2017-02-17

[#DIV28SUPER] The latest from NIDA Advisory Council

Dear Colleagues:

As promised, here’s the latest from Wednesday's meeting of the NIDA Advisory Council (the linked Power Points will take a few moments to download).

 

What did Dr. Volkow report to NIDA Council?

What are Dr. Josh Gordon’s priorities now that he has assumed the Directorship of NIMH?

Want an update on NIDA’s Marijuana Policy Research Program?

Best,

-geoff

 

 

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

Science Directorate | 202.336.6067 | gmumford@apa.org 

American Psychological Association

www.apa.org

 

Advancing psychology to benefit society and improve people’s lives

 

                

 

2017-02-10

[#DIV28SUPER] The latest from NIAAA Advisory Council

Dear Colleagues:

Here’s the latest from yesterday's meeting of the NIAAA Advisory Council (the linked Power Points will take a few moments to download).  NIDA Advisory Council is next week so stay tuned for those presentations or grab some popcorn and watch the webcast on your own starting at 10:45 on 2/15.

 

What did Dr. Koob report to NIAAA Council?

Looking for an update on where NIAAA is going next with alcohol and PTSD comorbidity research?

Want to see how neuroimaging in alcoholism translates from animals to humans?

Want to learn about alcohol and stress mechanisms from risk to relapse and recovery?

Care to read about VA research?

Interested in learning how NIMH is making data available to the research community?

Until next week,

Best,

-geoff

 

 

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

Science Directorate | 202.336.6067 | gmumford@apa.org 

American Psychological Association

www.apa.org

 

Advancing psychology to benefit society and improve people’s lives

 

                

 

 

2017-02-06

[#DIV28SUPER] MU-ARTSS Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity

Colleagues and Friends,

 

I want to make you aware of a paid summer research opportunity for undergraduates that we have at the University of Missouri. We sent out announcements late in the fall but we wanted to bring this opportunity to the attention of those who might have missed our earlier announcement (and remind those who received it at, perhaps, an suboptimal time).  With the application deadline quickly approaching we wanted to alert colleagues who know of motivated undergraduates who might be interested.

 

We offer a 9 week program with a stipend of $3,600 and provide room and board as well.  We have an intensive week-long didactic program followed by an 8-week internship in one of our research labs of faculty members in the Department of Psychological Sciences involved in alcohol and addiction research. We are particularly interested in recruiting underrepresented minority students who are interested in psychological research on alcohol use, alcohol use disorder, and addiction but all motivated talented and interested undergraduates are encouraged to apply.  This will be the second year of our MU Alcohol Research Training Summer School, MU-ARTSS and, by all accounts, our first year was a great success. We hope to build upon this success in the coming year.

 

Applications and additional information can be found at:  

http://alcoholresearch.missouri.edu/relatedtraining.html

 

Applications are due February 15th.  I realize this deadline is rapidly approaching but we’d like to reach as many potential applicants as possible.

 

Kenneth J. Sher, Ph.D.

Curators’ Professor of Psychological Sciences

University of Missouri

210 McAlester Hall

Columbia, MO 65211

Tel: 573-882-4279

Email: sherk@missouri.edu

Web: http://faculty.missouri.edu/sherk/index.htm

 

2017-02-04

[#DIV28SUPER] UCSF LEAD Program

Training Opportunity for Underrepresented Early-Career Addictions Researchers

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 28th, 2017

 

We are happy to announce that the Learning for Early Careers in Addiction and Diversity (LEAD) Program is recruiting its new cohort!

The LEAD Program is an NIH-sponsored R25 training program that uses the NIDA CTN as a platform for providing research training to early-career investigators from underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups conducting research in the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and services field. This 2-year training program is based at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Program scholars will spend 4 weeks at UCSF each summer and will develop and execute a pilot study at their home institution throughout the academic year. The program provides travel and housing funds as well as up to $25,000 to conduct the pilot study, which will serve as foundational data to support the submission of an R or K application. The program is directed by Carmen Masson, PhD, and James Sorensen, PhD, at UCSF.

 

The program recruitment flyer containing further information on eligibility criteria and selection process is attached. The deadline for applications is now February 28th, 2017. For any questions or to nominate a qualified candidate, please contact Rebecca Cook at rebecca.cook@ucsf.edu. Additional information can be found at http://psych.ucsf.edu/lead/.


               
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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

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

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2017-02-03

[#DIV28SUPER] UVM NIH POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP POSITION

NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Opportunity

 

The University of Vermont’s Center on Behavior and Health (VCBH) announces NIH postdoctoral research fellowship opportunities in our internationally recognized center of excellence for the study of substance abuse. 

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed their training in psychology, behavior analysis, or a related discipline and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Trainees are selected on the basis of scholastic record and commitment to a career in substance abuse research. Individuals must be highly motivated, possess initiative and a desire to learn and expand their interests and expertise.

 

 Appointment:  2-3 yrs.

