science Government Relations staff worked with the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society to develop a slate of nominees for an Offshore Energy Safety Advisory Committee

NIH SUAA Task Force begins portfolio reviews for SUAA reorganization

APA and other organizations urge the reorganization task force to include external scientific expertise

Friends of NIDA to host briefing on marijuana use disorders

Speakers include Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA, and Alan Budney, professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Center for Addiction Research