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Edin and Shaefer's book a call to action for Americans to deal with poverty

Weir says pain may underlie rise in suicide and substance-related deaths among white middle-aged Americans

Weitzman says China's one-child policy has had devastating effects on first-born daughters


MCubed opens for new round of seed funding, November 4-18

PSC News, fall 2015 now available

Barbara Anderson appointed chair of Census Scientific Advisory Committee

John Knodel honored by Thailand's Chulalongkorn University

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Daniel Eisenberg, "Healthy Minds Network: Mental Health among College-Age Populations"

Rachel Best

Best says U.S. medical research funding affected by social advocacy

a PSC In The News reference, 2012

"Medical research funding tied to advocacy, study finds" - Los Angeles Times. 10/01/2012.

In a paper published in the American Sociological Reveiw, Rachel Best reports that advocacy groups lobbying Washington have been effective in increasing federal funding, especially from NIH, for specific diseases. Best also found that research funding distributions affected funding that trickled down to the practice of science as well.


Rachel Best

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