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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December 17, 2018 | Mary Dozier PhD Presents: Defining and Monitoring Intervention Fidelity with Precision in a Home Visitation Model

Mary Dozier is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware. She obtained her Ph.D. from Duke University in 1983. She was named the Amy E. DuPont Chair in Child Development in 2007, and in 2016 was named the Francis Alison Professor, the university’s highest faculty honor. Over the last 25 years, she has studied the development of young children in foster care and young children living with neglecting birth parents, examining challenges in attachment and regulatory capabilities. Along with her graduate students and research team, she developed an intervention, Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up, that targets specific issues that have been identified as problematic for young children who have experienced adversity. This intervention has been shown to enhance children’s ability to form secure attachments, and to regulate physiology and behavior normatively, among other things. She received the International Congress on Infant Studies’ Translational Research Award in 2018, and has been named the 2019 recipient of the APA Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution in Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society.

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Meeting Number: 190 372 314

 

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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October 23, 2018 | Karolina Lempert PhD Presents: Experimental Manipulations of Intertemporal Choice: Successes and Limitations

Karolina Lempert, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, affiliated with the Department of Psychology and the Penn Memory Center. She earned her PhD in psychology from New York University, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Her undergraduate degree is in neurobiology from Harvard University. 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.

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SOBC Spotlight: Interview with Marina Milyavskaya, PhD

In this Spotlight feature we focus on Marina Milyavskaya, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Carleton University. Dr. Milyavskaya’s research focuses on factors that predict successful goal attainment. These factors include trait differences between people as well as situational differences that influence whether individuals succeed or fail to attain goals in particular contexts.

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UCLA Department of Psychology – Biopsychosocial Science of Health search

The UCLA Department of Psychology seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured early Associate Professor in the Biopsychosocial Science of Health. We are interested in applicants who are pursuing innovative and collaborative biopsychosocial research on the dynamic interactions among psychological, social, behavioral, and biological factors, and their impact on health and disease. Example topic areas include health across the lifespan, and widely accessible approaches to prevention and intervention. Potential affiliations within the Department of Psychology include health, clinical, social, developmental, and other areas. Ample opportunities exist for collaborative research with UCLA faculty in the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Fielding School of Public Health.

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August 20, 2018 | OBSSR Director’s Webinar Presents: Russell Poldrack, Ph.D., on Toward data-driven ontologies for mental function

Time: Monday, August 20, 2018 1:00 pm (EST)
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Russell A. Poldrack is the Albert Ray Lang Professor in the Department of Psychology and Professor (by courtesy) of Computer Science at Stanford University, and Director of the Stanford Center for Reproducible Neuroscience. His research uses neuroimaging to understand the brain systems underlying decision making and executive function. His lab is also engaged in the development of neuroinformatics tools to help improve the reproducibility and transparency of neuroscience, including the Openneuro.org and Neurovault.org data sharing projects and the Cognitive Atlas ontology.

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