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Volume 9, Issue3May-June, 1996
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The American Psychological Society has lost a supportive and productive member. Lois Elliott succumbed to a stroke in her home in Wilmette, Illinois, and died subsequently on October I. Born in Cincinnati, she attended Bryn Mawr College, and then completed a PhD in experimental psychology at Cornell University in 1956. More

Frederick Simpson Keller was born in upstate New York and grew up there and in Florida. After serving in Europe with the US Army in WWI, Keller prepared for college at the Goddard Seminary in Vermont on an athletic scholarship. He attended Tufts College in 1921 majoring in English literature More

Approximately 900 Graduate and Minority Graduate Fellowships were announced in March by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This year, a small but significant change in the eligibility guidelines gave a handful of students potential access to funding that was once off limits. “Until 1996, under the main heading of psychology More

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) offers a wide variety of training opportunities for young behavioral science researchers through its Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Science. One of the three major components of NIMH, the division provides institutional grants and individual fellowships in psychology and other disciplines that are More

A joint committee of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has issued a report indicating that higher education may no longer be producing PhDs compatible to today’ s job market and could be in need of some retooling. More

A PS’s flagship journal, Psychological Science, may still be a baby in the publishing world, but it already has a citation record that puts it eighth among psychology journals, and it has been at that top-ten slot since it was four years old! This ranking was based on a comparison More

“The name ‘Institute of Medicine’ is a bit misleading-it might convince psychologists there’s nothing there for them,” said APS Charter Fellow H. Carl Haywood, a member of the IOM since 1972. “In fact, the IOM is concerned very broadly with issues of health and human development. It ‘s right in More

What a difference a year makes. Last spring, while official Washington was reeling from the changes in Congress, the entire federal budget was on the potential chopping block, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-normally a perennial favorite of Congress-which was facing a 5- to to-percent cut. The good news More

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) supports research relevant to disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Our Institute is responsible for research support for more than 600 neurological disorders, which are estimated to strike more than 50 million Americans each year. Among the major More

How central is psychological research to the central nervous system? Very, if you consider that over $36 million in extramural research and research training money found its way-from the nation’s head institute of basic and applied neuroscience research support-out to the labs of nearly 160 psychologist principal investigators (PIs). We More

The series of short-term and acting directors lasted more than a decade, but the wait may have been worth it. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) finally got a new, permanent head in April, in the person of Harvard research psychiatrist Steven E. Hyman. Hyman, 44, comes to NIMH More