Penn State University regrets to announce the sad news that Gerald E. “Jerry” McClearn died Thursday, January 5, 2017 in State College, PA. In his 89 years, Jerry had a long and successful career as a leader in the field of Behavioral Genetics.
BGA Executive Committee has co-signed the following NDD (non-defense discretionary) and FABBS open letters. These letters express concerns on scientific budget costs, and the impact that the recent Executive Order on Immigration in the US will have on science and scientific progress including research, training, innovation.
For all researchers that work with human subjects from the USA (also in the context of consortia):The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and fifteen other Federal Departments and Agencies have announced revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was originally promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, is recruiting for an Assistant faculty position. The candidate will work in Dr. Amstadter’s research group, within the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics. They will work across a number of funded and non-sponsored research studies on traumatic stress.
The candidate will also be expected to develop his or her own independent line of research. A doctoral degree in clinical psychology or another license eligible field is needed. Experience working with regulatory agencies (e.g., NIH, IRBs) is required, as is experience in psychiatric genetics. Grant writing experience is required, as is having a solid publication and presentation record. A successful history of grant funding is desired. Experience in conducting structured clinical diagnostic interviews focused on traumatic stress outcomes is necessary, and experience working with Veterans is highly valued.
The 47th Behavior Genetics Annual Meeting was held in Oslo, Norway, from June 28th to July 1st, 2017.
The Opening Reception was in the beautiful Oslo City Hall, with a warm word of welcome from the Mayor of Oslo, Marianne Borgen.
During the banquet the following BGA members were awarded! Congratulations to:
- Rowe: Laurence Tanguay-Garneau
- Thompson: Emily Smith-Woolley
- Fuller-Scott: Karen Verweij
- Fulker: Jenae Neiderhiser and Valerie Knopik
- Dobzhansky: William G (Bill) Iacono
And we thank the following members who donated for travel bursaries: Anna Docherty and Michael Stallings.
Congratulations to the following people who were awarded at the BGA 2016 meeting!
- Rowe Award: Milana Smolkina
- Thompson Award: Robert Maier
- Fuller-Scott Award: Sara Hart
- Fulker Award: Daniel Briley
- Dobzhansky Award: Jaakko Kaprio
- Shields Award: John Hewitt
The EDGE (Examining Development, Genes, and Environments) Laboratory in the Departments of Psychology and African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University is recruiting a non-tenure track Research Associate (Instructor Rank). The purpose of this position will be to play a leadership role in the scientific management of a large portfolio of research projects, all of which have the broad goal of understanding how genetic and environmental influences contribute to the development of patterns of alcohol use and related behaviors, such as conduct problems and depression.
Want to become a behavioral geneticist? Look here for opportunities!