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Post-doctoral fellowship, Yale Translational Center to Develop Gender-Sensitive Treatment for Tobacco Dependence (Yale SCOR); Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

The Yale Translational Center to Develop Gender-Sensitive Treatment for Tobacco Dependence (Yale-SCOR) in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships.

The Yale-SCOR ( funded by the Office of Research on Women’s Health and the National Institute of Drug Abuse, brings together leading basic and clinical science experts to establish a program of research aimed at identifying novel therapeutics to address the critical health disparity faced by female smokers.

The fellow will have the opportunity to work in a rich interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research environment and be supervised by leading researchers with expertise in pre-clinical, human laboratory, and clinical treatment research methodology; addictions with an emphasis on nicotine dependence; gender-based research; molecular biology; neuroimaging; behavioral pharmacology, and stress reactivity. Postdoctoral fellows will participate in a diverse training program including both didactic seminars (e.g., grant and scientific writing skills, career development, and biostatistics) and individualized mentoring to build personalized programs of research. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to, and develop research expertise through, the pursuit of defined research projects relevant sex/gender differences in tobacco. The position will be supported through an NIH training mechanism.

Applicants must have completed an MD or PhD or equivalent degree in psychology, public health, pharmacology, neuroscience, or a related discipline. An interest in and experience with nicotine dependence and/or gender-based research is relevant, but not necessary for acceptance.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Dr. Sherry McKee; Director, Yale-SCOR; Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine; 2 Church St. South, Suite 109; New Haven, CT 06519 or

US Citizenship or Permanent Residency is required and successful applicants will be required to undergo a criminal background check.

Yale University School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

APA Convention Discussion—ETC Future Webinar Series

The Education and Training Committee (ETC) of the SoAP will meet in the Society Hospitality Suite on Saturday, August 4th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. This active committee has been discussing the feasibility of reviving the webinar series as a means of providing CE and possibly other online training workshops on topics and issues related to addictions. We invite other SoAP members and interested parties to share their ideas to make this happen. Two years ago, two webinars were offered, free to SoAP members and at a small cost to non-SoAP members.

This year, the SoAP Executive Board has expressed interest in resuming and extending the series. Current members of the ETC are outlining options and requirements in consideration of this possibility. This potential project creates many opportunities to be involved.

Join us for a lively conversation in Orlando August 4th.

2013 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association, March 27th-30th, 2013, New Orleans, LA

The Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA) invites papers that emphasize the social science of psychology (including community psychology, substance use and abuse, history of psychology, mental health policy, gender studies in psychology, and minority/cross-cultural studies in psychology), particularly as it is integrated with other disciplines. A variety of presentation formats are welcome. Undergraduate, graduate students, international colleagues, and early career academics are encouraged to send abstracts.

This year, we are continuing our efforts to establish a new Psychology and Diversity Studies affiliate. The focus will be on mentorship of students and underrepresented populations in psychology. The SSSA affiliates include sociology, anthropology, history, economics, etc. SSSA has published the Social Science Quarterly since 1919.

Deadline for submissions: October 17th, 2012 at 9:00 am CT

Where to submit:

Contact: Maria Felix-Ortiz, Psychology Program Chair, at

Glasser, I. (2012). The anthropology of addictions and recovery. Long Grove, IL US: Waveland Press, Inc.

Many college texts on addictive behaviors run the risk of objectifying those that engage in addictive behaviors. This anthropological perspective re-humanizes these members of society. This book will serve as a rich complement to the readings of any course on addictive behaviors. Diverse topics include alcohol use and culture change, cigarettes as currency, ethnographic research in response to the HIV epidemic, and impediments to treatment diffusion.

Cost: $14.95.

Visit or call (847) 634-0081 for information or to purchase.

Faculty Positions Available

Two faculty positions are available at the Associate or Professor level with a 12-month appointment in the Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health at the University of Alabama—Birmingham (UAB). The Department has established research programs on health-related behavior risk factors including tobacco control, substance misuse, behavioral economics, obesity and physical activity, STI/HIV prevention, child health, family care-giving, and risk/ resilience in emerging adults.

Candidates with theoretical frameworks relevant to health behaviors (e.g., behavioral economics, experience with multidisciplinary collaboration, strong quantitative skills) are encouraged to apply. Requirements include a PhD, DrPH, or ScD in social, behavioral, or related sciences, a record of publications, extramural funding, and teaching excellence for appointment at the Associate or Professor level. Rank, tenure status, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Positions will remain open until filled. Visit facultyposition2012 for details and application instructions.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Postdoctoral Positions Available

One- to two-year NIH/NIDA-funded positions for postdoctoral scholars in drug abuse treatment and services research are available in a multidisciplinary environment at the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco. Scholars work with a preceptor to design and implement studies on the treatment of drug dependence as well as select a specific area of focus for independent research. Director James Sorensen and Co-Directors Steven Batki, Kevin Delucchi, Joseph Guydish, Sharon Hall, Carmen Masson, and Constance Weisner are all involved with either the NIDA Clinical Trials Network or Treatment Research Center. Training of psychiatrists, women, and minorities for academic research careers is a priority. Send CV, research statement, samples of work, and two letters of recommendation to Barbara Paschke, 2727 Mariposa St., STE 100, San Francisco, CA 94110; (415) 437- 3032; Additional information including faculty research interests is available at postdoctoral-training.