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Congress Returns To Resume Frantic Fall Agenda

With the summer and Jewish holidays behind them, Congress has returned to what promises to be a very busy fall! The agenda includes several major federal spending bills, including all 12 Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations bills, a budget reconciliation package, and an infrastructure bill. What...

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PAA President Participates in White House-NIH Sponsored Listening Session on ARPA-H

On August 16, PAA President Dr. Robert A. Hummer participated in a listening session (Listening Session 10: Advocates for Research on Neurology and Mental Health) that the White House Office and Science Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director...

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U.S. House of Representatives Praises NIH Population Research Activities

On July 15, the U.S. House of Representatives reported the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education bill and its accompanying report . The report included provisions that the Population Association of America (PAA) proposed regarding population research activities...

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PAA & APC Comments on RFI Use of Common Data Elements in NIH-funded Research

As population scientists, most of our data come from large, government-collected or supported surveys or registries. Our members are very involved in developing surveys, testing respondent strategies, and making comparisons across large population surveys. Our scientists also value the ability...

PAA APC comments to NIH re CDE RFI 5-21 FINAL.pdf

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Comments on NIH RFI on Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Biomedical Research Workforce

PAA and APC are pleased to submit comments in response to National Institutes of Health (NIH) Request for Information (RFI) (NOT-OD-21-066), “Inviting Comments and Suggestions to Advance and Strengthen Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Biomedical Research Workforce and Advance...

PAA comments on NIH UNITE RFI 4-21.pdf

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Support of CDC & NIH Funding in FY2022 for Research into Firearm Morbidity and Mortality Prevention

PAA and APC joined a sign-on letter in support of $50 million in funding to the CDC and NIH in FY2022 to conduct public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention. The letter illustrates the broad support of 202 national, state, and local medical, public health, and...

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Letter to President-Elect Biden Transition Team

PAA and APC have sent a letter to the Biden transition team regarding our priorities for the next Administration. This letter includes several sections including: Supporting the Population Sciences in the First 100 Days Recommendations for Agencies Supporting the Population Sciences ...

PAA APC Biden transition team letter 12-20.pdf

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PAA Comments on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for COVID Research

December 7, 2020 -- PAA and APC are pleased NIH has developed a strategic plan to help guide the significant resources that have been directed at the agency. Further, we are pleased that NIH is encouraging a broad spectrum of research beyond development of therapeutics and vaccines—as...

PAA APC comments on NIH COVID strategic plan 12-20 FINAL.pdf

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U.S. Senate Passes Bill to Fund National Institutes of Health in Fiscal Year 2019

PAA applauds action the United States Senate took on September 18 to pass a bill that will fund critical federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health , in fiscal year 2019. Learn more about the bill, its outlook and positive implications for the population sciences. ...

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Testimony to House LHHS on Funding for FY 2020

PAA/APC testimony to House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee in support of funding for the National Institutes pf Health, National Center for Health Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, and Bureau of Labor Statistics in Fiscal Year 2020. ...

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