2015-07-31

[DIV28SUPER] Call for Papers: JSAT Special Issue on Contingency Management

CALL FOR PAPERS:

SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT

Contingency Management in Substance Use Treatment

The Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment is requesting submissions for a special issue of research studies on the use of Contingency Management Interventions in Substance Use Treatment. The DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION is February 1, 2016. Early submissions are welcome.

Interested authors should contact one of the Guest Editors for the special issue, Carla J. Rash (rashc@uchc.edu), Jeremiah Weinstock (jweinsto@slu.edu), or Maxine L. Stitzer (mstitzer@jhmi.edu) for more information. Manuscripts should be submitted via the Elsevier Editorial System's website for JSAT (http://ees.elsevier.com/jsat/) as a "Special Issue Paper" and the Cover Letter should also indicate that the manuscript is intended for the special issue. Author guidelines are available online. Manuscripts submitted for the special issue will be screened by the guest editors before being sent out for peer review.

Contingency management (CM) is a behavioral intervention that has been especially useful and effective in the treatment of substance use disorders. While CM's efficacy is well established, its adoption and implementation in real world clinical settings is limited. Questions remain regarding clinician attitudes, funding models, training and implementation practices, methods to extend CM effects beyond the time of application, novel behavioral targets of reinforcement, and mechanisms of action. We seek papers that extend our scientific knowledge of CM in these and other areas and/or address barriers to CM's growth as a clinical intervention.

JSAT invites original research studies, research-based systematic reviews, and empirically-informed conceptual papers relevant to the special issue that will focus on CM interventions in substance use treatment. Primary and secondary outcome analyses that advance the field are welcome. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 1) outcome studies using CM to reduce substance use; 2) outcome studies using CM to alter other behavioral targets related to substance use; 3) CM studies involving novel adaptations, populations, or settings; 4) studies examining CM's mechanisms of action; 5) dissemination and implementation studies, including topics related to assessment, training, use of technology, and delivery of CM; 6) cost-analysis studies related to CM; 7) clinical demonstrations of CM; and 8) conceptual papers that identify key barriers and potential solutions to widespread implementation and sustainment of CM.

[DIV28SUPER] NYTimes: U.S. Psychologists Urged to Curb Questioning Terror Suspects

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/31/us/psychologists-group-may-quit-role-in-questioning-of-terror-suspects.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

The proposal came after a report that members colluded with the Pentagon and the C.I.A. in justifying harsh questioning of terrorism suspects during the Bush administration.


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2015-07-28

[DIV28SUPER] Help make sure the new NIH strategic framework makes room for psychological science

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is requesting input from stakeholders – including psychological scientists --  on its strategic plan framework. Comments can be submitted electronically at the NIH-wide Strategic Plan RFI Submission website through August 16, 2015.

 

The NIH framework “identifies areas of opportunity that apply across biomedicine [which includes behavioral and social sciences] and unifying principles to guide NIH in supporting the biomedical research enterprise. The aim is to exemplify the breadth of ICO [Institute, Center and Office] priorities by identifying major cross-cutting themes. The myriad of important research opportunities for specific disease applications are covered in individual strategic plans from each ICO, and thus will not be the focus of this larger NIH-wide Strategic Plan.”

 

There are good reasons why psychological scientists should examine and comment on this framework for the NIH strategic plan. NIH has not had an overall strategic plan since the mid-1990s. The priorities outlined in this new plan may have a dramatic effect on funding in the future. If the behavioral and social sciences are not well represented in the final plan, members of Congress or others could argue, with justification, that other research is more important.

 

More information is available on APA’s Science Advocacy Blog:  http://advocacy.apascience.org/blog/2015/7/28/nih-asks-stakeholders-to-comment-on-its-strategic-plan-framework

 

The American Psychological Association will submit comments before the August 16 deadline.  If you have suggestions for points to be included in APA’s comments, please send them to Pat Kobor at the APA Science Government Relations Office.  Thanks very much for sharing your expertise in a good cause!

