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Workshop: Non-academic Career Opportunities

October 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Three National Institute of Health (NIH) representatives (see description below)

You are invited to attend an interactive workshop with three National Institute of Health (NIH) representatives to discuss non-academic career opportunities. Please see below for more details/background on the speakers. Feel free to bring your lunch and your questions!

Rosalind King is a Health Scientist Administrator for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She received her Ph.D. in sociology and demography from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the program scientist for the Work, Family, Health, and Well-Being Initiative and oversees a grants portfolio in fertility, infertility, adoption, and new reproductive technologies. She also manages the portfolio in life course health, biopsychosocial processes, and the Population Research Mentored Career Development Program. Before joining the Branch in July 2002, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. King's own research has focused on adolescent social and physical development, union formation, and fertility.

Jon King is the Program Director for the National Institute on Aging, Division of Behavioral and Social Research. Dr. King received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. His post-doctoral work in cognitive neuroscience at the Department of Cognitive Science at UCSD focused on language processing and working memory in both younger and older adults. Dr. King later joined the faculty in the Department of Psychological Sciences and the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He joined the Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes IRG at the Center for Scientific Review at NIH in 2006, and is currently working as the Program Director for Cognitive Aging and Human Factors in the Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) at the NIA. While at BSR, he has coordinated new initiatives in cognitive interventions to remediate age-related cognitive decline and the use of behavioral economic approaches both to promote health behavior change in older adults and to increase the uptake of comparative effectiveness research. Dr. King is also the Roadmap Coordinator for the NIH Science of Behavior Change Roadmap Project effort.

Mike Spittel is the program lead and coordinator for the following NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements: Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence; Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities and Education and Health: New Frontiers. Dr. Spittel joined OBSSR in 2011 to help shape and direct new research initiatives that will advance the population health sciences. This involves aligning common interests across the NIH on funding opportunity announcements (FOAs), directing research consensus meetings, assessing innovative advances in data, and developing new training opportunities for researchers. Previously, Dr. Spittel served as a Program Officer (PO) at the Demographic and Behavior Sciences Branch (DBSB) at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). In this capacity, Dr. Spittel managed and led a scientific portfolio of research grants, program projects, institutional training grants, SBIR/STTR projects, fellowships, contracts, and various career awards. He also served as the Program Scientist/Officer for the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR), Community Child Health Network, and co-managed the DBSB pre and post-doc training program. Dr. Spittel received his Masters and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Before joining the NIH, Dr. Spittel was in the Mortality Statistics Branch (MSB) of the Division of Vital Statistics at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Dr. Spittel has published various articles on population health and mortality and co-authored/co-edited several books and special issues on some of the current/latest health topics in the social & behavioral sciences.


October 21, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


IBS Graduate and Postdoctoral Training Program


IBS 4th floor conference room
Institute of Behavioral Science 1440 15th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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