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


National Hispanic Science Network 15th Annual International Conference Abstracts are due April 1st, 2015
Please send all completed submission forms to Betsy Giaimo (mgiaim@lsuhsc.edu) The National Hispanic Science Network’s 15th Annual International Conference planning committee is seeking submissions for breakout oral sessions in all areas relevant drug use research, from basic science to population level research. However, we are especially interested in submissions centered upon marijuana and tobacco use. Breakouts relevant to mentoring and career development for underrepresented young investigators are also welcome. Submissions may be a single abstract or a group submission. Deadline for submission is April 1st.
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. 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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Check out the conference website at:http://www.the-nhsn.org/Conference


The University of Texas at El Paso College of Liberal Arts :Department of Psychology :Behavioral Neuroscience Faculty Position

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Department of Psychology invites applications for a faculty position in Behavioral Neuroscience at open rank depending on the level of expertise and experience. The anticipated appointment date is Fall 2015.  The new hire will be part of a collaborative community of 10 transdisciplinary neuroscientists across a vibrant campus (see BehNeurFaculty). Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and qualifications, statement of teaching philosophy, complete contact information for three references, and no more than three relevant reprints or pre-prints.  Review of applications will commence immediately and remain open until the position is filled.  The Search Committee will solicit letters of recommendation for applicants invited to interview. Submit applications to the following link, c/o: Drs. Laura O’Dell or Eddie Castañeda, Co-chairs; Behavioral Neuroscience Search Committee; BehNeurSearch@utep.edu



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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.

T32 Fellowship in the Substance Abuse Epidemiology training program at Columbia University

An outstanding opportunity for post-doctoral training is offered in the Substance Abuse Epidemiology training program at Columbia University through the Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health. Current pre- and post-doctoral fellows in this NIDA-funded training program are working in the areas of epidemiology, stress research, genetics, comorbidity, and HIV.   Click here for more info


The Department of Psychology at UCLA invites applications for an open rank position, broadly defined as diversity science in psychology, to begin July 1, 2015. Diversity Science extends psychological science to understudied populations including racial/ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, individuals with diverse minority sexual orientations and socio-economic classes. This can both test the boundaries of current psychological theory and make new discoveries in identifying unique psychological processes relevant to the experiences of these diverse minority populations. The ideal candidate will have a record or promising evidence of an innovative, productive, and interdisciplinary research program studying issues relevant to diversity science. This search is open in terms of specific content areas in diversity science.  See More