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Research Not Lost in Translation

An important motivator for many researchers is to help people — to cure a disease or to improve lives. Translational research describes work that begins in the lab, but also has real-world applications. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) established a “From Bench to Bedside” initiative in 1999 to help support and encourage projects that take basic science from the lab to the doctor’s office. However, it can be years or even decades, before treatments and interventions that seemed promising in initial experiments are routinely used in clinical settings. To speed up this timeline, NIH established a number of initiatives, which were highlighted in a symposium at the APS 23rd Annual Convention.... More>

FY2012 OppNet Funding Opportunity: Sleep and social environment: Basic biopsychosocial processes (R21)

OppNet, NIH’s Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Opportunity Network, has released its first FY2012 funding opportunity: Sleep and social environment: Basic biopsychosocial processes (R21). ... More>

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U.S. Senate FY 2011 Excerpts of Appropriations Report

The scope of behavioral research as seen in many NIH programs such as the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute of General Medical Sciences and more.... More>


Senate Supports Behavioral Science in 2011

lthough the US mid-term election results are getting most of the attention in Washington and elsewhere, APS remains focused on the day-to-day business of Congress and federal funding agencies.... More>