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Research Opportunity: RAD/iCAD – Alcohol-related Cognition (retraining and assessment)

Con­tact Name: Melissa Gasser

Con­tact Email: mlgasser[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Project RAD is studying how implicit associations about alcohol affect alcohol use and whether these implicit associations can be retrained. Data collection for the first of two studies, looking at the implicit alcohol associations most strongly connected to heavy drinking, was completed in spring 2011. The second study, attempting to retrain those associations, launched in fall 2011. The pilot version of this study was completed in Spring 2012 and the modified full-scale version began in Fall 2012.

Project iCAD: The overarching objective of the project is to improve the prediction of hazardous in college students. This first of three studies, launched in Fall 2013, will take place online over the course of 2 years at 3 month intervals and include approximately 500 first and second year underclassmen. Dual process models posit that both explicit (slow, reflective) cognitive processes and implicit (fast, reflexive) cognitive processes contribute to addictive behaviors. However, alcohol research has emphasized explicit processes, which may leave implicit processes unaccounted for which may become increasingly important as addictive behaviors become established.

Research assistants will play an important primary role in running the remaining participants in the lab, conducting data analysis on the large data sets from Project RAD and will be trained in the use of computer software to design and deliver IATs (Implicit Association Tests; see Project Implicit’s website for examples) and other questionnaires. Research assistants may also assist in scheduling and conduct literature searches on relevant research topics, as well as assisting in manuscript and poster preparation as needed.


2 or more credits for two consecutive quarters due to the training involved in working with our team

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2014 Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship Call for Proposals

The Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship is currently seeking proposals for unique and thought-provoking research or creative projects related to mental health!

The Emerging Scholars Fellowship program aims to expand the body of literature, creative expression, and discourse devoted to mental health with a particular emphasis on issues relevant to young adult communities. The Fellowship program encourages creativity in the development of a project that reflects interest in behavioral health issues; a wide range of project types are likely to receive funding. Emerging Scholars will be awarded a $750 stipend to support their work and may apply for an additional $250 in reimbursement for material expenses.

Project proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, December 20, 2013.  Preference will be given to early submissions.  Please download the 2014 Call for Proposals online at www.activeminds.org/scholars.

Completed proposals must be submitted using our online form, also online.  All applicants will be notified by January 14.  The Emerging Scholars Fellowship encourages proposals from all interested currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students and is dedicated to maximizing diversity within the Scholar network.

The Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship, generously supported by the Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health, provides an opportunity for students to complete funded, independent mental health projects and to be connected with a network of young scholars and national experts in the field of behavioral health.

For more information, email Candace Daniels, Senior Program Manager of National Initiatives at candace@activeminds.org or visit www.activeminds.org/scholars.

New Fall Research Opportunities

Every fall we get many new research opportunity postings all the time. Below are the postings from the last week or so. Follow the links for more details. As always, you can browse all postings here.

  • James Lawson, Nonviolent Revolutionary
  • Sharecroppers’ Troubadour: John Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers Union and the African American song tradition
  • A Novel Process for Water Purification
  • Development of point-of-care diagnostic devices for the developed and developing worlds
  • Effect of requirement for prior insurance clearance on accrual of patients onto clinical trials for acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
  • Closed Ecological Systems–Aquatic
  • Diversity and Teamwork Study
  • Stem cells as drug discovery agents
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Regulation of Macrophage Activation
  • Web-based Adolescent Health Screening and Risk Prevention
  • Medical Tricorder Project
  • Echocardiographic assessment of the structure and function of the normal and abnormal heart
  • Foster Business School Laboratory – 2 Research Assistants Needed
  • Manipulations of host cells by Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Local anesthesia in dentistry; techniques
  • Ultrasound imaging in dentistry
  • Human Immunology of Tuberculosis
  • Marketing/Social Media Research for Computer Experts
  • Sequencing Treatments for Mothers with ADHD and Their At-Risk Children
  • Myogenic stem cells: basic biology and applicability to muscle wasting disorders (muscular dystrophy) and age-associated muscle deterioration (sarcopenia)
  • Maternity, neonatal, Women’s health
  • Human Prostate Cancer Progression, Fred Hutch
  • Zebrafish models of heart and muscle disease
  • Oceanography research cruise
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant in Traumatic Brain Injury Lab
  • Learning in Biology
  • Platelet hyper-reactivity Cross talks between inflammation and hemostatic signals
  • Oral health and disease
  • Molecular Signaling Mechanisms of Heart Disease
  • Controlled fusion research in the HIT program
  • Blood-brain barrier in disease
  • Mouse genetics, cognition and Parkinson’s disease
  • Social Development in Childhood