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Register Now - OBSSR 20th Anniversary Celebration
April 09, 2015


2015 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health
Application Deadline: April 10, 2015


2015 UCLA Summer Institute on Mobile Health (mHealth) Technology Research
Application Opens: February 23, 2015


Just out! Social Science and Medicine releases Special Issue:Educational Attainment and Adult Health: Contextualizing Causality. Supported by OBSSR
February 10, 2015


Director’s 20th Anniversary Message (NEW)
January 20, 2015


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June 23 - 25, 2015
OBSSR 20th Anniversary Events
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July 26 - 31, 2015
2015 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health
Pasadena, CA  

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Register Now - OBSSR 20th Anniversary Celebration
April 09, 2015

Registration for the OBSSR 20th Anniversary Celebration Events is now open. The events are FREE and open to the public. Register! 

 

Apply Now: 2015 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health
Application Deadline: April 10, 2015

Application for the 2015 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health is now open until April 10, 2015.  Learn more

 

Mobilizing Research: A Research Resource to Enhance mHealth Research (U2C)
March 5, 2015

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support the development of Mobilizing Research, a resource that would allow researchers to more efficiently and rapidly evaluate mobile and wireless (mHealth) technologies. This research resource is intended to develop an infrastructure that works with wireless carriers to create a registry of potential participants to facilitate mHealth research across a variety of observational and clinical research studies and settings, and for a range of diseases and populations. This FOA supports Mobilizing Research for development of the infrastructure and transition to sustainability. Therefore, the proposed integrated and centralized resource should be designed and operated in a way that will facilitate and enable its sustainable functioning in the near future. Learn more

 

2015 UCLA Summer Institute on Mobile Health (mHealth) Technology Research
Application Deadline: April 3, 2015

Application for the 2015 UCL Summer Institute on Mobile Health (mHealth) Technology Research opens on February 23, 2015.  Learn more

 

Just Out! Social Science & Medicine Special Issue: Educational Attainment and Adult Health: Contextualizing Causality (February 2015)
February 10, 2015

The Social Science & Medicine Journal releases Special Issue: Educational Attainment and Adult Health: Contextualizing Causality for February 2015.
Supported by OBSSR Learn more

 

Director’s 20th Anniversary Message (NEW)
January 20, 2015

The year 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the National Institutes of Health's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR). The establishment of OBSSR 20 years ago by the U.S. Congress recognized the importance of behavioral and social factors in the prevention and treatment of disability and disease. Learn more

 

Past News

2014

Schizophrenia: Are psychotropic medications our only option?
December 16, 2014 (Research Edge)

NIH Big Data to Knowledge Program announces two funding opportunities
December 16, 2014

OBSSR fellow attended AAAS event on Neuroscience and Morality
December 11, 2014

OBSSR’s Scientist Wendy Nilsen keynotes mHealth Summit
December 10, 2014

December 8-9: OBSSR sponsors 7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation
December 8, 2014

Publication: OBSSR’s Colleagues Contributed Chapters to New Book on Behavioral Health and Technology
December 8, 2014

Joint meeting of BSSR and Prevention Research Coordinating Committees
December 5, 2014

OBSSR at the Association of Psychological Science Board of Directors
December 5, 2014

UK Economic and Social Research Council Leaders presented at OBSSR
December 2, 2014

OBSSR at TechChange
December 1, 2014

NIH Announces Four Funding Opportunities for Science of Behavior Change
November 17, 2014

IOM Issues Recommendations on Social and Behavioral Information for Electronic Health Records
November 12, 2014

Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults With Cardiovascular Risk Factor External Exit Disclaimer
August , 2014

Summary on the Education and Health: New Frontiers Meeting External Exit Disclaimer
August 25, 2014

Wireless Health 2014 - Call for Submissions External Exit Disclaimer
Deadline: September 15, 2014

Emotional Stress a Stronger Risk Factor for Heart Disease in Women Compared To Men
July 30, 2014

NHLBI Request for Information(RFI): Collaborative Translational Research Consortium to Develop T4 Translation of Evidence-based Interventions (NOT-HL-14-028) External Exit Disclaimer
Released July 2, 2014

Change in Leadership of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
April 11, 2014

The Health Consequences of Smoking - 50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General 
January, 2014

Training Insitute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health
Application Deadline: April 6, 2014

2013

The History of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Lecture Series: 1995 - 2013
October, 2013

NIH calls for research projects examining violence
September 27, 2013

Systems Science Applications in Childhood Obesity Research: Current Status and Future Directions - Dr. Patricia Mabry talks at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health External Exit Disclaimer
September 18, 2013

AJPH releases special issue on Integrating Genetics and the Behavioral and Social Sciences
September 10, 2013

Galea Calls for Re-engagement in Population Health
August 2, 2013

Stirred, Not Shaken: The Social Sciences Are Already Shaking
July 26, 2013

Dr. Patricia Mabry Appointed Acting Deputy Director of OBSSR, NIH
May 8, 2013

"NIH Toolbox for assessment of neurological and behavioral function" A supplement to Neurology
March, 2013

