|BioSocial Methods Newsletter – September 2016 – Issue #12|
NSF Big Data Award
Congratulations BioSocial Methods Collaborative Members
Richard Gonzalez, Ivo Dinov and George Alter
The National Science Foundation announces $10 Million in “Big Data Spokes” awards to initiate research in specific areas identified by the Big Data Regional Innovations Hubs.
We are pleased to announce that three BioSocial Methods Collaborative members are the recipients of an award for the Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network (ACNN) which is located in the Midwest Regional Hub. Richard Gonzalez is the Principal Investigator and Ivo Dinov and George Alter are the Co- Principal Investigators.
These awards are designed to initiate new or improved big data tools and methods to solve complex data challenges and will build new public-private partnerships to increase access to data and use of data science tools.
Read more about the award by clicking HERE.
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Seeing Green: Pot Changes Brain’s Response to Money
Sentinel Lymph Node Frozen-Section Utilization Declines After Publication of American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0011 Trial Results With No Change in Subsequent Surgery for Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Julie Lumeng, Alison Miller, Niko Kaciroti
Enhancing Self Regulation as a Strategy for Obesity Prevention in Head Start Preschoolers
U-M to help White House, NIH advance precision medicine
Global Team Taps Into DNA Behind Type-2 Diabetes
Cristina Agresta and Jessica Deneweth
Need for speed: Michigan lab helps runners improve form, decrease time
Jennifer Jester and Mary Heitzeg
Association of Marijuana Use With Blunted Nucleus Accumbens Response to Reward Anticipation
Comparing Ideation Techniques for Beginning Designers
Steven Heeringa, Colter Mitchell, Erin Ware
Genome-wide Association Studies of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in 2 Cohorts of US Army Soldiers
For Aging Blacks, ‘Golden Years’ Often Marred by Disability
Assessing the psychometric properties of two food addiction scales
Congratulations Shinobu Kitayama
Congratulations to Dr. Shinobu Kitayama! He will become the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology – Attitudes and Social Cognition beginning in January of 2017. Dr. Kitayama is the Robert B. Zajonc Collegiate Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Center for Culture, Mind, and the Brain. He also directs the Culture and Cognition Program.
Susan Murphy Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Susan Murphy is one of four University of Michigan professors recently inducted into the National Academy of Sciences. Membership in the NAS is one of the highest distinctions for a scientist or engineer in the United States.
“We are thrilled at the recognition of these world class scientists who contribute so much to our understanding of the world through their scholarship,” said Provost Martha Pollack.
Dr. Murphy, the Herbert E. Robbins Distinguished University Professor of Statistics in LSA, is a research professor at the Institute for Social Research, and professor of psychiatry at the Medical School.
Julia Lee awarded “Best Symposium” at 2016 Academy of Management
“The Behavioral Ethics at Work” session, chaired by Julia Lee and Ting Zhang, was honored with the Best Symposium Award at the Academy of Management in Anaheim, CA. The symposium responded to the challenge of developing practical approaches to reduce unethical behavior at work. It sought to do this by addressing three main topics: how to consider the unintended consequences of existing practices aimed to promote other positive organizational behaviors, how to develop values-oriented interventions that will affect individuals’ mindsets towards ethics, and how to build external environments that reduce cheating.
At the Academy of Management, she chaired/co-chaired two other symposia: “The Power of Reflection at Work” and “The Dynamics of Leader Identity and Leadership Behavior in Organizations.” The latter included Laura Sonday and Susan Ashford as co-chairs, and Mary Uhl-Bien as a discussant.
Julia Lee is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Positive Organizations. Her work focuses on developing employees’ full potential through behaviors that reinforce health, honesty, and productivity.
CLICK HERE to read the full announcement.
Kayvan Najarian Accepts MHSRS 2016 Team Award for Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Dr. Kayvan Najarian accepted the 2016 MHSRS Team Award for Outstanding Research Accomplishment in the research category of health information technology/informatics on behalf of his team from Navy Rear Adm. Colin Chinn, director of the Research, Development & Acquisition Directorate of the Defense Health Agency on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. The award is given for outstanding contributions by a research team with a focus on significant accomplishments of high impact achieved within the past year. Najarian and his team developed advanced predictive models for early detection of cardiovascular complications and the resulting methodology is now being commercialized through close collaboration with partnering companies. Their research resulted in several high impact publications as well as multiple patents. In the battlefield, the system can save the lives of our warfighters and in the clinical settings it can improve the quality of care provided and significantly reduce the cost of health care.
Team members include: Kayvan Najarian, Ph.D. Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Lab Director Dr. Kevin Ward, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Lab Co-Director Reza Soroushmehr, Ph.D. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Postdoctoral Researcher Ashwin Belle, Ph.D. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Research Faculty Sardar Ansari, Ph.D. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Postdoctoral Researcher Dr. Rodney Daniels, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Clinical Researcher Negar Farzaneh, M.S. Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Ph.D. Student
CLICK HERE to read the full announcement.
Richard Gonzalez Appointed to Professorship
Richard Gonzalez, Ph.D. has been appointed Amos N. Tversky Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Statistics, LSA, effective September 1, 2016. Congratulations Dr. Gonzalez!
Dr. Gonzalez holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University and a BA in Psychology from UCLA. He directs a new center, the Biosocial Methods Collaborative, at the University of Michigan on the development of methods for the integration of biological and social science data. In addition to his faculty positions at the University of Michigan at the Institute for Social Research, the Center for Human Growth and Development, Psychology and Marketing, he has been on the faculty of the University of Washington and a visiting professor at Princeton University.
NECSI Call for Applicants
The New England Complex Systems Institute has funding for postdoctoral and predoctoral research appointments. We look for outstanding applicants with training in physics, mathematics or computer science. Strong writing ability is a plus. Positions are also available for social scientists with strong writing and/or quantitative skills. Candidates should be interested in contributing to a wide range of NECSI’s research areas, including analysis and modeling of:
* Socio-economic systems
* Psycho-social systems
* Health and disease
* Fundamental mathematical advances including multi-scale representations
For the application click here.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
October 31-November 4, 2016
Identifying Genes for Mendelian Traits Using Next Generation Sequence Data Course
October 21-22, 2016
Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences (IGSS) Conference
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