2015-09-03

[#DIV28SUPER] Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addiction Treatment VA San Diego Healthcare System

Could the following advertisement be distributed to Division 28 members?

Thanks so much!

Tamara Wall


Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addiction Treatment

VA San Diego Healthcare System

 

 

The VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) is one of seven sites selected for a VA-funded Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addiction Treatment. Our two-year advanced fellowship is recruiting clinical/counseling psychologists and physicians. Advanced Fellows must demonstrate interest in pursuing VA and/or academic careers with addiction treatment as a significant focus. Fellows will spend at least 75% of their time in educational experiences and clinical research in addiction treatment. No more than 25% of fellow effort shall be for non-educational clinical service. Research mentors hold appointments at VASDHS and/or the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). These include Drs. Tamara Wall and Scott Matthews (Co-Directors), Abigail Angkaw, Robert Anthenelli, Sandra Brown, Neal Doran, Eric Granholm, Igor Grant, Nick Mellos, Mark Myers, Sonya Norman, Carmen Pulido, Neil Richtand, Marc Schuckit, Andrea Spadoni, Susan Tapert, Steven Thorp, and Ryan Trim. Faculty research interests include comorbidity and treatment outcome research, tobacco-related research, brain imaging and neuropsychological sequelae, etiology and genetics of substance use disorders. Please see the UCSD, Department of Psychiatry website for research interests of individual faculty mentors as well as additional information about our affiliate.

 

Application: Please submit a letter of interest (maximum 2 pages), CV, and 3 letters of recommendation. The letter of interest should include: a brief summary of educational, clinical and research experiences relevant to addictions and a statement of career goals, including research mentor(s) with whom you might be interested in working. Materials should be submitted by email to vafellowship@ucsd.edu. The application deadline is December 21, 2015. Late applications will be considered only for positions that are not filled by applicants who applied by December 15th. Applicants should be available for an interview in early 2016. Other interview dates and phone interviews may be possible. Please contact Dr. Tamara Wall (Tamara.Wall@va.gov) with questions about the psychologist position or Dr. Scott Matthews (Scott.Matthews@va.gov) with questions about the physician position.

 

Qualifications: The following are required for psychologists: 1) completion of an APA-accredited doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology and an APA-accredited clinical psychology internship by September 1, 2015, and 2) U.S. citizenship. The following are required for physicians: 1) completion of an ACGME accredited residency program, 2) a full and unrestricted license to practice in the U.S. or any of its territories, 3) be board certified or eligible with demonstration of active pursuit of board certification, 4) U.S. citizenship, and 5) if a graduate of a foreign medical school, must have evidence of ECFMG certification.

 

San Diego enjoys a reputation for a highly desirable climate. The nearby ocean, mountains and deserts allow an unusually wide variety of year-round outdoor activities. 

2015-09-01

[#DIV28SUPER] Postdoctoral Position -Behavioral Economics


A postdoctoral position is available in Addiction Research Recovery Research Center at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.  The position will contribute to NIDA, NIAAA, NCI, and NIDDK funded research studies employing behavioral economics and neuro-economic approaches to address addiction and/or obesity and its treatment using both human laboratory and clinical trial methodologies.  This position will have the opportunity to participate in studies using our Quit and Recovery Registry, employing neuro-modulatory (TMS) and fMRI technologies.  Applicants should be interested in pursuing a career in addiction or obesity research, be an effective and productive writer, and have research training in clinical, experimental, cognitive psychology or related fields. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D.  Translational research training and career development opportunities are provided as part of this position. The successful candidate will collaborate with a dynamic, productive federally funded, multi-disciplinary team of researchers. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The position will be open until filled. Submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae and referees to Warren K. Bickel, Ph.D.  wkbickel@vtc.vt.edu
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Warren K. Bickel, Ph.D. 