 

 

 

Patricia Clem Kobor | Sr. Science Policy Analyst Science Government Relations Office

Science Directorate
American Psychological Association
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2015-07-27

[DIV28SUPER] Assistant Professor in Health Disparities

The Psychology Department and the Institute for Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seek a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in health disparities among Latina/os to begin August 2016. Please see attached ad and spread the word.  Rick



Rick A. Bevins, Ph.D.
Willa Cather Professor & Chair
Department of Psychology - Celebrating 125 years!
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE  68588-0308
402-472-3721
rbevins1@unl.edu



2015-07-24

[DIV28SUPER] Zimbardo comments

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From: Philip Zimbardo ...
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 9:34 PM
Subject: My views on PENS and the Hoffman Report

Message From: Philip Zimbardo
Position/Title: Professor Emeritus
School/Organization: Stanford University

Dear Colleagues,

In response to the devastating condemnation of many of APA 's leaders in the Hoffman Report,
I discovered an analysis I prepared back in 2006 and a SPSSII journal report summarizing some of the views i presented soon afterwards.

Much must be done soon to salvage the reputation of APA, and I plan to work with many of the Past Presidents on positive actions and changes in procedures. I will also ask them to consider a resolution of CENSURE of all those directly involved in the corruption of the PENS noble mission.

Our organization is greater than the handful of zealots who subverted their personal and collective moral conscience for patriotic zeal, for favors from the military, for allegiances with the Department of Defense and other negative influences.

Thanks for taking the time to read these reflections, and please circulate this report if you think it merits wide readership.

Phil Zimbardo



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[DIV28SUPER] Dr. Liguori our Council Representative writes:

Below is an update recently provided by Nadine Kaslow and Susan McDaniel (the 2014 and 2016 APA Presidents, respectively) regarding APA's actions in response to the Hoffman report. While there has been (and continues to be) extensive discussion and debate regarding all of these matters on the Council listserv, the following truly represents the current state of affairs. I will send along more of these updates as I receive them.


Anthony Liguori, Ph.D.

Division 28 Council Representative


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First to those of you pushing for accountability—thank you for your involvement and focus.  We know that you want to ensure that the organization's culture and people (elected and staff leaders) are not part of the collusive enterprise described by Hoffman. Ensuring that the future of our organization is on the best possible course is the big task we all have ahead of us.  That said, we have enormous talent to draw upon and a large number of members who are committed to prioritizing our ethicality and our protection of human rights as the centerpiece of what we do. Indeed, it is why many of us went into psychology. 
 
Some of you have asked how the investigation came about.  Perhaps some history is helpful in terms of accountability.  The 2014 Board of Directors with the full support and encouragement of the Executive Management Group asked for the investigation; it was clear that we needed to know the truth.  However we did not select Mr. David Hoffman; that is outside our area of expertise. Ms. Natahlie Gilfoyle identified candidates who were interviewed by CEO Dr. Norman Anderson and members of the Executive Management Group (EMG) and they approved of her recommendation to select Mr. Hoffman as the individual most dedicated to getting to the bottom of the issues.  We believe you know the rest of the story, the most critical part being as an association our profound sense of regret and apology to our members, our students and potential future psychologists, our critics, the public, and all others that were affected by these actions.  We struggle with how best to communicate this, and appreciate the feedback you have been giving us.
 
On a more personal note, we are both averaging 1000+ emails/day and doing our best to answer them thoughtfully.  It is our responsibility and our privilege to do our very best at this cross-road for APA.  Whenever possible, given the complexity, sensitivity, and volume of what we're dealing with, we ask for your patience and understanding.  In addition, we are certain to make mistakes.  We hope they are few and far between, but the experience is going to bed very late and waking up very early to hundreds of requests and concerns, all of which need and deserve a meaningful  response.  We ask for the benefit of the doubt from those of you who know us well.  For others, we understand (and agree) that benefit of the doubt was given far too freely in the past.  In the meantime, we are doing are best to juggle the myriad perspectives and to do what seems to be in APA's best interest. 
 
