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Anatomy of a New Federal Program

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Not long ago, NIH invited 250 of the best scientific minds from universities across the country to advise on how to start a $120–150 million research project. It ended ten years later in not such a usual way — even for Washington — with a major new initiative at NIH called OppNet, shorthand for Basic Behavioral Science Opportunity Network, the focus of the recent meeting. We both believe its results are going to change the face of health care. ... More>


Groups Call for Scientists to Engage the Body Politic


Observer Article

Basic Behavioral Research at NIH: A Timeline

1994: The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) recommends an increase in training grants for behavioral scientists in recognition of the central role of behavior in health. NIH rejects the NAS […]... More>


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A New Era for Basic Behavioral Research at NIH

A sustained effort launched by the Association for Psychological Science (APS) has resulted in an unprecedented boost for basic behavioral science at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in […]... More>


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The Role of Emotional Literacy in Public Health

Lisa Feldman Barrett (left) and John B. Jammott III (second from left) testify on research relating to health policy. APS Fellow Lisa Feldman Barrett recently testified on Capitol Hill about […]... More>