8th Annual Research Conference
Dear CSBS Faculty and Students
As you may know, the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences has held a research and teaching conference for the last seven years. This year we continue in that tradition, and will co-sponsor our conference with the College of Health Sciences & Human Services and PACE. Last spring an ad hoc committee in the College approved of this collaboration and this year’s theme. Please see the call for papers below. We welcome submissions from students, faculty, and community members in the form of research posters, research papers, panels or roundtables. The 2014 University of Texas-Pan American College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Research and Teaching Symposium in Edinburg, Texas will feature cutting edge research on the topic of health, in its broadest sense, through panel sessions, undergraduate and graduate student research posters, and workshops. We seek poster, paper, panel, and roundtable proposals that will be informative and relevant, informed by theory and research, encourage opportunities for learner engagement, and/or demonstrate application to the work of participants. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit poster, paper, panel, and/or roundtable proposals. Faculty and students from UTPA and other institutions of higher education, as well as community members, are invited to submit paper, panel, and/or roundtable proposals. The deadline for submissions is (now) midnight on, Friday, February 7th online. In your proposal you will be asked to include the type of presentation, title, an abstract of 150-175 words, your full contact information and that of any co-authors, and any audiovisual requests. Proposals and presentations may be in English or Spanish.
Questions? Contact the Conference Chair, Jessica Lavariega Monforti at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please type "8th ARC" in the Subject line.)
The conference will take place on our campus from March 26-29, 2014. Please mark your calendar.
CFP: Health and Health Policy in the Social Sciences
As higher education in the south Texas region focuses its attention to building a medical school, recognizing the complex relationship between globalization, local development and health, this symposium calls for research from many disciplinary and methodological perspectives. The goal is to highlight the important contribution that can be made by the social sciences to this field, and also the practical and methodological challenges implicit in the study of health and wellness.
Research topics could include, but are not limited to, cultural and health and wellness traditions and practices, and policy implications for health outcomes, issues related to health literacy, health disparities and public health, and building community knowledge of health and wellness.
Maximizing Opportunities in Research and Education for Better Health
Annual Research Conference
Friday, March 28, 2014
Call for Proposals
The College of Health Sciences and Human Services, in collaboration with the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Pan American Collaboration for Ethics in the Professions (PACE) at The University of Texas-Pan American will host MORE Health@UTPA (Maximizing Opportunities in Research and Education for Better Health) on March 26-29, 2014. MORE Health@UTPA is a forum for research and best practices pertaining to the challenges and opportunities surrounding border health issues. Health care professionals, educators, policy-makers and others interested in border health are invited and encouraged to present and attend.
The March 28th forum will focus on sharing research findings and best practices pertaining to regional health issues. We invite you to submit an abstract for consideration.
Abstract Submission Guidelines
Please include the following information in your proposal submission:
- Proposal title
- Names of all authors and affiliations
- Lead presenter contact information (address, phone, email) and a short bio detailing credentials and experience (4-5 sentences)
- Three learning objectives: Indicate what the audience will know or be able to do after your presentation. Learning objectives usually start with a measurable action word such as explain, compare, evaluate, list, discuss, describe, identify, etc.
- Abstract of 350 to 500 words
Format I is most suitable if your abstract is about a program or project
- PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
- LESSONS LEARNED
Format II is most suitable if your abstract is about a research study
Send proposals to Dr. Shawn P. Saladin, Associate Dean for Research, at email@example.com.
- Proposals due: January 31, 2014
- Notifications by: February 14, 2014
- Presentations held: March 28, 2014