New NIH Approach to Grant Funding

May 2, 2017, New NIH Approach to Grant Funding Aimed at Optimizing Stewardship of Taxpayer Dollars

Today we want to put forward a new approach to making sure that we are exercising optimum stewardship of the funds that we receive from taxpayers. We will be discussing this approach with our Advisory Councils over the next few weeks, and so we wanted to provide this broad public description.

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Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects in USA

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.

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Assistant professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA

Assistant Professor                   

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.Veterans

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.

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Annual Meeting in Oslo, Norway (June 28th – July 1st 2017)

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 followiOslo_3ng members who donated for travel bursaries: Anna Docherty and Michael Stallings.

 

 

Research Associate, Virginia Commonwealth University (USA)

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.

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