American Psychological Association Congressional Fellowship Program

American Psychological Association Congressional Fellowship Program The purpose of this fellowship is to provide psychologists with an invaluable public policy learning experience, to contribute to the more effective use of psychological knowledge in government and to broaden awareness about the value of psychology-government interaction among psychologists and within the federal government. Deadline: January 9, 2015 Sponsor: Government Relations Fellows spend one year working on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee. Activities may involve drafting legislation, conducting oversight work, assisting with congressional hearings and events, and preparing briefs and speeches. Fellows also attend a two-week orientation program on congressional and executive branch operations, which provides guidance for the congressional placement process, and participate in a yearlong seminar series on science and public policy issues. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) administers these professional development activities for the APA fellows and for fellows sponsored by over two dozen other professional societies. APA will sponsor up to two congressional fellows for a one-year appointment beginning Sept. 1, 2015. Additional fellowships are available for mid-career/senior psychologists and for psychologists with expertise in health and behavior issues, including HIV/AIDS, and psychologists with a background in developmental or clinical ...
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Conclusions and Perspectives It is interesting that watershed events, such as the loss of Neu5Gc from the glycocalyx of human cells have occurred numerous times in many mammalian and other vertebrate species. These cases of convergent evolution represent precious opportunities for increased understanding of evolutionary processes. In some respects, Neu5Gc is an ideal self-molecule as it is “private” to vertebrates and, based on current data, has yet to be successfully mimicked by microbes. Against the background of this benefit, the loss of Neu5Gc appears paradoxical and may implicate strong selective regimes,...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Yuka Nadai1,2, Kathrin Held1,2, Sarah Joseph3, Mohamed I. M. Ahmed1,2, Verena S. Hoffmann1,2, David Peterhoff4, Marco Missanga5, Asli Bauer1,5, Agricola Joachim6, Ulf Reimer7, Johannes Zerweck7, Sheena McCormack3, Alethea V. Cope8, Roger Tatoud8, Robin J. Shattock8, Merlin Lee Robb9, Eric G. Sandstroem10, Michael Hoelscher1,2, Leonard Maboko5, Muhammad Bakari6, Arne Kroidl1,2, Ralf Wagner4,11, Jonathan Weber8, Georgios Pollakis12 and Christof Geldmacher1,2* 1Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, University Hospital, LMU Munich, Munich, Germany 2German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Partner S...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
by Tsegaye T. Gatiso, Isabel Ordaz-N émeth, Trokon Grimes, Menladi Lormie, Clement Tweh, Hjalmar S. Kühl, Jessica Junker There is unequivocal evidence in the literature that epidemics adversely affect the livelihoods of individuals, households and communities. However, evidence in the literature is dominated by the socioeconomic impacts of HIV/AIDS and malaria, while evidence on the impact of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) on households’ livelihoods remains fragmented and scant. Our study investigates the effect of the EVD epidemic on the livelihoods of Liberian households using the Sustainable Livelihood...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
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CONCLUSIONS The study of spatial clusters using a census tract helps to determine epidemiological patterns inside the city and in specific populations. Spatial stratifica tion and key population epidemiological patterns were identified in four regions in São Paulo city.
Source: Revista de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
The new director of the CDC is named Robert Redfield. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (still abbreviated CDC because " prevention " was added later) is the country's public health agency.Here are some fun facts about Redfield.He was in charge of the armed forces'response to the HIV epidemic in  the 1980s. Among his policies:Mandatory HIV testing of all troops, without confidentiality. Positive tests were revealed to the entire chain of command.HIV+ troops were kept in isolation and dishonorably discharged when they developed AIDS. . .Which meant they were dumped on the street without heal...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
The latest inquiry must discover how thousands of haemophiliacs contracted HIV or hepatitis C from blood products, and why it was covered up for so longIn two weeks ’ time Sir Brian Langstaff will take up his post as chair of thepublic inquiry into contaminated blood and contaminated blood products. Today, World Haemophilia Day, is the perfect occasion to remind Langstaff what the thousands of haemophiliac victims need from this inquiry if they are to get justice.In the 1970s and 1980s more than 4,600 haemophiliacs contracted HIV or hepatitis C after being infected by contaminated blood-clotting products. Much of the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Health Society Hepatitis B Hepatitis C Aids and HIV NHS Health policy Politics UK news Science Medical research Source Type: news
By MARGALIT GUR-ARIE A few weeks ago one man, named @jack, decided that millions of people will be allowed to use up to 280 characters when expressing themselves on Jack’s public square platform. One man decides how many letters each and every one of us, including the “leader of the free world”, can use when we talk to each other. Just like that. Nobody seemed the least bit perturbed by this notion. Another dude, named Mark, decided to ask people for nude pictures of themselves, so he can better protect them from the bad guys. We shrugged that off too. Then, in a most embarrassing exercise in public humil...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Dopamine Labs Keytruda Mark Zuckerberg Sean Parker Techno-drugs Source Type: blogs
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Eighteen children every hour were infected with HIV last year, a sign of scant progress in protecting the world's young from the deadly AIDS-causing virus, the United Nations' children's agency said on Friday.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Conclusion The exposure level of prisoners to HIV transmission prevention interventions was low. Specific measures are needed to increase condom use for HIV/AIDS and STIs prevention in prisons.
Source: Australasian Medical Journal - AMJ - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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