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Subject:Postdoctoral Fellowship
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002
From:Noel J Chrisman, SfAA President

SfAA/NCI Cancer Disparities Fellowship

Applied anthropologists are encouraged to apply for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Behavioral Research Program (BRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Rockville, Maryland.

The fellow will work with Dr. Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts, Health Disparities Research Coordinator, who is an applied medical anthropologist. The primary responsibility will be to assist the Health Disparities Coordinator in all aspects of program development and management for the Health Disparities Research Group of the BRP of the NCI.

The postdoctoral-fellow will be responsible for overseeing the evaluation of program development for the Health Disparities Research Group (part of BRP) and will assist the Coordinator in her role as Program Director of the newly issued RFA "Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities" especially in scientific and other research matters.

The recipient of this position will: manage information on connected to projects, prepare information for and take part in all project team meetings; draft reports and articles in collaboration with the project team; conduct both quantitative and qualitative data analyses relevant to the project; and provide consultative input and expertise on all matters.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in applied anthropology or related anthropological area, a strong background in health and behavior or public health, and competence in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The person must demonstrate a track record (courses, research, other positions, for example) in addressing the health concerns of medically underserved domestic populations and racial/ethnic minorities.

In addition, the prospective fellow must have skills in planning, organization, and management, strong interpersonal skills for a team-based effort, and the ability to appraise organizational context.

The stipend for the position is commensurate with experience and education and includes a moderate level of benefits. Location on the NCI campus provides easy access to numerous conferences and other training opportunities.

For further information, contact Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts by telephone at (301) 594- 6655 or e-mail [sheurtin@mail.nih.gov].


Subject:Seeking Public Policy Essays and Syllabi
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002
From:Joe Heyman, jmheyman@mtu.edu

Seeking Public Policy Essays and Syllabi

The Public Policy Committee of the SfAA is soliciting contributions to a new section of the SfAA website dedicated to enhancing applied anthropologists' public policy skills.

Contributions will include syllabi and short essays. The syllabi might include courses on public policy generally or specific policy-relevant subjects. Useful syllabi will have full article and book references. The essays will be reflections on experiences in public policy arenas that will inform other anthropologists working in similar domains or issues. Essays should be short (1000 to 2000 words) and effective essays will go beyond specific cases to draw out transferrable lessons for policy and participation effectiveness.

For example, essays might delineate specific lessons for working with private voluntary organizations, state legislatures, or international advocacy networks, in contexts as diverse as India, Mexico, or the U.S.

The goal is to tap SfAA members' accumulated wisdom for a site that is easily accessible to applied anthropologists all over the world, whether they seek general self-education in policy skills or specific points for a particular activity.

Current contributions, as well as other activities of the policy committee, can be found at the URL (http://www.sfaa.net/committees/policy/policy.html). You can send contributions as Word files to Joe Heyman at (jmheyman@mtu.edu); please note the attachment of a policy document in the subject line of the email. It is helpful to communicate to Joe Heyman in advance of writing essays (e.g., to avoid duplicative essays and to clarify topics) and general questions and queries are always welcome.


Subject:Seeking Director: Division of HIV/AIDS
Date: Mon, 13 May 2002
From:Alayne Unterberger, NAPA Student Rep.

Position Announcement:
Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
National Center on HIV STD and TB Prevention

Candidates are being sought for Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the National Center on HIV STD and TB Prevention. Consider this and encourage others to apply. The direct link to the vacancy announcement is as follows: http://www2.cdc.gov/hrmo/viewdetail.asp?AnnouncementNumber=10-02-013

CLOSING DATE: 06/28/2002
The National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHSTP), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention-- Intervention Research and Support (DHAP-IRS), NCHSTP, CDC. This position, in cooperation with other CDC components, administers operational programs for the prevention of HIV infection and AIDS. DHAP-IRS is a large division with a staff of approximately 350 and a FY 2002 budget of approximately $450 million. The incumbent serves as Director, DHAP-IRS, and is responsible for
(1) providing guidance, consultation, training, and other technical services to assist state and local health departments, as well as national, state, and local nongovernmental organizations, in the planning, development, implementation, evaluation and overall improvement of HIV prevention programs;
(2) conducting behavioral, communications, evaluation, and operational research into factors affecting the prevention of HIV/AIDS;
(3) developing policy formulation on the prevention of HIV/AIDS;
(4) evaluating prevention and control activities in collaboration with other CDC components;
(5) providing assistance and consultation on issues related to programmatic support, research, evaluation methodologies, and fiscal and grants management to state and local health departments, nongovernmental organizations, national organizations, and other research institutions; (6) promoting linkages between health department HIV/AIDS programs and other governmental and nongovernmental partners who are vital to effective HIV/AIDS prevention efforts;
(7) working closely with National Institutes of Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, other governmental and nongovernmental agencies, and the managed care community (or private medical sector) to enhance and evaluate HIV prevention services in public and private health care delivery systems.

