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Volume 13, Issue4April 2000

Presidential Column

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Elizabeth D. Capaldi
University of Buffalo
APS President 1999 - 2000
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Reshaping Behavioral Science at NIMH

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    Every Institute within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports basic science research with the well-founded belief that it will ultimately payoff in improvements to the public health. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is no exception, and is proud of its long-standing investment in basic behavioral science, one that has resulted in significant work in such areas as cognition, emotion, personality, interpersonal interactions, and social and societal processes. Of course, the Institute also invests in basic biological science, and an historical priority has been to ensure rapid and effective translation of basic information in molecular and cellular biology, neuroscience and basic pharmacology into interventions for mental disorders.