Director,

Addiction Recovery Research Center, 

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute 


Professor of Psychology, Virginia Tech

Professor of Health Sciences, Virginia Tech

Professor of Psychiatry, Virginia Tech Carilion  School of Medicine

 

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
2 Riverside Circle
Roanoke, VA, 24016

Email: wkbickel@vt.edu
Tel: 540 526 2088

Fax:  540-985-3361 

 

International Quit & Recovery Website:

 

 


2015-08-31

[#DIV28SUPER] University of Florida Center Director Faculty Position

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 

 

College of Health and Human Performance 

Department of Health Education and Behavior 

Center Director Faculty Position 

The Department of Health Education and Behavior at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Professor rank to lead the UF Center for Digital Health and Wellness. Founded in 2010, the Center supports cutting edge research and provides training opportunities involving the application of information and communication technologies to promote health and wellness, prevent disease, reduce addiction, and increase health equity. The Center is housed in a 2,000-square-foot facility consisting of state-of-the-art computers, servers, displays, research and development workstations, and audio and video production technology. 

We seek a behavioral or public health scientist with a funded research program that uses communication technologies (e.g., eHealth, mHealth, social media) for health promotion and who can provide visionary leadership for continued Center development as a collaborative research enterprise that complements and supports Department, College, and other UF research programs. Candidates with theoretical frameworks relevant to health behaviors; an established research record in the modification of health-related behavioral risk factors using mobile communication devices, Internet, and/or social media; and experience with multidisciplinary collaboration and implementation science/dissemination of web-based health behavior change programs are especially encouraged to apply. The Director position carries a faculty appointment in the Department of Health Education and Behavior, which has established research programs in behavioral aspects of substance misuse, obesity, HIV/AIDS, chronic disease selfmanagement, health disparities, and digital health applications. The Department offers undergraduate (both residential and online), masters, and doctoral programs in health education and behavior. Student mentoring and involvement in Center research and training activities are expected. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in health education, health behavior, or an appropriately related field in public health or the social and behavioral sciences. A record of extramural funding and excellence in teaching is required. 

UF is a dynamic Carnegie Foundation Research University with very high research activity that educates nearly 50,000 students annually. UF supports more than 3,000 faculty members and 6,000 staff members from around the world. With over 150 years of history in education, research, and community involvement, UF has become one of the five largest universities in the nation. Research awards have risen steadily over the decades to last year's $701 million, placing UF among the nation's leading research institutions. More than half of the total awards supported health-related research. 

This 9-month, full time (1.0 FTE) position will begin January 1, 2016 or August 16, 2016 (negotiable). Rank, salary, and tenure status will be commensurate with candidate qualifications. For full consideration, candidates should submit materials by October 23, 2015, when the search committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications received after 10/23/15 will be considered at the discretion of the committee or hiring authority. Applications must be submitted online at http://jobs.ufl.edu/ (Requisition # 493307) and include: (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, ongoing research, and interest in the Center and Department; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of five references. Please send email inquiries or nominations to Dr. Michael Stellefson, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at mstellefson@hhp.ufl.edu

UF is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Final candidates will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluations Services (NACES) which can be found at http://www.naces.org/. The selection process will be conducted in accord with Florida's 'Government in the Sunshine' and Public Records Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and other search documents will be available for public inspection. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2HRS or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). UF is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified applicants without regard to disability, veteran preference and other characteristics protected by law. 

The main campus of the University of Florida resides in the heart of Gainesville, Florida. Gainesville is ranked among the most livable cities in the United States (http://www.gainesvillechamber.com/economic-development/site-selection/gainesvilleoverview/rankings-recognitions/). Gainesville's economy, cost of living, climate, education, health, transportation, leisure, arts, and culture are key factors in making it an attractive place to live. Not only is Gainesville rich in culture, history, and diversity, but it is surrounded by the natural beauty of parks, lakes and springs. 