Applicants must possess an M.D., Ph.D., or other earned doctorate or equivalent public health experience in disease prevention or related health sciences, public health, epidemiology, or social or behavioral sciences that demonstrates:
(1) a high degree of public health prominence and expertise, and distinguished record of accomplishments in the field, such that the individual can readily command the respect of the national and international public health communities and stimulate their interest in the CDC HIV/AIDS prevention and control research agenda;
(2) the ability to direct and manage a public health research organization including establishing strategic plans and policies, developing and presenting budgets, evaluating program accomplishments, and building and maintaining a diverse staff;
(3) experience in developing and implementing national, state, or local policies and programs related to HIV/AIDS prevention and public health;
(4) proven familiarity with HIV prevention research and an understanding of how research informs program and policy;
(5) experience that indicates the ability to deal effectively with high-level government officials, the scientific and academic communities, national or international medical and health-related organizations, diverse community and nongovernmental groups, and the public at large.

No previous Federal experience required. Apply for: AD10-02-013
Applicants should feel free to contact Lynda Doll, Chair, DHAP-IRS Search Committee, at ldoll@cdc.gov or 770-488-1430.


Subject:W.A.P.A. New Members Social
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002
From:Anne Ballenger, WAPA Co-Student Board Member

Washington Area Practicing Anthropologists (WAPA):
New Member Social
Tuesday, May , 2002

WAPA’s first Wine and Welcome for new members will be held on Tuesday, May 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the offices of LTG Associates. Current members will be on hand to welcome and introduce you to members. Those interested should visit the WAPA web site.


Subject:New FAQ's Page
Date: Sat, 11 May 2002
From:Anne Ballenger, Chair Student Committee

Frequently Asked Questions by Students

Students and those interested in Applied Anthropology,
I have now put up an new web page FAQ's, complied from questions I receive. Please feel free to check it out and E-Mail Me with your comments or additional questions.
Best - Anne


Subject:New Applied Anthropology M.A. Program Website
Date: Tue, 07 May 2002
From:Ken C. Erickson, "ken@ethnographic-research.com"

California State University, Long Beach, has revised their Applied Anthropology Master's program. The deadline for applications for this coming year has been extended, too. I wanted to share their new website with you.
Link:Site or type it in - A HREF="http://www.csulb.edu/depts/anthro
Scroll to the Applied Program Link, and there you are. Comments, suggestions, and (of course) student referrals are welcome.
-Ken Erickson
Ethnographic Research, Inc.


Subject:Research on Ethical Issues in Human Studies
Date: Tue, 07 May 2002
From:Stuart Plattner, NSF

NIH Research Grants

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invite research grant applications (R01) to investigate ethical issues in human subjects research. The purpose of this program announcement is to solicit research addressing the ethical challenges of involving human participants in research in order to inform and optimize protections for human participation in research.

In pursuing NIH-funded human research, investigators, institutions, and IRB members must adhere to several general ethical principles, including:

  • Respect for Persons
  • - individuals should be treated as autonomous agents and persons with diminished autonomy are entitled to additional protections
  • Beneficence
  • - efforts must be made to maximize possible benefits and minimize possible harms
  • Justice
  • - individuals or groups of individuals should not be unduly burdened as a result of participating in research and individuals or groups of individuals should not disproportionately benefit as a result of participating in research
Further information regarding the PA can be found at the following link:
PA-02--103 or type it in http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-103.html.


Subject:NIH Research Grants
Date: Mon, 29 April 2002
From:Noel Chrisman, SfAA President

NIH Research Grants:
Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Reduction of Health Disparities

Below is the web site for a program announcement from the National Cancer Institute and others at NIH. If you work in an area that has an existing cancer center or a good size core group for a center, take a look at this announcement. The RFA really does mean it when they say interdisciplinary collaboration and reduction of health disparities. It is a wonderful opportunity for applied anthropologists to work on macro level problems in health.
Noel Chrisman
University of Washington
(President, SfAA)
RFA-ES-02-009 or type it in: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-02-009.html

Subject:Annual Conference
Date: Mon, 29 April 2002

The Society for International Development:
2002 Annual Conference
Thursday May 9, 2002

The Society for International Development - Washington Chapter will be holding its 2002 Annual Career Conference on Thursday, May 9th, 2002 at The Academy for Educational Development, 1875 Connecticut Ave, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20009. This event will be geared toward mid-level professionals as well as for those just beginning their careers in international development.

The conference includes small group discussions tailored to entry-level, mid-level and foreign nationals; one-on-one sessions on “Types of International Development Careers”; and panel sessions on “Career Paths in International Development,” and “Trends in International Development.” There will also be a recruitment area where SID-Washington’s institutional members will have displays and representatives. An evening wine and cheese reception for mid-level professionals with senior recruiters is also featured.

You must RSVP in advance. This event is free for SID-Washington Members and $15-$25 for non-members. For more information, please contact the SID office at 202-884-8590, email sid@aed.org, or visit our website at www.sidw.org for the registration form and a detailed description of the conference. Credit cards are not accepted.

End of Announcements as of 05/11/02.