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According to NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, "Basic behavioral and social science research contributes to our understanding of the complex factors that affect individuals, our communities and our environments." Results from b-BSSR inform new approaches to ensure adherence, increase adoption of healthier practices, and reduce risky behaviors. Dr. Collins initiated the Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) in November 2009 to expand the NIH portfolio in basic scientific inquiry that explains the mechanisms and processes that influence individual and group health-related behaviors. By September 2014, OppNet provided $71,558,884 to 167 extramural research projects for new awards and out-year funding. Dr. Collins presented OppNet with a NIH Director’s Honor Award in October 2011. Read More >

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