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ADVANCE Grant | ISSR coordinates historic award, largest social-science-led interdisciplinary grant in UMass history

The National Science Foundation has awarded a coveted ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant to the University of Massachusetts Amherst to support the development of an innovative professional advancement model for underrepresented faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

ISSR Scholar in the News | Elizabeth Evans on Gendered and Racial/Ethnic Inequalities in Veterans' Pain Management Therapies

A recent major shift in practice by the Veterans Health Administration (VA) now means that complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies such as meditation, yoga and acupuncture are increasingly being offered to VA patients as non-drug approaches for pain management and related conditions, says Elizabeth Evans, an epidemiology researcher in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and a member of the ISSR Scholars network at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Urgent Call for Feedback by Sept 17 | Proposed Changes to Census Data Collection

Do you use census data?  Now is your opportunity to ensure continued access to the data products that are important for your work. The American Sociological Association urges you to submit your comment on proposed changes to the U.S. Census Bureau data products. The period for submitting comments to the Federal Register ends September 17. See the ASA call for input for details on how to register your voice.

Position Announcement | Seeking UMass ADVANCE Research Assistant for Fall 2018

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Research Assistant sought for fall semester 2018 for a qualitative research project that is part of a University-wide Institutional Transformation (IT) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE program. The purpose of NSF ADVANCE is to increase the participation and advancement of women faculty in science and engineering. The RA will work under the supervision of Professor Laurel Smith-Doerr, Director of the Institute for Social Science Research and Managing co-PI for the ADVANCE grant.

Faculty Funding | Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. It supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical care, biomedical research, and public policy, and creates a community that enhances future bioethics research by Scholars and Alumni/ae.

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ISSR Scholar Katherine L. Dixon-Gordon Presented Early Career Psychologist Award from National Register of Health Service Psychologists

Katherine L. Dixon-Gordon

Please join us in congratulating Katherine L. Dixon-Gordon (Assistant Professor | Psychological and Brain Sciences) on her selection for the 2018 Judy E. Hall, PhD, Early Career Psychologist Award. This award, presented by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, is named after Judy E. Hall, PhD, the Executive Officer of the National Register from 1990 to 2013. The award recognizes excellence in a National Register credentialed psychologist with fewer than ten years of postdoctoral experience, and the associated $2,500 stipend supports a project that advances the mission, vision, and values of the National Register.

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