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Events and Announcements
11th NIH Matilda White Riley Distinguished Lecturer
OBSSR announces Dr. Terrie E. Moffitt, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University, as this year's NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors Distinguished Lecturer. You are invited to join us for her presentation: "A good childhood is a smart investment." Dr. Moffitt's talk will describe research that brings national register databases together with a four-decade birth cohort study. One-fifth of the cohort accounted for most of the cohort’s injuries, obese kilograms, cigarettes smoked, hospital nights, welfare benefits, fatherless child-rearing years, prescription fills, and court convictions. Study findings suggest that early-years interventions that enhance brain health could yield large returns on investment.
Please register to attend this in person only event, to be held on Thursday, May 31, from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the NIH's main campus, Wilson Hall (building 1). Free registration for this event is required.
Harnessing Technology to Improve Adult Pneumococcal Vaccination Webinar
Join OBSSR director William T. Riley, Ph.D., on Tuesday, March 27 at 2:00 p.m. ET for a director’s series webinar titled “From patient perspectives to preventive care: Harnessing technology to improve adult pneumococcal vaccination.” Dr. Kenzie A. Cameron, research professor at at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, will present an overview of her process and outcomes which included: (1) conducting individual interviews to better understand specific reasons for refusal of pneumococcal vaccination among Black patients age 65 and older; (2) developing a theoretically-based patient education video on pneumonia and pneumococcal vaccination; (3) implementing a clinical decision support tool within the EHR to prompt nurses to show the video to patients newly eligible for the vaccination (i.e., 65 or 66 years old with no documentation of receipt or refusal of pneumococcal vaccination within the EHR); and (4) using the patient portal within our EHR to deliver the video to patients scheduled for a clinic visit via a message sent prior to their clinic visit.
BRAIN Behavior Quantification Meeting
OBSSR invites you to attend the BRAIN Behavior Quantification meeting on Sunday, April 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the NIH's Neuroscience Center Rooms on Executive Blvd. one day prior to the 4th
Annual Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative Investigator’s Meeting. The goal of this meeting is to stimulate research that would determine how neural circuit activity leads to complex behavior by linking precisely measured behavior with high-temporal resolution
neural recordings in humans.
2018 mHealth Technology Showcase - Call for Applications
The mHealth Technology Showcase will bring together technology developers, health researchers, and federal program staff at the NIH's main campus, Natcher Auditorium, on Monday, June 4 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The goal of the meeting is to discuss how the community can work together to improve the
specificity, reliability, and validity of health indicators extracted from data collected from wearable and mobile sensors, in the context of rapidly evolving and increasingly complex and diverse technologies. Registration and attendance for the showcase is free, but space is limited. Applications are being accepted for those who want to present their research or demonstrate their technology. Applications will be selected based on the strength of the data presented that supports the specificity, reliability and validity of the technologies used for the health application identified. The application deadline for speakers, poster presentations and technology demonstrations is Sunday, April 1, 2018, and
applicants will be notified by Friday, April 20.
Request for Information: Soliciting Input for the NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science
The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to invite comments and suggestions on the first NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science. The NIH is publishing this Notice to solicit input on topics under consideration for the strategic plan from its stakeholders, including members of the scientific community, academic institutions, the private sector, health professionals, professional societies, advocacy groups, patient communities, as well as other interested members of the public. Responses must be received by Monday April 2, 2018.
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HINTS Data Users Conference
The fifth HINTS Data Users Conference, sponsored by NCI, will be held on September 13-14, 2018 at the NIH main campus, Natcher Conference Center. The conference will be an opportunity to present and discuss research using Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) data and to highlight the role of HINTS research in public health and clinical care. Please visit the abstract submission section of the conference website for more information and to see a description of the various conference tracks. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, April 6, 2018.
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Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study Dataset
NIH released to the scientific community an unparalleled dataset from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. To date, more than 7,500 youth and their families have been recruited for the study, well over half the participant goal. Approximately 30 terabytes of data (about three times the size of the Library of Congress collection), obtained from the first 4,500 participants, will be available to scientists worldwide to conduct research on the many factors that influence brain, cognitive, social, and emotional development. The ABCD study is the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. The data will be made available through the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Data Archive, which can be accessed by researchers who obtain a free NIMH Data Archive account.
NCCOR: A Decade of Transforming the Field of Childhood Obesity Research
Launched in 2009, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) brought together the nation’s four largest childhood obesity research funders—CDC, NIH, USDA, and RWJF—in a public-private collaboration to accelerate progress in reducing childhood obesity. In the ensuing 10 years,
NCCOR has transformed the field of childhood obesity research through strategic initiatives, comprehensive tools for researchers, and innovative rapid-response funding mechanisms, among other efforts. To provide insights into its formation, operations, and accomplishments, NCCOR published two papers in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, released online today. The papers are accompanied by a commentary by senior leaders of NCCOR’s member organizations and an editorial by Dr. Jim Sallis, a member of NCCOR’s External Scientific Panel.