[#DIV28SUPER] 65th NE Symposium on Motivation

The 65th Nebraska Symposium on Motivation will be April 20-21.


The theme is "Change and Maintaining Change" with the following participants...

Dolores Albarracin, Ph.D. (University of Illinois)
Chloe Bird, Ph.D. (RAND)
Stephen Higgins, Ph.D. (University of Vermont)
George Koob, Ph.D. (NIAAA)
Greg Madden, Ph.D. (Utah State University)
Connie Roser-Renouf, Ph.D. (George Mason University)

We invite you to attend (registration is free) and to participate in the poster session and reception on that Thursday (4/20). The deadline for posters is April 5th but we will be making decisions as they come in so poster presenters can make travel arrangements.  Only a 50 to 100 word abstract is needed and any topic relevant to motivation and/or change is fine.  Details for poster submission are on the web page  psychology.unl.edu/symposium

Please spread the word to colleagues and distribute to listserves and other outlets as you see fit.

See you in April,


[#DIV28SUPER] Job Posting

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Toxicology/Pharmacology, Division of Neurotoxicology, National Center for Toxicological Research, US FDA


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), Division of Neurotoxicology in the Office of Research is seeking to hire a highly qualified scientist to assist with ongoing research projects into the neurotoxic effects of commonly used pediatric anesthetic agents. The successful candidate will participate in multi-disciplinary research efforts in a nationally recognized research program in support of FDA's mission.  Primary responsibilities for this position will be to oversee sophisticated behavioral assessments of young nonhuman primates (rhesus monkeys) and rodents after neonatal or adult exposures to general anesthetic drugs commonly employed in the pediatric and general clinical setting.  A major focus of the research will involve the use of operant behavioral techniques to monitor specific aspects of cognitive function.  The opportunity to participate in additional translational research in children will depend upon the interest of the Fellow and demonstrated productivity. 


The NCTR, located approximately 30 miles southeast of Little Rock conducts FDA mission-related research that is of critical importance to the Agency in developing a scientifically sound basis for regulatory decisions.  Over 110 Ph.D. scientists and 400 support scientists, on-site-contractors and administrative staff make up a dynamic group of professionals in the NCTR organization. Undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists also pursue education and research opportunities in a multi-disciplinary team atmosphere.  For more information on NCTR research and training activities, visit http://www.fda.gov/NCTR.


This position requires a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent, in the fields of Pharmacology, Toxicology, Developmental Psychobiology, Biological Psychology, Experimental Psychology or Comparative Psychology with an emphasis on animal learning and behavior.  A history of productive research is highly desirable.  Preference will be given to individuals with a demonstrated record of relevant accomplishments.  Evidence of effective organizational and decision-making capabilities and interpersonal and communication skills are required.  The salary will be approximately $58,000 annually.


The selected candidate for this position will be on a non-federal government appointment.  Interested individuals should send a letter of application with a curriculum vitae, statement of research experience and interests, a sample of peer reviewed publication(s), and names of three references with complete contact information to the attention of Merle G. Paule, Ph.D., Director, Division of Neurotoxicology, National Center for Toxicological Research/FDA, 3900 NCTR Road, Jefferson, Arkansas 72079; phone 870-543-7203; fax 870-543-7745; Email:  Merle.Paule@fda.hhs.gov .  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  FDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  FDA/NCTR is a smoke free environment.



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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.


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


[#DIV28SUPER] 13th Annual RSA Mechanisms of Behavior Change Satellite Session Call for Awards

Dear friends and colleagues,


Registration for the 13th Annual Mechanisms of Behavior Change satellite session is now open.  At our website you will find a registration form for the upcoming session.   Thanks to generous support from the NIAAA (U13 AA024013) we will also be offering several travel awards to attend the meeting. Information about applications for the travel awards is attached to this message and available onlineTravel award applications are due March 21, 2017.


The session will take place from 9:00am-4:00pm on Saturday, June 24th, the day of the opening reception for RSA.  Program details are still being finalized. Please check back for updates.  As always, registration is free.  Please register by May 1st to reserve your space at the meeting!  We would also appreciate if you forward this email to colleagues and trainees who might be interested in attending. 


To register and find more information about the day please go to the link:


Thank you for your time and interest,

Katie Witkiewitz and Mitch Karno

Program Committee, Co-Chairs



Katie Witkiewitz, PhD

President, Society of Addiction Psychology (APA Division 50)

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: 505-295-2334

Fax: 505-277-1394




[#DIV28SUPER] Interested in updates regarding the ACA?

If you are interested in learning more about what is happening to the Affordable Care Act, check out the APAPO capwiz link at practicecentral for updates.

As always, I am happy to provide advocacy information to any APA or Division member studying or working in the area of addiction and mental health.  Learning about the capwiz link and potentially signing up there for updates will also help you to better connect to very specific, professionally-focused information in a more timely manner.  


Nancy A. Piotrowski, Ph.D.
Core Faculty & Lead, Addiction Psychology
Harold Abel School of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department of Psychology, College of Professional Studies,
Capella University
Committee of State Leaders, American Psychological Association
Federal Advocacy Coordinator, Div50, American Psychological Association

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