Redesigned AMBER Alert Website Now Features Indian Country Resources

Redesigned AMBER Alert Website Now Features Indian Country Resources

OJJDP has launched a refreshed AMBER Alert website. The refreshed website now includes access to the AMBER Alert in Indian Country website, a summary of the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Initiative, and training and technical assistance resources. The website, managed by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), provides resources to help regional and state-level AMBER Alert training and coordination efforts and links to resources that support the AMBER Alert program through national partners and OJJDP grantees. “This updated website gives our AMBER Alert partners more information, greater access to resources and a better chance to rescue endangered children,” said OJP Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan and National Coordinator for the AMBER Alert Program.


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Drs. Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Alia Crum and other NIH-funded Researchers Presenting at the NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival on December 6, 2019

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The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and the NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Coordinating Committee (BSSR-CC) invite you to attend the 2019 NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival: Connecting People to Advance Health, on Friday, December 6, from 9:00 a.m. to  4:00 p.m. in the William H. Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, on the NIH’s Main Campus in Bethesda, MD. The festival will not be live webcast. Register to attend in person.

Register to attend and view the festival agenda and NIH-funded speaker biographies: https://www.scgcorp.com/bssrfestival2019/Registration

Keynote Address: Behavioral Science issues in Minority Health and Cancer Health Disparities Research
Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D.
Distinguished AT&T Endowed Chair for Cancer Equity,
Medical University of South Carolina

OBSSR is honored to have Dr. Chanita Hughes-Halbert as this year’s keynote speaker. Dr. Hughes-Halbert is a nationally-recognized expert in cancer disparities research and behavioral science. She will present “Behavioral Science issues in Minority Health and Cancer Health Disparities Research.” This presentation will identify key behavioral sciences in minority health and cancer health disparities research. Using examples from community-based participatory studies, Dr. Hughes-Halbert will report the results of observational studies and comparative effectiveness trials. Her presentation will also address methodological issues and opportunities for integrating behavioral science methods into translational research in minority health and cancer health disparities.

Dr. Hughes-Halbert has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the American Cancer Society Cancer Control Award, Chair-Elect for the American Association for Cancer Research Minorities in Cancer Research Council, and the MUSC Leadership Fellowship Award. Dr. Hughes-Halbert was the first woman and first African American from South Carolina elected to join the National Academy of Medicine.

Featured Presentation: Harnessing Mindset in 21st Century Healthcare
Alia Crum, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Stanford University

Dr. Alia Crum, associate professor at Stanford University, will present “Harnessing Mindset in 21st Century Healthcare.” Mindsets are core assumptions about the nature and workings of things in the world that orient us to a particular set of attributions, expectations, and goals. This study of mindsets is, in part, inspired by research on the placebo effect, a robust demonstration of the ability of mindsets, conscious or subconscious, to elicit physiological changes in the body. Dr. Crum’s talk will explore the role of mindsets in three stages of chronic disease progression: genetic predisposition, behavioral prevention, and clinical treatment. She will discuss the mechanisms through which mindsets influence health as well as the myriad ways that mindsets can be more effectively leveraged to motivate healthy behaviors and improve 21st century healthcare. To date, Dr. Crum’s research has won several awards including the NIH New Innovator Award and the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize.

The agenda also includes three plenary sessions featuring a wide range of distinguished researchers on:
– Behavioral and Social Sciences Research in Health and Wellness;
– Incorporating Cutting-Edge Technology in Behavioral and Social Sciences Research; and
– Brain and Behavior.

Register to attend and view the festival agenda and NIH-funded speaker biographies: https://www.scgcorp.com/bssrfestival2019/Registration 

The festival is open to the public. Please share this information with your networks.

Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Dana Greene Schloesser, dana.schloesser@nih.gov, 301-451- 3975, and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

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Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program Office on Violence Against Women/Department of Justice

087274 OVW-2020-17673 13-Jan-2020 [Optional] [LOI/Pre-App] Not Available
Contact Name Sue Pugliese
Contact Telephone 202-305-1660
Contact Email ovw.rural@usdoj.gov
Sponsor Website https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322730
Program URL https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1021986/download
Deadline Dates (ALL) 13-Jan-2020 [Optional] [LOI/Pre-App], 27-Jan-2020
Synopsis  

The OVW is seeking applications under its program whose purpose is to enhance the safety of victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and child victimization. The sponsor will provide support for projects that are designed to address and prevent these crimes in rural jurisdictions. The primary purpose of the Rural Program is to enhance the safety of rural victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and support projects uniquely designed to address and prevent these crimes in rural areas.

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Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program Office on Violence Against Women/Department of Justice

087280 Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program Office on Violence Against Women/Department of Justice OVW-2020-17675 20-Jan-2020 [Optional] [LOI/Pre-App] 300,000.00 USD
Contact Name Paule Tessier
Contact Telephone 202-353-8408
Contact Email paule.tessier@usdoj.gov
Sponsor Website https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322751
Program URL https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1068816/download
Deadline Dates (ALL) 20-Jan-2020 [Optional] [LOI/Pre-App], 12-Feb-2020
Synopsis  

This program creates an opportunity for culturally-specific, community-based organizations to address the critical needs of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking victims in a manner that affirms a victim’s culture and effectively addresses language and communication barriers.

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Collaborations in Discipline-based Education Research REU – Growing Up STEM North Dakota State University, Fargo

039040 01-Feb-2020 5,000.00 USD
Contact Name Dr. Jennifer Momsen
Contact Telephone 701-321-8011
Contact Email jennifer.momsen@ndsu.edu
Sponsor Website http://www.ndsu.edu/cider/reu/
Program URL https://www.ndsu.edu/cider/reu/reu_application/
Deadline Dates (ALL) 01-Feb-2020
Synopsis Growing up STEM is an excellent opportunity for students interested in STEM education at the undergraduate level to engage in an immersive, 10-week summer research experience. Potential projects are diverse and interdisciplinary.
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Summer Research Enhancement Program in Public Health and Health Research Diné College

20-Mar-2020 3,920.00 USD
Contact Name Mark C. Bauer, Ph.D.
Contact Telephone 505-368-3589
Contact Email mcbauer@dinecollege.edu
Sponsor Website https://www.dinecollege.edu/
Program URL https://www.dinecollege.edu/about_dc/summer-research-enhancement-program-srep/
Deadline Dates (ALL) 20-Mar-2020
Synopsis Diné College has developed a unique summer program for Native American students interested in public health research.
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Summer Education Program/REU Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

075628 15-Feb-2020 Not Available
Contact Telephone 970-349-7231
Contact Email sd@rmbl.org
Sponsor Website https://www.rmbl.org/students/undergraduates-beyond/
Program URL https://www.rmbl.org/students/undergraduates-beyond/summer-education-programreu/
Deadline Dates (ALL) 15-Feb-2020, 01-Mar-2020, 01-Jun-2020
Synopsis The RMBL ummer education program is centered on student research in field biology.
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