[#DIV28SUPER] Division 28 APA convention programming

Greetings everyone,

The Division 28 program is attached for you here as a reminder of all the upcoming exciting events.

Safe travels,
Kelly Dunn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
5510 Nathan Shock Drive
Baltimore, MD 21224
P: 410-550-2254; F: 410-550-0030

[#DIV28SUPER] Film at Convention - "Voices of Grief"

I’m posting this for a colleague who thought it might have particular salience for those working in the field of substance use research.


Voices of Grief:

Voices of Grief explores the discouragement in our culture for the normal grief and mourning process while at the same time offering a new perspective on how to honor, transform and integrate our grief. The film is based on the interplay of teachings from contemporary authors, poets, and spiritual teachers coupled with the stories of our group participants as we companion one another in our group support work. 

The film has received a number of awards.

Friday, August 4, 3:10 PM
American Psychological Association (APA)
125th Annual Convention
Convention Center/Room 201, Washington, D.C.



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

Science Directorate | 202.336.6067 | gmumford@apa.org 

American Psychological Association



Advancing psychology to benefit society and improve people’s lives






[#DIV28SUPER] FW: Call for Presentations by Funded NIDA and NIAAA Early Stage (ESI) and New Investigators (NI) to Present at NIDA-NIAAA 2017 Frontiers in Addiction Research Mini-Convention, Nov 10, Washington, DC


Call for Presentations by funded NIDA and NIAAA Early Stage and New Investigators to Present at 2017 NIDA-NIAAA Frontiers in Addiction Research Mini-Convention; “The Sciences of Astrocytes, Stress Response, and Translational Research on Friday, November 10 in Washington, DC., Satellite to Society for Neuroscience Meeting.


Funded NIDA and NIAAA Early Stage ESI and New Investigators are urge to submit papers for oral presentation Early Career Investigator Showcase [ECIS] session of the 2017 NIDA-NIAAA Frontiers in Addiction Research Mini-Convention; The Sciences of Astrocytes, Stress Response, and Translational Research.


Investigators whose papers are selected for presentation at the ECIS will be provided with a travel award to attend the meeting. 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. Preference will be given to presentations that address a scientific session of the 2017 Mini-Convention.


The ECIS application form can be obtained from the Mini-Convention website: https://apps1.seiservices.com/nida-niaaa/frontiers2017/ECIS.aspx.  Applications are due by 28 July 2017. For additional information, please contact: Roger Sorensen, NIDA [rsorense@mail.nih.gov ] or John Matochik, NIAAA [jmatochi@mail.nih.gov ].




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





NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Opportunity


The University of Vermont's Center on Behavior and Health (VCBH) announces NIH postdoctoral research fellowship opportunities in our internationally recognized center of excellence for the study of substance abuse. 

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed their training in psychology, behavior analysis, cognitive neuroscience, or a related discipline. Trainees are selected on the basis of scholastic record and commitment to a career in neuroimaging and substance abuse research. Individuals must be highly motivated, possess initiative and a desire to learn and expand their interests and expertise.


 Appointment:  2-3 yrs.


 Benefits: Stipend, medical insurance coverage, and travel funds supported by NIH Institutional Training Awards.


To apply: Send application form (downloaded from VCBH website), a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and 3 letters of reference to:  Dr. Stephen Higgins c/o Ms. Marissa Wells (mwells2@uvm.edu).


About us: The VCBH was established in 2013, sponsored in part by a Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Award from the National Institute on General Medical Sciences and a Centers of Tobacco Regulatory Science (TCORS) Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The VCBH resides within the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, with the director and administrative offices being located within the Department of Psychiatry, and participating investigators, collaborators, and advisors across 15 academic departments in the College of Medicine and 7 colleges within the University of Vermont and 5 other universities. The VCBH is further strengthened by interdisciplinary collaborations with key community healthcare leaders and distinguished scientific advisory panels. The focus of the VCBH is on investigating relationships between personal behaviors and risk for chronic disease and premature death, with a specific focus on understanding mechanisms underpinning risk, and developing effective interventions and policies to promote healthy behavior.


 For more information:  Contact Ms. Marissa Wells at mwells2@uvm.edu or see our website.



 Burlington, Vermont is located in the beautiful Lake Champlain region, surrounded by the Green and Adirondack Mountains. It is a great place for families, boasting excellent schools and year-round recreational opportunities. It is home to the University of Vermont and many other colleges that provide an academically stimulating and culturally rich environment. Montreal and Boston are within easy driving distances.


Stephen T. Higgins, Ph.D.
Director, Vermont Center on Behavior and Health
Virginia H. Donaldson Professor of Translational Science
Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology
Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
University of Vermont
1 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT  05401-1419

VCBH Administrator: Marissa Wells


[DIV28_ANNOUNCEMENT] Division 28 newsletter

Good afternoon APA Division 28,


Attached is the July issue of the division newsletter.  I am also attaching APA convention programming for Divisions 28 and 50, as well as a brochure of addiction-related programming this year. 



