[DIV28SUPER] NIDA Neuroscience Update, August 13, 2014

Table of Contents:


I.                   Frontiers in Addiction Research Mini-convention

II.                Heads up About Possible Vacancy Announcement for Program Officer/Health Science Administrator at the National Institute on Drug Abuse



I.    Frontiers in Addiction Research Mini-convention – The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is pleased to present its annual Frontiers in Addiction Research Mini-convention, a satellite event of the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.  The NIDA mini-convention will take place on November 14, 2014 from 8:00 am - 5:50 pm in the Natcher Auditorium on the National Institutes of Health Campus in Bethesda, MD. 

The NIDA Mini-convention provides a forum for presentation on contemporary topics in the areas of neuroscience and addiction research.  It includes four scientific symposia, keynote presentations by the 2013 and 2014 winners of the SfN Jacob P. Waletzky Award which recognizes excellence in research in the area of substance abuse and the brain and nervous system, and a poster session showcasing the work of early career investigators.  The 2014 symposia are listed below.  Additional information on the 2014 mini-convention, including registration information can be found at:  http://www.seiservices.com/nida/frontiers2014/Default.aspx.


·         Emerging and Novel Aspects of Neuronal Transmission

·         Extracellular RNAs in Neuroscience:  Biology, Biomarkers, and Therapeutics

·         Advances in High Resolution and Large Scale Imaging of Brain Networks and Circuits

·         The Effect of Drug-, Stress-, and Pain-induced Neuroinflammation on Glymphatics and Sleep



II.       Heads up About Possible Vacancy Announcement for Program Officer/Health Science Administrator at NIDA

NIDA will soon be posting a Program Officer/Health Science Administrator position in the Clinical Neuroscience Branch for a person with expertise in human brain imaging.  An added plus would be expertise in adolescent brain imaging, especially related to brain development or risk factors related to substance abuse.  Federal hiring procedures have changed recently, and position announcements are now routinely only open for 5-7 working days. The short application time frame should not, therefore, be interpreted as indicative a set of candidates already under consideration. Those who might be interested in applying are strongly urged to establish an account in www.USAJobs.gov now and familiarize themselves with the application forms and procedures. 


A fuller description of the position can be found in the link  below:



 For more information contact:


Steven Grant, Ph.D.

Chief, Clinical Neuroscience Branch

Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research

National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH, HHS

6001 Executive Blvd

Bethesda, MD 20892

Voice 301-443-4877

Fax 301-443-6814





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[DIV28M] 2015 election slate

Dear Colleagues-

Over the next several months, we will need to develop the 2015 election slate for Division 28 President and Member-at-Large.

The individual elected as president would serve a three year term in the cycle of President-Elect (2016), President (2017) and Past President (2018).  In order to run for the President position, candidates must be full voting members of Division 28 and must also be Fellows of the division.

The Member-at-Large would also serve a three year term from 2016-2018. In order to run for the Member-at-Large position, candidates must be full voting members or affiliates of Division 28.

This is a critical time for Division 28 as we attempt to expand our membership base and remain a strong voice for science in the American Psychological Association--the individuals filling these positions will surely provide an important service to the fields of psychopharmacology and substance abuse! I welcome any inquiries about job responsibilities and encourage self-nominations, as well as nominations of colleagues you think might excel in these positions. Please email me directly at: william.stoops@uky.edu or call me at (859) 257-5383.

Thank you for your time and consideration,
Bill Stoops
APA Division 28
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
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[DIV28SUPER] Inge Missmahl, Temple Grandhin & Lots More- Convention Plenaries

Each APA convention the Board of Convention Affairs sponsors a number of outstanding and carefully selected Plenary Sessions at APA convention. Many of these occur today, Friday 8-8-2014, . most in the 1:00 to 1:50PM, 2:00 to 2:50PM, and 3:00 to 3:50PM time slots.  Check out the APA convention program, pages 21 to 33 (or the on line app) to see the full list of this year's offerings.

This year's plenaries include:

Up Close and Personal, Alan Kazdin, PhD, 1-250PM (#2230; CC150A) 

Scientific Update on Sport-Related Concussion: What Does the Evidence Tell Us? Michael A. McCrae,  PhD, 1-150PM (#331, CC150B)

Helping Different Kinds of Minds to Succeed, Temple Grandin, PhD, 2-250 (#3317, CC146A)

Treating People in Seemingly Hopeless Situations, Inge Missmahl, Dipl, 2-250PM (#2249; CC151A)

Evidence for a Humanistic Understanding of Psychotherapy, Bruce Wampold, PhD, 3-350 (#2276; CC150B)

Caution: Immigration Can be Harmful to Your Mental Health, J. Manuel Casas, PhD  (#3354;CC152B)

and many, many more!

