CFAR Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network

CFAR Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network

  • SBSRN
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Testimonials

"I wanted to give you a heart felt thanks for organizing and carrying out the mentoring day last week. I got a lot out of it, from the presentation on writing NIH grants, to our break out discussion, to meeting so many people. I imagine that it took a lot of effort to make the day happen, and I wanted to let you know that it was a very successful experience for me. I even came up with a new K award idea! Again, many thanks" -Rae Jean

2006 / Philadelphia


"I found the meeting stimulating and was glad to have met so many folks with whom I share interests/goals. I know that it is extremely tough to carve out a 2-day period to accomplish a great deal of work, but felt that our working group was able to get a good start and make some connections with one another. You all did a beautiful job of pulling things together. Thank you again" -Cynthia

2006 / Philadelphia


"Opportunity to meet and receive feedback from program officers at NIH. I will be more confident contacting them now. Also it is so generous to provide travel and lodging - I would not have been able to attend." -Unknown

2008 / Seattle


"Supportive atmosphere, collaborative spirit. Exposure to lots of state of the art work." -Unknown

2008 / Seattle


"Relative small size, interactive format which was conducive to good discussion" -Unknown

2008 / Seattle


"Quality of presenters; diversity of topics; sheer joy of being with behavioral and social science researchers in HIV/AIDS research." -Unknown

2008 / Seattle


"Interesting combination of biomedical and socio-behavioral researchers." -Unknown

2008 / Seattle


"Mentor 'real time'; 'real world' comments on mentee proposals." -Unknown

2009 / Boston


"I really appreciated hearing from NIMH Project Officers." -Unknown

2009 / Boston


"Friendly, constructive criticisms, suggestions, and questions." -Unknown

2009 / Boston


"Relaxing, encouraging atmosphere." -Unknown

2009 / Boston


"I wanted to take a moment to thank you for putting together such an informative and smooth-running meeting. Everything was so well orchestrated, the meeting was a very useful networking experience, and I learned a lot. Super job!" -Judith Levy

2009 / Boston


"I really enjoyed this conference and appreciated the opportunity to interact more intimately with some of the top researchers in the field" -Unknown

2009 / Boston


"Concrete information about submission and review process." - unknown

2010 / Atlanta


"The opportunity to meet leading researchers and have them evaluate our research ideas. How friendly and engaged the presenters were." -Unknown

2010 / Atlanta


"great interdisciplinary speakers" -Unknown

2010 / Atlanta


"I feel well informed about the challenges and future directions in translating SBS research. Also diverse representation from non-CFAR institutions." -Unknown

2010 / Atlanta


"The relatively small size and the multiple panels/all-group sessions were good for networking and hearing multiple perspective. The topic of the day was good to hear from every perspective (government funders, scientists from all fields) Great Conference in General." -Unknown

2010 / Atlanta


"Great for understanding gaps/needs in the field as well as how funders are thinking about them. Very clear structure for research agenda laid out over the course of the presentations" -Unknown

2010 / Atlanta


"I have strong mentors at my institution yet I learned so much more" -Unknown

2012 / Chapel Hill


"Feedback from outstanding mentors on my research idea."

2012 / Chapel Hill


"Great experience! Very useful to help think about grant submissions and the whole process"

2012 / Chapel Hill


"I am the director of a community based organization whose work includes HIV prevention. I also am a member of our state HIV Prevention Planning Group. I am a co-chair of our CFAR CAB. I appreciate the opportunity to meet with scholars who are discussing the latest research and thinking about HIV prevention. Especially at this moment because we are now planning our prevention programs for the 2013-2014 cycle."

2012 / Chapel Hill


I appreciated the contribution of medical, behavioral, and social science researchers. The panel on Thursday was exceptional, and it confirmed what I believe to be a key discussion at this point in HIV/AIDS research: the intersection of these three research areas and the potential conflicts that may arise as one dismisses the other

2012 / Chapel Hill


"The best, most useful conference I have ever been to, starting with the Mentor Day to the end. It is nice that both the mentor day and conference was somewhat small and intimate to meet major players and get feedback."

2012 / Chapel Hill


"The attendees were a diverse (in terms of areas of interest and expertise) and very active, approachable group. I met many people who I will contact again for various research ideas, collaborations, etc."

2012 / Chapel Hill


Contact

Michael Blank, PhD
Executive Committee Member
mblank2@mail.med.upenn.edu

Tiffany B. Dominique
tybrown@mail.med.upenn.edu

To be added to the SBSRN listserv:
Tracy Farmer
tracy.chamberlain@emory.edu