Association for Behavior Analysis International

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34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

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Invited Tutorial #362
CE Offered: BACB
Tutorial: Funding Behavioral Research
Monday, May 26, 2008
10:00 AM–10:50 AM
International North
Area: OBM/CSE; Domain: Applied Research
BACB CE Offered. CE Instructor: W. Kent Anger, Ph.D.
Chair: Alicia M. Alvero (Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York)
Presenting Authors: : W. KENT ANGER (Oregon Health & Science University), Oliver Wirth (CDC/NIOSH)

This invited tutorial will present useful information regarding funding for behavioral research. Dr. Oliver Wirth, a Researcher at National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), will discuss the current atmosphere at NIOSH regarding funding behavioral safety research. He will provide strategies and tactics for increasing successfully funded grant applications. Dr. Kent Anger, a Senior Scientist and Associate Director from Oregon Health and Science University, will share his successful experiences with obtaining federal extramural funding. He will demystify the process of submitting a successfully funded grant from the identification of a fundable line of research to interpretation of the application review. This will be a unique experience to hear perspectives from both sides of the grant application process.

W. KENT ANGER (Oregon Health & Science University), Oliver Wirth (CDC/NIOSH)
Dr. W. Kent Anger is an experimental psychologist who worked at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in Cincinnati and joined the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET) at Oregon Health & Science University in 1989 where he is a Senior Scientist and Associate Director and has been continuously funded by federal grants for the last 16 years. He is responsible for CROET’s outreach program while maintaining an active, funded research program. Dr. Anger specializes in identifying nervous system effects of chemical exposure and computer-based training to prevent accidents and hazards leading to disease or dysfunction in the workplace. He has authored over 75 publications and served in an advisory role for the World Health Organization, National Research Council, and National Institutes of Health, among other organizations. Present grant support from NIOSH and NIEHS is focused on effectiveness of computer-based training in managers and blue collar workers and assessing effects of pesticide exposures on the nervous system in agricultural workers.



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