And don't forget the 2nd annual APA Film Festival featuring an exciting collection of psychology-relevant films (see pp. 38-42 of the convention program or on-line app).

Rodney L. Lowman, PhD
Board of Convention Affairs​
Distinguished Professor, CSPP/Alliant International University
Editor, Fundamentals of Consulting Psychology Book Series,
    American Psychological Association
President, Lowman & Richardson/Consulting Psychologists
San Diego, California
rllowman@gmail.com 619-303-4802


[DIV28SUPER] Faculty Position - Temple University

The Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience Program at Temple
University are jointly seeking an outstanding candidate for a Behavioral
Neuroscience position at the level of Assistant Professor. Research interests
should focus on examining the neurobiology of behavior at cellular,
molecular, and/or systems levels and complement existing departmental and
programmatic interests, which include but are not limited to: development,
mental illness, aging, learning & memory, and addiction. Candidates should
have a Ph.D., a strong research and publication record, and demonstrated
potential for extramural funding. Candidates should be able to teach a range
of topics in Neuroscience and Psychology from the behavioral level to the
cellular and molecular level. Electronic applications are preferred.
Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a
statement of undergraduate and graduate teaching interests, three letters of
reference, and copies of representative publications to: Christine Engelhardt
at nspsy@temple.edu , Coordinator for the Neuroscience Search Committee,
Program in Neuroscience, Rm. 638, Weiss Hall, 1701 N. 13th Street, Temple
University, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6085; if electronic submission is not
possible, hard copies can be sent to the aforementioned address. Questions
regarding the search can be directed to Christine Engelhardt, Neuroscience
Student Services Specialist/Coordinator: nspsy@temple.edu or 215-204-
3441. Temple is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women
and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Review of
applications will begin October 1st and continue until the position is filled.

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[DIV28SUPER] Faculty Position- University of Kentucky

 University of Kentucky Tenure-Track Faculty Position


The Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, located within the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky, is seeking applicants for a newly established full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank; salary will be commensurate with rank.  The successful candidate must have completed an advanced degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D.) and established a program of extramurally funded research in substance abuse. We are seeking individuals who may fill a gap and complement the existing multidisciplinary group within the Center and across the University.  Clinician scientists are strongly encouraged to apply.  Recognized research gap areas include nicotine and alcohol treatment, clinical neuroscience, prevention, health economy, implementation science, ethnography, maternal/child and adolescence research.  However, all individuals with an established funded program in substance abuse and a track record of working with multiple disciplines will be considered.  The Center on Drug and Alcohol Research is a multidisciplinary Center within the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky with a strong tradition of collaboration among clinical departments and other programs on campus.  The primary faculty appointment will be made in an appropriate clinical or basic science department within the College based upon the candidate's background.  The University is located in Central Kentucky's beautiful Bluegrass region, an area known for its quality of life.  Lexington is a growing community of approximately 330,000 with excellent schools, diverse business and industry, excellent recreational opportunities, and a variety of cultural events.  Information about the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research is available at <http://www.cdar.uky.edu/>.  Additional information can be obtained by e-mail from Sharon Walsh at sharon.walsh@uky.edu.  Interested applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, a letter of application outlining their research and interest in the position, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair Search Committee (Sharon Walsh), Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 515 Oldham Court, Lexington, KY  40502.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  All applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a pre-employment national background check as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources.  The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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[DIV28SUPER] Search open: Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

​Dear colleagues, please spread the word and encourage qualified applicants to throw their hats in the ring.  Co-chairs of the search committee are Dr. Richard Hodes, Director of the National Institute on Aging, and Dr. Janine Clayton, Director of the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health. 

Patricia Clem Kobor

Sr. Science Policy Analyst

American Psychological Association

750 First Street, NE

Washington, DC 20002

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For your information and dissemination.


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking exceptional candidates for the challenging position of Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR). The Director also functions as the NIH Associate Director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. The Director provides advice and staff support to the NIH Director and the Director, DPCPSI, serves as the NIH focal point for establishing agency-wide policies and goals in behavioral and social sciences research, and coordinates the activities undertaken in the performance of this research.   Additional information on this position may be found at the following link: http://www.jobs.nih.gov/vacancies/executive/obssrd.htm.


Applicants must submit a current CV and bibliography electronically to Ms. Adia McCray at mccrayad@od.nih.gov.   In addition, applicants are strongly encouraged to prepare a supplemental narrative statement that addresses the qualifications requirements, and to provide the names, titles, and telephone numbers of 4-5 references.  For further information about the position, please contact Ms. Adia McCray on (301) 402-9852 or via email mccrayad@od.nih.gov.  All information provided by applicants will remain confidential and will be reviewed only by authorized official of NIH.




Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI)

Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive, Room B1C19
Bethesda, MD  20892-2027
Phone:  301.402.1146
Fax: 301.402.1150