[#DIV28SUPER] Position in Health Disparities at Auburn University

I am pleased to announce an Assistant/Associate Professor position in Psychology at Auburn University in Health Disparities.  Information about the department and the initiative can be found at http://www.cla.auburn.edu/psychology/health-disparities/

This is part of an exciting new cluster-hire initiative that will support six new faculty positions in Psychology (this position), Human Development and Family Studies, Nutrition, Health Outcomes and Policy, Kinesiology and Nursing. The overarching goal of the initiative is to develop an interdisciplinary group of independent research programs and a central resource for those interested in health disparities across ten colleges and schools across campus.

The specific area is open but we would welcome applications from people in all aspects of substance abuse and psychopharmacology, including human studies and experimental models. 

We expect a diverse range of research approaches across the initiative, including large-scale population-based studies, small- or large-scale interventions, or laboratory based approaches using experimental animal models. The key element is a publication and research record aimed at characterizing or alleviating health disparities.

 Please feel free to forward to interested individuals or relevant lists.

 I would be happy to answer any questions about this position.



Chris Newland, Ph. D.

Professor, Department of Psychology                          

226 Thach Hall 

342 West Thach Ave      
Auburn University

Alabama 36849-5212
Office: 334 844-6479      Lab:     334 844-3295      Fax:     334 844-4447




[#DIV28M] Position Announcement

NIH Postdoctoral Research Associate Opportunity
The Addiction Recovery Research Center of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has NIH-funded postdoctoral research associate opportunities in a state-of-the-art research facility. The postdoctoral associate will contribute to NIDA, NIAAA, NCI, and NIDDK funded research studies employing behavioral economics and neuro-economic approaches to address addiction, obesity, and other health behaviors using both human laboratory and clinical trial methodologies. These positions will participate in studies using our International Quit & Recovery Registry and studies employing neuro-modulatory transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and fMRI technologies. Research duties will involve authoring and co-authoring manuscripts, assisting with grant writing, and collaborating with investigators. The Addiction Recovery Research Center has an exceptional track record of helping postdoctoral associates further their careers as investigators.
Appointment: 2-3 yrs.
Eligibility: Applicants should be interested in pursuing a career in addiction, obesity, and health behaviors research. Applicants should also be effective and productive writers and have research training in clinical, experimental, or cognitive psychology or related disciplines. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in psychology, behavior analysis, or a related field. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Benefits: Full-time annual salary, medical insurance coverage, and travel funds supported by NIH grants. Translational research training and career development opportunities are provided as part of this position.
For more information: Contact Ms. Patsy Marshall (patsym@vtc.vt.edu).
To apply: Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and 3 letters of reference to: Dr. Warren K. Bickel c/o Ms. Patsy Marshall (patsym@vtc.vt.edu). Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
About us: The Addiction Recovery Research Center (ARRC) was established in 2011 as part of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, an innovative partnership of Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic. The facilities and research teams are world-class and focus on transdisciplinary research on the scientific underpinnings of health and a range of diseases and disorders. Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute represents a new model for biomedical and behavioral science in which creative scientists can approach major problems with breadth and depth in a nurturing and intellectually challenging environment.
About Roanoke, Virginia: Roanoke, Virginia is located in Southwest Virginia in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and accessible by the Blue Ridge Parkway. Roanoke is a vibrant community with an active downtown full of restaurants, theaters, museums, and a new amphitheater that is home to many seasonal festivals and music events. Roanoke also offers great opportunities for an active outdoor lifestyle with 30 miles of greenway connecting charming neighborhoods and beautiful parks along the Roanoke River.

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
University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science

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[#DIV28M] [CWP-NET] APA Convention 2016 -- Services for Persons with Disabilities and Health Conditions


