NIH Music-Based Intervention Toolkit for Brain Disorders of Aging—A New Web Resource for Researchers

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and National Institute on Aging (NIA) are delighted to announce a new web-based resource, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Music-Based Intervention Toolkit. The online Toolkit was adapted from a paper published in the journal Neurology on May 1, 2023, and will help researchers and health professionals interested in exploring music interventions for brain disorders of aging.

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February 24, 2023 | SOBC Webinar – Mechanistic Targets for Intervening with Racial Disparities: A Focus on Race-Related Stressors, Health Literacy, and Physicians/Patient Interactions

Please join the SOBC Research Network and expert speakers as we host a webinar focused on “Mechanistic Targets for Intervening with Racial Disparities: A Focus on Race-Related Stressors, Health Literacy, and Physician/Patient Interactions”.  This webinar will integrate the SOBC mechanistic science program with the current enhanced NIH focus on racial disparities in health.


Format: 2.5 hours consisting of a general introduction, followed by three 40-minute talks and a 20 min panel discussion.

Date: February 24th, 2:00 to 4:30 pm EST

The webinar has been successfully completed. To access the full recording, please visit our SOBC YouTube Channel.

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ABMR 2023 Early-Stage Investigator Program

Now entering its 3rd year, the ABMR Early Stage Investigator Program (ABMR ESI) provides leadership training and mentorship to promising behavioral medicine researchers. Scholars who represent diversity as defined by the NIH are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Registatrion for the Behaviour Change for Health and Sustainability 8th Annual Conference

The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change would be delighted to see you at the 8th annual conference, hosted online from the 7th-9th November 2022, with the theme Behaviour Change for Health and Sustainability.

Keynote speakers include: Elena AltieriDr Kim Lavoie, and Dr Felix Naughton.

You can register here:


Early bird rates will end on 30th September 2022!

For further information on the conference please visit

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NIH Stage Model for Behavioral Intervention Development

The Stage Model is a model of behavioral intervention development composed of six stages: basic science (Stage 0), intervention generation, refinement, modification, and adaptation and pilot testing (Stage I); traditional efficacy testing (Stage II); efficacy testing with real-world providers (Stage III); effectiveness research (Stage IV) and; dissemination and implementation research (Stage V). Examination of mechanisms of behavior change is encouraged in every stage of intervention development. Consideration of the intervention’s ease of implementation is encouraged as early as possible in the intervention development process. The ultimate goal is to produce highly potent and maximally implementable behavioral interventions that improve health and well-being.

Learn about the NIH Stage Model through this training video: click here


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