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Professional Development Archive (2012)

November 15, 2012: Request for Applications! There is a new RFA through the state of New York's Department of Health to fund collaborative initiatives which identify infection prevention and control strategies to reduce and eliminate healthcare-associated infections. Funding will support proposals from qualified not-for-profit entities which identify quality improvement strategies, systematically implement them, and measure their effectiveness in reducing targeted infections.  The due date has not been released. The full RFA is available for download here.

November 15, 2012: Call for Proposals! The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seeks to expand the evidence base for effective public health policy and practice through investment in Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR). PHSSR, a multi-disciplinary field of study, provides a framework for examining the organization, financing, delivery and quality of public health services within communities and the impact of those services on the health of the public. This solicitation, guided by the national research agenda for PHSSR, aims to further advance the field with the ultimate goal of improving the performance and efficiency of public health agencies and their system partners and the health of the people they serve.

Brief Proposal Deadline: December 18, 2012 (3:00 p.m. ET)
Full Proposal DeadlineApril 23, 2013 (3:00 p.m. ET)

For more details and how to apply, please click here.

October 17, 2012: Grant Opportunity! The American Foundation for Aging Research (AFAR) has announced a grant opportunity for graduate and medical students. The Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging have been established in order to attract new generations of talented investigators to the field of aging research. The program is designed to give students enrolled in MD, PhD, or combined-degree programs the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six month research project focused on biomedical research in aging. Up to ten $5,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2013. To learn more about the program, please click here. The application deadline is January 15, 2013. For further questions, contact grants@afar.org or 212-703-9977.

September 26, 2012: Call for Abstracts! The 13th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior is calling for abstracts. Abstracts are being considered for poster presentation or technology demonstration, with a submission deadline of October 15. The meeting with take place March 17-20, 2013 at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This year's theme is Systems Thinking and Design in Health Behavior Research. The meeting theme "recognizes the importance of taking a broader look at interconnections between multiple levels of influence on a variety of health behaviors and the synergy between them." Abstracts related to all populations and health behaviors in all settings are welcome, with preference given to those that report complete results. For more information regarding abstract submission, click here. Authors will be notified by December 1, 2012.

September 26, 2012: Call for Applications! Applications to attend the second National Community Partner Forum on Community-Engaged Health Disparities Research are being accepted until Friday, October 12. The forum will take place December 5-7 in Washington, Dc. The forum agenda is designed to "provide time and space for community partners to learn and strategize together as peers before their academic partners and other key stakeholders join the conversation." Academic partners with corresponding community partners are encouraged to apply to attend the poster session on Thursday December 6th and dialogue Friday December 7th. For more information, please contact Jean Schensul of the Institute for Community research. (email: jean.schensul@icrweb.org, phone: 860-278-2044 ext 227, web: http://www.incommunityresearch.org)

September 5, 2012: Grant Opportunities!  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 10 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions. Apllicants can be at any experience level, in any discipline, and from any organization including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies. Two-page grant proposals are being accepted online until November 7, 2012 on the follow topics: labor saving innovations for women smallholder farmers; new approaches in model systems, diagnostics, and drugs for specific neglected tropical diseases; new approaches for the interrogation of anti-malarial compounds; aid is working - tell the world.

Full descriptions of the topics and application instructions can be found here.

August 1, 2012: Call for Abstracts! The Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013 is going to be taking place at Yale University on April 13- April 14, 2013.  The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  If you are interested in presenting at the conference the deadline to submit an abstract is August 31.

For more information, please click here.

July 18, 2012: The End of Normal: Disability and Diversity in a Biocultural Era! As part of the Disability Studies Interdisciplinary Cluster Initiative, Lennard Davis will give a talk entitled “The End of Normal: Disability and Diversity in a Biocultural Era” at Stony Brook on Tuesday, July 24 at 4 pm in the Poetry Center in the Humanities Building. Lennard Davis is a Distinguished Professor, Guggenheim Fellow, editor of the Disability Studies Reader, public intellectual, one of the founders of Disability Studies in the humanities.  He runs “Project Biocultures” a think-tank on technology, medicine and culture and holds joint appointments in the Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Disability and Human Development, College of Health and Human Development Sciences, and Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

July 3, 2012: New Connections Releases Call For Proposals! New Connections aims to expand the diversity of perspectives that inform Robert Wood Johnson Foundation programming and introduce new researchers and scholars to the Foundation.  There are two calls for proposals that have been released.  One is for Junior Investigators and the other is for Midcareer Consultants. 

