National Hispanic Science Network
17th Annual International Conference
October 4-7, 2017
Phoenix, AZ

The National Hispanic Science Network’s Fifteenth Annual International Conference will take place Wednesday, October 4, 2017 through Friday October 6, 2017 at the Sheraton Crescent in Phoenix, AZ.  Planning and programming are underway!  Stay tuned for information about the 2017 conference.  
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CSUSM Professor Receives 2017 Wang Family Excellence Award

California State University San Marcos psychology professor Keith Trujillo has been recognized with the prestigious 2017 Wang Family Excellence Award in the category of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Service. The California State University’s Board of Trustees will honor Trujillo at its Jan. 31 meeting in Long Beach.

500_trujillomugcroppedThe annual Wang Family Excellence Award recognizes four outstanding faculty members and one outstanding staff member from the California State University system who, through extraordinary commitment and dedication, have distinguished themselves by exemplary contributions and achievements. Their activities advance the CSU’s mission and enhance excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Each recipient is given a $20,000 award.

“It’s an incredible honor,” Trujillo said. “I work with some extraordinary people here at Cal State San Marcos and in the entire California State University system, and this award could have gone to any number of people who are deserving. So, I feel this is more of a recognition of the work we all do, rather than an individual award.”

The Wang Family Excellence Award is the latest in a long list of honors for Trujillo. In 2001, he earned CSUSM’s President’s Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity. Among the numerous recognitions since then is the National Award of Excellence in Mentorship from the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse; the Award for Education in Neuroscience from the Society of Neuroscience; and the National Award for Research from the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse.

Trujillo’s areas of specialization are psychopharmacology and neuroscience, and his current research focuses on the behavioral and neurobiological effects of psychoactive drugs.

Trujillo has trained scores of first-generation college students in his psychopharmacology laboratory at CSUSM, with more than half of them transitioning to Ph.D. programs at some of the most prestigious universities in the country.

He mentors scientists from disadvantaged groups nationwide as co-director and principal investigator of a prestigious National Institute of Mental Health summer program at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts. And he serves as director of the CSUSM Office for Training, Research and Education in the Sciences, which has recruited, trained and mentored more than 600 students in STEM fields over the past decade.

Press Release | By Eric Breier

 

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Vacant Position

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

University of Texas School of Public Health; Assistant, Associate or Professor Positions

The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) seeks applicants for multiple positions with expertise in Population Health specifically focused on pediatric disease prevention and chronic illness management. See full Announcement

 
Postdoctoral Position in Laboratory of Infectious Diseases

A post-doctoral position is available at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, in the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases (LID), Structural Informatics Unit (SIU).  The SIU seeks to elucidate the molecular architecture, function and epitope diversity of viral proteins. The research program exploits 3D electron microscopy of viruses and protein complexes to obtain structural information. See full announcement.

Staff Clinician Position, Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases,NIAID/NIH

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Intramural Research (DIR), Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases (LCID) is offering a staff clinician position in mycology clinical and translational research. See Announcement.

LECTURER - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

As part of ongoing enhancement of undergraduate education, the Department of Psychology (http://psychology.tamu.edu) at Texas A&M University invites applications for one non-tenure track Lecturer faculty position, to begin Fall, 2017. See Announcement.

Postdoctoral Position at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Addictive Disorders

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Addictive Disorders investigators are seeking applications for our Postdoctoral Training Program funded by a NIH/NIAAA Institutional Training Grant (T32 AA007456). The successful applicant will receive training under a program that has been training young scientists in the field of substance abuse research for over 30 years. See Announcement