NEA Interagency Task Force releases a summary paper on the Arts & Aging Research Workshop: "Research Gaps and Opportunities for Exploring the Relationship for the Arts to Health and Well-Being in Older Adults.
February, 2013

Mobile Health: Revolutionizing Healthcare Through Transdisciplinary Research
February 4, 2013

The U.S. training institute for dissemination and implementation research in health
January 24, 2013

NIH launches blog on behavioral and social sciences research
January 22, 2013

Director Connection: Why are we so sick? (Blog Post)
January 11, 2013

U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health (IOM/NRC Report)
January 10, 2013

American Journal of Preventive Medicine publishes supplement about research collaboration with #211
January 7, 2013

Integrating Economic Analysis into NIH Funded Research (Webinar Materials)
January 4, 2013


2012

Mobile Health: Figuring Out What Works
December 7, 2012

Videos Highlight Behavior and Health
December 6, 2012

Visit our newly updated OBSSR Director's page
November 9, 2012

Colloquium Paper: Quantification of behavior
October 24, 2012

Patricia L. Mabry's Digital Epidemiology
July, 2012

The Real Promise of Mobile Health Apps
July 10, 2012

Ability to estimate quantity increases in first 30 years of life
June 27, 2012

Building a Better Physician - The Case for the New MCAT
April 5, 2012

The New Journal Supplement on Racial/Ethnic Discrimination and Health
April 23, 2012

U.S. Cancer Rates Could Be Cut in Half Today Based on What's Already Known
March 29, 2012

NIH launches online resource on behavioral and social science research methods
March 23, 2012

2011 mHealth Training Institute featured in the PPP Winter Newsletter
March 7, 2012

OBSSR Job Opportunities
March 1, 2012

Applications for mHealth 2012 Training Institute are curently being accepted.
February, 2012

Mind-Body Interactions and Health Program Outcome Evaluation Report
January 31, 2012

Call for Papers on Systems Science Applications in Health Promotion and Public Health
January, 2012

2011

New Federal Interagency Task Force to Promote Research on the Arts and Human Development
December, 2011

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R01)
September, 2011

COMNet teams publish a Series on the global obesity in The Lance
August 23, 2011

NIH releases best practices for combining qualitative and quantitative research
August 23, 2011

NIH launches training institute on dissemination and implementation research
April 4, 2011

2010

"Doctor in the Pocket" Aims to Increase Exercise in Overweight Youth
November 11, 2010

Maintenance of Long-Term Behavior Change
November/December, 2010

The 'contagion' of social networks
September 13, 2010

NIH-funded studies aim to prevent, treat childhood obesity
September 9, 2010

NIH Seeks to Break New Ground in Reducing Health Disparities
August 5, 2010

OBSSR Sponsors Special Issue of American Journal of Public Health
July 2010

Rise of the Part-Time Smoker
By Melinda Beck, Jan. 12, 2010, Wall Street Journal (wsj.com)

Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Interactive Textbook
January, 2010

2009

Healthy People 2010: OBSSR/ODP Working to Put Social and Behavioral Science into Action to Improve Health
November 23, 2009 COSSA Washington Update

New Funding Opportunities from OppNet, the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network
November 18, 2009

NIH Opportunity Network to Expand Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
November 18, 2009

New Era for Basic Behavioral Research at NIH
November 2009 APS Observer

NIH-CDC Panel Makes Recommendations to Guide Personal Genomics Research
August 2009

OBSSR Holds First Institute on Systems Science and Health
May 3-8, 2009

Sex, Drugs and Viral Load: Integrating HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment
April 3, 2009 NIH Record

Special Issue on Light and Intermittent Smokers
March 21, 2009

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR)
March 06, 2009

OBSSR Hosts Conference on Dissemination, Implementation
March 06, 2009 NIH Record

Research Funders Collaborate To Reduce Childhood Obesity
March 06, 2009 NIH Record

NIH's Role in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
February 17, 2009

2008

What men can learn from women: Tough-guy attitude leads to gender health disparity
December 29, 2008 by Stephen Smith, The Boston Globe (Boston.com)

Retreat Refreshes Behavioral, Social Sciences
December 12, 2008 NIH Record

CBT4CBT New Hope for Treatment of Addiction
December 12, 2008 NIH Record

OBSSR Retreat: Behavioral and Social Scientists Map Course in the Era of the Genome
November-December 2008 The NIH Catalyst

OBSSR's Mabry Wins with Systems Analysis Team
October 3, 2008 NIH Record

3rd Annual Matilda White Riley Lecture Looking for Causes in all the Wrong Places
June 19, 2008 NIH Videocast

Health Disparity Paper Spurs Debate
January 25, 2008 NIH Record

OBSSR Holds First Dissemination Conference
January 11, 2008 NIH Record

Cancer patients find strength in numbers
January, 7 2008 By Marilyn Elias, USA TODAY

2007

Benner Named OBSSR Communications Specialist
October 5, 2007 NIH Record

Meissner Joins OBSSR as Senior Advisor
October 5, 2007 NIH Record

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