Funding Announcement | Columbia Roybal Center Pilot Award Program: Pilot Grants for Health Behavior Interventions

The NIA-funded Columbia Roybal Center for Fearless Behavior Change will fund one-year pilot studies relevant to developing health behavior interventions for patients who have suffered acute medical events. Our prior research has shown that fear of recurrent events and interoceptive bias (i.e., excessive awareness of physiologic stimuli) are common in these patients and adversely influence health behaviors. Accordingly, our Center seeks to develop interventions that address these fear-associated mechanisms. Relevant study populations include, but are not limited to, patients with stroke, myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest, COPD, heart failure, respiratory failure, COVID-19, or recent diagnosis with cancer or end-stage renal disease. Relevant behavioral outcomes include, but are not limited to, medication adherence, physical activity, sleep, as well as measures of psychological distress and quality of life. The goal of the award is to help investigators obtain preliminary data to support independent grant applications to the NIH or other funders. Applicants are encouraged to follow the experimental medicine approach to intervention development promoted by the Science of Behavior Change.(link is external and opens in a new window)

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Pilot Funding Opportunity | NIA-funded Reversibility Network

The NIA-funded Reversibility Network (PIs: Eric Loucks, Margaret Sheridan, Keith Godfrey) is designed to foster research to reverse/remediate the effects of early life adversity (e.g. abuse, neglect, poverty, racial discrimination, etc.) in mid- and later-life, and welcomes scientists to apply for pilot funding through the Reversibility Network program shown below. Applications are due on Aug. 14.

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COVID-19 Response Resources

Various resources are publically available for those in the research community looking for funding opportunities and research materials related to COVID-19. In an effort to collect those resources for COVID-19 research, the following links are made available here and on the SOBC Resources page.

 

1. The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research’s (OBSSR) collection of funding opportunities specific to COVID-19 and the Behavioral and Social Sciences. Link here.

2. NIH Public Health Emergency and Disaster Research Response (DR2). NIH DR2 provides various data collection tools, resources, and training materials for public health emergencies and disasters, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. Link here.

3. PhenX Toolkit with COVID-19 related measurement protocols. Link here.

 

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS): Ethical Issues in Translational Science Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

The National Center for Advancing  Translation Science has an open funding opportunity for examining Ethical Issues in Translational Science Research. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to support collaboration between bioethicists, legal scholars, social scientists, and translational research scientists. The focus is to develop knowledge to inform the ethical development, modification, or application of novel findings, technologies, and approaches to improve human health, including their impact on individuals, families, communities, and society.

 

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Health Specialist GS12-13 Position at the National Institute on Aging

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the premier health research center for the nation and the world. The 27 Institutes and Centers at NIH employ approximately 18,000 employees in a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. The NIH mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.
Located in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, the Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) of the National Institute on Aging is a major funder of basic and translational social and behavioral research and research training on the processes of aging at both the individual and societal level and related to both normal aging and to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRD).
BSR plans to hire a Health Specialist with a degree and experience in the psychological, behavioral, social, or health-related sciences, to provide scientific and logistical support to the research portfolio in BSR’s Individual Behavioral Processes Branch, in areas such as those listed below:

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T32 Precision Lifestyle Medicine and Translation Research (PREMIER) Postdoctoral Training Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Seeking Postdoctoral Applicants:

The program objective is to provide postdoctoral fellows who aspire to be both independent investigators and team scientists in lifestyle medicine the opportunity to develop skills in prevention and control of cardiovascular and respiratory chronic conditions translational research.

Fellows can focus their research and skill developments in either of these cores of central interest:

  • Mechanistic Explorations of Behavior & Behavior Change
  • Behavioral Sciences for Multi-morbidity Prevention & Control
  • Population Health Equity & Policy

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PREMIER T32: Postdoctoral Training Program

Seeking Postdoctoral Applicants:

T32 Precision Lifestyle Medicine and Translation Research (PREMIER) Postdoctoral Training Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago

The program objective is to provide postdoctoral fellows who aspire to be both independent investigators and team scientists in lifestyle medicine the opportunity to develop skills in prevention and control of cardiovascular and respiratory chronic conditions translational research.

Fellows can focus their research and skill developments in either of these cores of central interest:

  • Mechanistic Explorations of Behavior & Behavior Change
  • Behavioral Sciences for Multi-morbidity Prevention & Control
  • Population Health Equity & Policy

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Data Manager Position at Columbia University Medical Center

The Data Manager will lead the data management team at the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health. S/he will have primary responsibility for database programming, data integrity, and descriptive data analysis of a number of ongoing cohort studies and behavioral trials. The Candidate will work with research project staff and investigators to ensure that both electronic and non-electronic data are stored in an IRB/HIPAA compliant manner, create SPSS/SAS files for data analysis, merge information from multiple data files, compute summary scales, develop and execute quality control procedures to enhance the integrity of the data, coordinate data core activities with regards to progress report deadlines and abstract submission deadlines, perform basic statistical analyses and assist in interpreting and presenting results, while also supervising data management staff. The candidate will interact with investigators and staff at Columbia University and at other sites and report to CBCH principal investigators.
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Postdoctoral Training Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Seeking Postdoctoral Applicants: T32 Precision Lifestyle Medicine and Translation Research (PREMIER) Postdoctoral Training Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago

The program objective is to provide postdoctoral fellows who aspire to be both independent investigators and team scientists in lifestyle medicine the opportunity to develop skills in prevention and control of cardiovascular and respiratory chronic conditions translational research. Fellows can focus their research and skill developments in either of these cores of central interest:

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