OBSSR Director's Webinar Series

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. Subscribe to receive updates on the latest OBSSR and BSSR-related event information.

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Archived OBSSR Director's Webinars by Year

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Event Date: November 28, 2017, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Tamara Somers, Ph.D.

Pain is one of the most common and distressing symptoms for patients with cancer. There is evidence that behavioral pain interventions are efficacious for decreasing pain and pain-related symptoms. The NIH recommends the integration of behavioral…

Event Date: September 26, 2017, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Eric Turkheimer, Ph.D.

It has been known for some time that children raised in impoverished environments do not express genetic differences in cognitive ability to the same extent as children raised in middle class homes, a phenomenon known as the Scarr-Rowe…

Event Date: June 20, 2017, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Melissa Anderson, Ph.D.

The United States Deaf community—a minority group of 500,000 people who use American Sign Language—is one of the most understudied populations in biomedical research. This work lays the foundation for a sustainable program of research that shifts…

Event Date: May 16, 2017, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Henry Yin, Ph.D.

Recent advances in neuroscience led to the development of a new integrative approach combining continuous quantification of behavior and selective manipulation and recording of neural activity in freely moving rodents. Recent work using this…

Event Date: April 18, 2017, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Jim Spilsbury Ph.D., MPH

Health disparities are a major public health issue, and disparities in sleep quantity and quality have been well documented among disadvantaged populations. Our data from Cleveland, OH indicate that the age range of 11–12 years is a crucial…

Event Date: March 16, 2017, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Richard G. Frank, Ph.D.

This research addresses issues shaping the future of care for mental illnesses and substance use disorders, including ensuring quality of care in a system that “pays for value” and early intervention for serious mental illnesses.

Event Date: February 21, 2017, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Sara Moorman, Ph.D.

This project proposes that the age composition of neighborhoods is a key contributor to health and well-being in mid- and later life. This hypothesis is suggested in part by the increasing popularity of age-restricted retirement communities,…

Event Date: January 24, 2017, 2:00 pm
Presenter: Arturo Hernandez, Ph.D.

What factors affect the coding of two languages in one brain? For over 100 years, researchers have suggested that age of acquisition, language proficiency, and cognitive control play a role in the neural representation of two languages. Work in…