There is no question that the contents of the Hoffman Report are extremely troubling, painful, and humbling. We are feeling profoundly sad. We appreciate those who can express their own feelings and suggestions, including intense differences, without personal attack. We all have a significant job to do in determining corrective actions and implementing them.  And it is our actions, in the end, that matter the most. 
 
Among them, we are extremely committed to creating an open culture of respectful feedback and discourse, one in which we can use self-correction as part of our checks and balances.  We are very interested in and plan to engage individuals and groups within APA and affiliated with APA with expertise in organizational management and culture to assist us in this process.
 
Below please find responses to questions posted by Council members for which we have answers.
·         Action Steps - The Board is considering potential additional action steps based on the input we have received from the listservs and in the comments section of the website. We look forward to Council developing additional action steps as well. 
·         APA Staff – A number of Council members have asked about how the APA staff are doing. Wednesday, Norman Anderson, PhD, APA Chief Executive Officer, Archie Turner, APA Chief Financial Officer, Nancy Moore, PhD, Executive Director of Governance Affairs and Ann Springer, Associate General Counsel, led 3 town hall meetings for staff. These meetings were well attended and afforded staff the opportunity to receive information and ask questions. We, on behalf of the Board, sent a letter of care and support to the staff. We encourage those of you who wish to do so to reach out to staff and offer support. We know it is most appreciated.
·         Decision Makers – Right now, the Board members making decisions regarding the Independent Review are the non-recused members of the Board. Both the non-recused Board and the Council are making decisions with regard to action steps, as different matters fall within their respective purviews. We look forward to this being a largely collaborative endeavor.
·         APA's Lawyers for the Independent Review Process – Our lead attorney is David Ogden from WilmerHale, who has been APA's long-time outside counsel with much knowledge and history about the organization. Additional senior outside counsel has been obtained in an ongoing fashion from Jeannie Rhee, also from WilmerHale, who has expertise in Special Reviews. Their colleague, Jessica Leinwand is also providing assistance. Our internal legal counsel is Ann Springer and Jesse Raben.
·         Adopting the Report by Mr. Hoffman – The question has emerged about adopting the report and there has been a lot of discussion about this on the listserv. We are looking into this matter and will give you an answer when it is available.
·         Additional Mechanism for People to Give Feedback – In our last communication, we gave people a web address for sharing their views on the report. Another mechanism for doing so is via email atIRfeedback@apa.org.
·         Mechanism for Named People to Respond – We have heard from many people asking about APA providing a space for people who have been mentioned or otherwise with personal knowledge about the events discussed in the final Independent Report to respond based on the facts presented or provide their own account of issues pertaining to them.  The page for this can be found off of our main IR page:  http://apa.org/independent-review/index.aspx and there will be a clearly marked section for this. The plan is for this section to go live tomorrow.
·         Social Media – APA staff are working on bolstering our social media efforts regarding the report and APAs actions related to the report and findings.
·         Council Meeting – The CLT has sent out the agenda book of Action/Discussion items for the Council meeting, and Council received access to the Independent Review report through a secure site. A detailed schedule for the meeting is being finalized.  The meeting will be held in accord with APA Bylaws. Council cannot suspend the Bylaws. Bylaws can only be changed by a vote of the membership. The Association Rules can be amended by Council.  In addition Council can choose at a particular meeting to suspend a rule although this is not a recommended or common practice (30-1.1). 
·         Ethics Office – The Deputy Director of the Ethics Office, Lindsay Childress-Beatty, JD, PhD, is running the day-to-day operations of the office at this time.
·         Cost of the Independent Review – There have been a number of questions about the cost of the independent review.  This information will be discussed in Executive Session. We want to note that the costs associated with the Independent Review  will not affect membership dues. APA does have the resources to pay for expenses related to the Independent Review.
·         Personnel Matters and the Press Release – Given recusals as previously listed, the non-recused members of the board and the Acting CEO made the decisions within the areas of their responsibility, and the Press release reflected those decisions and the significance of the contributions these individuals made during their long years of service to APA.  Any discussion of the process for personnel decisions needs to occur in Executive Session. Under APA Bylaws, personnel actions are not within Council's jurisdiction. The CEO reports to the Board and all other personnel decisions are under the jurisdiction of the CEO. In this case, Acting CEO for the Independent Review, Mr. Archie Turner, asked for Board input.  All personnel receive appropriate due process.
·         Town Hall Meeting at Convention – We have received many emails expressing concerns about the timing of the Town Hall meeting, which is scheduled for 3-4:30PM on Saturday. We regret that the timing conflicts with other programming and that all Council members may not be able to be there. There was no ideal time for this meeting at this late date. And honestly, we needed to find a time that we were both available. We hope many of you will be there and that you will encourage others to attend. 
·         APA Membership Resignations – We are all aware that some people are tendering their resignation from APA. We are buoyed by the fact that a small number of members have decided to rejoin and help with the change process. We sincerely hope that each of you will remain actively involved in helping to change our infrastructure so that APA is a highly functional, productive, and ethical organization of which we are all proud to be a part.
We are tracking everything that is written on the CoR listserv and doing our best to answer your questions as answers become available. 
 
