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Revised Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Definition
Thank you to everyone who participated in the BSSR definition crowdsourcing effort. The comments informed the final revision of the BSSR definition. Some suggestions, although not reflected in the BSSR definition, will be used to for future blog post topics to share in-depth discussion of the areas of science that are included in the BSSR at NIH. The revised BSSR definition is now posted on OBSSR’s website.
NIH Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Honorees
OBSSR selected five ESIs to present their research and contribute to a moderated panel discussion at this year's Matilda White Riley Honors. This year’s honorees were among 500 submissions. The 2019 Early Stage Investigator Paper Competition Honorees include:
Jamie L. Hanson, Ph.D.
A family focused intervention influences hippocampal-prefrontal connectivity through gains in self-regulation
Taylor Hargrove, Ph.D.
Intersecting social inequalities and body mass index trajectories from adolescence to early adulthood
Jungeun Olivia Lee, Ph.D.
Developmental pathways from parental socioeconomic status to adolescent substance use: Alternative and complementary reinforcement
Marco Venniro, Ph.D.
Volitional social interaction prevents drug addiction in rat models
Robbee Wedow, Ph.D.
Education, smoking, and cohort change: Forwarding a multidimensional theory of the environmental moderation of genetic effects
The 12th NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors will be held Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 8:00 am to 12 noon at Wilson Hall (building 1). Please register to attend in person
The Eureka Research Platform Webinar - 2pm, today, May 14
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.
RDoC survey on environment and development
The National Institute of Mental Health is soliciting input on how to incorporate development and environment into the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework. RDOC is a research framework for investigating mental disorders that integrates many levels of information to explore basic dimensions of human behavior. The survey closes on Friday, May 17, 2019.
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Webinar Recording: Social and population health science approaches to understanding the human gut microbiome
The March Director’s Webinar recording featuring guest presenter Pamela Herd, Ph.D., Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University, is now available. Dr. Herd’s presentation “Social and population health science approaches to understanding the human gut microbiome,” outlined key substantive and methodological advances that can be made if collaborations between social and population health scientists and life scientists are strategically pursued, and she provided a recent example of a collaboration.
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NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival
SAVE THE DATE: 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.