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Registration Open: 12th NIH Matilda White Riley Honors
Register for the 12th NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors, to be held on Thursday, June 6, from 8:00 am to 12 noon on NIH's Main Campus - Wilson Hall, Building 1. The 2019 Distinguished Lecturer is Mark J. VanLandingham, Ph.D. Thomas C. Keller Professor Director, Center for Studies of Displaced Populations at Tulane University. Dr. Keller will present “Culture and Resilience: Insights from the Vietnamese American community in post-Katrina New Orleans.”
[OBSSR Director's Webinar] The Eureka Research Platform: A Resource for Mobilizing Research
Join OBSSR and Jeffrey Olgin, M.D., Gallo-Chatterjee Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Division of Cardiology Chief at the University of California at San Francisco on Tuesday, May 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET for an overview of the Eureka Research Platform, an NIH-funded resource for conducting research using mobile technology. Dr. Olgin will describe the resource (including its capabilities), provide a description of ongoing studies using the platform, and share lessons learned and the mechanisms by which the resource can be used for NIH-funded studies.
[SOBC Webinar] Translating Behavior Change into the Community: Diabetes Prevention & Management
On Monday, April 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. ET, the Science of Behavior Change will host the April Grand Rounds Speaker, Jeffrey Katula, Ph.D. Dr. Katula’s work involves the prevention and management of chronic disease, particularly Type II diabetes and cognitive functioning. He has been involved in numerous single site RCTs, such as the Healthy Living Partnerships to Prevent Diabetes (HELP PD; NIDDK) and Lifestyle Interventions for the Treatment of Diabetes (LIFT-D; NIMHD).
NIH Blueprint Workshop: The Science of Interception and Its Roles in Nervous System Disorders
Join the NIH Blueprint April 16-17, 2019 at Lister Hill Auditorium (Bldg. 38A). The objectives of this workshop are to identify gaps in research related to the science of interoception and its role(s) in nervous system disorders, and to develop strategies and recommendations to facilitate the advancement of this area of research. This workshop will bring together expertise from diverse fields including basic neuroscience, psychology, physiology, and clinical research to deliberate two important dynamic connections – the connections between the brain and body and the connections between basic research and human/clinical research. The primary focus areas for the workshop include: the neural circuitry underlying the dynamic interactions between the central and peripheral nervous systems; interoceptive processes in associated diseases and disorders; effect of modulating interoceptive processes for potential interventions/therapies; and development of technologies and methodologies to enhance interoceptive research.
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NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival
SAVE THE DATE: Friday, December 6, 2019 — NIH Campus, Natcher Conference Center (Bldg. 45). The Annual NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival will be hosted by OBSSR and the NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Coordinating Committee. The purpose of the festival is to highlight recently funded behavioral and social sciences research that the NIH supports; bring together behavioral and social scientists within the NIH extramural and intramural communities to network with each other and share scientific ideas; and explore ways to advance behavioral and social sciences research.