BSSR News - Archived Posts

Archived announcements from the OBSSR and NIH as well as archived stories in the news about OBSSR.

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The ABCD Study is a landmark study on brain development and child health that will increase understanding of environmental, social, genetic, and other biological factors that affect brain and cognitive development and can enhance or disrupt a young p…
NIH OBSSR and participating Institutes plan to support another four years of Short Courses on Innovative Methodologies and Approaches in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (RFA-OD-19-012). This program will support educational activities that complem…
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) was created by Congress in 1993 in recognition of the importance of behavioral and social sciences to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) mission. Over more than two decades, the OBSSR…
On October 10, 2018, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a Request for Information (RFI) in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts to solicit public input on proposed key provisions that could serve as the foundation for a future NIH policy…
Over the past six years, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has considered, developed, issued, and begun to implement policies designed to enhance transparency and oversight of the clinical trials it conducts or funds.
When you walk into Elisabeth Murray’s office, you can see a 3-D model of the brain belonging to Patient H.M. (Henry Gustav Molaison), a man well known by students in psychology and neuroscience. In 1953, surgeons removed his medial temporal lobe in…
NIH’s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research has awarded the 2018 NIH Matilda White Riley Distinguished Lecture Award to Terrie Moffitt, Ph.D., the Nannerl O. Keohane University Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University.…
Childhood Obesity published six papers highlighting findings from the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research’s (NCCOR) Childhood Obesity Declines project.
On March 5-6, 2018, the OBSSR in collaboration with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), the National I…
The National Institutes of Health K18 award mechanism provides funded opportunities for established investigators to gain knowledge in fields outside of their primary disciplines, but outcomes associated with these awards have not been evaluated to d…