 

 Benefits: Stipend, medical insurance coverage, and travel funds supported by NIH Institutional Training Awards.

 

To apply: Send application form (downloaded from VCBH website), a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and 3 letters of reference to:  Dr. Stephen Higgins c/o Ms. Marissa Wells (mwells2@uvm.edu).

 

About us: The VCBH was established in 2013, sponsored in part by a Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Award from the National Institute on General Medical Sciences and a Centers of Tobacco Regulatory Science (TCORS) Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The VCBH resides within the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, with the director and administrative offices being located within the Department of Psychiatry, and participating investigators, collaborators, and advisors across 15 academic departments in the College of Medicine and 7 colleges within the University of Vermont and 5 other universities. The VCBH is further strengthened by interdisciplinary collaborations with key community healthcare leaders and distinguished scientific advisory panels. The focus of the VCBH is on investigating relationships between personal behaviors and risk for chronic disease and premature death, with a specific focus on understanding mechanisms underpinning risk, and developing effective interventions and policies to promote healthy behavior.

 

 For more information:  Contact Ms. Marissa Wells at mwells2@uvm.edu or see our website.

 

 

 Burlington, Vermont is located in the beautiful Lake Champlain region, surrounded by the Green and Adirondack Mountains. It is a great place for families, boasting excellent schools and year-round recreational opportunities. It is home to the University of Vermont and many other colleges that provide an academically stimulating and culturally rich environment. Montreal and Boston are within easy driving distances.


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Stephen T. Higgins, Ph.D.
Director, Vermont Center on Behavior and Health
Virginia H. Donaldson Professor of Translational Science
Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology
Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
University of Vermont
1 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT  05401-1419

VCBH Administrator: Marissa Wells
mwells2@uvm.edu
802-656-0079

[#DIV28SUPER] Briefing on Synthetic Opioids: the Science, Pharmacology, & Public Health Challenges

Dear Colleagues,

The Bipartisan Heroin Task Force Chaired by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH) will be holding a briefing on Monday, February 6th at 4:00.  Dr. Lisa Marsch has been invited to present data from her NIDA-funded Fentanyl Hot Spot Study and the briefing will be broadcast live on CSPAN so please consider tuning in to virtually cheer Lisa on.  Other presenters include Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Dr. Corey Waller, Legislative Advocacy Committee Chairman of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and Dr. Josh Rising, Director of Health Programs for the Pew Charitable Trusts.

 

Regards,

-geoff

 

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

Science Directorate | 202.336.6067 | gmumford@apa.org 

American Psychological Association

www.apa.org

 

Advancing psychology to benefit society and improve people’s lives

 

                

 

 

2017-01-31

Re: [#DIV28SUPER] Division 28 Award Winners!

Let’s try that one more time!  2017 award winners!

 

Catherine Stanger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Center for Technology and Behavioral Health

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Dartmouth College

46 Centerra Parkway

EverGreen Center Suite 300

Suite 300, HB 7255

Lebanon, NH 03766

Catherine.stanger@dartmouth.edu

Phone 603-646-7023

Fax 603-448-5335

www.c4tbh.org

 

From: Catherine Stanger
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:20 AM
To: DIV28SUPER@LISTS.APA.ORG
Subject: Division 28 Award Winners!

 

Please join me in congratulating our 2016 Division 28 Award Winners!  We had many excellent candidates nominated in all three categories, and I would like to thank all the nominees and those who nominated them for their participation this year.  Division 28 has an outstanding roster of early career and senior scientists doing excellent work.

Now, for our winners.

 

MED Associates Brady-Schuster Award honors a mid-career or senior scientist (at least 15 years after doctoral degree) who conducts outstanding research underscoring the fundamental importance of behavioral science to psychopharmacology or substance abuse.

This year’s winner is Dorothy Hatsukami, Ph.D. Dr. Hatsukami is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota.  Minnesota takes it 2 years in a row! Go Golden Gophers!

 

Young Psychopharmacologist Award honors a young scientist conducting original, meritorious work in psychopharmacology and encourages excellence in research at the interface between the disciplines of pharmacology and psychology.

This year’s winner is James Mahoney, Ph.D.  Dr. Mahoney is Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, West Virginia University School of Medicine.

 

Outstanding Dissertation Award honors the best doctoral dissertation in psychopharmacology and substance abuse. 

This year’s winner is Elizabeth Holly, Ph.D.  Dr. Holly completed her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology in 2015 at Tufts University, and she is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

 

Congratulations to all, and we look forward to your presentations in Washington!

 

Regards,

Cathy Stanger

Division 28 Awards Chair

 

 

Catherine Stanger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Center for Technology and Behavioral Health

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Dartmouth College

46 Centerra Parkway

EverGreen Center Suite 300

Suite 300, HB 7255

Lebanon, NH 03766

Catherine.stanger@dartmouth.edu

Phone 603-646-7023

Fax 603-448-5335

www.c4tbh.org