Erin McClure 




Erin A. McClure, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Addiction Sciences Division

Medical University of South Carolina

125 Doughty St., Suite 190, MSC 861

Charleston, SC  29425

Phone: 843-792-7192



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[#DIV28SUPER] Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addiction Treatment VA San Diego Healthcare System

Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addiction Treatment VA San Diego Healthcare System

The VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) is one of seven sites selected for a VA-funded Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addiction Treatment. Our two-year advanced fellowship is recruiting clinical/counseling psychologists and physicians. Advanced Fellows must demonstrate an interest in pursuing VA and/or academic careers with addiction treatment as a significant focus. Fellows will spend at least 75% of their time in educational experiences and clinical research in addiction treatment. No more than 25% of fellow effort shall be for non-educational clinical service. Research mentors hold appointments at VASDHS and/or the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). These include Drs. Tamara Wall and Scott Matthews (Co-Directors), Abigail Angkaw, Robert Anthenelli, Sandra Brown, Inga Curry, Neal Doran, Eric Granholm, Igor Grant, Moira Haller, Joanna Jacobus, Carla Marienfeld, Nick Mellos, Mark Myers, Sonya Norman, Marc Schuckit, Andrea Spadoni, Susan Tapert, Ryan Trim, and Matthew Worley. Faculty research interests include comorbidity and treatment outcome research, tobacco-related research, brain imaging and neuropsychological sequelae, etiology and genetics of substance use disorders. Please see the UCSD, Department of Psychiatry website for research interests of individual faculty mentors as well as additional information about our affiliate.

Application: Please submit a letter of interest (maximum 2 pages), CV, and 3 letters of recommendation. The letter of interest should include: a brief summary of educational, clinical and research experiences relevant to addictions and a statement of career goals, including research mentor(s) with whom you might be interested in working. For psychologist applicants, materials should be submitted via the APPA CAS website: https://appicpostdoc.liaisoncas.com/ For physician applicants, materials should be submitted by email to vafellowship@ucsd.edu. The application deadline is December 4, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Late applications will be considered only for positions that are not filled by applicants who applied by December 4th. Applicants should be available for an interview in late 2017 or early 2018. Phone interviews are possible. Please contact Dr. Tamara Wall (Tamara.Wall@va.gov) with questions about the psychologist position or Dr. Scott Matthews (Scott.Matthews@va.gov) with questions about the physician position.

Qualifications: The following are required for psychologists: 1) completion of an APA-accredited doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology and an APA-accredited clinical psychology internship by September 1, 2018, and 2) U.S. citizenship. The following are required for physicians: 1) completion of an ACGME accredited residency program, 2) a full and unrestricted license to practice in the U.S. or any of its territories, 3) be board certified or eligible with demonstration of active pursuit of board certification, 4) U.S. citizenship, and 5) if a graduate of a foreign medical school, must have evidence of ECFMG certification.

San Diego enjoys a reputation for a highly desirable climate. The nearby ocean, mountains and deserts allow an unusually wide variety of year-round outdoor activities. Major attractions include the San Diego Zoo, theater, music concerts, professional sports teams, and a rich art scene.

[#DIV28SUPER] FW: Addiction programming at the 2017 APA Convention - combined Div 50 & 28 program

Dear Colleagues,


Just another reminder – click here for the integrated programs for Divisions 50 (Addiction) and 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse): 



Also, please consider supporting our R13s, which provide travel funds to young investigators, by joining us for these R13-supported events:

  • Friday, August 4, 4:00-5:50pm - “Early Career Investigators Poster Session and Social Hour” – appetizers served
  • Saturday, August 5, 8:00-8:50 – Symposium: “Dissemination of Behavioral Treatments for Alcohol Use Disorder”
  • Sunday, August 6, 8:00-8:50 – Symposium: “Mechanisms of Behavior Change in Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment”


Looking forward to seeing you next week!


All the best,






Bettina B. Hoeppner, Ph.D., MS

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Harvard Medical School


Director of Biostatistics, Center for Addiction Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital


151 Merrimac Street, Boston MA 02114

Office: 617-643-1988

Fax: 617-643-1998




[#DIV28SUPER] Contributors Needed

Contributors needed for a new American Psychological Association publication: APA Handbook of Psychopharmacology

The APA Handbook of Psychopharmacology (edited by Suzette M. Evans, PhD and Kenneth M. Carpenter, PhD) will provide a working knowledge of basic pharmacology and psychopharmacology in a language suitable for the targeted readership, and summarize the current and emerging research and clinical evidence related to the pharmacologic treatment of mental health disorders. Although psychopharmacology is constantly changing, particularly as new medications emerge, this handbook will provide a solid foundation of the field specifically geared towards psychologists. Our target audience primarily includes established psychology researchers and practitioners, but the Handbook will also be of value to allied social and behavioral scientists, as well as professionals in complementary fields such as clinical social work and mental health counseling. Moreover, psychology graduate students will find the chapters in the Handbook extremely valuable for gaining a sound familiarity with major specialties across the field.