We are truly committed to meaningful change. The fact that we commissioned the Hoffman report and publically disclosed the report in its entirety was an act of courage and transparency on behalf of our organization. We know of few, if any, organizations that open all of their electronic and financial records, without restriction, to an independent investigator and publish the report in its entirety without modification.
 
Many organizations - business, governmental, religious, educational, non-profit- have stumbled.  However, the mettle and integrity of an organization is not measured by whether it stumbles, but rather its response to that stumble. Commissioning the review was the first act of many that need to be taken for meaningful change to occur.
 
Sincerely,
Nadine and Susan

2015-07-23

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[DIV28SUPER] Addiction Research and Clinical Practice at the 2015 APA Annual Meeting

Hello All,

 

A brochure highlighting addiction research and clinical practice at the 2015 APA Annual Meeting is attached to this email.  The brochure summarizes several interesting events from Division 28, Division 50, and other collaborators.

 

Cheers and remember to bring you passport,

 

 

Matthew T. Weaver, Ph.D.

2015 Program Chair

American Psychological Association

Divions 28: Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse

Phone: 814.824.2733

Email: mweaver@mercyhurst.edu

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2015-07-22

[DIV28SUPER] APA Division 28 newsletter

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Greetings. Attached is the summer 2015 issue of the APA Division 28 newsletter, along with the APA Convention program overviews for Divisions 25, 28, and 50.

 

Mikhail Koffarnus

Research Assistant Professor

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

2 Riverside Circle

Roanoke, VA 24016

540.526.2107

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2015-07-21

[DIV28SUPER] FW: 2015 APA Convention--First-Time Attendee Social Hour

Please see the attached memo regarding a first time attendee social at the APA convention next month.
-Bill.

               
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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

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

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From: Williams, Minnie [MTWilliams@apa.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 1:19 PM
Subject: 2015 APA Convention--First-Time Attendee Social Hour

Dear Division Presidents and Presidents-elect:

 

See attached memo from the co-chairs of the Board of Convention Affairs, Drs. Nadia T. Hasan and Francisco T. Sanchez.

 

 

 

 

Minnie T. Williams

Convention & Meeting Services

Governance Affairs
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
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2015-07-20

[DIV28SUPER] Assistant Professor of Practice position at UNL

Please circulate...


Assistant Professor of Practice – Area Open

The Psychology Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks candidates for an assistant professor of practice to begin August 2016. Qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent in psychology or a related field and demonstrated experience teaching at the undergraduate level. This non-tenure track position is a three-year renewable appointment, with promotions possible; see http://svcaa.unl.edu/searches-appointments/faculty-titles for more information. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses including large sections required by the major (150 or more students) and contributing the service/engagement mission of the department. Although area of expertise is open, preference will be given to individuals that can teach across sub-disciplines of psychology; go to http://psychology.unl.edu/ to explore the Department, its program areas, and course offerings. The Department of Psychology has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered for the position, please go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_150148, and click on “Apply to this job.” Candidates should attach a cover letter expressing interest in the position, curriculum vitae, teaching statement/portfolio, summaries of student evaluations, and contact information for three references. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

