National Hispanic Science Network
15th Annual International Conference
June 24-26, 2015
LaQuinta Inn &Suites Riverwalk, San Antonio TX

The National Hispanic Science Network’s 15th Annual International Conference will take place Wednesday, June 24, 2015 – Friday June 26, 2015 in San Antonio, TX. Plenary presentations will be given by Dr. George Koob, Director of the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Additional panels will be focused on Health Disparities in Alcohol Use; Drug Use and Comorbid Mental Illness, Drug Use in Adolescence; and Multiple Health Risk Behaviors among Latinos.The NHSN planning committee has organized a Special Session entitled "HIV, Alcohol and Health Disparities", which will be presented during the Research Society on Alcoholism meeting on Wednesday, June 24 from 11:45am - 1:15pm. The panel will be chaired by Kendall Bryant, Ph.D.,  Director, HIV/AIDS Research, NIAAA and Patricia Molina, M.D. Ph.D., Director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center of Excellence,  Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. This special session is composed of a diverse group of international recognize experts in the fields of basic science, clinical, public health, and social behavior who will be presenting cross-disciplinary research topics around the consequences of alcohol abuse and HIV infection.  Mentoring activities will include an early-career investigator panel, speed mentoring session, a grant review panel, poster session and evening social events. The annual conference serves as an excellent platform for young investigators to promote their research interests, in addition to an opportunity for members to receive pertinent information regarding the future of the organization. Mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing you at the National Hispanic Science Network’s 15th Annual International Conference!

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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP ON Alcohol/HIV Biomedical Consequences

The NIAAA-funded T32 training program in the School of Medicine at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) in New Orleans is currently accepting applications from outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship opportunity. Our rich scientific environment provides training opportunities with highly successful investigators performing animal and human studies on biomedical consequences of alcohol abuse. The candidate will work with a multi-disciplinary team of investigators and receive interdisciplinary training in fields relating to immune and metabolic consequences of alcohol abuse, with emphasis on the HIV-infected host. In addition, diverse opportunities for professional development and teaching will be made available to the successful candidate. The ideal candidates will have a productive research history evidenced by peer-reviewed publications appropriate for this career stage, and will be a highly motivated individual that is able to work both independently and as part of a team.  Individuals with a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree are eligible. US Citizenship or Permanent Residency is required. The applicant will work in a highly collaborative environment located within the heart of New Orleans and receive an NIH-level stipend. To apply, submit a letter indicating career goals, CV and names of 3 references as a single pdf file to: Review of applications will begin immediately. LSUHSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research: Post-Doctoral Fellow Position

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from candidates with a strong commitment to health disparities research and have a
PhD in a related field (e.g., public health, nursing, sociology, psychology). Areas of research interest must be related to heath
disparities in one or more of the El Centro focus areas or in related health conditions such as cervical cancer, diabetes or obesity.  Click here for more info.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Assistant /Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is seeking candidates for a position as Assistant/Associate Professor. This is a tenure-ladder position, with the academic rank to be determined in accordance with the successful candidate’s experience and productivity. The successful candidate will have an appointment in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Click here for more info.

Postdoctoral Position in Children's Intervention/Implementation Research

The Center for Children, Families and Communities (CCFC) within the Department of Psychology at Central Michigan University seeks to fill a one year (12-month) appointment for a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical child psychology to begin August 2015. The position is a researched-based appointment with some teaching requirements. The CCFC supports federally funded research and is affiliated with the CMU doctoral program in clinical psychology. Click here for more info.

Department of Physiology: LSU Health – New Orleans

The Department of Physiology in the School of Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA seeks outstanding candidates with a PhD or equivalent degree for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant to full professor level. Special consideration will be given to candidates with significant extramural funding and research strengths in cardiovascular physiology or alcohol-related pathophysiology. Click here for more Info

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Neurobiological Intersection of Pain and Alcoholism

A postdoctoral position is available to investigate the interactive mechanisms of pain and drug addiction in the Department of Physiology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) in New Orleans. Research in Edwards Lab studies alterations in neuronal signaling following excessive drug or alcohol use and aims to determine which neuroadaptations are most critically involved in driving excessive drug intake and relapse. Our most recent focus is on the interaction of addiction and chronic pain mechanisms. Click here for more Info.