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From: "Burrwell, Tanya" <tburrwell@APA.ORG>
As in years past, the APA Convention will offer the Resource Room for Persons with Disabilities. This bustling area housed within the main convention center is wholly dedicated to providing services to our convention attendees with disabilities, health conditions, or those with injuries. It is utilized by those who desire a place to rest or relax; need assistance in going to convention sessions and other events; borrow wheelchairs and canes; and secure the services of readers, interpreters, and volunteers.
The following information provides additional details regarding these services.  Please share this information with your respective groups and / or individuals who may benefit from these services. If you need any additional information, please contact Anju Khubchandani at akhubchandani@apa.org.
  • Resource Room For Persons with Disabilities:  This year's Resource Room will be located in the Colorado Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A, B, C. It provides a number of services onsite such as volunteers, a quiet place to rest, wheelchairs to borrow on a temporary basis, and a lap top with JAWS vocalization software. Please see attached flyer for additional information, including hours of operation.
  • Accessible Transportation:  On-Call, ADA Mini-Coaches will be available for persons with disabilities during the core hours of the Convention to facilitate travel between the Convention Center, contracted APA hotels, and other nearby hotels.  Additionally shuttle bus service between the Convention Center, Hyatt Regency Convention Center Hotel, and the Sheraton Denver Hotel will be provided on full-size 53-passenger Motor Coaches. These will have an electronic lift or ramp for an occupied wheelchair or scooter.  A flyer with additional information will be forwarded at a later time as details become available.
  • Scooter Rental: APA does not make arrangements or pay for scooter or wheelchair rental. Should a wheelchair or scooter need to be rented during Convention, you may want to contact SCOOTAROUND, a nationwide rental company that our members have used in the past.  Website:  www.scootaround.com or telephone:  (888) 441-7575 (operators are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week). They can arrange to have the equipment delivered to your hotel and picked up upon departure. A credit card is required to make the arrangements. Alternatively, you may come to the Resource Room to use a loaner wheelchair at no charge.
  • Sign language Interpreters: APA will provide sign language interpreters for individuals who request the service in advance and submit their detailed session/event schedule to the APA Convention Office by July 7. As stated in the registration guidelines, APA cannot guarantee the availability of interpreters for requests that are not received by this date.  There will also be sign language interpreters to interpret to the audience at the following APA-wide events: the Opening Session, the APA Presidential Address, and the APA / APF Awards Ceremony.
If you require sign language interpreting services or any other hearing-assistive service to facilitate your participation at the Convention we will make an attempt to assist you with the arrangements if your schedule is shared with the APA Convention Office by July 7.
  • Accessibility report: This report is a site observation report based on a scooter roll-through of the Convention Center and the two APA headquarter hotels. A summary of the accessibility of the Colorado Convention Center, the Hyatt Regency Convention Center Hotel, and the Sheraton Denver Hotel is attached.
Anju M. Khubchandani, MA
Director | Office on Disability Issues
American Psychological Association | 750 First Street NE | WDC 20002
202-336-6038 | Email: akhubchandani@apa.org



[#DIV28SUPER] National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is recruiting the Deputy Director for NINDS and a Director for the NIH BRAIN Initiative=?iso-8859-1?Q?=AE?=

 Recruiting Deputy Director for National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services, is recruiting for the position of Deputy Director, NINDS. 

The description of the position, qualification requirements, and application procedures are outlined in the vacancy announcement available on the NIH Executive Jobs website at: http://www.jobs.nih.gov/vacancies/executive/ninds.htm.        

Information about the NINDS is located on its website at NINDS Website  and information on the NIH is available on the home page at: http://www.nih.gov.

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on August 2, 2016.  Questions regarding application procedures should be addressed to Ms. Brenda Fogel at: SeniorRe@od.nih.gov  or discussed with Ms. Fogel by calling 301-451-7338.



Recruiting Director for the NIH BRAIN Initiative®

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative®. The NIH BRAIN Initiative® includes ten NIH Institutes and Centers - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) - and is co-led by the Directors of NIMH and NINDS.

The Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative® will develop and implement a complex, coordinated program designed to meet the goals identified in the NIH BRAIN Initiative® 2025 report. The incumbent will oversee all aspects of this program, which will involve research, training and scientific policy initiatives. In order to succeed, the Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative® will develop productive relationships with a broad range of NIH BRAIN Initiative® stakeholders.  The Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative® will be the spokesperson for this program in interactions across NIH, with federal agencies and international partners with similar BRAIN projects, as well as the scientific community, pharma/biotech, patient advocacy groups, and other NIH stakeholders.

A description of the position, qualification requirements, and application procedures are outlined in the vacancy announcement available on the NIH Executive Jobs website at: https://jobs.nih.gov/vacancies/executive/brain.htm

Information about the NIH is available on the home page at http://www.nih.gov and information on the NINDS is located at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/

If you are interested in applying applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET, August 7, 2016.  Questions regarding application procedures may be addressed to Mr. Will Hennings at SeniorRe@od.nih.gov or discussed with Mr. Hennings by calling (301) 402-7227.

We welcome your interest in this important recruitment.



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[#DIV28SUPER] The Latest from the NIAAA Advisory Council

Dear Colleagues:

Here’s the latest from today's meeting of the NIAAA Advisory Council:


What did Dr. Koob report to NIAAA Council?