2015-07-17

Re: [DIV28SUPER] Chronicle of Higher Ed

Would it be possible to post any motions and their supporting materials regarding ethics/ the ethics committee or task force that are to be considered by Council in August on this listserve?  Marlyne

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On Jul 15, 2015, at 10:41 AM, Mildred Marlyne Kilbey <mkilbey@wayne.edu> wrote:

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Clueless?  Here's a quote from the Executive Summary of the report:

 Other leading APA officials intimately involved in the coordinated effort to align APA actions with DoD preferences at the time of PENS were then-APA President Ron Levant, then- APA President-Elect Gerald Koocher, and then-APA Practice Directorate chief Russ Newman. Then-APA Board member Barry Anton participated in the selection of the task force members along with Levant, Koocher, and Behnke and in the task force meeting, but was involved substantially less than the others. Other members of the APA executive management group— namely, CEO Norman Anderson, Deputy CEO Michael Honaker, General Counsel Nathalie Gilfoyle, and communications director Rhea Farberman were involved in relevant communications, as described below.

The other DoD official who was significantly involved in the confidential coordination effort was Debra Dunivin, the lead psychologist supporting interrogation operations at Guantanamo Bay at the time who worked closely with Banks on the issue of psychologist involvement in interrogations. At times, they were coordinating their activities with the Army Surgeon General's Office. There is evidence that Banks was consulting with other military leaders, likely in the Army Special Operations Command and the Joint Task Force – Guantanamo, although this was not the focus of our investigation, in part because of our limited ability to access DoD documents and personnel. 

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Subject: [DIV28SUPER] Chronicle of Higher Ed

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From: Gerry Koocher <koocher@GMAIL.COM>...

A story in today's Chronicle of Higher Education
documents the staff issues involved in the interrogation debacle
and confirms that the Board of Directors was clueless on the
nature of goings on.

http://chronicle.com/article/The-One-Email-That-Explains/231597/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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Gerry Koocher, Ph.D., ABPP

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2015-07-16

[DIV28SUPER] NIDA Neuroscience Update, July 17, 2015

Table of Contents

 

I.     Scholarships Available for Short Course on the Genetics of Addiction August 24- 30, 2015, Bar Harbor, ME!

http://courses.jax.org/2015/addiction.html

 

II.     First Annual NIDA-NIAAA Early Career Investigator Showcase Friday, October 16, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM McCormick Place Convention Center Chicago, IL http://apps1.seiservices.com/ecisabstracts/

 

III.    Reissue:  NIDA's Cutting-Edge Basic Research Awards (CEBRA) (R21) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-079.html

 

IV.    Harnessing Genome Editing Technologies to Functioning Validate Genetic Variants in Substance Use Disorders (R21/R33) RFA-DA-16-004 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-16-004.html

 

V.     Identification of Genetic and Genomic Variants by Next-Gen Sequencing in Non-human Animal Models (U01)  PAR-15-120 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-120.html#sthash.bBPhto89.dpuf Next due date: Oct. 20, 2015



 

  

I.      Scholarships Available for Short Course on the Genetics of Addiction August 24- 30, 2015, Bar Harbor, ME!

http://courses.jax.org/2015/addiction.html

 

Scholarship requests must be received by July 24th

 

This course emphasizes genetic applications and approaches to drug addiction research through methodological instruction based on literature, data sets and informatics resources drawn from studies of addiction related phenotypes. The course includes plenary sessions on major progress in addiction genetics, and discussion sessions in which students present their work for discussion on applications of genetic methods. Students will leave the course able to design and interpret genetic and genomic studies of addiction as they relate to their specific research question, and will be able to make use of current bioinformatics resources to identify research resources and make use of public data sources in their own research.

 

Scholarships may be available to help attendees with travel expenses.  Please indicate on your application form if you are requesting a scholarship.  Scholarship applications must include a letter of recommendation from your supervisor or mentor that indicates your financial need.  All scholarship requests must be received by July 24th.

