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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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The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) designed this website to expand the promotion efforts of the NIH research supplement training program. Furthermore, the OBSSR seeks to ensure a concentration of researchers who will address behavioral and social factors that are important in improving the public's health, especially among underrepresented populations. This website creates a link between underrepresented students and faculty eligible for support through the NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research program (see In addition, it establishes a central resource for students and faculty, as well as researchers, seeking information on NIH research training opportunities in the behavioral and social sciences. The creation of this site is also in line with Congressional interest in increasing the number of behavioral science training opportunities available to minority students (U.S. House Report 105-635).

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