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Annual NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival
SAVE THE DATE: December 8, 2017 — 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.
June Director's Series Webinar
On Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 2 pm ET, Melissa L. Anderson, Ph.D., Hearing Psychologist and Clinical Researcher at UMass Medical School, will present on "Deaf ACCESS: Adapting consent through community engagement and state-of-the-art simulation."
The Science of Caregiving: Bringing Voices Together
NINR in partnership with OBSSR and others is hosting a summit on August 7–8, 2017 on the NIH Campus, Natcher Conference Center (Bldg. 45), that will provide perspectives across the spectrum of caregiving, including the importance of caregiving across the lifespan as well as current and future directions for research to improve the health of patients and caregivers. The keynote speaker is Judy Woodruff of the PBS NewsHour. The event will bring together an audience of researchers, advocates, healthcare providers, educators, and others interested in the science of caregiving. This event is free but space is limited and registration is required.
Professional Development Workshop
NCI will host a workshop on August 10-11, 2017, in Rockville, Maryland, to enhance professional development of the next generation of behavioral and social scientists in cancer prevention and control. Participation is free, but registration is required and will be limited. Attendees are responsible for their own travel expenses.
The Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH)
In 2017, the institute will utilize a combination of a 3-month online course (six webinar sessions with related assignments) between mid-August and mid-November, and a 2-day in-person training to be held November 30 and December 1, 2017, in North Bethesda, MD. Faculty and guest lecturers will consist of leading experts (practitioners and teachers) in theory, implementation, and evaluation approaches to D&I; creating partnerships and multilevel, transdisciplinary research teams; research design, methods, and analyses appropriate for D&I investigations; and conducting research at different and multiple levels of intervention (e.g., clinical, community, policy). The training is open to researchers with interests in studying D&I across health care, public health, and community settings.
10th Annual D&I Conference
The 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health, co-hosted by the NIH and AcademyHealth, will be held December 4-6, 2017 in Arlington, VA. This year's theme, A Decade of Progress and the Path Forward, will reflect on the accomplishments of and challenges to the field, and will focus on opportunities ahead.
Pathways to Prevention Workshop
NIH is hosting the Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Methods for Evaluating Natural Experiments in Obesity to better understand appropriate, high-quality natural experiment research designs in obesity prevention and control. The workshop will take place on December 5–6, 2017 on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The workshop will be free and open to the public, and attendees can join either in person or via NIH VideoCast. In-person attendance is strongly encouraged.
All of Us Research Program beta launch
NIH has begun enrolling its first participants as beta testers of the All of Us Research Program. The mission of the All of Us Research Program is to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us.