Behavioral-Biomedical Sciences Interface
Programs should provide graduate research training for students at the behavioral sciences-biomedical sciences interface. The goal of the program is to develop basic behavioral scientists with rigorous broad-based training in biology and biomedical science, who are available to assume leadership roles related to the Nationís biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.
NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research
The NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research is a cooperative effort among the 16 NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices that support neuroscience research. By pooling resources and expertise, the Blueprint supports the development of new tools, training opportunities, and other resources to assist neuroscientists in both basic and clinical research.
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
Situated within the Office of the Director, OBSSR furthers the mission of NIH by emphasizing the critical role that behavioral and social factors play in health, health care and well-being. With an annual budget of approximately 27 million, OBSSR serves as the focal point for the coordination and development of policies, goals and objectives in the behavioral and social sciences at NIH.
Science of Behavior Change
Begun as a pilot project within the NIH Roadmap, the Science of Behavior Change initiative is dedicated to the study of behavior change in order to achieve substantial improvements in public health and savings in health care costs. To radically move this area of science forward, the NIH held a meeting in June 2009 that brought together experts from a wide variety of fields such as psychology, neuroscience, economics, sociology, nursing, public health, pharmacology, marketing, computer science and engineering. The meeting summary includes a sample of the issues and ideas put forth by participants to stimulate innovative thinking and accelerate the transformation of health promotion and disease prevention.
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