The American Academy of Health Behavior

Professional Development & Mentoring Luncheons

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The Professional Development and Mentoring Council, with support from the AAHB Fellows will sponsor lunch-time sessions on both Monday and Tuesday.

Topics vary year to year, but are intended to support the professional development of AAHB members and graduate students. 

FREE Lunches to the 1st 25 AAHB Members and Students (1st come, 1st serve - must show conference badge)

If you receive a FREE Lunch, be sure to thank the AAHB Fellows for their generous support!

Non-AAHB members or members/students after the 1st 25 have the option to purchase a lunch for $45.  

If purchasing a lunch, please email at least 2 weeks before meeting. (resort request for food prep).

EVERY Meeting Attendee IS WELCOME TO ATTEND the Professional Development Sessions, but if not the 1st 25 AAHB members or students, please bring Your Own (BYO) Lunch!

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Professional Development Luncheon #1

Presenter:   Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, FAAHB

Title:  Keys to Quality Mentorship and Productive Collaborations: Lessons Learned from AAHB Scholars

This interactive session will provide attendees with tips and strategies essential to form strong and productive mentor/mentee relationships and collaborations.  

The session will begin with brief presentations from the current AAHB Research Scholars Mentorship Program (RSMP) cohort to highlight their efforts over the past year. Then, a panel discussion will be facilitated to enable mentor/mentee pairs to share lessons learned and address questions from the audience. Past RSMP cohorts and those interested in being part of the 2019 RSMP are encouraged to attend. 

Monday's PDMC Luncheon Sponsor:  AAHB Fellows

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Professional Development Luncheon #2

  • Presenter: Dr. Florence J Breslin (Laureate Institute for Brain Research)

  • Title: Accessing and Understanding the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study: An Introduction to the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study Dataset
  • Description: This presentation will focus on accessing and understanding data collected during the first 2 years of the ABCD study, which are available to all researchers at institutions with a FWA (Federal Wide Assurance) number. We will review the various types of data collected and research topics included in the ABCD dataset and discuss how to access the data from the NIMH Data Archive. An introduction to the Data Analysis and Exploration Portal (DEAP), a data analysis platform provided by the Data Analysis and Informatics Core of ABCD via will be provided including how to access DEAP, how to navigate the data within DEAP, how to setup an analysis in the system, and why it is DEAP is an important option to consider when using ABCD data.

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