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Below is a selection of webinars focused on research tools and grant opportunities. Please visit the Behavioral Research Grants page or the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) Funding Opportunities page for a complete listing of funding opportunities.

Past Webinars

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This webinar provided an overview of the R01 and R21 funding opportunity announcements (FOA), U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities PAR-17-217 (R01) and PAR-17-218 (R21).

These FOAs will support research to:

  1. understand how to improve the effectiveness of existing tobacco control policy strategies to reduce health disparities in tobacco use;
  2. study new policy approaches to reduce health disparities in tobacco use.

The National Cancer Institute seeks applications on observational or intervention-based research to reduce health disparities in tobacco use among vulnerable populations in the United States. Specifically, these opportunities intend to stimulate scientific inquiry focused on innovative tobacco control policies. The long-term goal of this funding is to reduce disparities in health outcomes, thereby reducing the excess disease burden of tobacco use within these groups.

First application due date: October 11, 2017
Letter of Intent due date: September 11, 2017
Earliest submission date: September 11, 2017

National Cancer Institute Speakers:

Richard Moser

Bob Vollinger, MSPH
Program Director
Tobacco Control Research Branch
Behavioral Research Program


Annette Kaufman

Annette Kaufman, PhD, MPH
Program Director
Tobacco Control Research Branch
Behavioral Research Program


Moderator:
Erik Augustson, PhD, MPH
Program Director
Tobacco Control Research Branch
Behavioral Research Program

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This webinar discussed aspects of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health and Eating (FLASHE) Study, including:

  • Publicly available data sets and resources;
  • methodology and dyadic features of the study design;
  • example findings, such as correlates of health behavior and associations between parents and adolescents on psychosocial and behavioral variables; and
  • opportunities for using FLASHE data.
Laura Dwyer

Speaker:
Laura Dwyer, PhD
Cape Fox Facilities Services contractor in support of the NCI Behavioral Research Program (BRP)


Discussants:

Linda Nebeling, PhD, MPH, RD, BRP, NCI
April Oh, PhD, MPH, BRP, NCI
Frank Perna, EDD, PhD, BRP, NCI
Erin Hennessy, PhD, MPH, exit disclaimer Tufts University

Moderator:
Daniel Bornstein, PhD exit disclaimer
Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Science, The Citadel
Immediate Past Chair, Physical Activity Section, American Public Health Association

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This webinar provides an overview of the R01 and R21 funding opportunity announcements, Oral Anticancer Agents: Utilization, Adherence, and Health Care Delivery PA-17-060 (R01) and PA-17-061 (R21).

Dr. Wendy Nelson and Ms. Kathleen Castro provide an overview of these funding opportunities that seek research to assess and describe the current state of oral anticancer medication utilization, delivery, and adherence; identify structural, systemic, and psychosocial barriers to adherence; and develop models and strategies to improve safe and effective delivery of these agents so that clinical outcomes are optimized.

Wendy Nelson
Wendy Nelson, PhD, MPH
Program Director
Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch
Behavioral Research Program
Kelly filipski
Kelly Filipski, PhD, MPH
Program Director
Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Kathleen castro
Kathleen Castro, RN, MS, AOCN®
Program Director
Office of the Associate Director
Healthcare Delivery Research Program

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Richard Moser

This webinar provides an overview of the R01 and R21 funding opportunity announcement, Cancer-related Behavioral Research through Integrating Existing Data PAR-16-256 (R01) and PAR-16-255 (R21).

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks research that integrates two or more independent data sets to answer novel cancer control and prevention questions. Applicants areeve encouraged to incorporate Integrative Data Analysis (IDA) methods that examine cancer-related behavioral risk factors. Examples of these risk factors include tobacco use, sedentary behavior, poor weight management, lack of medical adherence to screening, and poor vaccine uptake.

Moderator Dr. Jerry Suls provides an overview and background information. Speaker Dr. Richard Moser presents details of the FOA, and technical expert Dr. Michelle Mollica provides information about available data sources.

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Todd HorowitzThis webinar provides an overview about the new R01 and R21 funding opportunity announcement, Perception and Cognition Research to Inform Cancer Image Interpretation (PAR-17-125 [R01] and PAR-17-124 [R21]).

This new funding opportunity aims to facilitate research on the perceptual and cognitive processes underlying the performance of cancer image observers in radiology and pathology. The scientific scope of this opportunity will yield insights to improve the accuracy of cancer detection and diagnosis.

