[DIV28SUPER] National Register Credentialing Scholarships


Colleagues, please note the below and forward to students and training programs who might be interested.


Very truly yours,


Morgan T. Sammons, PhD, ABPP

Executive Officer

National Register of Health Service Psychologists


National Register Credentialing Scholarships for
Early Career Psychologists, Postdoctoral Trainees, and Doctoral Students
Apply by October 15, 2014


We are now accepting applications for National Register Credentialing Scholarships. These scholarships help early career psychologists, postdoctoral trainees, and doctoral students become credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists by covering the cost of the credentials banking and review fees.


The application deadline is October 15, 2014. To apply, go to www.NationalRegister.org.


Once credentialed by the National Register, you gain immediate access to benefits including:

  • Expedited licensure mobility in the US and Canada
  • Credentials verification to healthcare organizations, hospitals, and employers
  • Consumer referrals via FindaPsychologist.org
  • Subscription to The Register Report magazine
  • Free continuing education*

Since 2005, the National Register has awarded more than 1,300 credentialing scholarships to doctoral students, postdocs, and early career psychologists representing more than 200 different doctoral programs. We hope you will take this opportunity to start your career as a credentialed health service psychologist. The application deadline is October 15, 2014.


Credentialing scholarships are supported by donations to the National Register scholarship funds.


* The National Register is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The National Register maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Morgan T. Sammons, PhD, ABPP
Executive Officer
National Register of Health Service Psychologists
1200 New York Avenue, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20008
P: 202-783-7663
F:  202.347.0550





[DIV28SUPER] Two Faculty Positions in Clinical Psychology

The Psychology Department at Rowan University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions to begin Fall 2015. Successful candidates will be expected to significantly contribute to the development of a PhD Program in Clinical Health Psychology. Online applications for each position can be reached using the URL links below:

Position #1: Director of Clinical Training (Assistant/Associate level). The ideal candidate for this position will have experience administering a doctoral clinical program. The research area within clinical health psychology is open, but preference will be given to applicants with experience in primary care psychology: http://rowanuniversity.hodesiq.com/job-details.aspx?jobid=4572656

Position #2: Assistant Professor. Research area in clinical health psychology is open, but preference will be given to programs of research in health disparities/multicultural issues in health psychology: http://rowanuniversity.hodesiq.com/job-details.aspx?jobid=4572772

Candidates in for both positions will be expected to maintain an extensive research program (including collaborating with faculty within the university and medical schools), seek external funding, as well as teach graduate and undergraduate courses. Minimum qualifications for this position include: a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited clinical psychology program, completion of an APA-accredited internship, and licensure (or eligibility) as a psychologist in New Jersey.

Rowan University is a comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 14,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia, and it has a branch campus and medical school in Camden and a second medical school in nearby Stratford. Rowan is only the second university in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical-degree granting programs. The School of Osteopathic Medicine has a faculty practice plan that serves approximately 200,000 patients throughout Southern New Jersey. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Its business incubator also supports that mission. The University boasts eight colleges--Rohrer College of Business and colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Graduate and Continuing Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics—and has been called upon by the state to create a College of Health Sciences.

Deadline for receipt of applications is November 15, 2014. Interested candidates should apply online at the URL below by submitting a letter of application describing their research and teaching experiences, curriculum vitae, selected reprints of publications. Please e-mail copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation to MaryLou Kerwin, Ph.D. at kerwin@rowan.edu.

Inquires may be addressed to Tom Dinzeo, Ph.D. at dinzeo@rowan.edu.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

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[DIV28SUPER] NIDA Neuroscience Update Sept 17, 2014

Table of Contents:

I. NOT-OD-14-124  NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy


II. NOT-OD-14-128 Consideration of Sex As a Biological Variable in Biomedical Research


III. NOT-DA-14-028  Request for Information (RFI): Soliciting Comments on Technical Requirements for Optimized Voltage Sensors for Measuring Membrane Potential.    

      Response Due September 20, 2014


IV. NOT-RM-14-014  Prize Competition: Challenges in Single Cell Analysis


I. NOT-OD-14-124  NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the final Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy that promotes sharing, for research purposes, of large-scale human and non-human genomic1 data generated from NIH-funded research.  A summary of public comments on the draft GDS Policy and NIH's responses are also provided.  Please read complete notice at




II. NOT-OD-14-128, "Consideration of Sex As a Biological Variable in Biomedical Research."

In a May 14, 2014, Nature commentary (see Nature. 2014 May 15;509(7500):282-3), NIH leadership stated an intention to develop and implement policies requiring applicants to consider sex as a biological variable in the design and analysis of NIH-funded research involving animals and cells.  Although we have made major progress in achieving balance of sex in human studies — women now account for roughly half of the participants in NIH-funded clinical trials — we have not seen a similar pattern in biomedical research.  Animal studies have typically focused on males, and investigators studying cell models have often not reported the sex of the individual from which the cells were obtained.  Even if both sexes are included in a study design, resulting data may not be analyzed or disaggregated by sex. This Request for Information (RFI) seeks input from the research community and other interested stakeholders on specific questions regarding the consideration of sex as a biological variable in biomedical research. The RFI will be open for comment through October 13.  Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically using the web-based form at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/rfi/rfi.cfm?ID=37.  Please do not submit comments by other mechanisms, such as fax or email.


