OBSSR 20th Anniversary
20th Anniversary Celebration
June 23 - 25, 2015
About the 20th Anniversary
The establishment of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) by the U.S. Congress in 1995 signaled the broadening recognition of the importance of behavioral and social factors in the prevention and treatment of disability and disease.
Over the last two decades, OBSSR has worked with the behavioral and social scientists throughout the 27 NIH institutes and centers as well as academia and the scientific community at large to increase our understanding of these factors and to develop and evaluate interventions for positive behavior change and health improvement.
In 2015, as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary with various events culminating in the Research Symposium, our work has lived up to our anniversary theme, Healthier Lives through Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Videos and Lectures
8TH MATILDA WHITE RILEY LECTURE IN BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Watch the master lectures of Dr. Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University, and Dr. Kevin Volpp, University of Pennsylvania, recipients of the 8th Matilda White Riley Award in Behavioral and Social Sciences.
DEFINE YOUR CAREER IN BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Watch Video: Define Your Career in Behavioral and Social Sciences. Experts discuss training and careers opportunities and trajectories.
OBSSR 20th ANNIVERSARY RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Watch Video: OBSSR 20th Anniversary Research Symposium. Healthier Lives through Behavioral and Social Sciences.
"I'M A BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENTIST" Video Submissions
Researchers and scientists from around the country describe their work OBSSR 20th Anniversary