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Post-doctoral fellowship in Addictions, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

Fellows will have the opportunity to work in a rich interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research environment and be supervised by leading NIH-funded researchers with expertise in human laboratory and clinical treatment research methodologies; addictions with an emphasis on alcohol and nicotine dependence; gender-based research; behavioral pharmacology; medication development; stress reactivity; and epidemiological and policy research. Postdoctoral fellows will participate in a diverse training program including both didactic seminars (e.g., grant and scientific writing skills, career development, 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 to alcohol dependence, nicotine dependence, and sex/gender differences research. The position will be supported through an NIH training mechanism. Applicants must have completed an MD or Ph.D. or equivalent degree in psychology, public health, pharmacology, neuroscience, or a related discipline. An interest in and experience with alcohol, tobacco, 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; 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

Get involved in the development of a new reporting guideline for social and psychological interventions!

An international group of researchers, journal editors, and stakeholders in intervention studies are working with the Consolidated Standards for Reporting Trials (CONSORT) Group to develop CONSORT-SPI: an official CONSORT Extension for social and psychological intervention trials.
We are looking for participants for an upcoming Delphi process to generate possible reporting standards for the guideline. We are also looking for interested researchers, editors, funders, and other stakeholders to help disseminate this important work once completed. Stakeholders are desired from the various disciplines that often develop, evaluate, and disseminate these interventions, particularly the addiction sciences. Click here for a study demonstrating the need for this project. Click here for further information, email the Project Executive at, or get involved by completing the CONSORT-SPI participant form!

NAHDAP expands student research paper competition to include PhD students

PhD students are now also eligible for the NAHDAP student research paper competition along with master’s and undergraduate students (or students who graduated after April 1, 2013). The paper must be on the topic of drug addiction or HIV. First prize is $1,000 and second prize is $750. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014. 

For further information and requirements visit the ICPSR research paper competition page at

NAHDAP is an archive partner of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). .

Seeking Members for the Committee on Populations and Diversity Issues

The Committee on Populations and Diversity Issues (CPDI) has at its core a focus on addiction among varied populations. These include diverse clinical groups (e.g., individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, individuals with medical comorbidities, war veterans) and demographic groups (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered; children and adolescents; elders; religious minorities, individuals with disabilities). Specifically, the CPDI aims to increase the visibility of population-specific public health issues in the practice of research, clinical activities, and policy relevant to psychologists in addiction psychology. This includes attention to competent and responsible assessment, intervention, publication, research practices, and policy.Further, CPDI assists the division in its pursuit of research and training opportunities that promote development of population-specific competence among members of the Society of Addiction Psychology.

if you are interested, please contact Dr. Ezemenari M. Obasi, Committee Chair, at emobasi@Central.UH.EDU with a statement of interest. Early-career professionals nd student members are encouraged!