 

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by R13 DA 032192 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. These views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


 

 

II.     First Annual NIDA-NIAAA Early Career Investigator Showcase Friday, October 16, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM McCormick Place Convention Center Chicago, IL http://apps1.seiservices.com/ecisabstracts/

 

Application due date July 31, 2015

 

The National Institute on Drug Abuse [NIDA] and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
[NIAAA] are co-sponsoring a symposium, Early Career Investigator Showcase [ECIS], as a satellite event to the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience [SfN], Chicago, IL. The ECIS symposium provides a forum for scientific presentations by premier young and junior investigators working in the fields of substance abuse and addiction research. The theme for this year's ECIS symposium is the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse on development. This symposium will take place on Friday, 16 October 2015, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at the McCormick Place Convention Center (tentative) immediately following the 2015 Joint NIDA-NIAAA Frontiers in Addiction Research Mini-Convention.

NIDA and NIAAA are now soliciting applications from investigators to participate in the ECIS symposium. To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must currently have an individual postdoctoral fellowship Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award [F32], a mentored career development award [K01, K08, K23,K99], or grant support as a NIH New Investigator/Early Stage Investigator [http://grants.nih.gov/grants/new_investigators/]. A $1000 travel award will be given to each of the six (6) individuals selected for this symposium to be applied towards expenses incurred for travel to this event. Individuals selected for ECIS will be chosen for the quality of their research, its impact in the field, and its relevance to the mission of NIDA or NIAAA. Applications are due by Friday, 31 July 2015, 5:00 PM (EDT). For an application and additional information, please go to http://apps1.seiservices.com/ecisabstracts/ or contact: for NIDA [Roger Sorensen, rsorense@mail.nih.gov]; or for NIAAA [Antonio Noronha, anoronha@mail.nih.gov].

 

 

III.    Reissue:  NIDA's Cutting-Edge Basic Research Awards (CEBRA) (R21) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-079.html

 

Next Application due date Aug 20, 2015

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Cutting-Edge Basic Research Award (CEBRA) is designed to foster highly innovative or conceptually creative research related to drug abuse and addiction and how to prevent and treat them. It supports research that is high-risk and potentially high-impact that is underrepresented or not included in NIDA's current portfolio. The proposed research should: (1) test a highly novel and significant hypothesis for which there are scant precedent or preliminary data and which, if confirmed, would have a substantial impact on current thinking; and/or (2) develop or adapt innovative techniques or methods for addiction research, or that have promising future applicability to drug abuse research. 

Contact:

Susan Volman, Ph.D.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Telephone: 301-435-1315
Email: svolman@mail.nih.gov

 

 

IV.    Harnessing Genome Editing Technologies to Functioning Validate Genetic Variants in Substance Use Disorders (R21/R33) RFA-DA-16-004 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-16-004.html

 

Application due date Aug 25, 2015

 

Funding Opportunity Purpose

The purpose of this initiative is to harness genome or epigenome editing technologies to functionally validate and characterize genetic or epigenetic variants involved in substance use disorders.  The purpose is also that the genetic resources generated will be made broadly available to the scientific community to probe more deeply into the neurobiological mechanisms involved in the function of a variant, gene, or pathway and provide critical foundational knowledge for the development of future prevention, diagnostic, and therapeutic strategies.

Please see full announcement for details. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-16-004.html

Scientific/Research Contact(s):

 

John Satterlee, Ph.D.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Telephone: 301-435-1020
Email: satterleej@nida.nih.gov

 

V.      Identification of Genetic and Genomic Variants by Next-Gen Sequencing in Non-human Animal Models (U01)  PAR-15-120 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-120.html#sthash.bBPhto89.dpuf

 

Next application due date: Oct. 20, 2015

 

 The goals of this initiative are to identify gene variants of traits associated with addiction and substance abuse in selectively bred, and outbred  non-human animal models using methodologies of Next Gen-Sequencing, mapping, and genotyping. See more information at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-120.html#sthash.bBPhto89.dpuf

Contact:

 

Jonathan D. Pollock, Ph.D.

