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Purpose I am interested in working collaboratively with you on projects that interest me, and that I think are consistent with my values, and are socially useful. I usually don’t need to be paid money but could do. Contact me if you have something interesting in mind. Current activities I guess this blog chronicles what…

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The National Institutes of Health has launched two transformative projects supported by the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative: The BRAIN Initiative® Cell Atlas Network and the Armamentarium for Precision Brain Cell Access.

Read More NIH BRAIN Initiative Launches Projects to Develop Cell Atlases and Molecular Tools for Cell Access

This webinar is an opportunity to hear from experienced scientific workforce diversity thought leaders about exciting and innovative initiatives at the National Institutes of Health designed to promote inclusive excellence in the extramural research ecosystem.

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The National Institute of Mental Health has appointed Christina P.C. Borba, Ph.D., M.P.H., as director of the Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity (ODWD). She began her new role on September 6, 2022.

Read More Dr. Christina P.C. Borba Named Director of Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity

Ken Duckworth, M.D., will provide an overview of NAMI and the lessons found in his upcoming book, You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health―With Advice from Experts and Wisdom from Real Individuals and Families.

Read More Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: NAMI and NIMH: Then, Now, and the Future

This webinar presents methods and measures to enhance data collection efforts on violent deaths among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) populations.

Read More Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity Webinar Series: Advancing Methods and Measures to Examine the Underlying Mechanisms of Violent Deaths in LGBTQ Populations

In an NIMH-supported study, researchers found that toddlers respond to emotionally expressive speech in different ways, and these varied responses are linked with their social, linguistic, and cognitive abilities.

Read More Toddlers’ Responses to “Baby Talk” Linked to Social, Cognitive, Language Abilities

The 25th NIMH Conference on Mental Health Services Research (MHSR): Transforming Challenges into New Opportunities brings together leading mental health services researchers, as well as clinicians, mental health advocates, and federal and non-federal partners. MHSR 2022 will highlight scientific opportunities for the next generation of high-impact research to drive mental health care improvement.

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This interactive webinar will feature the James Jackson Memorial Award winner’s research lecture, audience Q&A session, and remarks from NIMH senior leadership, the Disparities Team, the previous year’s winner, and Dr. Jackson’s family.

Read More Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity Webinar Series: National Institute of Mental Health James Jackson Memorial Award Lecture

This webinar focuses on research career development awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for early-career scientists in global mental health research.

Read More Center for Global Mental Health Research Webinar Series: Training Mechanisms for Early Career Scientists in Global Mental Health Research at NIH

In 1955, at the age of 67, Emma Rowena Gatewood became the first woman to hike the entire 2,168 mile (3,489 km) Appalachian Trail — wearing sneakers and carrying an army blanket, a raincoat, a shower curtain, and a change of clothes in a homemade bag which she slung over one shoulder. For food, she…

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In an NIMH-supported study, researchers found that low social affiliation—low motivation for social engagement and bonding—may be a precursor that identifies children as early as age 2 who are likely to develop callous-unemotional behaviors.

Read More Low Motivation for Social Bonding May Signal Behavior Problems in Early Childhood