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ATI Application Deadlines Set

Due to the continued success of the ATI programs, the Science Directorate will sponsor five ATIs in the summer of 2006.

By Nicolle Singer

Due to the continued success of the ATI programs, the Science Directorate will sponsor five ATIs in the summer of 2006. The first course will run from May 21-26, 2006 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Charlestown on functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), with a special focus on data analysis. The course provides training and hands-on experience in experimental design and imaging methods. Directed by Robert L. Savoy, PhD, head of fMRI Education at Massachusetts General Hospital, the course is designed for active researchers who are new to the field of fMRI. Applications for this course must be submitted by February 17, 2006.

The second ATI will take place June 5-9, 2006 at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. This program will feature a series of lectures and computer workshops on longitudinal methods, modeling, and measurement in contemporary psychological research using structural equation modeling. John McArdle, PhD, Karen Schmidt, PhD, and John Nesselroade, PhD, will lead the course. Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2006.

A third ATI will be held June 5-9, 2006 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, focusing on the use of large-scale datasets. Data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care will be thoroughly introduced, so that researchers may independently use and train others to use the NICHD databases for original scholarship and publication. Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2006.

From July 10-14, 2006, APA will hold an ATI on performing web-based research at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. Topics will include web-based data collection, shared databases, and Authorware. Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2006.

The final ATI of the summer will be held July 17-21, 2006 at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, covering non-linear methods for psychological science. Organized by Guy Van Orden, PhD, this program will teach methods of nonlinear analysis, including tutorials on software used for non-linear statistics. Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2006.

Through a subsidy from APA's Science Directorate and grants the National Institutes of Health, tuition for each course has been substantially reduced.

For all courses, advanced graduate students, post-docs, and new and established faculty are invited to apply. ATI applications are available and must be submitted electronically through each program's website. For more information, contact APA's Science Directorate at (202) 336-6000.