[DIV28_ANNOUNCEMENT] ASU psychology dept chair ad

The Psychology department at Arizona State University is recruiting a new department chair. See the attached for more information.



[#DIV28SUPER] The Division of Basic Neuroscience at the National Institute on Drug Abuse at NIH seeks to hire two Health Scientist Administrators. Application deadline August 29, 2016. Salary Range $92,145.00 to $141,555.00 / Per Year

The NIDA/Division of Basic Neuroscience (DNB) (https://www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/organization/divisions/division-neuroscience-behavior-dnb-0 is hiring two Health Scientist Administrators in the following areas:

Position 1

The selectee to this position must possess expertise in computational neuroscience and have the knowledge and training necessary to develop a portfolio in big data science.  The incumbent will serve as the NIDA/DNB representative to Trans-NIH initiatives such as the Big Data to Knowledge initiative and its various sub workgroups, The BRAIN® initiative, the inter-Agency Modeling and Analysis workgroup and many others.



Position 2


The selectee must have the knowledge and training in order to provide expert advice in program planning, solicitation, and evaluation, and to manage administrative functions related to research grants, contracts, and interagency agreements supporting research projects and to foster and manage our portfolio and work flow.


Current Federal employees should follow this link to apply:




Individuals who do not possess government status, but who are US citizens, please follow this link to apply: https://www.us   ajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/448407700/


Open date: Monday 8/22/2016

Close date: Monday 8/29/2016

Location: Rockville, MD

Salary Range: $92,145.00 to $141,555.00 / Per Year

Series and Grade:  GS-0601-13/14


The National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services  TO UNSUBSCRIBE: send email to listserv@list.nih.gov Copy and paste UNSUBSCRIBE NIDA_NEURO_SCIENCE-L   in the message body of the email - You will receive a confirmation email if successful. If you have problems contact jpollock@mail.nih.gov     301-435-1309



[DIV28_ANNOUNCEMENT] Call for Papers: Special section of PAB

Call for Papers
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors

APA's 125th Anniversary Special Section on
Effective Treatments for Addictive Disorders: Past, Present and Future

The year 2017 marks the 125th anniversary of APA and the 30th anniversary of Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. To commemorate this occasion, the journal is planning a special section on effective treatments for substance use and other addictive disorders. Over this past century, the medical profession began recognizing substance use disorders as medical conditions, and treatments have changed markedly, especially in the past few decades with the advent of medications as well as efficacious psychosocial treatments.

For this special section, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors is seeking review articles and meta-analyses of specific interventions. Examples of topics include (but are not limited to) comprehensive review articles focused on the background and efficacy of: (1) motivational enhancement therapy; (2) brief interventions (3) cognitive-behavioral therapy; (4) contingency management interventions; (5) pharmacotherapies (methadone, buprenorphine, naloxone, or smoking cessation medications); (6) 12-step interventions; (7) mindfulness-based therapies; or (8) family therapies. We also welcome meta-analyses of interventions.

In addition to reviews or meta-analyses of specific interventions, we are encouraging articles examining the efficacy of different interventions within specific populations. Review papers or meta-analyses may, for example, compare different psychosocial approaches for treating alcohol use disorder, opioid use disorders, stimulant use disorders, marijuana use disorder, smoking, or gambling disorder. They may also address interventions for substance use disorders in adolescents or older adults, or for common comorbid conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders or schizophrenia and smoking.

Successful papers will provide comprehensive and balanced summaries of the intervention(s), along with evidence of efficacy both in the short and long term. They will outline the strengths and limitations of the approach(es) and available data, as well as identify areas in which data are lacking or mixed. Papers should also highlight future directions related to the specific intervention(s).

The special section articles will serve as authoritative reviews of interventions through 2016. They should also guide future efforts to improve treatments and outcomes for addictive behaviors.

Please submit manuscripts through the APA Portal (http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/adb/). The cover letter should indicate that the authors wish the paper to be considered for publication in the Special Section on Effective Treatments. Submissions will be peer-reviewed and must adhere to basic journal requirements. The one exception is that papers may exceed the usual 40 page limit to accommodate reference sections. For this Special Section, the main text (introduction through discussion) should not exceed 30 pages of double spaced text, but there is no limitation on references. The deadline for consideration for the special section is January 15, 2017.

Psychology of Addictive Behaviors aims to achieve a rapid turnaround on all submissions. The average time to initial decision is under one month. Although we only accept less than 25% of submissions, over 90% of papers that are invited for a revision are ultimately accepted.

Please direct questions or inquires to the editor-in-chief, Nancy Petry (npetry@uchc.edu), Associate Editors (Tammy Chung, Craig Colder, Sarah Feldstein Ewing, Jim McKay, Sherry McKee, Tom Piasecki, Damaris Rohsenow, John Roll, or Katie Witkiewitz) or Guest Editors: Kathleen Carroll (Kathleen.Carroll@yale.edu), Carlo DiClemente (diclemen@umbc.edu), or Ken Winters (winte001@umn.edu).

