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New blog on behavioral and social sciences research from the NIH

The National Institutes of Health's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research introduced a new blog today titled The Connector. More details from an NIH release:

The Connector will keep readers informed of the office’s activities, trainings, educational resources and funding opportunity announcements, as well as podcasts and videos of conversations with engaging behavioral and social sciences. These include:

  • Dr. Andrea Gielen on “The Science of Injury Prevention Research”
  • Dr. Charlene Quinn on the promise of mobile health technologies in managing diabetes
  • Dr. Brian Wansink on “mindless eating,” why we eat more than we think

In addition, the blog include commentaries from Robert Kaplan, PhD, director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. Kaplan plans to explore a range of topics on the blog including mHealth, systems science, dissemination and implementation research and the NIH Toolbox. He also will discuss achieving better population health through improved dissemination of evidence-based interventions.

Previously: NIH deputy director discusses blogging and science policy

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