Neuroscientist Ira B. Black: "So many of the diseases facing us involve behavioral patterns."
Advocates who have long struggled to raise the stature of these disciplines at NIH succeeded through pressure and persuasion in getting Congress to write the new office into the health agency's fiscal 1994 authorization. Now, they say that if a strong first director is named, OBSSR should be able to promote in-novative, interdisciplinary re- search that will significantly extend understandings of basic processes in disease and health....
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