CFS: Health Ed & Promotion


The Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health is soliciting manuscripts for the 2013 continuing education theme issues on Health Education and Promotion. We invite submissions that address optimizing women’s health and reproductive health outcomes. Potential topics include:

 Health education: beyond patient handouts
 Use of social media in health education and promotion
 Promoting healthy habits
 Health promotion recommendations by age group
 Obesity
 Cardiovascular disease prevention
 Diabetes prevention
 Cancer screening
 Health disparities
 Types of psychotherapy/counseling
 Exercise
 Smoking cessation
 Substance abuse
 Sexual health
 Contraception, particularly long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)
 Health promotion for postmenopausal women
 Management of unintended pregnancy
 Preconception care
 Interconception care and/or birth spacing
 Genetics
 Prevention of birth defects
 Environmental health
 Preventing teratogenic exposures during pregnancy

Other relevant topics are welcome. All types of articles will be considered. The deadline for initial manuscript submission is August 1, 2012.
Please send your proposed topic, type of article, and contact information to JMWH Editor-in-Chief Frances E. Likis, CNM, NP, DrPH, FACNM, at:

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CFP: CTSA Community Engagement Conference

5th Annual National CTSA Community Engagement Conference | Thursday – Friday, August 23 – 24, 2012

Methods, Metrics and Outcomes: Evaluating the Success of Community Engaged Research

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd, Bethesda, MD 20852

Opportunity to submit abstracts in two categories: (1) Poster presentation abstracts and/or (2) Think Tank Leader proposals. Poster presentations featured on both days of the 1 ½ day conference. Program Agenda, Registration, Abstract Details, Submission Form and other Conference Logistics are available at

Poster/Think Tank Proposals: Applicants are encouraged to submit abstracts in two categories: (1) Poster presentations and (2) Think Tank Leader abstracts. Three Think Tank leaders will be selected who will each lead a small group session and jointly produce with the other Think Tank leaders a co-authored editorial that will be submitted for publication to the Science Translational Journal. For additional information regarding poster and think tank proposal submissions please see the tab above or to the right of the screen.

Submission Deadline: midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Sunday, July 22, 2012.

Post-Doc: Same-Sex Couples & Others

Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University (PGSP/PAU), which has two APA-accredited doctoral programs (PhD and a joint PsyD with the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University), is recruiting a full-time postdoctoral fellow to work directly with Dr. Kimberly Balsam on an NICHD-funded grant examining legal status, stigma, health and well-being among same-sex and heterosexual couples in a longitudinal cohort that was previously surveyed 10 years ago. Requirements for the job include a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field, knowledge and interest in LGBT psychology, strong research background, excellent organizational skills, careful attention to detail, ability to work collaboratively with a research team, ability to supervise graduate students in psychology, and strong clinical interviewing skills.  Position begins 9/1/12.  To apply:  Please send a CV, statement of interest in the position including research experience and career goals, a writing sample, and two letters of recommendation to Kimberly Balsam at
Applications will be reviewed immediately and considered until the position is filled.  Women and ethnic minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Palo Alto University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.