While we have identified contributors for most of the chapters, we are still looking for colleagues willing to write some highly relevant chapters (each is highlighted in BLUE below). This would be an excellent opportunity for an expert in one of the areas below to co-author a chapter with a junior colleague (e.g., graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, junior faculty member). If you are interested in contributing one of these chapters, or have suggestions of other potential contributors with expertise in any of these areas, please contact Suzette Evans directly at se18@cumc.columbia.edu

Part II. Principles and Recommendations for Implementing Psychopharmacology for the Treatment of Psychological Disorders (chapters in Part II will follow a specific outline and focus on DSM-5 criteria for the diagnoses)

1. Pharmacological Treatment of Pain and Pain-Related Disorders

2. Pharmacological Treatment of Sexual Disorders

Part III. Other Topics

1. Future Directions in Theory, Research, Practice and Policy



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email: william.stoops@uky.edu
phone: (859) 257-5383
facsimile: (859) 257-7684

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
Component Lead
Research Methods
University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science

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[#DIV28SUPER] Tenure-Track Position in Behavioral Neuroscience at Auburn University

Below is an announcement of a position in the Psychology Department at Auburn University. I will be happy to answer any questions about it.


Auburn University

Department of Psychology

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Behavioral Neuroscience


Position:  The Department of Psychology at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor beginning fall semester, August 16, 2018.


Responsibilities: Candidates will contribute to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students, including teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Candidates are expected to maintain a strong research program, with potential for extramural funding.


Requirements/Qualifications: Candidates should have an independent research program in behavioral neuroscience, broadly defined, with preference for programs that complement existing strengths in the Department of Psychology which include comparative cognition, learning and conditioning, cognitive and affective neuroscience, autism and developmental disabilities, environmental health, and psychopharmacology. A strong record of publications, and a high potential for external funding is required. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field. ABD candidates will be considered but must have Ph.D. by start date or offer will be withdrawn. Auburn University has state-of-the-art resources for animal and human model neuroscience research.


The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.


Application: Please go to this website to apply for the position: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/2293


Review of applications will begin September 15, 2017, and continue until a candidate is selected.

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. Please visit our webpage to learn more about the Department of Psychology: http://www.cla.auburn.edu/psychology/index.cfm

Auburn University is an EEO/VET/Disability Employer





Chris Newland, Ph. D.

Professor, Department of Psychology                          

226 Thach Hall 

342 West Thach Ave      
Auburn University

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



[#DIV28SUPER] Position at Lawrence University

I'm writing to members of the DIV28 list serve to ask if you would be able to pass along our job ad (see below) to anyone who might be a good fit for this position in Psychology.  The position is in Animal Neuroscience. Increasing the diversity of our faculty at Lawrence is a high priority campus-wide, so we are especially interested in reaching out to candidates who identify with groups currently underrepresented in the academy. In addition to asking you to pass along our ad, I would welcome receiving from you the names of potential candidates so that I can contact them directly to encourage them to apply.  I would also welcome receiving the names of any of your colleagues who might be able to suggest additional potential candidates.  May I use your name when I make these contacts?


Thank you in advance,


Beth Haines



ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (PSYCHOLOGY) IN ANIMAL NEUROSCIENCE: Lawrence University, a 1500-student select liberal arts college in northeast Wisconsin with a conservatory of music, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning September 2018.  Teaching responsibilities include basic and intermediate neuroscience courses (e.g., Behavioral Neuroscience; Psychopharmacology); advanced courses in the candidate's area(s) of expertise; Introductory Psychology; and teaching in Lawrence's flagship Freshman Studies program. Ph.D. required. Faculty at Lawrence are expected to engage in ongoing programs of scholarly activity.  The successful candidate will engage in research in some area of animal neuroscience. The Psychology Department has extensive research facilities, including spacious labs for animal studies, and offers competitive start-up and grant writing support to help develop a sustainable research program.


We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: 1) further diversifying the faculty; and/or 2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity or research; and 3) showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogies to address the needs of a diverse student body. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and individuals of diverse backgrounds. See https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/lawrenceuniversity/About_Us.html for more information about Lawrence and its surrounding community, including the New North Regional Guide which lists resources that promote diversity in the community.  


Send a letter of application; vita; statement of scholarly work; a copy of selected publications; evidence of teaching effectiveness; a statement on experience related to addressing issues of diversity and inclusion in the academic setting and ways that you could contribute to these efforts at Lawrence; and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/lawrenceuniversity/EmploymentListings.html

by October 1, 2017.  Questions may be addressed via email to the psychology department chair, Beth Haines, beth.a.haines@lawrence.edu.