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December 12, 2008
Retreat Refreshes Behavioral, Social Sciences

Dr. Christine Bachrach, acting director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, wanted just one thing out of the first-ever day-long retreat for NIH’s widely dispersed community of behavioral and social scientists, held Nov. 12 at Natcher Bldg.

December 12, 2008
New Hope for Treatment of Addiction

Drug addiction is notoriously tough to treat, but now research is showing a fresh way to tackle the problem. It’s called computer-based training for cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT4CBT)

OBSSR’s Mabry Wins with Systems Analysis Team

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January 28-29, 2009 Dissemination and Implementation Conference

February 9, 2009, ­ 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Stigma: Lessons & New Directions from a Decade of Research on Mental Illness

July 12-24, 2009
OBSSR/NIH Summer Training Institute on Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions

May 3-8, 2009
Institute on Systems Science and Health

May 22-25, 2009
Gene-Environment Interplay in Stress and Health at the Association for Psychological Science 21st Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA

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Home > About OBSSR > Staff


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Christine A. Bachrach, PhD Acting Director
Ronald P. Abeles, PhD Special Assistant to the Director
Ann C. Benner Communications Specialist
Lynn Bosco, MD, MPH Medical Officer
Patricia L. Mabry, PhD Health Science Administrator
Rachel J. Mandal, M.Sc. Program Analyst
Helen Meissner, ScM, PhD Health Science Administrator
Janaki Nibhanupudy Secretary
Deborah Olster, PhD Deputy Director
G. Stéphane Philogene, PhD Assistant Director for Policy and Planning
Dana M. Sampson, MS, MBA(c) Program Analyst
Sarbajit (Rana) Sinha, M.Sc. Senior Programmer and Information Systems Analyst
Jennifer B. Urban, PhD SRCD Fellow
Kay Wanke, PhD, MPH Health Scientist Administrator


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