DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR SBP-BRIMS’16 TRAVEL SUPPORT EXTENDED TO MAY 24, 2016.

*** Please note that early registration deadline is June 6, 2016. ***

Registration is now open for SBP-BRIMS’16, the 2016 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation. SBP-BRIMS’16 will be held at the UCDC Center, downtown Washington DC, USA Jun 28 – July 1, 2016.

Link to the main conference pages, http://sbp-brims.org/2016/
Link directly to registration page, http://sbp-brims.org/2016/registration/
TRAVEL SUPPORT AVAILABLE !!
We have two forms of travel support available, as described below.

  1. Travel Support for Students
    We have obtained grant funding that will provide a number of registration and travel scholarships for students, to help them attend the conference. These awards will cover registration costs for local students. For non-local students, the award will cover up to $800 for registration, travel, and lodging expenses.

    To apply for consideration, follow the instructions at the SBP-BRIMS website:
    http://sbp-brims.org/2016/awards/

    Follow the provided link to create an account to apply for the scholarships.
    Then, follow the instructions as directed on the website.

    These awards will be allocated on the basis of student need and available funding. Travel scholarships are awarded in the form of travel reimbursement. Travel scholars will need to submit qualifying receipts at the end of their trip.

    DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR SBP TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS EXTENDED TO MAY 24, 2016.

  2. Travel Support to Promote Diversity at SBP-BRIMS’16 (for students and non-students)
    We also have funding that will provide a limited travel support (registration, travel, hotel) for the purpose of increasing diversity at SBP-BRIMS 2016. Support will be available to participants from underrepresented groups (racial minority, females, or participants from the social sciences, economic or managerial sciences, or biomedical research fields) to help them attend the conference and contribute to the disciplinary diversity. These awards will cover registration costs for local conference participants. For non-local participants, the award will cover up to $800 for registration, travel, and lodging expenses. These awards are available to students, post-docs, and non-students who belong to one or more of the underrepresented groups indicated.

    To apply for consideration, follow the instructions at the SBP-BRIMS website:
    http://sbp-brims.org/2016/awards/

    Follow the provided link to create an account to apply for the scholarships.
    Then, follow the instructions as directed on the website.

    The awards will be allocated on the basis of individual’s need and available funding. Travel scholarships are awarded in the form of travel reimbursement. Travel scholars will need to submit qualifying receipts at the end of their trip.

    DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR SBP-BRIMS TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS EXTENDED TO MAY 24, 2016.

    *** Please note that early registration deadline is June 6, 2016. ***

SOME EXCITING ITEMS ON THE PROGRAM!

Morning, afternoon, and late afternoon tutorials are offered on Tuesday, June 28, 2016:

  1. Deep Learning Applied
    Alexander G. Ororbia II, Pennsylvania State University
  2. An Introduction to Computational Urban Science
    Konstantinos Pelechrinis (University of Pittsburgh) & Daniele Quercia (Bell Labs)
  3. Misinformation in Social Media: Diffusion, Detection and Intervention
    Liang Wu, Fred Morstatter, and Huan Liu, Arizona State University
  4. Dynamic & Geo-Spatial Network Visualization and Analysis
    L. Richard Carley (LRC@CMU.EDU) Carnegie Mellon University & Netanomics
  5. Network Analytics in ORA
    Geoffrey Morgan (gmorgan@cs.cmu.edu ) and Kathleen M. Carley (kathleen.carley@cs.cmu.edu), Carnegie Mellon University
  6. Identifying Covert or Hidden Groups in Twitter
    Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Benigni (matthew.c.benigni@mail.mil) & Kathleen M. Carley (kathleen.carley@cs.cmu.edu), Carnegie Mellon University
  7. Generative models for social network data
    Kevin S. Xu (kevinxu@outlook.com) and TBA, University of Toledo
  8. Exploring Public Events Using Social Media Data: Challenges in Extraction, Modeling and Analyzing
    Yuheng Hu (yuhenghu@uic.edu), University of Illinois at Chicago
  9. Analyzing User behaviors via Data Visualization Techniques
    Nan Cao (nan.cao@nyu.edu), NYU ShangHai / NYU Tandon School of Engineering
    Yu-Ru Lin (yurulin@pitt.edu), University of Pittsburgh

A brief description of the tutorials will be made available at the tutorial webpage: http://sbp-brims.org/2016/tutorial/

SBP-BRIMS’16 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Alex Levis
University Professor of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
George Mason University – Fairfax, VA
Former, Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force at the Pentagon.

