12th NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors

OBSSR invites you to attend the 12th NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors on Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 8:30 am to 12 noon on NIH’s main campus (Wilson Hall, building 1). Wilson Hall has limited capacity. This event will not be videocast. Please register to attend in person.

This year’s Distinguished Lecturer is Mark J. VanLandingham, Ph.D., from Tulane University, who will present “Culture and Resilience: Insights from the Vietnamese American community in post-Katrina New Orleans.” This project, based at Tulane’s Center for Studies of Displaced Populations (CSDP), has health implications for demography, public health and sociology.

500 Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) submitted articles to this year’s ESI Paper Competition. NIH colleagues across the agency reviewed these articles and OBSSR selected five ESIs to present their research and contribute to a moderated panel discussion at the meeting. This year’s paper competition awardees were among 500 submissions.

The 2019 ESI Awardees include:

Taylor Hargrove, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Intersecting social inequalities and body mass index trajectories from adolescence to early adulthood

Jungeun Olivia Lee, Ph.D. 
University of Southern California
Developmental pathways from parental socioeconomic status to adolescent substance use: Alternative and complementary reinforcement

Marco Venniro, Ph.D.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Volitional social interaction prevents drug addiction in rat models

Robbee Wedow, Ph.D.
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Harvard Department of Sociology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Education, smoking, and cohort change: Forwarding a multidimensional theory of the environmental moderation of genetic effects

Jamie L. Hanson, Ph.D. (unable to present June 6)
University of Pittsburgh
A family focused intervention influences hippocampal‐prefrontal connectivity through gains in self‐regulation

Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contacterica.moore2@nih.gov, 301-594-4392, and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

Please register to attend in person.