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March 2022 Memo

Greetings, PS Community,

I hope everyone is enjoying a little warmer weather. It was awesome to see so many PS members recognized at Showcase for their many accomplishments, including Yoshie Sano, Patricia Pendry, Sterling McPherson, John Roll, Sola Adesope, Amy Salazar, Sara Waters, and myself! I hope I didn't miss anyone!

As always, huge thanks to Jolene for helping compile this PS memo. Enjoy!

All best,

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Program News & Announcements
Please contact Sammy Perone with any questions about the following announcements. 
  • Prevention Science Graduate Faculty Steering Committee: See below for links to past meeting minutes.
  • Awards and Funding 
    • NIMH is pleased to announce the 2022 James Jackson Memorial Award.  Application packets must be submitted 11:59 p.m. ET on April 18, 2022 for full award consideration. Selected awardee will receive a $5,000 honorarium and will be expected to deliver a 30-minute lecture describing their work during an interactive, virtual webinar scheduled for late July 2022 Learn more at:
    • Springfield Dissertation Fellowship and Research Grant. The dissertation fellowship supports graduate students at any stage of their dissertation who are interested in researching contemporary LGBTQIA+ issues in an effort to dispel stereotypes and other negative information. For more information on the dissertation fellowship ($10,000 due May 1) click here. Or for the research grant ($20,000 due May 15) click here.

  • 2022 SPR Cup This year's team "Raise the Roof" includes Kat Bruzios, Kyle Murphy, Ian Rasmussen, Sara Spiers, and Autumn Decker mentored by Dr. Amy Salazar. Go TEAM!
  • WSU President's Commission on the Status of Women is seeking new applicants to serve from July 1, 2022- June 30, 2024. All students, faculty, and staff system-wide may serve. More information about the commission here. Please click the link below (between March 21- April 11) to complete a brief application to become a voting member of the CSW!
  • The Robert F. E. Stier Memorial Lecture in Medicine on March 29, 2022. There will be two virtual lectures at Noon and 4 pm. Presentation by Dr. Ben Danielson:  Where Are We On the Equity Journey? Learn more and register here.
PSGSO News & Announcements
See below for a list of updates from the PSGSO. Contact PSGSO President, Erica Doering, with any questions

Friday, April 8th, 2022
9:00am - 10:30am

Congratulations to Prevention Science graduate faculty and students on these recent achievements. If I missed any, please email and let me know.
Jennifer Duckworth (Human Development) and colleagues from three other universities had a grant funded by a collaboration between the APA and CDC focused on “Psychological science addressing COVID-19 pandemic priorities.” Their project will focus on developing and testing a brief normative intervention for vaccine hesitancy among young adults who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. Congratulations, Jen!

Kathleen Rodgers (Human Development) recently had an article published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Perceived realism and wishful identification: College students’ perceptions of alcohol ads and their intentions to sexually coerce with or without using alcohol. 

Amy Salazar: manuscript (in press); CORE Teen: Impact of an adolescent-focused parent training curriculum on foster parent perceptions of preparedness to foster teens. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal.

Congrats to our CAHNRS 2022 Faculty Award winners! Elizabeth Weybright, Faculty Excellence in Extension, Sammy Perone, Faculty Excellence in Research and Yoshie Sano, Land Grant Mission Award.

Elizabeth Weybright and Erica Doering's article 'College students’ perceptions of healthy and unhealthy leisure: Associations with leisure behavior' was accepted by Leisure Sciences

WSU’s Center for Rural Opioid Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery (CROP+TR) earned the Organizational Award for Excellence in Research and Programming for Youth. Congrats to the team! Elizabeth Weybright (co-leader, Human Development), Erica Doering, Elizabeth Purser, and Kate Hampilos. Read more about the award and great work the center does here.