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[#DIV28SUPER] Fwd: [DIVOFFICERS] APA Science Directorate student awards

The APA Science Directorate is offering awards to graduate student researchers in 2016. Please see the link below to learn more about both the APA Dissertation Research Award and the Early Graduate Student Researcher Award. The application deadline for both programs is September 16, 2016, and awards range from $1000 to $5000.






Kirk Waldroff | Director, Communications

APA Science Directorate
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
Tel: 202.336.6192 |  Fax: 202.336.5953

email: kwaldroff@apa.org | www.apa.org













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[#DIV28SUPER] Faculty Position in Health Disparities at Auburn University

Auburn University is launching an exciting new cluster-hire initiative that will support six new faculty positions in Psychology (this position), Human Development and Family Studies, Nutrition, Health Outcomes and Policy, Kinesiology and Nursing. The overarching goal of the initiative is to develop an interdisciplinary group of independent research programs and a central resource for those interested in health disparities across ten colleges and schools across campus.

The specific area is open but we welcome applications from people in all aspects of substance abuse and psychopharmacology, including human studies and experimental models. 

We anticipate a diverse range of research approaches across the initiative, including large-scale population-based studies, small- or large-scale interventions, or laboratory based approaches using experimental animal models. The key element is a record aimed at characterizing, understanding, or alleviating disparities in health outcomes associated with income, ethnicity, sex, sexual identify, age, disability, geographic location, or other inequities.  

Information about the department and the initiative can be found at http://www.cla.auburn.edu/psychology/health-disparities/

 Please forward to interested individuals or relevant lists.

 I would be happy to answer any questions about this position.


Chris Newland, Ph. D.

Professor, Department of Psychology                          

226 Thach Hall 

342 W. Thach Ave      
Auburn University

Alabama 36849-5212
Office: 334 844-6479      Lab:     334 844-3295      Fax:     334 844-4447



[#DIV28SUPER] PCORI: Clinical Strategies for Managing and Reducing Long-Term Opioid Use for Chronic Pain

Dear Colleagues,

PCORI didn’t receive enough meritorious proposals to spend the $40 million allocated for the PFA described below.  The PCORI Board of Governors voted today to reopen the PFA to spend out the remaining $19 million.  I’ll forward the formal announcement as soon as it becomes available. Please consider applying.

Clinical Strategies for Managing and Reducing Long-Term Opioid Use for Chronic Pain | View the funding announcement | View the topic brief

·         Among patients with chronic non-cancer pain on moderate to high-dose long-term opioid therapy, what is the comparative effectiveness of strategies for reducing/eliminating opioid use while managing pain?

·         Among patients on moderate/low-dose long-term opioid therapy, what are the comparative effectiveness and harms of strategies used to limit dose escalation?





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

Science Directorate
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
Tel: 202.336.6067 |  Fax: 202.336.6063

email: gmumford@apa.org | www.apa.org



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[#DIV28M] VTCRI Addiction Recovery Research Postdoc Opportunity

VTCRI Addiction Recovery Research Center Postdoc Opportunity


The Addiction Recovery Research Center of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has NIH-funded postdoctoral research associate opportunities in a state-of-the-art research facility. The postdoctoral associate will contribute to NIDA, NIAAA, NCI, and NIDDK funded research studies employing behavioral economics and neuro-economic approaches to address addiction, obesity, and other health behaviors using both human laboratory and clinical trial methodologiesThese positions will participate in studies using our International Quit & Recovery Registry and studies employing neuro-modulatory transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and fMRI technologies. Research duties will involve authoring and co-authoring manuscripts, assisting with grant writing, and collaborating with investigators. The Addiction Recovery Research Center has an exceptional track record of helping postdoctoral associates further their careers as investigators. 


Appointment:  2-3 yrs.


Eligibility: Applicants should be interested in pursuing a career in addiction, obesity, and health behaviors research. Applicants should also be effective and productive writers and have research training in clinical, experimental, or cognitive psychology or related disciplines. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in psychology, behavior analysis, or a related field. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Benefits: Full-time annual salary, medical insurance coverage, and travel funds supported by NIH grants. Translational research training and career development opportunities are provided as part of this position.


For more information:  Contact Ms. Patsy Marshall (patsym@vtc.vt.edu).


To apply: Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and 3 letters of reference to:  Dr. Warren K. Bickel c/o Ms. Patsy Marshall (patsym@vtc.vt.edu). Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.


About us: The Addiction Recovery Research Center (ARRC) was established in 2011 as part of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, an innovative partnership of Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic. The facilities and research teams are world-class and focus on transdisciplinary research on the scientific underpinnings of health and a range of diseases and disorders. Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute represents a new model for biomedical and behavioral science in which creative scientists can approach major problems with breadth and depth in a nurturing and intellectually challenging environment. 


About Roanoke, Virginia: Roanoke, Virginia is located in Southwest Virginia in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and accessible by the Blue Ridge Parkway. Roanoke is a vibrant community with an active downtown full of restaurants, theaters, museums, and a new amphitheater that is home to many seasonal festivals and music events. Roanoke also offers great opportunities for an active outdoor lifestyle with 30 miles of greenway connecting charming neighborhoods and beautiful parks along the Roanoke River.


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

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

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