Tina Eliassi-Rad
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Northeastern University – Boston, MA

Pamela I. Blechinger
Director, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine – Command Analysis Center (TRAC) – Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

For more information on the keynote speakers, see: http://sbp-brims.org/2016/keynote/

SBP-BRIMS’16 GRAND DATA CHALLENGE
See: http://sbp-brims.org/2016/challenge/
(We are still accepting entries.)

Please visit the conference website for further information about the conference: http://sbp-brims.org/2016/

[posted 5/19/2016]

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Please join NCI’s Implementation Science Team and representatives from the Institutes and Centers contributing to the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health, for a webinar on the newly updated FOA. The webinar will be held three days after the official FOA release, on May 11, 2016.

For those who cannot make the webinar – The session will be recorded and archived on the Implementation Science Team website approximately two weeks following the live session.

On May 8, 2016 the revised Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01/R21/R03) will be released. The purpose of these FOAs is to support innovative approaches to identifying, developing, testing, evaluating and/or refining strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices (e.g. behavioral interventions; prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and disease management interventions; quality improvement programs) into public health, clinical practice, and community settings. Conversely, there is a benefit in understanding circumstances that create a need to “de-implement” or reduce the use of strategies and interventions that are not evidence-based, have been prematurely widely adopted, yield sub-optimal benefits for patients, or are harmful or wasteful. In addition, studies to advance dissemination and implementation research methods and measures are encouraged.

The session will present an overview of the re-issued Trans-NIH FOAs for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health including the revised focus and opportunities in these re-issued FOAs. You are encouraged to bring your questions as representatives from multiple ICs will be available to address them.

[posted 5/9/2016]

METRIC PredocPostdocAd

[posted 5/16/2016]

NIMHD Updates logo

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute from August 15, 2016, to August 19, 2016. The Institute aims to foster individual research projects of promising scientists and motivated research scholars with the overall goal to stimulate innovative research in the minority health and health disparities sciences. Please forward this message to anyone who may be interested in applying.

What the Health Disparities Research Institute Is: This program provides a unique opportunity for early career researchers, interested in addressing health disparities and minority health research, to learn about the latest science and receive guidance on their own research projects from leaders in the field.

Who Should Apply: Early career investigators, including postdoctoral researchers, research associates and assistant professors, engaged in health disparities and minority health research are encouraged to apply. We seek participants from diverse backgrounds within and outside of academia, such as from community-based and nonprofit organizations.

Cost: There is no cost, but admission is competitive and participants are required to attend all daily sessions. Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation, room, and board. Limited scholarships will be available to cover travel expenses based on need. Applicants from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, who require financial assistance are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

How to Apply: The online application is now open on the NIMHD website: http://bit.ly/hdinstitute16.
The due date for submitting an application is 5:00pm local time on June 1, 2016.
Application Information: Selection will be based on the following criteria

• Professional experience and educational achievements.
• A brief essay (no more than 250 words) addressing interest in the program and outlining objectives for participation in the program
• A one-page abstract with specific aims of a proposed research project
• One letter of recommendation providing evidence of potential success in minority health and health disparities research

Approximately 60 participants will be accepted and preference will be given to those who demonstrate high potential to incorporate training into their own research.

Program Information: The program will feature lectures, seminars, small group discussions, and sessions with scientific staff from across NIH Institutes and Centers. Lectures and seminars will include the following topics:

• Population science and health disparities
• Research design and measurement approaches
• Intervention science methods
• Healthcare disparities and outcomes research
• Community-based participatory research

Small group discussions will be tailored to the research interests of the participants. NIH staff will also consult on research strategies and methodologies specific to the participant’s project and how to develop the project into an R01, R21, or K award application.
For additional information, contact the course planning committee at NIMHDHealthDC@mail.nih.gov.

NIMHD Home page

[posted 5/13/2016]

NIMHD Updates logo


• Clinical Sequencing Evidence-Generating Research (CSER2) – Clinical Sites with Enhanced Diversity (U01)
(RFA-HG-16-011)
National Human Genome Research Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): August 5, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.
• Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01)
(PAR-16-221)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): August 9, 2016; April 11, 2017; April 11, 2018; April 11, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.
• Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R21)
(PAR-16-222)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): August 9, 2016; April 11, 2017; April 11, 2018; April 11, 2019 , by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.


