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Call for Nominations: 2020 NIH Matilda White Riley Honors Distinguished Lecture

Posted: 10/15/2019 (Conference)

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) invites you to nominate outstanding social-behavioral scientists for the MWR Selection Committee to consider for giving the keynote address at the 13th NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Science Honors. The person(s) you nominate should have a research career that has advanced behavioral and social scientific knowledge in areas within NIH’s mission and Dr. White Riley’s vision including,

  • An expanded conceptualization of health and wellbeing that includes effective cognitive, affective and social functioning; and quality of life
  • Behavioral and social sciences research results that improve the lives of people and society
  • Illuminate the complex and dynamic interplay among processes at multiple levels (e.g. interactions between genes and the built, natural, and social environment)
  • Influence of social and behavioral factors on physical health and the utility of this knowledge for clinical practice and health policy
  • Life course perspective on development, health, and wellbeing of individuals and societies
  • Research approaches that build theory and methods in the advancement of knowledge on health and wellbeing

Event Date and Location: Monday, June 8, 2020 — NIH Campus, Wilson Hall (Bldg. 1)

OBSSR has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusiveness– including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities– in speaker selection and agenda development of its scientific meetings and events.  Nominees need not have NIH funding.

Please save your nominee information as a PDF file and send it to Erica Spotts via email,, by COB November 15, 2019. Nominee information should include:

  • Page 1: Nominee’s full contact information, including link to their webpage(s)
  • Page 2: A one-page statement demonstrating how the nominee’s research results and practice correspond with Dr. White Riley’s vision
  • Page 3: Nominee’s CV and/or NIH bio sketch

If you have any questions, please contact Erica Spotts,

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Date: 06/08/2020

Deadline: 11/15/2019

Location: NIH Campus, Wilson Hall (Bldg. 1)