Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
5510 Nathan Shock Drive
Baltimore, MD 21224
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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:
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.
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David P. DeVito, MPA | Director
HIV Professional Development Program Office on Health Disparities
Public Interest Directorate | 202.216.7603 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
Robert F. Leeman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Department of Health Education and Behavior
University of Florida
Florida Gymnasium, Room 14
PO Box 118210
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: (352) 294-1808
Fax: (352) 392-1909
Position Opening for Assistant Professor
Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors (CTRHB)
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
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.
· 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, email@example.com.
Link for VT Job: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/75026
Link for CTRHB: https://ctrhb.vtc.vt.edu/
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Foster Olive (email@example.com). 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.
Subject: [#DIV28SUPER] Science March and Division 28
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
The Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions at the University of New Mexico has a postdoctoral research opportunity on a newly awarded NIH grant examining mechanisms of behavior change in alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment. The goal of the grant is to yield a better understanding of predictors of AUD treatment outcomes to guide precision medicine initiatives in AUD treatment. The postdoctoral researcher will also be involved with developing and disseminating data analytic tools that can be used by alcohol researchers to study robustness and heterogeneity of statistical mediation in future research studies examining mechanisms of behavior change. The primary responsibilities of the postdoctoral researcher will be to provide methodological and analytic support, including longitudinal modeling, latent variable modeling, and experience with simulation studies and programming in the R and Mplus languages. Please contact Katie Witkiewitz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Katie Witkiewitz, PhD
President, Society of Addiction Psychology (APA Division 50)
Department of Psychology
Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131
Office phone: 505-277-5953
The Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH: http://www.c4tbh.org/) at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth currently has a new position open to assist Drs. Alan Budney and Catherine Stanger in research on the development and evaluation of psychosocial treatments for adolescents. The primary focus of this position will be an NIH funded project involving a randomized trial of an intervention for adolescent substance use. This position provides excellent experience for persons seeking to build skills necessary for conducting clinical research, and for those planning to apply to graduate or medical school.
The research assistant will monitor ongoing data collection at the clinical site, preparing reports for the PI, the IRB, and the funding agency and working with the remote research team to ensure high quality data collection. There will also be opportunities to work with senior investigators and postdoctoral fellows on data analyses, manuscript preparation, and grant writing.
One year of experience in research with human subjects, and previous project-related work involving complex project design and communications is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in human services related field, a social science, or the equivalent. Experience with Redcap and other database, data management, and statistics is highly desirable.
A 1-year commitment to the position is preferred. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, responsible, able to work independently, and have great interpersonal and communication skills as well as meticulous attention to detail.
The position is open immediately and will start as soon as the selected candidate is available.
Please email resume to Dr. Budney to apply: email@example.com
Catherine Stanger, Ph.D.
Center for Technology and Behavioral Health
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
46 Centerra Parkway
EverGreen Center Suite 300
Suite 300, HB 7255
Lebanon, NH 03766
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APRIL 21-22, 2017 • WASHINGTON D.C. (and beyond!)
As psychologists and APA members, you know the immense value of scientific research. And you are not alone. On Saturday, April 22, scientists and supporters will come together in Washington D.C. and around the globe to March for Science. As an official partner of the march, APA is calling on allies like you to join in support of science by marching together.
Why We March
APA is proud to be an official partner of the March for Science. Here's why.
Learn How to Advocate for Psychological Science – 4/21
As a prelude to the march, APA will offer advocacy training on Friday, April 21, noon – 1:30pm EDT. You can attend this at our Washington, D.C., headquarters or watch via livestream. Learn from experts how to communicate effectively with policymakers about the importance of psychological research and evidence-based policy. Sign up.
March with APA – 4/22
In D.C., APA will provide a meeting place for psychologists and their friends and family. Join us, meet fellow psychologists, and pick up materials such as signs and stickers. If you can't make it to D.C., consider joining one of several hundred announced satellite marches. Sign up.
Let us know if you're marching, sign up for advocacy training, and learn more about APA's March for Science Activities!
Kirk Waldroff | Director of Communications
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American Psychological Association
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Good morning APA Division 28,
Attached is the March issue of the division newsletter.
Erin A. McClure, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
125 Doughty St., Suite 190, MSC 861
Charleston, SC 29425
Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology ® publishes advances in translational and interdisciplinary research on psychopharmacology, broadly defined, and/or substance abuse. The scope of research in these areas continues to expand and to benefit from collaborations across a broad range of disciplines, including behavioral science, biochemistry, brain imaging, genetics, medicine, neuroendocrinology, neuroscience, and pharmacology. The overall goal of Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology is to provide a forum for high-quality, innovative preclinical and clinical research that advances our understanding of the behavioral and biological determinants of the effects of centrally acting drugs.
The journal publishes original reports and brief communications on the development and evaluation of pharmacotherapies for a range of mental health diagnoses, the influence of genetics and hormones on responses psychoactive drugs, the pharmacological management of pain, and brain imaging studies of the neural correlates of psychoactive drug effects.
Rigorous preclinical and human laboratory studies, as well as controlled clinical trials of novel interventions, relevant to psychopharmacology and/or substance abuse, are particularly encouraged. The journal recommends that all submissions consider relevant biological variables (e.g., age, animal strain, sex) that may influence outcomes in study design and statistical analyses.
When appropriate (e.g., to provide initial clinical documentation of an emerging issue or topic in psychopharmacology and/or substance abuse), the journal will publish case reports. Case reports are expected to be thoughtful and thorough with attention paid to underlying etiology, behavioral, clinical, and laboratory findings. Any hypotheses should be supported by data and extant literature.
The journal will also include integrative reviews, both full and brief, of advances in research on psychopharmacology and/or substance abuse. Full reviews should provide a broad perspective on a particular area of research or trace the development of critical concepts and experimental approaches. Brief reviews should provide a scholarly perspective on a circumscribed topic or a novel area that has a relatively small number of relevant research studies to consider. It is recommended that authors contact the editor prior to review preparation regarding suitability for the journal.
Each year, the journal will recognize individuals who are recipients of awards from APA Division 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse). Awardees will be invited to submit a full or brief review paper based on their award-winning research contributions.