Prevention Science Student Celebrations & Kudos
  • Erica Doering and Elizabeth Purser did great jobs with their poster presentations at the Society for Research on Adolescence!     
  • Erica also presented at The Academy of Leisure Sciences virtual meeting in March. “Can’t you see that I’m getting bored?”: College Students’ Conceptualization of Boredom. Her article 'Can't you see I'm getting bored?" was published in Youth & Society. Way to go Erica!
  • Meena Richardson will be giving a talk titled Centering Indigenous Voices to Decolonize Suicide Prevention, at the WSU Social Justice Conference on March 25-26.
  • Aryn Vaughan had a poster accepted at the Biennial Meeting for the Cognitive Development Society. The title of the poster is Relations between fearfulness and inhibitory control in emotionally salient contexts. Congratulations, Aryn!
Program Coordinator Reminders
Please email Jolene with questions about the below.

Final Exam Reminders! Last day to submit an exam scheduling form for Spring 2022 semester: April 8 (thesis defense), April 9 (dissertation defense), and April 15 (Prelims). 
Training Opportunities & Resources

SRCD Special Topic Meeting: Toward a Holistic Developmental Science. September 29- October 1, 2022 Call for submissions. Deadline April 6th. Learn more and submit abstract here.

How to create a better research poster: A youtube video with tips on poster creation. 


UCLA Statistical Methods and Data Analytics Seminar Series. The group holds FREE stats workshops each semester and they have great notes for conducting analyses in SAS, R, Stata, Mplus, and R with example code. Jen Duckworth recently attended the MLM in R workshop recently and said it was great. 

Here is the link:

WEBINAR: Choosing Sample Sizes for Multilevel and Longitudinal Studies Analyzed with Linear Mixed Models. Presented by Drs. Keith Muller and Deborah Glueck. Friday, April 29, 2022 1-2 pm ET. Planning a reproducible study requires selecting a sample size expected to ensure appropriate statistical power. Advances in statistical methods and free point and click software have made it easy to select a sample size for clustered and longitudinal designs with linear mixed models. The software, a suite of training modules, and reference materials are freely available online. The software interface and training materials are aimed at health scientists, and have been validated in face-to-face and online courses. Dr. Keith Muller and Dr. Deborah Glueck will discuss what the software and training cover, what they do not cover, and what they hope to add. A longitudinal randomized trial will be used to illustrate the process of power analysis. Register here.

College Access and Transition summer programs. College Access & Transition Programs is at the heart of Washington State University’s land-grant mission — expanding educational opportunities to those historically excluded. Our equity-infused approaches begin by developing pathways at the secondary level and implementing high-impact practices to advance a culture of academic excellence and ensure post-secondary, and long-term success.

Our summer programs serve a diverse community of high-achieving and ambitious students with transformative educational experiences at a world-class institution. Scholars are introduced to the structure and rigor of the university, provided with opportunities to foster meaningful academic and social connections, and empower them to take ownership of their educational journey.

We invite Washington State University Pullman faculty and graduate students with teaching experience to apply to be part of the summer program. We are also seeking lab placement opportunities for the summer program participants. Those in STEM (including laboratory-based courses), Social Sciences, and Liberal Arts are encouraged to apply.

  • Dare to Dream Math & Science Academies (virtual): June 26 – July 2
  • Cougs Rise Pre-College Program (in-person): July 5 – July 16
  • Cougs Rise Bridge Program (in-person): July 16 – July 30

To learn more and apply please visit our website. Application closes Sunday, April 17, 11:59 p.m.

Prevention Science Job Announcements

The Alcohol Research Group (ARG), in association with the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, is currently accepting applications for two-year Postdoctoral and Predoctoral Fellowships.  ARG is a nationally and internationally recognized center for research on alcohol epidemiology, policy, and intervention that is located in Emeryville, CA.  Fellowships are sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and offer research training in the study of alcohol and drug use and problems, including basic and applied social and epidemiological research.  Although some of the research at our center considers clinical issues, fellowships are not appropriate for persons interested primarily in clinical practice.  Our program focuses on alcohol-related disparities, so we are particularly interested in applicants with research interests in socially or economically disadvantaged groups (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities, sexual minorities, women, and those of low socioeconomic status), but others will also be considered.  

Additional information about our program and how to apply can be found at; For specifics on the pre-doctoral program: and post-doctoral program

First consideration will be given to those who apply by April 20th, 2022 for positions starting between June 2022 and May 2023.