Chief

Genetics and Molecular Neurobiology Research Branch

Division of Basic Neurobiology and Behavioral Research

National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH

6001 Executive Blvd, Rm. 4257

Bethesda, MD 20892

Tel. 301-435-1309

Email. jpollock@mail.nih.gov

 

 

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2015-07-15

Re: [DIV28SUPER] Extensive CIA funding of psychologists post WWII

The Frontline PBS program reported that CIA contracts to Mitchell, the psychologist first involved in the CIA "enhanced interrogation" in Thailand exceeded 81M.  Marlyne

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The Hoffman report historical section cites "The Search for the Manchurian Candidate
The CIA and Mind Control " by John Marks; this Times book documents extensive funding of psychological research programs following WWII, overtly and through front organizations, and is available online:

 

http://spiritself.net/pdf/The%20Search%20for%20the%20Manchurian%20Candidate.pdf

 

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The Hoffman report historical section cites "The Search for the Manchurian Candidate The CIA and Mind Control " by John Marks; this Times book documents extensive funding of psychological research programs following WWII, overtly and through front organizations, and is available online:

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Re: [DIV28SUPER] Chronicle of Higher Ed

Clueless?  Here's another quote from the executive summary of the Hoffman report about the action of the BOD regarding the PENS report.

 

After the task force report was finalized in Sunday, June 26, the Board of Directors acted in a highly unusual fashion to declare an "emergency" and to adopt the report as "APA policy," an act normally reserved for the APA Council of Representatives. The Board was not required to take any quick action with regard to the task force. Behnke had arranged for expedited approval by the Ethics Committee, and if there was a desire to formally adopt the report as APA policy, the Council of Representatives was meeting about six weeks later. But the evidence shows that the Board acted in this unusual fashion motivated principally by the desire of APA Board members Ron Levant (APA President) and Gerry Koocher (APA President-Elect) to (1) create a PR message that would be perceived as backed not just by a public statement but by actual substance (a new APA ethics policy) and that could be used in a fluid PR situation perceived as negative, and (2) curry favor with DoD which had communicated that it wanted a prompt release of the report so it could use the report for its own purposes (which were both PR and policy purposes).15 

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From: Gerry Koocher <koocher@GMAIL.COM>...

A story in today's Chronicle of Higher Education
documents the staff issues involved in the interrogation debacle
and confirms that the Board of Directors was clueless on the
nature of goings on.

http://chronicle.com/article/The-One-Email-That-Explains/231597/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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Clueless?  Here's a quote from the Executive Summary of the report:

 Other leading APA officials intimately involved in the coordinated effort to align APA actions with DoD preferences at the time of PENS were then-APA President Ron Levant, then- APA President-Elect Gerald Koocher, and then-APA Practice Directorate chief Russ Newman. Then-APA Board member Barry Anton participated in the selection of the task force members along with Levant, Koocher, and Behnke and in the task force meeting, but was involved substantially less than the others. Other members of the APA executive management group— namely, CEO Norman Anderson, Deputy CEO Michael Honaker, General Counsel Nathalie Gilfoyle, and communications director Rhea Farberman were involved in relevant communications, as described below.

The other DoD official who was significantly involved in the confidential coordination effort was Debra Dunivin, the lead psychologist supporting interrogation operations at Guantanamo Bay at the time who worked closely with Banks on the issue of psychologist involvement in interrogations. At times, they were coordinating their activities with the Army Surgeon General's Office. There is evidence that Banks was consulting with other military leaders, likely in the Army Special Operations Command and the Joint Task Force – Guantanamo, although this was not the focus of our investigation, in part because of our limited ability to access DoD documents and personnel. 

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From: Gerry Koocher <koocher@GMAIL.COM>...

