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CRN News for May 2012


CRN News

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.External Web Site Policy

CRN Publications

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 articleExternal Web Site Policy on the CRN DCIS project team's study of the risk of invasive breast procedures after breast-conserving surgery for DCIS.

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Other News

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.External Web Site Policy

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.External Web Site Policy

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.

Get additional information about the position.

Questions about the position may be directed to:

Deborah H. Olster, PhD
Deputy Director
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health
Phone: (301) 402-1147
E-mail: olsterd@od.nih.gov

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NCI News

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.

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National Conferences

(In chronological order. * = CRN investigators and staff will be in attendance!)

May 2012

IHA's 11th Annual Health Literacy ConferenceExternal Web Site Policy
May 9 - 11, 2012
Irvine, CA

June 2012

American Society of Clinical OncologyExternal Web Site Policy
June 1 - 5, 2012
Chicago, IL

The Data EffectExternal Web Site Policy
June 5, 2012
Vancouver, BC, Canada

2012 Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research ConferenceExternal Web Site Policy
June 14 - 16, 2012
Arlington, VA

AcademyHealthExternal Web Site Policy
June 24 - 26, 2012
Orlando, FL

Society for Epidemiological Research Annual MeetingExternal Web Site Policy
June 27 - 30, 2012
Minneapolis, MN

September 2012

Epic Users’ GroupExternal Web Site Policy
September 10 - 13, 2012
Verona, IL
Abstract submission deadline: May 31, 2012

October 2012

Society for Medical Decision MakingExternal Web Site Policy
October 17 - 21, 2012
Phoenix, AZ

International Cancer Screening NetworkExternal Web Site Policy
October 23 - 25, 2012
Sydney, Australia

American Public Health AssociationExternal Web Site Policy
October 27 - 31, 2012
San Francisco, CA

November 2012

American Medical Informatics AssociationExternal Web Site Policy
November 3 - 7, 2012
Chicago, IL

December 2012

San Antonio Breast Cancer SymposiumExternal Web Site Policy
December 4 - 8, 2012
San Antonio, TX
Abstract submission deadline: June 12, 2012

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