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[#DIV28SUPER] Fwd: Upcoming APA Webinar: Smoking Cessation Interventions with Behavioral Health Populations

From: "DeVito, David" <DDeVito@apa.org>
Date: April 25, 2017 at 1:51:56 PM EDT
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Subject: Upcoming APA Webinar: Smoking Cessation Interventions with Behavioral Health Populations

Good Afternoon,


Would you be so kind as to post the information below to your listserv?


With thanks,




Smoking Cessation Interventions with Behavioral Health Populations

May 4, 2017

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.


Studies show that people with behavioral health conditions (mental and/or substance use disorders) are more likely to smoke than those who do not. In addition, smoking cessation may improve behavioral health conditions. Behavioral health professionals play an important role in screening for tobacco use and helping patients to quit.


This 90-minute webinar is designed to inform behavioral healthcare providers about the intersection of smoking and behavioral health concerns, the importance of screening and assessing patients for tobacco use, and an understanding of cessation treatment approaches. Approaches and perspectives will be provided by a medical doctor, social worker, psychologist, and a patient.


The objectives of this webinar are to:


  • Understand the prevalence of smoking in behavioral health populations.
  • Learn myths and benefits regarding tobacco use cessation in behavioral health populations.
  • Become familiar with examples of evidence-based cessation treatment approaches for behavioral health populations




Erik Augustson, PhD holds his doctorate in Clinical Psychology with post-doctoral training in Behavioral Medicine and Cancer Prevention, and an MPH with a focus in Epidemiology. Since 2001, he has worked within the Tobacco Control Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute where he is a Behavioral Scientist and Health Science Administrator. For more than a decade Dr. Augustson has worked on eHealth/mHealth interventions, and serves as the Director of the Smokefree.gov Initiative which has grown to encompass 6 websites, 12 text message programs, 2 smartphone apps, and multiple social media platforms. 3-6 million smokers interact with Smokefree.gov resources annually. 


Dr. Anita Smith Everett is the Chief Medical Officer at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The OCMO is positioned within SAMHSA to facilitate the development of policy, practice and programs that comport with best practices and current trends in contemporary health care. Dr. Everett comes to SAMHSA with long term experience in the delivery and leadership of psychiatric services.  She has received the Patrick Henry award for outspoken advocacy in Virginia and has received special form the American Psychiatric Association commendation for outstanding leadership in healthcare reform. She has been a respected leader of community behavioral health services at Johns Hopkins in Maryland and at Valley Community Services Board in Virginia. 


Doug Tipperman, MSW is the Tobacco Policy Liaison for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  He coordinates SAMHSA's Tobacco-Free Campaign, which focuses on reducing tobacco use by persons with mental health or substance use disorders. In addition, Doug serves on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Tobacco Control Steering Committee. Before his federal government service, he worked extensively at the state and local level to promote public policies that reduce tobacco use. He has helped lead several successful policy change efforts including Maryland's Clean Indoor Air Law, which succeeded in making all Maryland restaurants and bars smoke-free.


Rebecca is a 57 year old patient who struggled with depression. She started smoking cigarettes as a teenager, and lived among a family of heavy smokers. Rebecca thought smoking might help her cope with her feelings, but it led to her feeling more depressed. When her grandson was born, Rebecca decided to quit smoking. She committed herself to a healthier lifestyle – mentally and physically. Now Rebecca runs 5Ks and feels encouraged by the positive changes and progress she's made since quitting.



To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8204356037102885378

For questions, write: ddevito@apa.org





David P. DeVito, MPA | Director

HIV Professional Development Program                                           Office on Health Disparities

Public Interest Directorate | 202.216.7603 | ddevito@apa.org 

American Psychological Association



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Please see the attached for information on Master of Science Programs in my department of Health Education and Behavior at the University of Florida. In addition to our long-standing residential programs, including thesis and non-thesis options, we are launching a new program that can be completely entirely online beginning in Fall 2017


Graduate programs in the Department of Health Education & Behavior at the University of Florida prepare health behavior scientists and Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to research, develop, implement and evaluate health promotion programs to improve health and well-being.


Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.




Rob Leeman



Robert F. Leeman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator

Department of Health Education and Behavior

University of Florida

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Gainesville, FL  32611

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[#DIV28M] job posting

Position Opening for Assistant Professor

Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors (CTRHB)

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute


Position Summary:

Virginia Tech invites applications for 2 tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor. These positions are part of a cluster hire that will have academic homes either at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute (VTCSOM and VTCRI) or in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise (HNFE). We seek individuals with active research programs focused on health behaviors to join the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute's Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors (CTRHB; https://ctrhb.vtc.vt.edu). The mission of the CTRHB is to conduct and disseminate transformative health behaviors research with the primary objective of preventing and treating lifestyle-related disease. Competitive salary, space and start-up packages will be provided.

The Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors is looking for a health behavior researcher studying behavioral economics, obesity, diabetes and related diseases. For this position, we especially encourage applications from those whose research can complement existing strengths at the VTCRI in decision-making, cognitive neuroscience and the science of behavior change. Expectations include obtaining external funding, mentoring postdoctoral, doctoral, masters, and undergraduate level research trainees. The successful candidate will have a doctorate, postdoctoral training experience and a demonstrated track record of successful research related to health behavior, with strong potential for developing an extramurally funded innovative research program.