A story in today's Chronicle of Higher Education
documents the staff issues involved in the interrogation debacle
and confirms that the Board of Directors was clueless on the
nature of goings on.

http://chronicle.com/article/The-One-Email-That-Explains/231597/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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Re: [DIV28SUPER] Chronicle of Higher Ed

How is it that the BOD did not recognize that Russ Newman had a conflict of interest in that his wife was a DOD psychologist involved in interrogations and allowed him to participate in the PENS taskforce etc.  Marlyne

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From: Gerry Koocher <koocher@GMAIL.COM>...

A story in today's Chronicle of Higher Education
documents the staff issues involved in the interrogation debacle
and confirms that the Board of Directors was clueless on the
nature of goings on.

http://chronicle.com/article/The-One-Email-That-Explains/231597/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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From: Gerry Koocher <koocher@GMAIL.COM>...

A story in today's Chronicle of Higher Education documents the staff issues involved in the interrogation debacle and confirms that the Board of Directors was clueless on the nature of goings on.

http://chronicle.com/article/The-One-Email-That-Explains/231597/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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2015-07-14

Re: [DIV28SUPER] Fwd: [DIVOFFICERS] Koocher & Levant Comment

The question I would ask Koocher and Levant is this: How did leadership at the American Psychiatric Association handle this issue so that psychiatrists were held to the standards of the Geneva Convention when, for some reason, our leadership did not seem capable of figuring that out.  Marlyne

 
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Dr. Ron Levant and I have posted a statement regarding the Hoffman
report.


It is available at: www.ethicsresearch.com


Gerry
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[DIV28SUPER] Fwd: APA Announces Personnel Actions

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American Psychological Association

Dear APA members: The following statement will be released to the press this morning:

APA Announces Retirements and Resignation of Senior Leaders

WASHINGTON, – The APA Board of Directors today announced the retirement of Dr. Norman Anderson, who has served as Chief Executive Officer of the organization since 2003.

 Prior to the release of the Independent Review, Dr. Anderson had informed the Board he intended to retire at the end of 2016. Dr. Anderson felt that moving up his retirement date to the end of 2015 would allow the association to take another step in the important process of organizational healing, and to facilitate APA's continuing focus on its broader mission.

  The Board expressed its gratitude to Dr. Anderson for his distinguished tenure as the second longest serving CEO in the 123-year history of APA.  Among the many accomplishments of APA under his leadership was the development, in 2009, of the first strategic plan in the history of APA. This plan continues to guide a significant portion of the work of the Association in areas such as expanding psychology's role in health care and advancing the science of psychology. 

 Dr. Anderson's leadership to significantly increase APA's investment in its publishing operation produced a substantial growth in revenue that allowed APA to develop new and innovative activities.  Among these activities were the founding of the Center for Psychology and Health, the creation of the Science in Action public education campaign, the expansion of our work to eliminate health disparities, the development of treatment guidelines to promote the translation of psychological science into health interventions, and the expansion of APA's presence on the web and in social media with more than 35 million website visitors expected this year. 

 "We are grateful for Dr. Anderson's distinguished tenure and numerous contributions," the Board said. "The Association has been very fortunate have Dr. Anderson as CEO for so many years, and we wish him well."

 The Board also announced the August 15, 2015 retirement of Deputy Chief Executive Officer Michael Honaker. 

 Dr. Honaker helped shepherd the association through its many changes through the years and did much to make APA a great place to work. Many of the initiatives he put in place led to APA receiving the 2014 Washington Post Top Places to Work award.  He is one of the staff's most beloved officials.

 The APA also announced that Rhea K. Farberman, APA's Executive Director for Public and Member Communications has resigned, ending her 22-year tenure with the Association on July 31, 2015.

 Ms. Farberman's contributions to APA during her tenure were numerous, and include leadership of APA's award winning magazines, the APA Public Affairs and journals publicity program, editorial and user experience management of APA's world class website and the creation of many public education initiatives. 

Ms. Farberman and the Board are in agreement that going forward APA plans to hire a chief communications officer who can provide a fresh start to the Association's communications needs as its grapples with the problems identified by the Hoffman Report. While the Board has the utmost regard for Ms. Farberman's skills, professionalism and integrity, it accepted her resignation.


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