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Webinar: Social and Population Health Science Approaches to Understanding the Human Gut Microbiome
Pamela Herd, Ph.D., Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University, and Principal Investigator of Wisconsin Longitudinal Study will present on March 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. ET on “Social and population health science approaches to understanding the human gut microbiome.” Dr. Herd will outline key substantive and methodological advances that can be made if collaborations between social and population health scientists and life scientists are strategically pursued, as will provide a recent example of a collaboration. Registration for this webinar is required.
Early Stage Investigator Paper Competition
The submission period is now open for the Early Stage Investigators (ESI, within 10 years of their terminal degree) paper competition. OBSSR will pay the travel expenses for up to four ESI honorees to present the findings from their accepted paper and participate in a moderated discussion of future research possibilities at the 12th NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors on June 6, 2019. More information about the paper competition can be found at the link below. OBSSR encourages you to share this information with your grantees. The submission deadline is Sunday, March 31, 2019.
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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.”
RFI: Action on Interoperability of Medical Devices, Data, and Platforms To Enhance Patient Care
The NITRD Health Information Technology Research and Development Interagency Working Group (HITRD IWG) requests input to collect information on new approaches from industry, academia, and non-governmental organizations, to solve the interoperability issues between medical devices, data, and platforms. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 11:59 p.m. (ET) on March 15, 2019. Comments submitted in response to this notice may be sent to: HITRD-RFI@NITRD.gov.
NCI Fireside Chat on Implementation Science and Systems Science
On Wednesday, March 20, 3:00-4:00pm ET, Dr. David Chambers will be joined by Drs. Stephanie Wheeler, UNC Gillings School of Public Health, and Lindsey Zimmerman, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, for a discussion on systems science methods and systems-based approaches at the intersection of implementation science. Drs. Wheeler and Zimmerman will kick off a broader follow up discussion and welcome questions from participants. Registration is required.
RFI: NIH HIV/AIDS Research Priorities and Guidelines for Determining AIDS Funding
The NIH Office of AIDS Research is soliciting feedback from its stakeholder communities on the NIH HIV Research Priorities and Guidelines for Determining HIV Funding as a flexible, dynamic, comprehensive framework to guide the use of HIV-designated funding for fiscal years 2021 through 2025. Stakeholder comments about the NIH HIV Research Priorities will provide valuable information for use in advancing the NIH HIV research agenda and for developing the NIH Strategic Plan for HIV and HIV-related Research for fiscal years 2021 through 2025. The public comment period closes on April 13, 2019.
NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research Workshop
The NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research is hosting a workshop titled The Science of Interoception and Its Roles in Nervous Systems Disorders on April 16-17 in the Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A. The objective of this workshop is to identify gaps in research related to the science of interoception and its roles in nervous system disorders as well as to develop strategies and recommendations to facilitate the advancement of this area of research. The workshop will bring together expertise from diverse fields in basic neuroscience and clinical research to address two major connections – the connections between brain and body and the connections between basic research and human/clinical research. Areas of focus include 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 and potential interventions/therapies; and development of technologies and methodologies to enhance interoceptive research.