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November Director's Webinar featuring Peter Pirolli, Ph.D.
On Tuesday, November 13, at 2:00 p.m. ET, Peter Pirolli, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, will present: Computational Cognitive Models of mHealth Interventions. Dr. Pirolli will present an overview of the Fittle+ mHealth systems that have been used to study several evidence-based behavior change interventions. Dr. Pirolli will present models developed in the ACT-R computational cognitive architecture that address individual-level daily achievement of behavioral goals for exercise and eating and provide a deeper account of the dynamics of self-efficacy, motivation, implementation intentions, and habit formation. Register Today
Improving Care for People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Using Technology (iCare-AD/ADRD) Challenge
The NIA is pleased to launch the Improving Care for People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Using Technology (iCare-AD/ADRD) Challenge. This Eureka prize competition seeks to spur the development of technology applications to improve dementia care coordination and/or care navigation, as part of the implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act. Up to $400,000 in cash prizes may be awarded to teams or individuals that participate in the challenge. Entries will be accepted from October 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. The iCare-AD/ADRD challenge managers will be hosting a webinar on October 17, 2018 at 2:30 PM ET. This webinar will introduce attendees to the Challenge and cover participation requirements. Time will be allotted to answer questions from attendees. Register Now
SOBC Webinar with Karolina Lempert, Ph.D.
On October 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Dr. Karolina Lempert, postdoctoral scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, will present: Experimental manipulations of intertemporal choice: successes and limitations. Dr. Lempert’s research examines the individual differences, situational factors, and neural mechanisms that influence intertemporal choices, or choices with consequences that play out over time. She uses a neuroeconomics approach, combining paradigms from behavioral economics with methodological techniques including neuroimaging and psychophysiology. She is the recipient of a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Aging.
Meeting Number: 191 366 190; Audio/teleconference: 415-655-0001
Requesting Input on the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2020-2024
Every five years since 2006, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) has released successive Long-Range Plans. The current Long-Range Plan is slated to expire at the end of the 2019 fiscal year. To capitalize on the opportunities presented by recent science advances, NIAMS is developing a Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2020-2024. As part of the planning process, NIAMS has published a Request for Information (RFI) to seek input from researchers in academia and industry, health care professionals, patient advocates and health advocacy organizations, scientific or professional organizations, Federal agencies, and other interested members of the public. RFI Responses should be submitted via an online form by October 26, 2018. Go There Now
GeoFLASHE Data Set Now Available for Free Download
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce the availability of a data set of neighborhood and contextual variables pulled from the Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) Study. FLASHE is a survey of psychosocial, generational (parent-adolescent), and environmental correlates of cancer-preventive behaviors from adolescents and their parents. The GeoFLASHE data set includes variables on neighborhood socioeconomic status; UV exposure; and neighborhood characteristics associated with walkability. Interested in learning more? Register for a webinar on how to use GeoFLASHE data on Monday, November 5, 2018, 11 a.m. – noon ET. Register Now
Request for Information (RFI) on Proposed Provisions for a Draft Data Management and Sharing Policy for NIH Funded or Supported Research
The purpose of this Notice is to solicit public input on proposed key provisions that could serve as a foundation for a future NIH policy for data management and sharing. Stakeholder feedback is essential to inform the development of a new NIH policy on the management and sharing of scientific data. This Notice aims to solicit public comment on proposed key policy provisions. Feedback obtained through this Notice and other outreach efforts will help to inform the development of a draft NIH policy for data management and sharing, which is expected to be released for an additional public comment period upon its development. Comments on this Notice must be received no later than December 10, 2018.
Comments should be submitted electronically to the following webpage: https://osp.od.nih.gov/provisions-data-managment-sharing/ or mailed to: Office of Science Policy (OSP), National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892, or by fax to: 301-496-9839. Read More
Webinar Recording: Toward data-driven ontologies for mental function
The August Director’s Webinar recording, featuring guest presenter Russell A. Poldrack, Ph.D., Albert Ray Lang Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, is now available. Dr. Poldrack argued the development of ontologies is essential for progress but need to be tied directly to empirical data. He provided an example from the domain of self-regulation, where he and his team have used data-driven ontology development to describe the psychological structure of this domain and characterize its predictive validity with respect to real-world outcomes. Go There Now
Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention (FPBP) Summit on Cyberbullying Prevention
The Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention (FPBP) is a collaborative effort among federal staff from various agencies who partner to coordinate federal efforts on bullying prevention. The mission of the FPBP is to ensure coordination among federal agencies working in bullying prevention and provide consistent, accurate resources to the public to significantly reduce the prevalence of youth peer‐to‐peer bullying. In August, the FPBP hosted a day-long summit that brought together representatives to present their latest research findings. Go There Now
NIH funds study to prevent, treat HIV among adolescents in poor countries
The NIH has awarded $7.5 million for an international research program to prevent and treat HIV infection among adolescents and young adults in seven African countries and Brazil. The study, called Prevention and Treatment through a Comprehensive Care Continuum for HIV-affected Adolescents in Resource Constrained Settings (PATC3H), will support research to develop strategies to identify youth at risk of HIV infection and those living with HIV and to enroll them into medical care programs. Learn More
Packaging color research by tobacco companies: the pack as a product characteristic - Webinar Archive
On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, Stanton A. Glantz, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, analyzed previously secret tobacco industry documents to identify additional ways in which cigarette companies tested and manipulated pack colors to affect consumers' perceptions of the cigarettes' flavor and strength. Learn More
Federal report on health, well-being of America’s children and youth now available
The latest annual report of federal statistics on the health and well-being of America’s children and youth is now available. The 2018 America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, highlights six measures on the status of children and youth who face heightened risks to their well-being. The report is published by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, a collection of 23 federal government agencies involved in research and activities related to children and families, including the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Read More