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The Nexus of Social Sciences and Human Health Research

UMBC's Inaugural Research Forum


Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn : 7th Floor

Date & Time

November 21, 2014, 8:00 am1:30 pm


Slides presented at this event are available here.

This is UMBC’s inaugural Research Forum, with a focus on Social Sciences and Human Health, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Bill Riley, the Acting Director of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR).

This Research Forum is the first event in a continuing series bringing together researchers and scientists from across the UMBC community and our partner institutions to establish and expand meaningful collaborations around common themes.

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Research, this Research Forum aims to advance on-campus collaborations in the social and health sciences and to spark dialogue about the role of social sciences in translational research.

Future Research Forums will focus on such topics as High-Performance Computation and Environmental Sciences and Remote Sensing.

Active participation this event is encouraged. Come learn from the keynote presentation, contribute to the panel discussions, and meet new colleagues during the poster sessions.


8 a.m.Registration and Coffee
8:20 a.m.Welcome and Introductions – Philip Rous, Provost, UMBC
8:30 a.m.The Creative Destruction of Health Behavior Research

Keynote – Dr. William Riley, Acting Director, NIH–OBSSR
9:15 a.m.Developing Meaningful Links across Disciplines

Moderator – Mary Stuart, Health Administration and Policy Program, UMBC

– John Schumacher, Sociology & Anthropology, UMBC

– Fadia Shaya, Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, UMB

– Brian Cullum, Chemistry & Biochemistry, UMBC

– Shari Waldstein, Psychology, UMBC
10 a.m.Improbable Juxtaposition

– Lee Boot, Imaging Research Center, UMBC
10:20 a.m.Break and Poster Session
11 a.m.Successful Models for Cross-disciplinary Collaborations

Moderator – Christopher Bever, Neurology, UMB

– Carlo DiClemente, Psychology, UMBC

– Nancy Miller, Public Policy, UMBC

– Francoise Pradel, Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, UMB

– Robert Rubinstein, Center for Aging Studies, Sociology & Anthropology, UMBC
11:45 a.m.Wrap-up and Next Steps – Karl V. Steiner, VP for Research, UMBC
12 p.m.Buffet Luncheon and Poster Session
1:30 p.m.End of Forum

Slides presented at this event are available here.