OBSSR Past Events

The OBSSR hosts virtual and in-person meetings that highlight behavioral and social sciences research (BSSR). In coordination with the NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices, other government agencies, and the wider BSSR community, OBSSR facilitates opportunities to network, collaborate, explore, and advance BSSR.

OBSSR hosts a Director’s Webinar Series on a variety of BSSR topics to help communicate BSSR findings and other relevant BSSR information. OBSSR’s annual in-person meetings include the NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors and the NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival. Subscribe to receive updates on the latest OBSSR and BSSR-related event information.

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Past Events by Year

2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017
June 3, 2022, 1:00 - 4:30pm | Online
Presenter: David R. Williams, Ph.D., M.P.H.
The 15th NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors will be held on Friday, June 3, 2022. Overview: Matilda White Riley, Ph.D., was a celebrated scientist and member of the National Academy of Sciences, whose transformative work and leadership in the behavioral and social sciences at the NIH is honored annually by OBSSR. Initiated as an annual distinguished scholar lecture, OBSSR expanded the event in 2016 to recognize emerging scientists with a competition for peer-reviewed articles by Early Stage Investigators (ESIs).
March 8, 2022, 2:00 - 3:00pm | Online
Presenter: Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., FAED
OBSSR will host a director’s webinar on Tuesday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET, featuring Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., FAED, Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders and Founding Director, UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Bulik has the first endowed professorship in eating disorders, and she has revolutionized the understanding of eating disorders, from the disorders being considered purely environmental, to our current understanding of genetic and biological underpinnings. Dr. Bulik will present her current work that is even further revolutionizing our understanding of weight.