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Statements from Division 28 member-at-large candidates
Cynthia Crawford, PhD
Thank you for considering my candidacy for Division 28 member-at-large. I have been a member of APA and Division 28 since 1997. While I have attended the APA conference a number of times, I have not been very involved in the organization. Recently, I attended the 7th Annual Science Leadership Conference (SLC) on substance abuse research advocacy and the experience increased my appreciation of the important role of APA in promoting behavioral sciences. Moreover, my participation in the SLC motivated me to be a more active participant in APA and Division 28. I believe that I can fulfill this goal by becoming the member-at-large for Division 28. I welcome the opportunity to be more involved in APA and Division 28 and believe I would do a good job of championing the interest of the division to the Executive committee. I also welcome the opportunity to take on any other duties as assigned by the division president.
Joseph McClernon, PhD
It is truly an honor to be considered for Division 28 member-at-large. I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. I have been a regular member of APA and Division 28 since earning my PhD in clinical psychology in 2001 and am currently being considered for Fellow status in the division. I view serving as member-at-large as an excellent opportunity to better know the division and become more actively involved.
I believe my background and experience make me well suited to serve as a member-at-large who can represent the diverse perspectives, skill sets and content areas of our membership: I am a clinician by training who spends the majority of my time conducting research. My research spans multiple levels including human laboratory, neuroimaging, treatment development and epidemiology. Finally, whereas the majority of my research has focused on the problem on nicotine dependence, I have also conducted work on stimulants, and problems with conceptual ties to substance use including obesity and gambling. I regularly mentor junior colleagues both in and outside my lab and make mentoring and training a high career priority. Finally, as a VA Medical Center employee and as a regular NIH study section member, I believe I can bring important perspectives to division leadership.
If elected member-at-large, I will bring energy, ideas and commitment to the position and the division and look forward to serving you.