To read more about the Junior Investigator Program, click here.

To read more about the Midcareer Consultant Program, click here.

June 20, 2012: One-Day NIH Grant Workshop! On July 9, 2012 from 8:30am – 4:30pm Columbia University will be holding a NIH Grant Training Seminar.  This one-day seminar is geared for junior faculty, students, and administrators who are beginning the process of submitting grants to National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is also relevant for seasoned researchers who wish to refresh their knowledge of the new NIH requirements and the peer review process. Ultimately, the focus is to assist all who wish to submit winning research proposals to the NIH. There will also be a webinar for those that cannot attend on Wednesday June 20, 2012 from 2 – 4pm.

Those attending will learn how to:
* Find the Appropriate Program and Grant Mechanism for Your Idea
* Read and Interpret RFAs
* Identify and Avoid Common Pitfalls of a Grant
* Develop an Irresistible Idea for Your Grant Application 
* Address the Pieces of the Request for Proposal
* Maximize Your Application for Competitiveness
* Package the Proposal in the Requested Format
* Understand the New Scoring System and the Review Process
* Learn What Actually Happens in the Study Section
* Search for the Appropriate Study Sections For Submissions
* Decipher Pink Sheets: The Inevitable Resubmission
* Build an Airtight Case for Funding
* Discern the Art of the Budget

To register for the workshop or the webinar, please click here.

May 24, 2012: Seed Grants for Survey Research! We are pleased to announce the sixth Seed Grants for Survey Research (SGSR) competition funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research. This program is designed to help faculty better position themselves to apply for and receive extramural funding for research designed to collect original survey research data. Recipients of SGSR awards are expected to use the data collected as part of the seed grant program to actively submit proposals to extramural sponsors for added funding to conduct more extensive survey data. Tenured, Tenure-Track, and Research faculty members including Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Full Professors, and Assistant, Associate and Full Research Professors may apply. Proposals can be a collaborative effort among several faculty members. Four awards of up to $10,000 each will be allocated in 2012 (total of $40,000 for the program). Up to $2,000 of this budget can go towards an RA or other research-related expenses; the remainder is devoted to the cost of data collection by the Stony Brook University Center for Survey Research. A review panel will be drawn from the Center for Survey Research plus faculty representing the fields of the applicants to evaluate the submitted proposals. The Application Deadline is May 31, 2012; awards will be announced in June, 2012 for an immediate start date. 

Please contact Soraya Zabihi at Soraya.Zabihi@sunysb.edu or x2-4006 if you plan to submit a proposal.

More information about the program can be found at http://www.sunysb.edu/surveys.

May 11, 2012: Healthy Neighborhoods at Work! Katherine J. Sullivan, PT, PhD, FAHA, will be presenting a lecture titled “Healthy Neighborhoods at Work” Modeling Savings through Innovation in Community Health”.  This Lecture will take place Wednesday May 16, 1:00pm to 2:00pm in HSC, Level 2, Lecture Hall 3.  Light dessert and coffee will be provided.

For more information, please click here.

May 1, 2012: Call for Abstracts! The 2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities is now accepting abstracts fro program session.  The deadline to apply is June 15.  This year’s summit will take place October 31- November 3 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. 

For more details, please click here.

May 1, 2012: Slow Food Huntington! Throughout the months of May and June Slow Food Huntington is presenting various films and lectures with topics relating to food and the environment.  Guest speakers will also appear at these special events. 

For a complete list of the events and their descriptions, click here.

April 24, 2012: Peace Corps Presentation! Obama Appointee, Director of Peace Corps, Aaron S. Williams, will be presenting on his vision for the Peace Corps in the 21st Century: New Perspectives on Global Service.  He will be speaking on Friday April 27th from 10am-11am in Humanities 1003.

