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Vol. LXII, No. 25
December 10, 2010
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OppNet Conference Explores Ways to Further Basic Behavioral and Social Science Research

  NIH and extramural facilitators who attended the OppNet conference include: (top row, from l) Drs. John Glowa (NCCAM), Eric Turkheimer (U Virginia), Valerie Reyna (Cornell), Robert Kaplan (UCLA), Roger Ratcliff (Ohio State), Andrew Rossi (NIMH); (third row, from l) Drs. Robert Riddle (NINDS), Jeffrey Evans (NICHD), Lisbeth Nielsen (NIA), Moira O’Brien (NIDA), Meredith Temple-O’Connor (NIGMS), Rosalind King (NICHD); (second row, from l) Drs. Anthony Zador (Cold Spring Harbor Lab.), Jerry Suls (U Iowa), Laura Szalacha (Arizona State U), Ellen Cromley (U of Conn. Health Center), Linda Weglicki (NINR), Catherine Stoney (NHLBI); and (front row, from l): Drs. Joan Chiao (Northwestern), Lisa Freund (NICHD), Teresa Seeman (UCLA), Bill Elwood (OBSSR), Morton Ann Gernsbacher (U Wisconsin-Madison), Santa Tumminia (NEI), Linda McCauley (Emory)  
  NIH and extramural facilitators who attended the OppNet conference include: (top row, from l) Drs. John Glowa (NCCAM), Eric Turkheimer (U Virginia), Valerie Reyna (Cornell), Robert Kaplan (UCLA), Roger Ratcliff (Ohio State), Andrew Rossi (NIMH); (third row, from l) Drs. Robert Riddle (NINDS), Jeffrey Evans (NICHD), Lisbeth Nielsen (NIA), Moira O’Brien (NIDA), Meredith Temple-O’Connor (NIGMS), Rosalind King (NICHD); (second row, from l) Drs. Anthony Zador (Cold Spring Harbor Lab.), Jerry Suls (U Iowa), Laura Szalacha (Arizona State U), Ellen Cromley (U of Conn. Health Center), Linda Weglicki (NINR), Catherine Stoney (NHLBI); and (front row, from l): Drs. Joan Chiao (Northwestern), Lisa Freund (NICHD), Teresa Seeman (UCLA), Bill Elwood (OBSSR), Morton Ann Gernsbacher (U Wisconsin-Madison), Santa Tumminia (NEI), Linda McCauley (Emory)  

NIH’s Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network held its first public conference recently. Scholars from across the nation and abroad met at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill to attend “OppNet: Expanding Opportunities in Basic Behavioral and Social Science Research.” Featured speakers included NIH principal deputy director Dr. Lawrence Tabak and co-chairmen of OppNet’s steering committee Dr. Richard Hodes, director of the National Institute on Aging, and Dr. Jeremy Berg, director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

Dr. Lawrence Tabak, NIH principal deputy director, addresses OppNet conference.
Dr. Lawrence Tabak, NIH principal deputy director, addresses OppNet conference.

Almost 200 conference attendees—academicians, public policy and advocacy professionals and NIH staff—participated in a series of breakout sessions that focused on basic behavioral and social science research topics including cognition and emotion, decision-making and neuroscience approaches to behavioral and social science. Extramural researchers and NIH program officers co-facilitated the breakout sessions. Main points from each topic were presented during plenary sessions at the conference; the information will serve as primary data for OppNet’s strategic planning process for fiscal years 2012-2014.

For meeting materials and more information on OppNet, visit www.oppnet.nih.gov. NIHRecord Icon


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