Director of Research/Executive Director at UCSF Center for Translational and Policy Research on Personalized Medicine (TRANSPERS), San Francisco, CA.

This position will serve as the Director of Research/Executive Director for TRANSPERS research as well as related research on adoption of new technologies, health services research, and health policy. Launched in 2008, TRANSPERS is a first-of-its-kind research center dedicated to developing evidence-based information for patients, providers, industry, researchers and policymakers to objectively assess how personalized medicine can be most beneficial and efficient in improving health outcomes. The goal of the TRANSPERS Center is to advance the translational continuum for personalized medicine to ensure that new personalized medicine technologies can be used most beneficially and efficiently in clinical care. To date, TRANSPERS has received over $10 million in funding via awards from the National Cancer Institute, National Human Genome Research Institute, the Blue Shield of California Foundation, the Aetna Foundation and the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and continues to focus on bringing together a broad spectrum of stakeholders from academia, government and groups representing patients, providers and payers.

Feb
10
Deadline

Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellowship in the Health Behaviors Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute; deadline to apply: Feb 10, 2013.

About The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to invite applications from qualified candidates for a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA), with an emphasis on health behaviors research. The CRTA appointment, is a one- or two-year position with the Health Behaviors Research Branch (HBRB), Behavioral Research Program (BRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) of the National Cancer Institute. (http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/hbrb/index.html). This is a full-time position and will be based in Rockville, Maryland. The position will allow the applicant to interact with a large number of scientists representing the disciplines of nutrition, behavioral sciences, obesity prevention, physical activity, skin cancer prevention, gene-environment interactions, behavioral genetics and other disciplines within public health, at the NCI, the NIH and at institutions around the country. The Cancer Research Training Award provides an outstanding opportunity for an individual with a strong interest in health behaviors and cancer control to gain experience working with an extramural behavioral scientist at the National Cancer Institute.

Mar
01
Deadline

Family and Consumer Sciences Program Extension Agent with the University of Florida; Palm Beach County, FL; deadline to apply: March 1, 2013.

The University of Florida is seeking to fill a grant-funded, half-time Family and Consumer Sciences Program Extension Agent position in Palm Beach County, Florida. The Program Extension Agent will teach the National Diabetes Prevention Program for high-risk, low-income clientele as part of a grant project through the University of Florida. I am the Principal Investigator for this project, which we are implementing in collaboration with Molina Healthcare. The grant is funded through September 2016 (since we are hiring our staff now, I anticipate that the end date may be extended to February 2017).

Feb
14
Deadline

Public Health Program Consultant with NC Dept of Health and Human Services; Raleigh, NC; deadline to apply: Feb 14, 2013.

The NC Crossroads Team Lead will be responsible for a variety of administrative duties, including review and editing of project documents, assessments of NC Activities within the WIC Crossroads Project timeline, assist NC Crossroads staff in project coordination, planning and evaluation, project communication, document management and logistics for user acceptance testing.

Feb
21
Deadline

Nutrition Program Supervisor with the NC Dept. of Health and Human Services; Raleigh, NC; deadline to apply: Feb 21, 2013.

The Nutrition Program Supervisor serves as the supervisor of the Public Health Nutrition Unit and manages the development of policy, training, outreach, technical assistance and quality assurance for the NC WIC Program; nutrition surveillance; and breastfeeding promotion and support. The position supervises three teams that include twenty two full time staff and ten part-time employees. The position serves as a member of the Nutrition Branch Management Team and collaborates with other entities both within and outside the Division of Public Health to promote healthy eating and physical activity of women, children and families.

Jan
31
Deadline

Obesity Prevention Specialist with the NC Division of Public Health, Raleigh, NC; deadline to apply: Jan 31, 2013.

A long time ago, I worked with the NC Division of Public Health, and have to say that they are a great bunch of folks to work with. This position was sent from a friend within the Physical Activity and Nutrition Branch.

The International Bicycle Urbanism Symposium Call for Abstracts (Deadline February 1, 2013) www.be.washington.edu/bicycleurbanism

The Symposium will take place at the College of Built Environments, University of Washington, Seattle from June 19 to June 22, 2013. Submit abstracts for papers addressing Ways that cities can best encourage and accommodate bicycle use 20–30 years into the future Research on bicycle use and effects of infrastructure and program innovation Best practices and how these can inform long-term planning for bicycle use. Intended participants include planning and design professionals, researchers, bicycle advocates, and public officials.

Online training for the WHO/Europe Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) for Walking and Cycling February 22, and March 15, 2013 (select one date only)

Time 15:00–16:00 (that’s 3 to 4 p.m.) Central European Time

Toward Zero Deaths: Strategies for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Webinar January 31, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST

About:
The webinar will discuss the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center’s (PBIC) list of key Towards Zero Death strategies that are considered to be among the most effective in reducing pedestrian- and bicycle-related deaths and serious injuries on our nation's streets and highways. Presenters: Charlie Zegeer, PBIC Director, and Carl Sundstrom, PBIC Program Manager Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/860927866.

New York City's Active Design Guidelines: Process and Best Practices January 25, 2013, 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m. EST

The presentation and discussion session will: Explore the relationship between health and the built environment; Provide an overview of the Guidelines and its list of urban design and building design strategies; Examine synergies between Active Design, environmental sustainability, and universal design; share details on the LEED Innovation Credit for Physical Activity; and Highlight best practices and current planning and policy initiatives.
Featured Speaker: Ernest Hutton, FAICP, Assoc. AIA, Principal, Hutton Associates, Inc. Register at http://goo.gl/vekva.


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