Moderator Dr. Paige Green provides an overview and summary of resources. Speaker Dr. Todd Horowitz presents details of the FOA. Drs. Lalitha Shankar and Vinay Pai provide technical assistance.

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Mark ParascandolaThis webinar provides key information about the new R01 and R21 funding opportunity announcement, Tobacco Use and HIV in Low and Middle Income Countries (PAR-17-087 [R01] and PAR-17-086 [R21]). Epidemiologist Dr. Mark Parascandola of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Tobacco Control Research Branch provides an overview of a new funding opportunity that aims to develop and evaluate tobacco cessation interventions tailored to HIV-positive populations - including those with co-morbidities such as tuberculosis (TB) - in low-resource settings in low- and middle-income countries.

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Jerry SulsThis webinar provides information about a new Funding Opportunity Announcement in behavioral research from the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Jerry Suls, Program Director and Senior Scientist, provides an overview of Leveraging Cognitive Neuroscience Research to Improve Assessment of Cancer Treatment Related Cognitive Impairment PAR-16-212 (R01) & PAR-16-213 (R21).

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Key time markers for the presentation:
Introduction and logistics: 0.00
General funding information: 6:50
Cognitive Neuroscience: 23:50
Predicting Behavioral Responses: 28:16
Improving Smoking Cessation: 31:56
New Media Environment: 36:33
Integrating Existing Data: 42:11
Behavioral Intervention: 46:45
Q&A: 64:50

Associate Director of the NCI Behavioral Research Program, Dr. William Klein, provides an overview of these exciting new funding opportunities:

Funding Opportunity Announcements Program Contact

Leveraging Cognitive Neuroscience Research to Improve Assessment of Cancer Treatment Related Cognitive Impairment

PAR-16-212 (R01) & PAR-16-213 (R21)

Jerry Suls

Jerry Suls
240-276-6811
jerry.suls@nih.gov

Predicting Behavioral Responses to Population-Level Cancer Control Strategies

PAR-16-257 (R21)

Rebecca Ferrer

Rebecca Ferrer
301-852-1167
rebecca.ferrer@nih.gov

Improving Smoking Cessation in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations via Scalable Interventions

PAR-16-202 (R01) & PAR-16-201 (R21)

Yvonne Hunt

Yvonne Hunt
240-276-6975
yvonne.hunt@nih.gov

Innovative Approaches to Studying Cancer Communication in the New Media Environment

PAR-16-249 (R01) & PAR-16-248 (R21)

Kelly Blake

Kelly Blake
240-281-5934
kelly.blake@nih.gov

Cancer-related Behavioral Research through Integrating Existing Data

PAR-16-256 (R01) & PAR-16-255 (R21)

Richard Moser

Richard Moser
240-276-6915
richard.moser@nih.gov

Stimulating Innovations in Behavioral Intervention Research for Cancer Prevention and Control

PAR-16-278 (R21)

Tanya Agurs-Collins

Tanya Agurs-Collins
240-276-6956
tanya.agurs-collins@nih.gov

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Niall Bolger, Ph.D., exit disclaimer and Jean-Philippe (J-P) Laurenceau, Ph.D., exit disclaimer introduce viewers to cross-sectional, dyadic analysis using data from the Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) study. Dyadic data present analytic challenges because they have various sources of interdependence (e.g. non-independence between members of the dyad such as a parent and a child). Flexible analytic tools (e.g. path modeling, multilevel modeling) can accommodate these complexities. Viewers will gain introductory-level understanding of dyadic data analysis. Additional resources, such as sample code for preparing data files and conducting dyadic analyses are available on the FLASHE dyadic resources page.

Niall Bolger

Niall Bolger, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Columbia University

Jean-Philippe (J-P) Laurenceau

Jean-Philippe (J-P) Laurenceau, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of Delaware

 

Archived Webinars

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AThis webinar provides key information about the R01 funding opportunity announcement, Smoking Cessation within the Context of Lung Cancer Screening (RFA-CA- 15-011 [R01]. Program Director and Statistician Stephanie Land of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Tobacco Control Research Branch provide an overview of this funding opportunity that aims to support the development and test and/or implementation of smoking cessation interventions delivered to current smokers who undergo low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening.

Please visit the Behavioral Research Grants page or the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) Funding Opportunities page for a complete listing of funding opportunities