National Hispanic Science Network
16th Annual International Conference
June 15-18, 2016
Palm Springs, CA

The National Hispanic Science Network’s Fifteenth Annual International Conference took place Wednesday, June 15, 2016 through Friday June 17, 2016 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, CA.  The conference was a huge success.  Stay tuned for information about the 2017 conference.

 

Public Health Leader Named New Dean of the University of Miami Graduate School

The University of Miami has appointed UM alumnus Guillermo “Willy” Prado, now the Leonard M. Miller Professor of Public Health Sciences and the director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health at the Miller School of Medicine, as the new dean of the Graduate School, effective February 1.Willy

“Dr. Prado is well positioned to raise the Graduate School at UM to a new level of excellence, thanks to his passion as a researcher and educator,” said Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc.

As dean of the Graduate School, Prado will work in partnership with the deans of the schools and colleges to support and develop strategies for attracting the next generation of scientists and researchers to graduate education at the University of Miami.

He will specifically manage the process of external program reviews and new program proposals, oversee the selection process for University of Miami graduate fellowships, chair the Graduate Council meetings, and meet regularly with graduate program directors, among other duties.

“This appointment is particularly meaningful to me because the University of Miami has been my academic home for 15 years, inclusive of my graduate training,” said Prado, who earned his Ph.D. in epidemiology and public health in 2005 and his Master of Science in statistics in 2000. “My plan is to work collaboratively with University leadership, graduate program directors, and the rest of the University community to continue to increase the quality of graduate education for our students.”

Prado joined the UM faculty in 2007. In the areas of research, he has served as principal investigator of approximately $10 million of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. He also has served in the roles of mentor and co-investigator of approximately $60 million of NIH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funding, including a leadership role on two NIH-funded center grants.

His research has appeared in more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, including The Journal of the American Medical Association, Pediatrics, American Journal of Public Health, and American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

During his tenure, Prado has led the development of the Ph.D. program in Prevention Science and Community Health, as well as redesigned the epidemiology doctoral program. Having taught more than 10 graduate courses in prevention science, epidemiology, and biostatistics at UM, Prado has mentored many junior faculty, post-doctoral students, and graduate students.

As chief of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health since 2013, Prado has overseen a research program endowment of $375,000. Before that, he led the Ph.D. in Epidemiology Doctoral Program and served as acting chief of the Division of Epidemiology.

John L. Bixby, vice provost for research and professor of pharmacology and neurological surgery, chaired the search committee for the Graduate School dean and describes Prado as the “best of the best.” Noting that Prado will play a key role in UM’s progress in education and research, Bixby said, “Even among a number of highly impressive applicants who interacted with the Search Committee, Willy’s personality, accomplishments, and insight stood out. I am personally delighted that he will be our next dean.”

“Willy is an extraordinarily bright, dedicated public health researcher whose enthusiasm for his work is infectious,” said José Szapocznik, chairman of the Department of Public Health Sciences, who recruited Prado to the faculty after he completed his doctoral degree. “His work in prevention science has made him a superstar at UM and in the national scientific community.”

Prado replaces M. Brian Blake, who was named provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Drexel University last spring. In the interim, Angel Kaifer, professor of chemistry and senior associate dean for research and graduate education in the UM College of Arts and Sciences, served as dean.

 

NEWS AND EVENTS

Washington University in St. Louis - Addicitons and Addictive Behaviors, Post Doctoral Fellowship

The Transdisciplinary Training in Addictions Research (TranSTAR) Program at Washington University’s Brown School, in collaboration with investigators from the Washington University School of Medicine, Arts and Sciences, and the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, is seeking applicants for its postdoctoral fellowship program. See Announcement

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Graduate Research Training in Alcohol Problems and Alcohol-Related Disparities

The Alcohol Research Group, in association with the School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, is currently accepting applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) for research training in alcohol studies. See Announcement and Instructions

TULANE UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK

The Tulane University School of Social Work (TSSW) (http://tssw.tulane.edu ) is seeking 2 exceptional behavioral science researchers and educators to join our top level faculty beginning in August 2017. See Announcement.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

The Department of Psychology in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor or a tenure track Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date of Fall 2017. See Announcement.

Department of Health Management and Policy in the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health

The Department of Health Management and Policy in the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health seeks applicants for a tenure-line position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of population health management and/or implementation and translational science in public health and health care. Salary commensurate with experience. The position will be available starting on or after September 1, 2017. See Announcement

California State University Long Beach, School of Social Work

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students. See Announcement

California State University San Marcos

California State University San Marcos invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Psychology (tenure-track) with expertise in teaching Quantitative Psychology (sub-field of specialization is open). Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016. See Info.

The University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry and the Brain Science Research Consortium Unit (BSRCU)

We are are seeking a senior level basic or translational scientist with expertise in neuroinflammation to serve as the Director of the Center for Neuroinflammatory Disorders. See Full Announcement

California State University, Long Beach, Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology, California State University, Long Beach announces a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2017 in Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction Psychology. Requirements include PhD in Human Factors Psychology or related discipline; evidence of teaching at the college level; an active program of research, and peer-reviewed publications. Duties include teaching in specialty area, conducting research that incorporates students, and service. For complete position description with details on Minimum and Desired Qualifications, Duties, Required Documentation, etc., see https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7654. Application review begins October 6, 2016.

University of Oregon

College of Education at the University of Oregon faculty positions.  See Full Announcement

Texas A & M

FACULTY POSITION IN AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY. As part of an ongoing effort to enhance the strength of an interdisciplinary research initiative in affective science, the Department of Psychology (http://psychology.tamu.edu) at Texas A&M University invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track faculty position with research interests in affective neuroscience, broadly construed, to begin Fall 2017. See Full Announcement

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

Texas Tech University:Department of Psychological Sciences announces 2 tenure track positions

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Texas Tech University announces two openings for tenure-track positions. We seek applications in the areas of social and counseling psychology. All applicants should have a strong, programmatic research focus with the potential to attract extramural research funding. See Full Announcement

HARVARD UNIVERSITY: PhD Program in Health Policy

The Division of Health Policy Research and Education at Harvard University offers advanced training in mental health services and policy research to individuals who have already completed all requirements for PhD, MD, or other relevant doctoral degrees in economics, sociology, psychology, social work, psychiatry, public health or other related fields. See Full Announcement

HARVARD UNIVERSITY: Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases

The Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases (GCD) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of assistant or associate professor. The shared interest of GCD faculty is to explore metabolic biology and gain insights into common and complex human diseases through basic research.
See Full Announcement

Pomona College: Tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology.

Tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology. The Psychology Department at Pomona College invites applications for outstanding teacher/scholars with Ph.D. from an APA-accredited program and an APA accredited internship. Teaching load is two courses per semester, and includes: Psychological Disorders, Seminar in Clinical Psychology, Fieldwork in Clinical Psychology, and Introductory Psychology. See Announcement