The VTC School of Medicine and Research Institute represent a successful public-private partnership between the Commonwealth of Virginia's leading research-intensive university – Virginia Tech – and a major health care system – Carilion Clinic, in Roanoke, VA. The research institute and medical school are located in the picturesque Roanoke Valley midway between Washington DC and Charlotte, NC. The VTCRI currently houses 25 independent research groups with over 250 research and support team members and over $70M in current active extramural research funding. Prospective faculty members can draw from an outstanding and diverse pool of graduate students to work with them in their research program. VT has over 6,000 graduate students and offers graduate programs in many disciplines related to health behaviors, including as a major focus area in the Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise (HNFE) as well as Translational Biology, Medicine and Heath (TBMH) programs. Applicants will also enjoy access to unique shared research facilities at the VTCRI including a DXA scanner, multiple MRIs, human and animal behavioral testing and molecular biology facilities.

The joint hiring initiative for a CTRHB Assistant Professor with VT's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise is also currently inviting applicants.

Required Qualifications:

·       The successful candidate will have a doctorate and postdoctoral training experience. Successful applicants must have demonstrated a track record of successful research related to Health Behaviors, Public Health or related field with a strong potential of developing innovative research programs that can attract sustained extramural funding.

·       Demonstrated ability to publish high quality publications;

·       The ability to work independently and collaboratively on research with others;

·       Excellent communication skills; and

·       Commitment to quality student education.

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit your application including curriculum vitae, detailed statement of research accomplishments and interests and teaching/mentoring philosophy at www.jobs.vt.edu posting TR0170027. For additional information, please contact the search committee chair – Dr. Warren K. Bickel, wkbickel@vtc.vt.edu.

Link for VT Job: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/75026

Link for CTRHB: https://ctrhb.vtc.vt.edu/





William W. Stoops, Ph.D.
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phone: (859) 257-5383
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University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Department of Behavioral Science
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University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences
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University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science

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[#DIV28SUPER] Postdoctoral Research Position in Electrophysiology/Addiction Available

The Department of Psychology at Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position examining synaptic plasticity in addiction in the laboratories of Drs. Cassandra Gipson-Reichardt and Foster Olive. Our laboratories are interested in neurobiological underpinnings of nicotine relapse and addiction, as well as regulation of alcohol and psychostimulant intake. Specifically, we examine enduring changes in synaptic physiology within the mesocorticolimbic reward pathway and hypothalamic opioid peptide systems. The project will involve performing whole cell patch clamp electrophysiology as well standard rodent models of drug addiction. We are looking for a highly motivated and talented candidate with experience in whole cell patch clamp electrophysiology techniques. Further, the ideal candidate should have a strong neuroscience background with a proven publication record. The post-doctoral fellowship will provide 2 years of funding. The chosen candidate will have a minimum of 3-4 years performing patch clamp electrophysiological studies in adult brain slices, rodent handling, conducting literature searches, data analyses, and preparation of scientific manuscripts and grant applications. Additional experience with behavioral testing in rodent models of drug addiction, transgenic animals, chemogenetics, optogenetics, or dendritic spine morphology analysis is desired. Ongoing collaborations exist with researchers within the Department of Psychology and with other departments across campus, and it is anticipated that the successful candidate will join in such collaborations. A salary package will be provided according to NIH postdoctoral salary standards commensurate with experience.


To apply, please submit the following: (a) a cover letter indicating interest and qualifications for the position, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) the names and contact information for at least three professional references to Dr. Cassandra Gipson-Reichardt (cgipsonr@asu.edu) or Dr. Foster Olive (foster.olive@asu.edu). The initial deadline for receipt of applications is May 15, 2016; however, if not filled, review of complete applications will continue until the position is closed. A background check is required for employment. Please visit https://psychology.clas.asu.edu/about/job-opportunities (JOB#11977) for more information.


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX.


Cassandra D. Gipson-Reichardt, Ph.D.
Barrett Honors Faculty
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Arizona State University
Office: (480) 727-5052

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[#DIV28SUPER] Science March and Division 28

Subject: [#DIV28SUPER] Science March and Division 28


Hello all,


For clarification, Division 28 will be meeting at 1:15 in front of the mall-side (south) entrance to the American History Museum (Google map). 



See you there,


David S. Festinger, Ph.D.

President, Division 28 -  Psychopharmacology & Substance Abuse

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[#DIV28SUPER] Science March and Division 28

Hello all,

There is great excitement building as we approach this Saturday's Science March in our Nation's Capital. Many members of our Division and Executive Committee along with their family members are planning to attend. We want to encourage all of our members to take part in this monumental event, either in D.C. or at a satellite location and bring recognition to the importance of science over addiction. If you will be attending the D.C. March, we will be convening at 1:15pm in front of the mall-side (south) entrance to the Smithsonian National Museum of History (Google map). We will be handing out Division 28 buttons and taking photos for our newsletter.  Please consider taking part in this historic event. 

I hope to see you there,

David S. Festinger, Ph.D.
President, Division 28 -  Psychopharmacology & Substance Abuse

David S. Festinger, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Substance Abuse Education and Research

Department of Psychology

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

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