2015-08-27

[#DIV28SUPER] NIDA Neuroscience Update August 27, 2015

Table of Contents:

I.         Workshop on the Genetics of Addiction, Sunday, Oct 4, 2015 – Monday Oct 5, 2015, Charles Commons Building,  Johns Hopkins University, 10 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD http://courses.jax.org/2015/addiction-baltimore.html

 

II.      Frontiers in Addiction Research: 2015 Joint NIDA-NIAAA Mini-Convention Friday, October 16, 2015 8am - 5pm, McCormick Place Convention Center, N230, Chicago, IL  http://apps1.seiservices.com/nida-niaaa/frontiers2015/Default.aspx

 

III.      Applications are being solicited from junior investigators to present at NIDA and NIAAA Early Career Investigator Showcase [ECIS], Friday, Oct 16, 2015, 5:00 to 6:00 PM, McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL http://apps1.seiservices.com/ecisabstracts/

 

IV.    Avenir Award Program for Genetics or Epigenetics of Substance Abuse (DP1) RFA-DA-16-007 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-16-007.html

 

V.       Identification of Genetic and Genomic Variants by Next-Gen Sequencing in Non-human Animal Models (U01)  PAR-15-120 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-120.html#sthash.bBPhto89.dpuf

 

 

I.        Workshop on the Genetics of Addiction, Sunday, Oct 4, 2015 – Monday Oct 5, 2015, Charles Commons Building,  Johns Hopkins University, 10 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD http://courses.jax.org/2015/addiction-baltimore.html

 

The workshop is being held as a satellite meeting to the American Society for Human Genetics.  The workshop will focus on how to apply emerging genetics methods and technologies to study addiction related phenotypes in humans and model organisms.  Speakers are

 

Wade Berrettini, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Laura Bierut, M.D., Washington University, St. Louis

Julie Blendy, Ph.D., Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Elissa Chesler, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory

David Jentsch, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Abraham Palmer, Ph.D., University of Chicago

Chris Pierce, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine

Lisa Tarantino, Ph.D, University of North Carolina

Thorgeir Thorgeirsson, Ph.D., deCODE Genetic

 

Attendees are invited to present posters in the evening poster session on Saturday, Oct 3, 2015.

 

Registration Fee: $150.00

 

To register for this event, please:

 

    Complete the online registration form (opens a new page to our secured third party registration site).

    Upon registration, payment is due within two weeks.

 

For more information contact

 

Erin McDevitt

erin.mcdevitt@jax.org

 

207-288-6659

 

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II.      Frontiers in Addiction Research: 2015 Joint NIDA-NIAAA Mini-Convention Friday, October 16, 2015 8am - 5pm, McCormick Place Convention Center, N230, Chicago, IL  http://apps1.seiservices.com/nida-niaaa/frontiers2015/Default.aspx

 

The National Institute on Drug Abuse [NIDA] and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism [NIAAA] are pleased to present the annual Frontiers in Addiction Research [NIDA-NIAAA Mini-Convention] program, a satellite event of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Meeting.

 

 

For more information about the agenda and registration click http://apps1.seiservices.com/nida-niaaa/frontiers2015/Default.aspx

For additional information on the logistics of the 2015 NIDA-NIAAA Mini-Convention, please contact Caitlin Dudevoir of Synergy Enterprises, Inc. at cdudevoir@seiservices.com.

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III.    Applications are being solicited from junior investigators to present at NIDA and NIAAA Early Career Investigator Showcase [ECIS], Friday, Oct 16, 2015, 5:00 to 6:00 PM, McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL http://apps1.seiservices.com/ecisabstracts/

 

The National Institute on Drug Abuse [NIDA] and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
[NIAAA] are co-sponsoring a symposium, Early Career Investigator Showcase [ECIS], as a satellite event to the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience [SfN], Chicago, IL. The ECIS symposium provides a forum for scientific presentations by premier young and junior investigators working in the fields of substance abuse and addiction research. The theme for this year's ECIS symposium is the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse on development. This symposium will take place on Friday, 16 October 2015, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at the McCormick Place Convention Center (tentative) immediately following the 2015 Joint NIDA-NIAAA Frontiers in Addiction Research Mini-Convention.

