Health Behavior Theory Summer Course


4th Advanced Training Institute on Health Behavior Theory, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, Madison, WI, 6-13 Jul 200; Deadline 22 Feb

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4th Advanced Training Institute on Health Behavior Theory Applications due by February 22, 2008

The National Cancer Institute and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research will sponsor an intensive, 7-day workshop for early career investigators July 6-13, 2008 at the Fluno Executive Conference Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The objectives of the institute are to allow 25 attendees to extend their understanding of the assumptions underlying major types of health behavior theories, to explore how theories are tested and improved, and to examine how to use theories appropriately in designing interventions for behavioral risk factor modification. Lead instructors include researchers Neil Weinstein, University of Arizona, Alex Rothman, University of Minnesota, Susan Curry, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Barbara Curbow, University of Florida.

Applicants from all disciplines are welcome to apply. Multiple disciplines have been represented at each of the previous workshops. An interest in cancer-related behaviors is desired, but not required. You must have received a doctoral degree by the beginning of the course and have completed at least one graduate level course in the behavioral sciences and one graduate level course in statistics. Participants must be U.S. citizens. There will be a $500 meeting cost to participate in the institute. Travel, meals, and lodging will be provided. More information, an application, and comments from previous participants are available at

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Barbara Curbow, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health
College of Public Health and Health Professions
University of Florida
PO Box 100175
Gainesville, FL 32610-0175
Phone: 352-273-6745