National Hispanic Science Network
18th Annual International Conference
October 3-5, 2018
Rockville, MD

The National Hispanic Science Network’s Eighteenth Annual International Conference will take place Wednesday, October 3, 2018 through Friday October 5, 2018 in Rockville, MD.  Planning and programming are underway!  Stay tuned for information about the 2018 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



Developing scientists in Hispanic substance use and health disparities research through the creation of a national mentoring network

Angela Bazzi, Cristina Mogro-Wilson, Nalini Junko Negi, Jennifer Reingle Gonzalez, Miguel Angel Cano, Yessenia Castro & Alice Cepeda 

Vacant Position

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Massachusetts General Hospital

Postdoctoral candidate sought for the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, a fast-paced research unit focused on health services disparities. Ideal candidate has expertise and published work in qualitative analysis and is bilingual Spanish speaking. See Announcement.

T32 Training Program in Alcohol Research,SDSU and UCSD in San Diego, CA

A postdoctoral position in alcohol research is available now through an NIAAA T32 institutional training grant between SDSU and UCSD in San Diego, CA. See Announcement.

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 Oregon College of Education

The University of Oregon’s College of Education (COE) announces the opening of  3 tenure-lined faculty positions.  

  • Director of the HEDCO clinic:See Link.   
  • Associate Professor or Professor with the Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership: See Link.
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services (CPHS): See Link.
Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Multicultural Clinical Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in our Clinical Psychology Program, starting in fall 2018. See Announcement

Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Social Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ( is inviting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in its Social Psychology program, starting in Fall 2018.See Announcement

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Prevention Science Research

The Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation and the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley are seeking applicants for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the Prevention Science Research Training Program funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. See Announcement.

Postdoctoral Intramural Research Fellowship Position: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the TSE/Prion Molecular Biology Section of the Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases in the Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, located at Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, MT. See Announcencement.

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.


As part of ongoing enhancement of undergraduate education, the Department of Psychology ( 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