CNRC supported Postdoctoral Fellowship position. Important considerations include the candidate’s potential for a future career that supports USDA objectives.You will find the most recent update of the applications forms, guidelines, and process in the Fellows Handbook attached to this email.  Information is also available on the CNRC (Children's Nutrition Research Center) website at: submission deadline is May 15 and selection will be on or about June 1.

Postdoctoral Scholar Position in a new ASPIRE Children’s Environmental Health Center, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University. To apply, please send the following to Dr. Veronica Irvin (; 
•     curriculum vitae
•     letter summarizing your research interests, relevant experiences, and statistical skills
•     contact information for three references
 For full consideration, materials must be received by April 4, 2022.  Position will stay open until filled.

Postdoctoral position University of Colorado. 
Dr. Jill Kaar is seeking a post-doctoral research scholar interested in school-based prevention programs. The individual hired will work directly on a youth mental health focused prevention program, Advocates for All Youth (ALLY). ALLY is a school-based intervention designed to examine the effectiveness of a youth mental health prevention program targeting racially and ethnically minorized low-income communities in the US. Click here for more details.

NPC Evaluation Data Analyst. NPC Research, a nationally recognized human services research and evaluation firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is seeking a full-time Quantitative Evaluation Data Analyst/Researcher. This position may be filled by either a Portland-based or remote candidate. Telecommute options are available; however, occasional travel throughout the U.S. may be necessary. More information here

NPC Research Associate. Successful candidates for this position will manage multiple teams led by different Principal Investigators on projects primarily focused on treatment court and/or civil counsel topics. More information here


Postdoctoral Fellowships in Implementation Research in Suicide Prevention The Innovation in Suicide Prevention Implementation Research (INSPIRE) Center at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine invites applications for post-doctoral fellowships. This interdisciplinary training program provides an excellent opportunity for social scientists to improve their knowledge of implementation science, health information technology, participatory design, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and how to conduct research that can improve outcomes for our most vulnerable citizens. Appointment: Summer or fall 2022. Appointments are for one year, and are renewable for up to three years. Submit application at this link

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY. We are seeking Postdoctoral Fellows to conduct research related to early child development, early child obesity prevention, and health literacy-informed interventions, within the divisions of General Pediatrics and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. To learn more and submit and application; PostDocNYU.

The Health Care Authority is hiring a Prevention Services Supervisor in the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery. This position supervises and oversees prevention and mental health initiatives being executed by a high-performing and equity-focused team of up to 14 staff. If you have passion for prevention and promotion work and want to make a systemic difference in the State of Washington, this may be the position for you. This position is open continuously with candidate review beginning on March 9, 2022. Annual salary: $68,304.00 - $95,616.00 Apply online:

Postdoctoral Research Scholar Training Position Arizona State University: Research Training in Substance Use Prevention: Closing the Research-Practice Gap. Arizona State University’s Department of Psychology and REACH Institute in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and College of Health Solutions invite applications for a NIDA-funded T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship focused on closing the research-practice gap in substance use prevention. Training is delivered through individually-tailored programs of coursework in drug abuse and implementation science and mentored research experience. Trainees select multiple mentors from a large and multidisciplinary faculty whose work informs the implementation of preventive interventions with children, youth, and families in settings such as schools, healthcare, community behavioral health, and family courts, as well as eHealth interventions. Emphases include implementation science for the adoption and sustainability of preventive interventions in regular service delivery settings, interventions for culturally diverse populations, and advanced quantitative research methods in prevention science. The program is particularly interested in applicants with the potential to bring to their research careers the critical perspective that comes from their understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in research and higher education.Training is for a two-year period, with the potential for a third year on a case-by-case basis. The positions are full-time, fiscal-year (12-month), benefits-eligible appointments with no tenure implications. For more information regarding benefits, visit 



Prevention Research Job Opportunities. Visit the Society for Prevention Research website for a regularly updated list of prevention-related job opportunities. 
Human Development and Family Studies Job Opportunities. Visit the National Council on Family Relations website for a regularly updated list of HD-related job opportunities. 
Find out more about the Washington State University Prevention Science PhD Program here .
Email Sammy Perone at with any questions or comments. 

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