[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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