NCI Seeks Applicants for "Sandpit" workshop on April 24-26, 2017 in Maryland

NCI Seeks Applicants for “Sandpit” workshop on April 24-26, 2017 in Maryland

The National Cancer Institute invites interested applicants to participate in a “sandpit” workshop (i.e., ideas lab) that will bring together a broad, multidisciplinary group of participants to collaborate on innovative ideas for integrating knowledge across health behaviors, research fields, and national contexts in order to advance cancer control and prevention. Health behaviors often co-occur and have shared determinants at multiple levels (e.g., biological, individual, relational, environmental). However, research programs frequently examine and intervene on single health behaviors without systematically integrating knowledge across behaviors. Through an intensive, interactive, and collaborative experience that brings together researchers from different disciplines and national contexts, the sandpit workshop aims to facilitate the development of research ideas that cut across behavioral domains, professional sectors, and geographic boundaries to cultivate new insights across five key cancer-related health behaviors: tobacco use, alcohol consumption, dietary behavior, physical activity, and UV exposure.

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