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CNPD Research News: May 2023

CNPD Accomplishments

Congratulations to Dr. Desiree Tande and Professor Erin Lauckner on being awarded funding for their grant “Campus Farmers Market to Promote Gardening, Healthy Eating, and Increase Food Insecurity Awareness”.

Congratulations to Dr. Yi-Ping Hsieh on her recent publications and conference presentation:

  • Lee, Y. S., Roh, S., Hsieh, Y. P., & Park, Y. (2023). Determinants of Life Satisfaction and Quality of Life among American Indian Women Cancer Survivors: The Role of Psychosocial Resources. Journal of Evidence-Base Social Work. DOI: 10.1080/26408066.2023.2185561
  • Feng, J. Y.*, Hwa, H. L., Shen, A.C.T., Hsieh, Y. P., Wei, H. S., Huang, C. Y. (2023). Patterns and Trajectories of Children’s Maltreatment Experiences in Taiwan: Latent Transition Analysis of a Nationally Representative Longitudinal Study. Child Abuse & Neglect, 135, 105951.
  • Yu, Y. F., Ting, T. T., Liao, J. C., Tsai, M. C., Lin, C. Y., Hsieh, Y. P., & Strong, C.* (2022). The Dynamics of Adolescents’ Pubertal Maturation, Depressive Symptoms and Friendship Networks: Stochastic Actor-Oriented Model. Current Psychology.
  • Lee, C. T., Chen, T. W., Herrera J.J.U., Yu, Y.F., Strong, C., Lin, C. Y., Chang, Y. H., Hsieh, Y. P., Lin, Y. C., & Tsai. M. C.* (2022). Dynamic weight status changes and peer lifestyles in early adolescence: A social network analysis on a longitudinal cohort of Taiwanese youth. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice.
  • Hsieh, Y. P., Shen, A. C. T., Wei, H. S., Feng, J. Y., Hwa, H. L., Hung, S. C. Y., & Cheng S. Y. (2023). The paper “Mental Health Conditions and Internet Addiction: The Mediating Effect of Fear of Missing Out“ will be presented at the 20th Annual Hawaii International Summit on Preventing, Assessing & Treating Trauma Across the Lifespan, Honolulu, HI. (2023/4/24-28).

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffery Anvari-Clark on his recent publication: Anvari-Clark, J., & Rose, T. (2023). Financial behavioral health and investment risk willingness: Implications for the racial wealth gap. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(10), Article 10.

Congratulations to Dr. June-Yung Kim on her conference presentations:

  • Singer, L. T., Albert, J. M., Kim, S. K., Minnes, S., Min, M. O., Kim, J. Y., & Powers, G. (Accepted). Do Infant Behaviors Mediate the Relationship of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure to Adult Perceptual Reasoning Deficits? Poster Presentation at the 47th Annual Virtual Meeting of the Developmental Neurotoxicology. Charleston, SC, June 2023.
  • Min, M. O., Albert, J. M., Minnes, S., Kim, J. Y., Kim, S. K., Powers, G., & Singer, L. T. (Accepted). Prenatal cocaine exposure and self-reported behavioral adjustments from ages 12 to 21: Environmental pathways. Poster Presentation at the 47th Annual Virtual Meeting of the Developmental Neurotoxicology. Charleston, SC, June 2023.
  • Kim, J. Y., & Evenden, J. (Accepted) Use of Motivational Interviewing Innovations in Master of Social Work Research Methods Education. Poster Presentation at the 69th Annual Program Meeting of Council of Social Work Education, Atlanta, GA. October, 2023

Congratulations to Professor Brenna Swanson and Dr. John Fitzgerald on their acceptance of their article “Vitamin D Knowledge, Awareness, and Attitudes of Adolescents and Adults: A Systematic Review.” By the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

Congratulations to Dr. Brian Higgerson on his interview in the Focus: Family Nurse Practitioners Magazine(Article starting on page 4).

Community News

Thank you to all who participated and attended the CNPD Research and Scholarship Day on April 28, 2023!

Funding Opportunities

FY23 Pre-announcement released:

The following FY23 funding opportunities are anticipated:

Toxic Exposures Research Program (TERP)

  • Investigator-Initiated Research Award
  • Translational Research Award (with Partnering Principal Investigator Option)
  • Clinical Trial Award (with Partnering Principal Investigator Option)


A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at prior to the pre-application deadline. All applications must conform to the final Funding Opportunities/Program Announcements and General Application Instructions which can be found on the website (  A listing of all CDMRP and other USAMRDC extramural funding opportunities can be obtained on the website by performing a basic search using Assistance Listing (formerly CFDA) Number 12.420.

The applicant organization must be registered as an entity in SAM ( and receive confirmation of an “Active” status before submitting an application through  As published in the Federal Register 10 July 2019 (, the Unique Entity Identifier for awards management generated through SAM will replace the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number as of April 2022. CDMRP has transitioned to use of the Unique Entity Identifier (SAM) and will utilize the latest SF 424 which includes the UEI. The DUNS will no longer be accepted.

For email notification when CDMRP funding opportunities are released, subscribe to program-specific news and updates under “Email Subscriptions” on the eBRAP homepage at For more information about the CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (

For more information on types of funding opportunities offered and application strategies review the CDMRP Webinar Series:



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