NIH Clinical Trials Update

We are still hopeful that Congress will, in an appropriations package that eventually passes, roll back NIH’s expansion of the definition of clinical trials. Meanwhile, NIH is moving full-steam ahead with the changes. Therefore, if you are submitting an application to NIH for the January 25th round, you will need to make sure that you are responding to the right funding opportunity announcement (see: Also, if you are uncertain as to whether you are proposing a clinical trial or not, you should contact the relevant program officer. If your program officer is unsure, the NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, Mike Lauer, has informed us that he welcomes the question and will make the decision. He can be reached

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Michael Frank Receives FABBS Early Career Award

FABBS Early Career Impact Award






Michael C. Frank has been awarded the FABBS 2017 Early Career
Impact Award
for Cognitive Science Society. This award is presented to early career scientists of
FABBS member societies during the first 10 years post-PhD and recognizes scientists who have made
major contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. The goal is to enhance public
visibility of these sciences and the particular research through the dissemination efforts of the
FABBS in collaboration with the member societies and award winners.

Dr. Frank is an associate professor of psychology at Stanford University and
earned his doctorate in brain and cognitive sciences from MIT.


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CogSci 2017: London

CogSci 2017 is the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, to be held in London, UK on Wednesday July 26th – Saturday July 29th, 2017 (Wednesday, July 26th is the Tutorials and Workshops day). We encourage researchers from around the world to submit their best basic and applied work in cognitive science to CogSci 2017, and to attend in order to discuss the latest theories and data from the world’s best cognitive science researchers.

The theme of the meeting is: “Computational Foundations of Cognition.”

Click here for the CogSci 2017 website.

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