III. NOT-DA-14-028  Request for Information (RFI): Soliciting Comments on Technical Requirements for Optimized Voltage Sensors for Measuring Membrane Potential Response Due September 20, 2014


This is a time-sensitive Request for Information (RFI) directed at obtaining public input to assist the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in its planning of an initiative on optimized voltage sensors to measure neuronal membrane potential.


The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is considering issuing an initiative on optimized voltage sensors to measure neuronal membrane potential of thousands of individual neurons simultaneously.  NIDA is soliciting comments on technical requirements of such sensors and whether these requirements can be achieved within a year.  The technical requirements can be found in the notice http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-DA-14-028.html


All responses must be submitted to jpollock@mail.nih.gov by September 20, 2014.


This RFI is for planning purposes only and should not be construed as a solicitation for applications or an obligation on the part of the government. The government will not pay for the preparation of any information submitted or for the government's use of that information.




IV. NOT-RM-14-014  Prize Competition: Challenges in Single Cell Analysis

Phase I prize: $100,000

Phase II prize: $400,000

The NIH Common Fund Single Cell Analysis Program is seeking novel robust methods for analysis of individual cells that can detect and assess changes in cell behavior and function over time either as a result of natural state changes or when perturbed (e.g., by a drug, biological stimulus, infectious agent, pathological lesion, or mechanical forces).  It is hoped that such methods will yield creative and new, yet feasible, solutions for following a single cell over time in a complex multicellular environment to detect changing cell properties, preferably using multiple integrated measures.

Solutions submitted to this Challenge should:

  • include measurements or assays that are non-destructive and capable of producing temporal data at the individual cell level starting with eukaryotic cells in a complex/mixed cell population; 
  • address at least one impactful, biological or clinical question proposed by the Solver;
  • demonstrate robust reproducibility; 
  • address gaps or deficiencies in current capabilities that may include, but are not limited to:
    • Tools that provide significant advances in sensitivity and selectivity in the spatiotemporal resolution of molecules/structures/activities within single cells in situ (e.g., high resolution imaging of molecular interactions within single cells, molecular probes that are at least an order of magnitude smaller in size than existing versions of reporter molecules such as fluorescent proteins);
    • Automated and scalable assays to detect meaningful functional changes in single cells in complex tissue environments that improve upon processing time and reduce overall cost; or
    • New combinations of tools and approaches to maximize data generation over several parameters (e.g., proteins, lipids, metabolites, signal secretion/reception/transduction, migratory changes)
  • substantially advance what is currently considered the state-of-the-art.

Solutions describing existing, well-established and/or currently supported approaches, especially commonly used strategies are not of interest unless a compelling case is made that significant, quantifiable advances are proposed and/or the methods and measures are used in unique combinations that have not been previously tested together for the analysis of individual cells in complex environments. 

We welcome solutions from individuals, teams and entities from all U.S. sources, including the public sector, private sector, non-profit groups, and those not traditionally supported by NIH.  Specific eligibility requirements state Federal grantees and Federal contractors may not use federal funds to develop Challenge submissions.

This $500,000 Challenge is structured in two linked phases:  Phase 1 is Theoretical and Phase 2 is a Reduction to Practice of the Phase 1 Solution.  Eligibility to participate in Phase 2 of the Challenge is conditioned upon participation in Phase 1 of the Challenge and being selected as a "Phase 1 Finalist."  Phase 1 Finalists are any and all Phase 1 prize winners and any individual, team and/or entity whose solution received a meritorious rating based on the judging criteria.

For complete information and registration:  Federal Register Notice and Registration link.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Yong Yao, Ph.D.
NIH Common Fund
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Telephone: 301-443-6102
Email: Yong.Yao@nih.gov

- See more at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-RM-14-014.html#sthash.ZWXumPhN.dpuf




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[DIV28SUPER] Job posting at Texas A&M University


TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY. The Department of Psychology at Texas A&M University is undergoing an exciting period of expansion. As part of this expansion, we have begun four searches at the Assistant Professor rank to start in the Fall of 2015. The current hiring initiative is designed to enhance translational work within our Department’s core and emerging research strengths, which include neuroscience, individual differences, affective science and diversity science. Affective Science (2 positions): To enhance our affective science research cluster, we have two positions. The first is for candidates with expertise in functional neuroimaging. The University has created a state of the art research facility consisting of both an fMRI and PET scanner to support recruitment for this hiring initiative. The second position is for a candidate whose research incorporates neuroscience and other physiological techniques in human or animal models of affect (e.g., electroencephalography, functional genomics, functional neuroimaging, pharmaco- or optogenetic methods, transcranial stimulation) and/or to those candidates whose affective science research builds on departmental strengths in the study of individual differences. For both positions, the specific research area is focused on emotion regulation, broadly speaking. Diversity Science (1 position): To enhance our existing translational core of researchers focused on issues of diversity and well-being, we have one position. This position is for a candidate whose work is informed by novel conceptual and methodological perspectives to understanding relationships between structural, cultural, and psychological factors that promote (or impede) well-being and/or candidates who investigate intersectionality. Specific area of specialty for the current position is open, within the broad category of diversity science. fMRI (1 position): To strengthen our existing cadre of researchers using fMRI technology, we have one position. This position is for an individual who has an established line of experimental fMRI research, and who has also demonstrated expertise in developing or utilizing innovative quantitative methods for collecting and analyzing fMRI data. The specific area of research is open, although we are interested in a candidate who can enhance our existing strengths in one or more of the following areas: learning and memory, pain, development and aging, addiction, personality, criminality, and neuroeconomics. All four positions should be able to contribute to one or more of our graduate programs in Cognitive, Clinical, Developmental, Industrial/Organizational, Neuroscience, and Social psychology. The search committee will begin reviewing applicants starting September 15, 2014 and will continue to review new applications until the position is filled. The individual job ads for each of the aforementioned positions, along with details for applying can be found at http://psychology.tamu.edu. Texas A&M is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, with a population of more than 170,000, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. The area boasts a low cost of living, great schools, moderate winters, and a vibrant, growing community. Texas A&M has more than 50,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career couples

Kelly Dunn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
5510 Nathan Shock Drive
Baltimore, MD 21224
P: 410-550-2254; F: 410-550-0030


[DIV28SUPER] FW: Sigma Nicotine No Longer Available

Dear Colleagues,
It has come to my attention that (-)-Nicotine hydrogen tartrate salt, which many of us use in our basic science research studies, has been discontinued by Sigma. The alternative products from other companies are either much more expensive, on backorder, and/or not exactly the same. Technical support at Sigma has indicated that if enough requests are generated, they would consider producing the product again. Thus, when you have a few minutes, it would be excellent if you would please fill out a ’New Product Request’.

Please find the attached image with the necessary information to input.

Sigma —> Technical Service —> New Product Suggestions

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone else that may be able to support this request as well…

Thank you,


Darlene H. Brunzell, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department Pharmacology and Toxicology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Robert Blackwell Smith Building
410 N. 12th St
PO Box 980613
Richmond, VA 23298
Phone: 804-628-7584
Fax: 804-828-2117
Email: dbrunzell@vcu.edu


[DIV28M] Society of Addiction Psychology (APA Division 50) Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction

Dear Colleagues,

The Society of Addiction Psychology (APA Division 50) invites you to submit proposals for our 3rd Annual Mid-Year Meeting, Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction: The Changing Landscapes of Addiction, to be held on March 6-7, 2015 at The Hotel Monaco Baltimore in Downtown Baltimore MD.

Call for proposals, hotel information, and online registration now available online at http://research.alcoholstudies.rutgers.edu/cpa

We are seeking ½ day Workshop Proposals (due October 20), Symposia Proposals (due November 20), and Poster Proposals (due January 20; consideration for travel award due November 20).  Travel awards will be available for those who submit Poster Proposals by November 20th.  If you have questions please contact Katie Witkiewitz at katiew@unm.edu.


Looking forward to seeing you in Baltimore!


Katie Witkiewitz, on behalf of APA Division 50 and the Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Planning Committee

Program Chair





Katie Witkiewitz, PhD

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







[DIV28M] Convention 2015

Dear Division 28 Members-
Even though the 2014 Convention ended only one month ago, it is time to start thinking about next year's convention in Toronto (August 6-9, 2015). Please consider submitting a proposal for a symposium, poster or paper,  due December 1, 2014. We especially welcome symposia that involve both senior and junior scientists because one of my presidential initiatives for 2015 is to increase intergenerational collaboration and communication within Division 28.
If you have an idea for a proposal, but would like help pulling it together, please do not hesitate to contact me or the 2015 program chair (Matt Weaver, mweaver@mercyhurst.edu). Also, if you have an idea for a collaborative program proposal, we would love to hear it. These proposals are due October 15, 2014 and should fall into one of these seven themes: 1) Competencies at the intersections of diversities, 2) Promises and pitfalls of technology, 3) Disparities in in health, wellness, justice and education, 4) Psychology of work and group dynamics, 5) Emerging areas of science, practice, and education: lifelong training for psychologists, 6) Violence, bullying, victimization and trauma and 7) Embracing interdisciplinarity: reaching out beyond psychology.
Bill Stoops.

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

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