What's the proposed plan for research on HIV/alcohol and women's health?

Wish you had an accurate, wearable biosensor to detect alcohol use in real time...its on the way!

What’s happening at the NIAAA IRP on research for the treatment of liver fibrosis?

Why is NIAAA Messing around with PKCE inhibitors for the treatment of AUD?


Until next time,




Geoffrey K. Mumford, Ph.D. | Associate Executive Director for Government Relations

Science Directorate
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
Tel: 202.336.6067 |  Fax: 202.336.6063

email: gmumford@apa.org | www.apa.org



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[#DIV28SUPER] Clinic Director Opportunity at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI



The Spectrum Health Healthcare System in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is looking for a psychologist to join our team as the Clinical Director for the Spectrum Health Addiction Rehabilitation Program (SHARP).  This is a fantastic opportunity for both program development and clinical practice, in one of the most pleasant working environments I have ever experienced.  In addition to clinical and administrative duties, clinical supervision opportunities will be available with SHARP clinical staff and with Spectrum Health's new psychology predoctoral internship program.  Some opportunities will also exist for research and scholarly presentations.  Competitive applicants will be ABPP board-certified or board-eligible, and follow evidence-based practice guidelines.  Postdoctoral training in evidence-based addictions treatment, or certification via APAPO's Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders, is also preferred.


The position is administratively housed within the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Division of Spectrum's Primary Health  Department(http://www.shmg.org/psychiatry-behavioral-medicine).  Salaries for Spectrum psychologists are the best in the region, and will be based partly on experience, credentials, and value.  Benefits include strong medical/dental/vision health insurance, $4000 annual CE funds, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Grand Rounds, Behavioral Medicine Case Rounds, significant administrative and peer support, and a collaborative professional culture that is focused on the highest quality care for our patients and staff.  The successful candidate will also be able to obtain academic faculty status in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.


General information about Spectrum Health and Grand Rapids is provided below.  Please contact me at aaron.weiner@spectrumhealth.org if you are interested in this position, and please feel free to forward this announcement to any other individuals you think may be interested.


Best regards,


Aaron Weiner




About Spectrum Health (http://www.spectrumhealth.org/)


Spectrum Health's vision is to be the national leader for health by 2020.  We are on the right track.  Spectrum is the largest not-for-profit health care system in West Michigan with 12 hospitals, 181 service locations, and 2,075 licensed beds.  We are the largest employer in West Michigan with more than 23,000 employees and 1300 employed physicians and advanced practice providers.  Five of our specialties were ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2014-15.  We are also focused on caring for our communities, with nearly $300 million in community benefit provided in 2014 alone.


Grand Rapids, Michigan


Grand Rapids was named as the top U.S. travel destination in 2014 by Lonely Planet, the world's largest travel guide publisher.  We have the most vibrant downtown between Chicago and Cleveland, a world-renowned art scene, world-class breweries, semi-pro sports teams, fascinating museums, and easy access to Lake Michigan's gold coast (with 300 miles of spectacular beaches, soaring sand dunes, and spectacular sunsets).  Metropolitan Grand Rapids has a population of just over one million people, with mild traffic and safe communities. It is a great place to live, work, raise a family, and have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIakr9wkiKI.

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[#DIV28SUPER] FW: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: $5,000 APF Walter Katkovsky Scholarships (psychopharmacology)



From: Harwood, Colleen [mailto:CHarwood@apa.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 4:24 PM
Subject: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: $5,000 APF Walter Katkovsky Scholarships


$5,000 scholarships to support first-year students enrolled in APA designated programs in psychopharmacology


Please find attached the Request for Proposals for the American Psychological Foundation’s (APF) 2017 Walter Katkovsky Scholarships which seek to support first-year students enrolled in APA designated programs in psychopharmacology. The Katkovsky Scholarships support early career postdoctoral licensed psychologists in clinical or counseling to obtain training in psychopharmacology. The scholarships are intended to encourage opportunities for psychologists to join healthcare teams and benefit patients who have psychological and medical problems.


See our website for more information http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/katkovsky.aspx


The deadline for applications is December 1, 2016.  Please feel free to distribute this call as you see fit.  Thank you for your time.


Colleen Harwood

Program Coordinator

American Psychological Foundation

750 First Street, NE

Washington, DC 20002

P: (202) 336-5843 I F: (202) 336-5812 I charwood@apa.org



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