CRN Scientific Webinar Hiatus
The CRN Scientific Webinar series is on hiatus in the month of May. Watch this space for information on upcoming webinars.
CRN-CCRC Study in the News
Reuters Health interviewed Kathy Mazor, EdD on the results of her CRN-CCRC study of communication around adverse events in cancer care. Read the article.
Mazor KM, Roblin DW, Greene SM, Lemay CA, Firneno CL, Calvi J, Prouty CD, Horner K, Gallagher TH. Toward Patient-Centered Cancer Care: Patient Perceptions of Problematic Events, Impact, and Response. J Clin Oncol 2012 Apr 16. [View Abstract]
Peppercorn J. Need to Improve Communication in Breast Cancer Care. J Clin Oncol 2012 Apr 16. [Look up in PubMed]
Reuters Health published an article on the CRN DCIS project team's study of the risk of invasive breast procedures after breast-conserving surgery for DCIS.
Data Linkage Conference
This one-day conference will take place on June 5 in British Columbia, Canada. Attendees will learn about new approaches on how to link, analyze and design data and linkage, and the role of privacy. Read more.
Research Program Position in BC, Canada
Simon Fraser University and the BC Cancer Agency are seeking an internationally recognized scientist in survivorship research to fill a tenure-track position. The incumbent will be appointed at the Associate Professor or Professor level at SFU’s Faculty of Health Sciences and will serve as the inaugural Leslie Diamond Chair in Cancer Survivorship. Read more.
Medical Officer Position at the National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral & Social Sciences Research
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) is recruiting a dynamic physician with expertise in the behavioral or social sciences to serve as a medical officer. The Office fosters research that connects the biological and psychological factors intrinsic to the individual (e.g., physiological, cognitive, emotional, genetic) with extrinsic social factors (e.g. family, community, economics, healthcare policy and practice). Moreover, OBSSR supports the links between research and practice that will improve the development and implementation of behavioral and social interventions, the practice of translational and preventive medicine, health care delivery and access to care with the ultimate goal of optimizing healthy lifestyles, well-being, public health, and reducing the burden of disease.
An individual with the expertise described above would enjoy a scientifically energizing and collegial environment and have ample opportunities to:
- develop new trans-NIH research initiatives at the interfaces of the behavioral and social sciences, the practice of medicine, clinical and translational sciences, and health care delivery;
- develop curricula, tools and other vehicles to educate and train the next generation of scientists, physicians, and other health care providers -- and retrain more experienced researchers to advance research in these areas;
- coordinate among relevant NIH research programs and related programs in other Federal agencies and professional scientific or medical associations;
- lead and participate in transdisciplinary research collaborations among public, private, and academic stakeholders; and
- develop national scientific programming (e.g., symposia, special journal issues and supplements, conferences, and workshops) in medical practice, clinical and translational sciences, and health care delivery.
Applications are now being accepted for this position through the NIH Global Recruitment process. Please apply to Job Announcement Number NIH-GR-DH-12-585289 on the USAJOBS Web site.
Applications must be received by 11:59pm on the closing date of the announcement, Monday, May 14, 2012.
Questions about the position may be directed to:
Deborah H. Olster, PhD
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health
Phone: (301) 402-1147
NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program
The NCI is now accepting applications for Cancer Prevention Postdoctoral Fellows. The deadline this year is August 25, 2012. As part of the program fellows receive:
- The opportunity to obtain an MPH degree at an accredited university during the first year, followed by mentored research with investigators at the NCI. Research opportunities exist across the spectrum of cancer prevention research, including: epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical services, laboratory, nutritional, and social and behavioral sciences.
- Competitive stipends, paid health insurance, reimbursement for moving expenses, and a travel allowance to attend scholarly meetings or training.
The typical duration in the CPFP is 4 years (year 1: master's degree; years 2-4: NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention and mentored research).
Applicants should meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Possess an MD, PhD, JD, or other doctoral degree in a related discipline, or must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral degree program and fulfill all degree requirements by June 2013.
- Be a citizen or permanent resident in the United States at the time of application.
- Have no more than five years relevant postdoctoral experience.
To learn more about eligibility requirements and application details, please visit our Web site.
(In chronological order. * = CRN investigators and staff will be in attendance!)
IHA's 11th Annual Health Literacy Conference
May 9 - 11, 2012
American Society of Clinical Oncology
June 1 - 5, 2012
The Data Effect
June 5, 2012
Vancouver, BC, Canada
2012 Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference
June 14 - 16, 2012
June 24 - 26, 2012
Society for Epidemiological Research Annual Meeting
June 27 - 30, 2012
Epic Users’ Group
September 10 - 13, 2012
Abstract submission deadline: May 31, 2012
Society for Medical Decision Making
October 17 - 21, 2012
International Cancer Screening Network
October 23 - 25, 2012
American Public Health Association
October 27 - 31, 2012
San Francisco, CA
American Medical Informatics Association
November 3 - 7, 2012
San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
December 4 - 8, 2012
San Antonio, TX
Abstract submission deadline: June 12, 2012