NIDA and NIAAA are now soliciting applications from investigators to participate in the ECIS symposium. To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must currently have an individual postdoctoral fellowship Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award [F32], a mentored career development award [K01, K08, K23,K99], or grant support as a NIH New Investigator/Early Stage Investigator [http://grants.nih.gov/grants/new_investigators/]. A $1000 travel award will be given to each of the six (6) individuals selected for this symposium to be applied towards expenses incurred for travel to this event. Individuals selected for ECIS will be chosen for the quality of their research, its impact in the field, and its relevance to the mission of NIDA or NIAAA. Applications are due by Friday, 31 July 2015, 5:00 PM (EDT). For an application and additional information, please go to http://apps1.seiservices.com/ecisabstracts/ or contact: for NIDA [Roger Sorensen, rsorense@mail.nih.gov]; or for NIAAA [Antonio Noronha, anoronha@mail.nih.gov].

 

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IV.    Avenir Award Program for Genetics or Epigenetics of Substance Abuse (DP1) RFA-DA-16-007

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-16-007.html

 

Application Due dates: October 20, 2015 and October 20, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

 

Avenir means future in French, and this award looks toward the future by supporting early stage investigators proposing highly innovative studies. The award will support those in an early stage of their career who may lack the preliminary data required for an R01 grant, but who propose high impact research and who show promise of being tomorrow's leaders in the field. NIDA has developed two Avenir Award Programs, one for HIV/AIDS research and the other for genetics or epigenetics studies.

 

The Genetics or Epigenetics of Substance Abuse Avenir Award program supports early stage investigators proposing highly innovative studies that open new areas of research for the genetics or epigenetics of addiction.  These may be novel methods or approaches that can potentially be applied to the analysis of the genetics or epigenetics of addiction.  Investigators outside the field of addiction interested in applying their novel approaches to the genetics or epigenetics of addiction are encouraged to apply.  The award will support those in an early stage of their career who may lack the preliminary data required for an R01 grant, but who propose high impact research and who show promise of being tomorrow's leaders in the field of genetics or epigenetics. 

 

Contact:

 

Jonathan D. Pollock, Ph.D.

Chief

Genetics and Molecular Neurobiology Research Branch

Division of Basic Neurobiology and Behavioral Research

National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH

6001 Executive Blvd, Rm. 4257

Bethesda, MD 20892

Tel. 301-435-1309

Email. jpollock@mail.nih.gov

 

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V.      Identification of Genetic and Genomic Variants by Next-Gen Sequencing in Non-human Animal Models (U01)  PAR-15-120 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-120.html#sthash.bBPhto89.dpuf

 

Next application due date: Oct. 20, 2015

 

The goals of this initiative are to identify gene variants of traits associated with addiction and substance abuse in selectively bred, and outbred  non-human animal models using methodologies of Next Gen-Sequencing, mapping, and genotyping. See more information at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-120.html#sthash.bBPhto89.dpuf

 

Contact:

 

Jonathan D. Pollock, Ph.D.

Chief

Genetics and Molecular Neurobiology Research Branch

Division of Basic Neurobiology and Behavioral Research

National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH

6001 Executive Blvd, Rm. 4257

Bethesda, MD 20892

Tel. 301-435-1309

Email. jpollock@mail.nih.gov

 

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[#DIV28SUPER] 2016 APA Annual Convention

Dear Colleagues,


Many thanks to Bill Stoops and Matt Weaver for a fantastic program for our Division 28's programming at the 2015 APA Annual Convention!


Hard to believe, but next week APA will release the call for proposals for our 2016 Annual Convention in Denver, CO. I want to introduce myself as the 2016 Division 28 Program Chair and let everyone know about our APA 2016 convention themes (below). These themes were chosen based on current scientific and societal issues and their widespread application to members of APA. These themes also provide direction for Collaborative Program submissions. Collaborative Programs are a relatively new initiative by APA, with the goal of presenting a topic from multiple divisional perspectives. Submissions are typically for a 1-2 hour session that is sponsored by 2-7 different Divisions. Collaborative proposals are great for our division as they have the potential to bring in new members!


Several of the overarching 2016 convention themes are especially in line with the science of our division, including:

 

"Cannabis: Concerns, Considerations, & Controversies"

"Targeting the Leading Preventable Causes of Death", and

"The Future of Psychology: Advancing the field in a Rapidly Changing World"

 

Please consider putting together a collaborative program proposal for the 2016 Annual Convention!


