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Building Future Faculty Workshop

North Carolina State University will host a Building Future Faculty (BFF) workshop for diverse graduate students preparing for faculty careers April 3 – 5, 2013. The intent of the program is to motivate students to pursue a faculty career, provide some skills workshops, and give them an inside look at what faculty life is like and what new faculty are expected to do. 

Primary Care + Public Health in the Community

A new video from the IOM describes the clear need for better integration of primary care and public health. Based on the recent IOM report Primary Care and Public Health: Exploring Integration to Improve Population Health, the video offers concrete examples to show how primary care and public health can work together to improve health. 

Awards Available For Research

The Research Associateship Programs of the National Research Council, the National Academies, is accepting applications for competitive awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior research in U.S. federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Detailed information and application instructions are online; submission deadline is November 1.

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program Accepting Applications

The Fellowships Office of the National Research Council announces the 2013 Ford Foundation Diversity Predoctoral, Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for research-based study in the sciences and humanities. Applications are currently being accepted online.

Substance Use Disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces 

To better understand the national trends indicating a substantial increase in the abuse of prescription medications within the military, a population that continues to experience long-standing issues with alcohol abuse, Department of Defense has requested that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) assess the adequacy of current protocols in place pertaining to the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs). Substance Use Disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces reviews the IOM's task of assessing access to SUD care for service members, members of the National Guard and Reserves, and military dependents, as well as the education and credentialing of SUD care providers, and offers specific recommendations to DoD on where and how improvements in these areas could be made.