Lecture: The Evolution of Physical Activity Assessment

The Kinesiology Department and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences presents “The Evolution of Physical Activity Assessment”, a lecture by Barbara Ainsworth, PhD, MPH, FACSM, FNAK, a Regent’s Professor in the Exercise Science and Health Promotion Program in School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University.

The lecture will take place on Monday, 13 November, 2017, from 1:25pm – 2:15pm in Room S330/340, Life Sciences Laboratories. Refreshments will be available prior to the lecture, at 1:15pm.

NIH – Changes to Human Subjects and Clinical Trial Policies

NIH is launching a series of initiatives that are rolling out in 2017-2018 to enhance the accountability and transparency of clinical research. These initiatives target key points along the whole clinical trial lifecycle from concept to results reporting. To learn more about these changes and how they will affect your research, visit here

Dr Bruce S. McEwen: “The Resilient Brain: Epigenetics, Stress and the Lifecourse”

The UManage Center for the Science of Symptom Self-Management and the Office of Research is pleased to present “The Resilient Brain: Epigenetics, Stress and the Lifecourse,” a talk by Dr. Bruce S. McEwen, Alfred E. Mirsky Professor and head of the Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at The Rockefeller University, New York.

Dr. McEwen studies molecular mechanisms underlying effects of stress and sex hormones on the brain. His work has wide-ranging implications for understanding how the brain changes, from development through adult life.

Date: October 24, 2017
Location: Life Sciences Laboratories, S330/340
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Sigma Theta Tau International Global Nursing Research Grant

The Sigma Theta Tau International Global Nursing Research Grant encourages nurses to focus on responding to health disparities globally.

Grant Details
Grants available: 1 per year
Funding: up to US $10,000 (max)
Deadline: 1 May 2018
Funding date: 1 November  2018

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NIH – Institutional Review Board Guidance

The most recent NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts contains important guidance on single Institutional Review Boards.

Guidance on Exceptions to the NIH Single IRB Policy can be found here

Guidance on Implementation of the NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research can be found here

Fall Seminar Series: ScholarWorks Workshop

The Office of Research invites Faculty and graduate students in the College of Nursing to a workshop on ScholarWorks, the digital repository for the research and scholarly output of members of the University of Massachusetts Amherst community, administered by the UMass Amherst Libraries.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in Skinner Hall Room 101 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. It will be presented by Erin Jerome, Open Access and Institutional Repository Librarian.

Dr. Kimberley Noble – Socioeconomic Inequality and Children’s Brain Development

Kimberley Noble, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education at Columbia University, will be speaking on Thursday, October 12, on “Socioeconomic Inequality and Children’s Brain Development.” The lecture will take place from 1:00pm – 2:00pm in Room 160 East (Events Hall) at the Commonwealth Honors College.

Professor Noble studies how socioeconomic inequality relates to children’s cognitive and brain development from infancy through adolescence. She is particularly interested in understanding how early in infancy or toddlerhood such disparities develop; the modifiable environmental differences that account for these disparities; and the ways we might harness this research to inform the design of interventions. Along with a multidisciplinary team from around the country, she is currently launching the first clinical trial of poverty reduction to assess the causal impact of income on children’s cognitive, emotional and brain development in the first three years of life, funded by NIH as well as a consortium of private founders.