Collaborative Program submissions are due on October 15, 2015.


If you have any questions regarding the collaborative program process or how to connect with other divisions please email me at mollie_miller@brown.edu.


Also, keep in mind that the Division is also accepting the traditional symposia and poster submissions for the 2016 convention. Those proposals are due December 1.


Best,

Mollie Miller

 

APA 2016 Collaborative Program Themes


1) Cannabis: Concerns, Considerations, & Controversies

Proposals submitted for this theme should focus on the impact of marijuana legalization at the individual and societal level and the pros and cons of these new policies.  Some topics may include the role of cannabis in the treatment of mental disorders; the effect of marijuana use on neurodevelopment; animal studies on the effect of cannabis on behavior and offspring; empirical studies of the psychological, behavioral, and social consequences of legalization itself (as opposed to use per se); and ideas for preparing psychologists to address challenges arising from legalization.


2) Targeting the Leading Preventable Causes of Death

Proposal submitted for this theme may consider how individual, social, and cultural factors contribute to leading preventable causes of death (e.g., hypertension, smoking tobacco, and obesity).  Some topics include empirical work evaluating new approaches to altering health-related behaviors; the effect of stress on the body; critical evaluations of public programs aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles (e.g., Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign); and the role of social systems and environmental settings in the incidence of diseases.


3) The Future of Psychology: Advancing the Field in a Rapidly Changing World

Proposals submitted for this theme are encouraged to consider where the field is going in terms of science, practice, and its evolving role in social policy.  Some topics of interest include new methodologies in novel fields (e.g., biomedicine, nanotechnology, robotics, genetics, and big data), innovative treatment modalities or services, and ways APA can positively affect change in public policy and society at-large.


4) Social Justice in a Multicultural Society

Proposals for this theme may focus on domestic or international perspectives and the role of intersecting identities.  Some topics can include interventions to reduce educational disparities for low-income youth; meeting the needs of underserved, vulnerable, and victimized populations; sex trafficking; and the psychological factors involved in officer-related shootings. 


5) The Circle of Science: Integrating Science, Practice, and Policy

Proposals for this theme may focus on the tradition and value of translational research in psychology and its implications for the public interest.  Proposals can focus on human factors, organizational behavior, and environmental design; and topics can include recent basic research translated into successful applications and interventions; and factors that facilitate uptake of research findings by practitioners and policymakers.


6) Advancing the Ethics of Psychology: Issues and Solutions

Proposals for this theme may focus on ethical issues and dilemmas facing the profession, psychologists, and organizations.  Some topics can include real-life scenarios and case examples; theoretical models for resolving ethical dilemmas; proposals for improving the APA Ethics Code; and perspectives on and proposed solutions in the wake of the "Hoffman Report."


7) Educational & Professional Training Issues in Psychology

Proposals submitted for this theme may consider the evolving educational and training needs of psychologists.  Possible topics include emerging techniques related to the teaching and learning of psychology; the emerging roles of psychologists in the schools; supervision models and supervisor competence; and the effect of and addressing the "internship crisis."

 

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2015-08-22

[#DIV28M] executive committee openings

Dear Division 28 Members-
We have several positions to fill on the Division 28 Executive Committee. Appointments to these positions would be for three years.
The first is Fellows Chair. The individual who serves in this role should be an elected Fellow of the division and will be responsible for identifying and shepherding our potential Fellows through the application process. The Fellows Chair role could begin immediately to allow for a training period with our current Fellows Chair.
The second is Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Representative to the Executive Committee. We usually have two ECP Representatives on the committee; these individuals should be members of the division and have received their doctoral degree within the last ten years. The ECP role(s) would begin on January 1, 2016.
If you have questions about specific job responsibilities or are interested in nominating someone (including yourself), please let me know by emailing me at william.stoops@uky.edu.
Thanks!
Bill.

               
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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

Director
Regulatory Knowledge and Support Core
University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science

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