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#OBSSRat20: Career advice from the front lines of the behavioral and social sciences

As OBSSR celebrates its 20th anniversary, we will focus not only on our accomplishments, but also on fostering future generations of behavioral and social scientists. On June 24 we will host Define Your Career in Behavioral and...


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#OBSSRat20: Research Symposium, behavior change and the building of healthier societies (Part 2)

Interested in the science behind a healthier society? What about individual behavior changes that will affect this goal? The NIH OBSSR 20th Anniversary Research Symposium, on Thursday, June 25, will examine these questions, and...


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#OBSSRat20: Symposium speakers bridge biomedical, behavioral and social sciences (Part 1)

The crowning event of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research’s 20th Anniversary celebrations is the Research Symposium Healthier Lives through Behavioral and Social Sciences on June 25. The leading scientif...


Dr. Kevin Volpp and Dr. Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

And the behavioral and social sciences research award goes to…Drs. Brooks-Gunn and Volpp

On the 20th Anniversary of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), we recognize the contributions of two exceptional behavioral and social scientists, Kevin Volpp, M.D., Ph.D., and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn,...


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Kevin Volpp’s alchemy: Turning principles of behavioral economics into healthier people

In the unsettled waters of health care transformation, Dr. Kevin Volpp practices an alchemy of sorts: turning economic principles into incentives that lead to better health outcomes, individual wellness, and healthier living. I...


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We are on the money: Financial incentives can help smokers quit

The news is good for smoking…cessation programs. According to a study recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine, financial incentives can increase the effectiveness of cessation programs. With funding from the...






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