Advancing the science of aggression across species and disciplines

June 14, 2023:
June 15, 2023:

On June 14 and 15, 2023, OBSSR and collaborating NIH ICOs will host a virtual workshop, Advancing the science of aggression across species and disciplines. The workshop will be available for live public viewing on the NIH Videocast. Goals of the workshop include bringing together both animal and human aggression researchers from various backgrounds to facilitate dialogue across disciplines, individual and interpersonal levels of analysis, lifespan, and disorders/diseases; identifying barriers and potential solutions to move research on basic mechanisms of aggression and health to inform intervention development as well as identify opportunities for more use-inspired basic research; and identifying research gaps and opportunities in the science of aggression and health in the service of advancing progress in prevention, assessment, and treatment.

Registration is not required. This virtual workshop will be live streamed through NIH Videocast. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions through the live videocast.

Plenary Speakers:
Dayu Lin, Ph.D., NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Terrie E. Moffitt, Ph.D., Duke University, King’s College London

Agenda: June 14, 2023 (day 1)
1:00 pm-1:15 pm ET: Introduction (OBSSR)

1:15-1:45: Keynotes on animal and human research in aggression

  • Chair: Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz (OBSSR)
  • Animal research: Dayu Lin
  • Human research: Terrie Moffit

1:45-3:15: [Panel 1] Connecting individual-level mechanisms to the social/cultural context

  • Moderator: Elizabeth Hoffman (NIDA)
  • Panelists: Abigail Marsh, Jessica Salerno, Dominic Parrott, Essi Viding
  • Discussants: Krista Mehari, Larry Young


3:30-5:00: [Panel 2] Bridging findings across the full scope of aggression

  • Moderator: Nsini Umoh (NINDS)
  • Panelists: David Chester, Annegret Falkner, Sam Golden, Spencer Evans
  • Discussants: Andrea Glenn, Luke Hyde

5:00 Closing of Day 1 (OBSSR)

June 15, 2023, 1:00 - 3:15pm | Online

Plenary Speakers:
L. Syd M Johnson, Upstate Medical University
Celia Fisher, Fordham University

Agenda: June 15, 2023 (day 2)
1:00 PM-1:05 PM: Welcome and recap of Day 1 (OBSSR)

1:05-1:45: Keynotes on ethics

  • Neuroscience lens: L. Syd M Johnson
  • Clinical lens: Celia Fisher
  • Moderator/discussant: Cortney Simmons

1:45-3:15: [Panel 3] Distinguishing adaptive/typical aggression from pathological aggression across the lifespan

  • Moderator: Melissa Gerald (NIA)
  • Panelists: Rebecca Waller, Erin Hecht, S. Alexandra Burt, Scott Russo
  • Discussants: James Curley, JC Barnes

Responses to the NIH Request for Information (RFI) on Research Challenges and Needs in the Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Aggression (NOT-OD-22-041)

June 14, 2023, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
June 15, 2023, 1:00pm – 3:15pm
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