[#DIV28SUPER] Fwd: Science News Update - Sen. Flake responds to APA advocate about federal research funding

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From: "Waldroff, Kirk" <kwaldroff@apa.org>
Date: January 13, 2017 at 1:43:01 PM EST
To: "Waldroff, Kirk" <kwaldroff@apa.org>
Subject: Science News Update - Sen. Flake responds to APA advocate about federal research funding

Hello, please share this important news update with your division…




APA Science Government Relations News Update:

Sen. Flake responds to APA advocate about federal research funding

Recorded exchange captures controversy over "wastebooks"


Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) announced the release of his latest "wastebook" at a Washington press conference on Jan. 10, 2017.   The document - titled "Porkemon Go" - lists what Flake believes to be examples of wasteful government spending, including federally funded research projects.


At the press conference, Pat Kobor of the American Psychological Association's Science Government Relations Office, raised the concern that such wastebooks misrepresent the research supported by the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies.  Together, Kobor's comments and Flake's response capture much of the current debate surrounding wastebooks - a debate that may become more heated as Congress and the new administration proceed with budget deliberations this year.


Watch the video







Kirk Waldroff | Director of Communications

Science Directorate | (202)336-6192 | kwaldroff@apa.org 

American Psychological Association

www.apa.org | @apascience


Advancing psychology to benefit society and improve people’s lives






[#DIV28SUPER] FW: NIAAA Leadership Position

Dear Colleague,

I’m writing to you on behalf of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) about an exciting opportunity.  The vacancy announcement for the position of Deputy Director, NNIAAA) is now open.  We are conducting a search open to all qualified candidates, and welcome your assistance in sharing the information with potential candidates whom you feel could provide the leadership and professional excellence required for this position. 


A description of the position, qualification requirements, and application procedures are outlined in the vacancy announcement posted to the NIH Executive Careers page using the following link:  


Deputy Director, NIAAA


Applications must be received by February 21, 2017, 11:59 PM, ET. 


If you or any candidates have questions about the position, please refer them to me.   Technical questions regarding application procedures may be addressed to Ms. Mariela Light at:  SeniorRe@od.nih.gov  or by calling 301-496-9788.


Warmest regards,

Wilson Compton

Chair, Search Committee for NIAAA Deputy Director


Wilson M. Compton, M.D., M.P.E.

Deputy Director

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institutes of Health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Bethesda, Maryland, USA

P:  301-443-6480

E:  wcompton@nida.nih.gov



[#DIV28SUPER] Assistant Professor position in Behavioral Neuroscience at Kansas State University

Kansas State University: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE. The Department of Psychological Sciences at Kansas State University expects to fill a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the Department’s Behavioral Neuroscience area to begin August 2017. The Behavioral Neuroscience area is part of a research-based Ph.D.-granting department in which faculty members conduct research, supervise graduate students, and teach two courses (graduate and/or undergraduate) each semester. A strong record of publication, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and the ability to develop a funded research program are required.


The Department of Psychological Sciences, which is part of the College of Arts and Sciences, has 15 full-time faculty members who are active researchers and also serve more than 500 undergraduate majors, many of whom are involved in research.  The Department has an extensive Ph.D. program with four major areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive, Industrial/Organizational, and Social. The department’s Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship program prepares doctoral students to teach in higher education and is one of the few of its type in the country. Additional details about the department are available at: http://www.k-state.edu/psych.

Department of Psychological Sciences Kansas State University 492 Bluemont Hall 1114 Mid-Campus Dr North Manhattan, Kansas 66506-5302. 785-532-6850 785-532-5401 fax



Kansas State University is a Land Grant University, designated as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Intensive Institution, and has been ranked among the top state and private institutions of higher education in numbers of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall scholars since 1986. Current enrollment is over 23,000 students. Kansas State University has been selected as the home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF); this $1.5 billion research facility will provide research infrastructure to protect the country’s food supply and agriculture economy.


Kansas State University is located in Manhattan, a progressive university community with a metropolitan population of over 110,000, which is located in the scenic Flint Hills of Northeast Kansas (see www.manhattan.org). The community offers a friendly and safe environment. It also features excellent housing, outstanding schools, excellent parks and recreation facilities, a wide variety of shopping and dining establishments, and short commute times.


The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring of students and to serving a diverse population. A doctoral degree in Psychology or a neuroscience-related field is required prior to the time of appointment. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Applicants should apply online and submit a curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, three representative publications, and the names and contact information for three references:  http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/500284/assistant-professor. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be addressed to Stephen W. Kiefer, Department of Psychological Sciences, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. (swkiefer@ksu.edu). In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.


Mary E. Cain, PhD
Kansas State University
Department of Psychological Sciences
418 Bluemont Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506


[#DIV28SUPER] Reminder: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs Special Section on Mechanisms of Behavior Change - Call for Papers!

Dear friends and colleagues,


Happy New Year!  A quick reminder about our Call for Papers for a special section of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs devoted to the study mechanisms of behavior change in alcohol and drug use disorders. All submissions will undergo peer review. Manuscripts received by April 1, 2017 will be considered for inclusion in the special section.