April 10, 2012: Health and Human Rights Program at Harvard School of Public Health! Harvard School of Public Health is offering an intensive course on Health and Human Rights: Concepts, Implementation, and Impact, on June 11-13, 2012 in Boston, MA.  Professionals and leaders in public health, medicine, law, development, education, humanitarian intervention, and economics are increasingly expected to integrate human rights in policy and programs.  This course will equip decision makers will the skills necessary to apply methods and practices grounded in basic human rights.  This is a three day intensive program that will equip professionals and leaders with the concepts, skills, and tools to integrate human rights into their professional activities.  Participants will acquire an in-depth knowledge of international human rights and humanitarian law through the lens of real-world application, especially in contexts of poverty, conflict, and social upheaval. Participants will also develop insight into methods used to analyze the human rights dimensions of public health programs and policies, and international mechanisms and procedures that further the human rights of vulnerable individuals and populations. 

For more information, please click here.

April 10, 2012: School of Health Technology and Management Research Seminar! Deb Dwyer from the Department of Health Care Policy and Management will be presenting at a seminar on Wednesday April 11, 2012 at noon, on the topic of Health Care Reform. 

For more information, click here.

April 10, 2012: Provost’s Graduate Student Lecture Series! A new installment in the Provost’s Graduate Student Lecture Series will be focused on issues related to Border Health and Immigrants.  Snacks will be served.

Speaker: Jeffrey Epstein of the Philosophy Graduate Program
Lecture: Anchor Babies and Electrified Border Fences: Democracy, Foreignness, and the Rhetoric of Sovereign Purification
Location: Wang Chapel
Day: Wednesday, April 11
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm

April 10, 2012: Pivot Training! The OVPR invites you to participate in a training session on Pivot:

Pivot for Researchers, Faculty, Graduate Students & Staff Workshop
Date:  Thursday, April 12th from 1 – 2:30pm
Location: The Javits Room (second floor of the Melville Library)

A trainer from RefWorks-COS, will give a tutorial on how to:

1) Navigate and manage the Pivot home page
2) Search COS Funding Opportunities via Quick Search and Advanced Search
3) Make a COS Funding Opportunity active
4) Track an opportunity
5) Share an opportunity with others
6) Save a search strategy
7) Tag active and tracked records
8) Search COS Profiles via Quick Search and Advanced Search
9) COS Advisor; intelligent mapping of Profiles to Funding
10) Claim a COS Profile; edit and enrich a profile

Pivot can be accessed at http://pivot.cos.com.

Please feel free to contact, Peter Saal at 632-9033 or peter.saal@stonybrook.edu or Deborah Mann at 632-8331 or Deborah.mann@stonybrook.edu, with any questions and/or concerns.

March 29, 2012: Sexual Assault Awareness Workshop! The Campus Residences Safety and Standards Committee is proud to offer this excellent professional development opportunity for all faculty and staff. This Sexual Assault Awareness workshop will explore the issue of sexual violence on college campuses. We will examine definitions and national data reflecting prevalence, myths and facts about sexual assault, barriers to reporting, perpetrator characteristics, bystander intervention, and the role of faculty and staff in creating a campus culture that does not condone any form of sexual violence. This training will also review campus resources for supporting victims and survivors of sexual violence, as well as resources for dealing with student distress in a variety of forms. The workshop will take place in the Irving College lounge on April 25, 2012 from 1:00-2:30pm.

To register for the workshop please go to: https://survey.stonybrook.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=mlLHnl94

February 21, 2012: Tutoring Positions Available! Community Housing Innovations, Inc is currently hiring part-time positions to assist with G.E.D. preparation, including education/tutoring in either "Math and Science" or "English and Social Studies" for eligible clients of homeless shelters (part of a network of six locations on Long Island). The position pays $25 an hour. Educational sessions are 2x a week, 2 hours per session, and are offered during the week day (day or evening). Instructors are not required to be certified teachers.

If you are interested and would like more information, contact: Community Housing Innovations, Heidi at 631.580.3363 or 375.5916. Please be sure to indicate that you are a public health student, and Dr. Benz Scott is your GPPH contact.

February 16, 2012: Training Opportunities! NIH's Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) has amassed an enormous amount of publicly accessible career development information, tailored to the biomedical sciences. OITE offers comprehensive career/professional/personal development activities for trainees at all educational levels.

For more information, please click here.

February 13, 2012: Upcoming Events! The Career Center is hosting several workshops, which are also available through live video conferencing.  