NIMHD Home page

[posted 5/13/2016]

UCSFImSFlyer

[posted 5/2/2016]

Early career scientists: Apply now to the 2016 NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute!
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities sent this bulletin at 04/01/2016 09:38 AM EDT


NIH - NHMHD banner

Want to incorporate the latest science in health disparities into your own research?

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute from August 15, 2016, to August 19, 2016. The Institute aims to foster individual research projects of promising scientists and motivated research scholars with the overall goal to stimulate innovative research in the minority health and health disparities sciences. Please forward this message to anyone who may be interested in applying.

What the Health Disparities Research Institute Is: This program provides a unique opportunity for early career researchers, interested in addressing health disparities and minority health research, to learn about the latest science and receive guidance on their own research projects from leaders in the field.

Who Should Apply: Early career investigators, including postdoctoral researchers, research associates and assistant professors, engaged in health disparities and minority health research are encouraged to apply. We seek participants from diverse backgrounds within and outside of academia, such as from community-based and nonprofit organizations.

Cost: There is no cost, but admission is competitive and participants are required to attend all daily sessions. Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation, room, and board. Limited scholarships will be available to cover travel expenses based on need. Applicants from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, who require financial assistance are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

How to Apply: The online application is now open on the NIMHD website: http://bit.ly/hdinstitute16.

The due date for submitting an application is 5:00pm local time on June 1, 2016.

Application Information:
Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Professional experience and educational achievements.
  • A brief essay (no more than 250 words) addressing interest in the program and outlining objectives for participation in the program
  • A one-page abstract with specific aims of a proposed research project
  • One letter of recommendation providing evidence of potential success in minority health and health disparities research

Approximately 60 participants will be accepted and preference will be given to those who demonstrate high potential to incorporate training into their own research.

Program Information:
The program will feature lectures, seminars, small group discussions, and sessions with scientific staff from across NIH Institutes and Centers. Lectures and seminars will include the following topics:

  • Population science and health disparities
  • Research design and measurement approaches
  • Intervention science methods
  • Healthcare disparities and outcomes research
  • Community-based participatory research

Small group discussions will be tailored to the research interests of the participants. NIH staff will also consult on research strategies and methodologies specific to the participant’s project and how to develop the project into an R01, R21, or K award application.

For additional information, contact the course planning committee at NIMHDHealthDC@mail.nih.gov.

[posted 4/4/2016]

[posted 3/28/2016]

If you wish to join an exciting learning collaborative of dissemination and implementation (D & I) researchers, we invite you to apply to our program entitled: Mentored Training for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (MT-DIRC). We invite applications from doctorally-trained individuals (PhDs, MDs) whose wish to focus on D & I research in the areas of cancer and chronic disease prevention, early detection, and survivorship.

Most of the fellows will be individuals in early career stages, but some will be mid-career scholars who want to pursue D&I research in cancer. Diverse scholars from a range of disciplines are encouraged to apply. Participation in this program is two years. Program includes on-site training June 6th-10th, 2016 as well as continued mentoring during project development. Applications for the training program are due January 11th 2016.

For more information and application materials, visit:

www.mtdirc.org

Or email Maggie Padek at mtdirc@brownschool.wustl.edu

[Posted: 12/14/2015.]

Lisa Evans, JD, wanted to alert you to a Request for Information (RFI): Strategies to Enhance Diversity in the Physician-Scientist Workforce, NOT-OD-16-027, http://acd.od.nih.gov/reports/PSW_Report_ACD_06042014.pdf). Recommendation 8, which is the focus of the RFI, stated:

NIH should intensify its efforts to increase diversity in the physician-scientist workforce. This Working Group recognized major deficiencies of the physician-scientist workforce with regard to diversity.

The report contained few proposed actions or strategies. As part of the internal implementation strategy last year, we have been gathering as much information as possible on the unique trajectories, potential systematic or structural barriers, and successful strategies that might be undertaken to enhance the diversity of the PSW. The hope is that armed with qualitative and quantitative information, NIH will be in a position to develop and pilot strategies to enhance the participation of underrepresented populations in the PSW. We anticipate that such strategies will have broad applications.

Please note that the response date is December 28, 2015. Feel free to circulate the RFI to others who may be interested in providing their perspectives.

Please follow up with Ms. Lisa Evans, JD, if you have any questions: lisa.evans@nih.gov

[Posted 11/23/2015.]

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