Why Are We So Sick?Dr. Kaplan explores a National Research Council and Institute of Medicine report that shows the U.S. falling short on longevity and overall health at all ages.
Tackling Health LiteracyOBSSR coordinated 10 ICs and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to solicit projects that promote or increase our understanding of basic processes related to health literacy.
OBSSR Seeks Behavioral & Social Scientists for Big Data InitiativeMoving the science of Big Data forward efficiently will require scientists from all disciplines to get involved. OBSSR encourages Social Scientists to look at recent funding opportunities and consider how their research may fit with the NIH Big Data to Knowledge initiative.
Insider Tips to Boost your Chance of Funding SuccessBuilding relationships with NIH Program Officers is an often overlooked but meaningful part of the process of developing a research proposal and writing a successful grant application. Gathering insights from Program Officers can help fine tune your research proposal and increase your likelihood of funding success.
Smoking and Health: Marking 50 Years of Progress with Our Foot on the Pedal"When the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health was released, I was a graduate student at the University of California. At that time, it was normal for everyone to smoke, anywhere and at any time."
OBSSR Director, Dr. Robert Kaplan reflecting on 50 years since publication of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health