We strongly encourage individuals to contact us in advance with ideas by sending a Letter of Intent with draft title and abstract by January 15, 2017 to the Special Section Guest Editors: Molly Magill molly_magill@brown.edu and Katie Witkiewitz katiew@unm.edu.



Katie Witkiewitz

On Behalf of the Mechanisms of Behavior Change RSA Satellite Session Planning Committee (NIAAA U13AA024013)



Katie Witkiewitz, PhD

President, Society of Addiction Psychology (APA Division 50)

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions


University of New Mexico

Albuquerque NM 87131

Office phone: 505-277-5953

Vmail: 505-925-2334

Fax: 505-277-1394




[#DIV28SUPER] UCSF Postdoctoral Traineeship in Drug Abuse Treatment and Services Recruitment


Postdoctoral Traineeship in Drug Abuse Treatment and Services

Research Training Program

University of California, San Francisco


The Substance Abuse Research Program at the University of California, San Francisco is currently accepting applications to its two-year postdoctoral research training program.  This program, funded by a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) T32 grant, aims to produce the next generation of leaders in the field of drug abuse treatment and services research.  With the support of faculty mentors, scholars design and implement studies on treatment of drug dependence.  Current research interests of faculty include trials of efficacy and effectiveness of psychosocial and pharmacologic treatment of drug abuse, including:


§  Tobacco dependence and food insecurity

§  Innovative methodology including Internet-based studies

§  Treatment of complex patients in innovative settings

§  Diagnostic techniques and research on treatment tailored for HIV-positive drug abusers and drug abusers with psychiatric and medical disorders

§  Provision of services to drug abusing populations

§  Instrument development in drug abuse

A variety of university-affiliated and community substance abuse programs are available as research sites. These include inpatient and outpatient setting programs that treat a range of problems related to drugs of abuse, including dependence on cocaine, nicotine, alcohol, and opiates. Our program encourages close research involvement with your preceptor, and involvement in selected classes, seminars, and grant preparation.  Resources from other significant extramural funding and R01-level grants are also routinely available to scholars.  Funds for travel and training opportunities are available.

More information can be found at:



Positions with start dates for July 1, 2017 are available.


To Apply: Submit a cover letter stating your research interests along with CV, representative work or dissertation chapters, and 2 letters of reference to: Rebecca.cook@ucsf.eduApplicants must have completed their doctoral degree and be a U.S. citizen or have Lawful Permanent Residency (green card) status at the time of appointment.



Rebecca Cook, Division Administrator

Substance Abuse Research Program

ZSFG Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine


(415) 206-3051


James L. Sorensen

Professor of Psychiatry

UCSF Department of Psychiatry at San Francisco General Hospital

Substance Abuse Research Program

Interim Director, Div. of Substance Abuse and Addiction Medicine

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

1001 Potrero Avenue

SFGH Building 20, Rm. 2117

San Francisco, CA 94110

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[#DIV28M] FW: Doing research on opioids?

Dear Division 28 Members-
Please see the email string below looking for experts on evidence-based opioid treatments to contribute to an APA Monitor on Psychology article. If you can help, please email the author, Kirsten Weir, directly at kw@kirstenweir.com
Thanks and happy new year!
-Bill Stoops.

William W. Stoops, Ph.D.
email: william.stoops@uky.edu
phone: (859) 257-5383
facsimile: (859) 257-7684

Associate Professor
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Department of Behavioral Science
Department of Psychiatry
Center on Drug and Alcohol Research
University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology

Regulatory Knowledge and Support Core
Component Lead
Research Methods
University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science

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From: apadiv50-forum-bounces@mailman.yale.edu [apadiv50-forum-bounces@mailman.yale.edu] on behalf of Bruce Liese [BLIESE@kumc.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2017 9:41 AM
To: Apadiv50-forum@mailman.yale.edu
Cc: kw@kirstenweir.com
Subject: [Apadiv50-forum] Doing research on opioids?

Hello SoAP friends,

Happy New Year!

I've received the email, copied below, from Kirsten Weir. She is writing an article on opioids for the APA Monitor and would like some expert input. Please contact her directly if this is your area of expertise.

Warm regards,


Bruce S. Liese, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
President-Elect, APA Division 50 (Addictions)
Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry
Courtesy Professor of Clinical Psychology
University of Kansas
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
  Mailstop 4010
Kansas City, Kansas 66160


Hi Dr. Liese,
I'm a contributing writer for the Monitor on Psychology, APA's monthly magazine for members. I'm working on an article about opioid dependence and research-based interventions for treating opioid addiction. I was hoping that you might recommend some Div. 50 colleagues who are doing research in this area? Please let me know if anyone stands out as important players in this space. Many thanks! 


Kirsten Weir 
Writer & Editor
Science * Health * Psychology
(612) 990-9245 *
Learn more at kirstenweir.com