Job Search Strategies 
Wednesday, February 15, 1-2 pm, Humanities 3017. Presenter: Alfreda James, PhD, Career Center 

Life Lessons: Conversations with Faculty 
Wednesday, February 22, 1-2 pm, Humanities 3017. Speaker: Assistant Professor Greg Hajcak 
TOPIC: Networking with Collaborators 

Learn to Write a Teaching Statement 
Wednesdays, February 29 & March 7, 1-2 pm, Humanities 3017. Presenter: Associate Professor Gary Halada, Materials Science & Engineering Department 

Mapping Talents to Trades: Preparing Scientists for Careers in Industry 
Friday, March 2, 12-3 pm, Wang Center Lecture Hall #2, Presenter: Randall Ribaudo, Co-founder SciPhD.com

For registration details for all workshops visit: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/postdoc/events.html.
Workshops are available through live video conferencing: Sign in as a guest at https://meeting.sinc.stonybrook.edu/r47013474/

February 13, 2012: BNL Workshop! This workshop is offered for early career women and minorities working at BNL and SBU (including guests and users) who may be considering a career advancement. The CARE workshop provides a unique opportunity for prospective faculty and research scientists to learn from faculty and scientific leaders in STEM fields. The two-day workshop will focus on skills and strategies needed for Career Advancement in Research Environments. The workshop will also address areas such as work-life balance and research grant writing skills required to succeed in a scientific research-based career.

CARE 2012 
Career Advancement in Research Environments 
Event Registration (Deadline: March 16, 2012) 
Additional Guest Registration (Deadline: March 1, 2012) 
Workshop Date April 16-17, 2012

All attendees must submit a registration form in order to attend this event. Attendees who are planning to use BNL's on-site accommodations must also be registered and approved in the Guest Information System (GIS). Please complete this process as soon as possible to ensure sufficient time for approval. 

The link to GIS will be provided to you after you have registered for this event. For more information: http://www.bnl.gov/care/

February 13, 2012: Engineering World Health at Stony Brook! Engineering World Health (EWH) is a national organization that helps to improve the quality of healthcare systems in developing nations. The club's mission is to provide hands-on medical experience by hosting medical equipment repair sessions, which require no prior technical skills, prior to distributing the medical equipment to resource-poor nations.

Back to School Ice Cream Social
Tuesday January 31, 2012
6-7 pm
SAC 308

For more information on Engineering World Health, click here.

February 13, 2012: Graduate Council Lecture Series at Chapin! If you are a Graduate Student interested in presenting a research project, music performance, artwork, or a paper you’re especially proud of, then do not miss this opportunity.   It is an opportunity to enrich your Resume, exercise your presentation skills, and learn what great projects your fellow graduate students, friends and neighbors are working on.  

Spring 2012 Session Dates: 
Monday, February 27, 2012 at 8:30 PM 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM 
Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 8:30 PM 

To participate send an e-mail to GCLSChapin@notes.cc.sunysb.edu 
Please include your full name, academic department, presentation title, and a brief abstract. You will receive more information for your presentation.

February 6, 2012: Workshops and Video Conferences! The Career Center is hosting a series of workshops.  For those that would like to attend the workshop but can not physically attend, you can sign in as a guest through https://meeting.sinc.stonybrook.edu/r47013474/ and hear them. 

For a complete listing of workshops, please click here.

February 6, 2012: Pediatric Grand Rounds!

Stony Brook University Medical Center
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Health Sciences Center 
Level 2, Lecture Hall 4
February 8th, 8:00AM 
“Distilling Your Message: The Importance of Translating Your Work for Greater Rewards”

February 6, 2012: Global Health & Innovation Conference! The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and from more than 55 countries.  This year’s conference will be held at Yale University, New Haven, CT from Saturday April 21- Sunday April 22. 

For complete details, please click here.

January 9, 2012: Research Opportunity! Weill Cornell Medical College is seeking students to fill part-time data collector positions based in the Division of Prevention and Health Behavior in the Department of Public Health to begin late January.  The division’s research focuses on identifying behavioral risk factors for major chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, and developing and evaluating intervention strategies to prevent these health problems. This is an opportunity to work on a NIH-funded study examining the widespread dissemination, adoption, implementation and sustained utilization of a school-based prevention program in middle schools. 

For a full description, please click here.

January 4, 2012: APTR Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts! The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) invites you to submit an abstract for an oral presentation at the APTR Annual Meeting, Teaching Prevention 2012. The meeting will be held on April 11-12th in downtown Washington DC.  The theme is “Getting it Together: Prevention In Health Professions Education.”

For more information please visit: http://www.aptrweb.org/teachingprevention/index.html