USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences                                        February 29 - March 6, 2016

Aging Studies Professor & Graduate Student Serve on Advisory Panel

Victor Molinari, PhD, and his graduate student Rosalyn Roker from the School of Aging Studies were on the advisory panel of the National Alliance for Caregiving which in partnership with Mental Health America and the National Alliance on Mental Illness recently published a study on caregivers: "On Pins & Needles: Caregivers of adults with Mental Illness". This survey of 1600 caregivers providing care to adults with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) identified the challenges caregivers face. Caregivers of those with mental illness are especially vulnerable, with half of the care recipients living with their caregivers and half of the caregivers reporting that their loved one is financially dependent upon them. Over 60% say that caregiving has made their health worse and that they have less time for themselves than they would like, and half say they feel alone. More than 20% say they have trouble locating a mental health professional or even health care provider who is knowledgeable about mental health. Half of the caregivers say they have trouble arranging treatment for their loved one. The policy recommendations of this report include advocacy for integrating behavioral health assessment into all health care assessments, mental health treatment parity, accessibility of high quality services, assistance in navigating our fragmented health care system, inclusion of families in care plans, caregiver education regarding managing their own stress, and public awareness campaigns to decrease the stigma of mental illness. You can find the report at:

SciENcv Training

First, it was publications from NIH-funded grants that needed to be housed in PubMed Central. Now it is expanded to all AHRQ-funded publications (see the AHRQ Notice for full particulars). Why this is important? When you create a SciENcv, your federally-funded publications are linked to your grants. This allows the agencies to track what is meeting the public access mandate and what is not. So it is a good thing to create My Bibliography (which imports all PubMed and PubMed Central citations), ties it to your list of grants (eRA Commons account), and allows you to easily add these items to your NIH biosketch, generated using SciENcv. As a reminder, this Thursday's training will also cover PubMed Central, and the publishing process, including NIHMS and getting the coveted PMCID. Room MHC 1329, from 9.30-10.30 am.

CBCS Student Employee of the Year Award Nominations
Nominate your exemplary student employees for the CBCS Student Employee of the Year Award! The deadline to submit your nominations has been extended until March 25, 2016. One graduate assistant and one federal work study or student assistant will be selected. Student employees nominated for the USF Student Employee of the Year also have a chance to win Regional and National Student Employee of the Year - not to mention a $1000 cash award! All nominations should be sent to For questions, or to obtain a nomination form, please contact Jennifer Flores at

Graduation with Distinction Nominations Due Today

Students who do not meet traditional academic honors graduation criteria, but who still deserve some form of official recognition may be nominated to graduate with distinction. Guidelines for nominating such a student are available here. Nominations are due by Monday, February 29, 2016.
SAS Postdoctoral Fellow Candidate Presentation
Title: "Social relationships and all-cause mortality in late life:  Can social relationships help you live longer?"
Candidate: Hyo Jung Lee (University of Massachusetts)
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Time: 1:00pm
Location: MHC1503

For more information, contact Lydia Hentschel at or Dr. Debra Dobbs at
Supervisor Speaker Series 2016 - Compensation Philosophy and Strategies

The 2016 Supervisor Speaker Series is a series of workshops designed to address the most pressing uses that our supervisors face on a daily basis. Supervisors and staff who provide support to HR functions may attend any or all of the workshops throughout the year to help develop skills as a supervisor.

This session is tailored to individuals who are responsible for ensuring appropriate salaries within the college's departments. If you are responsible for hiring and/or addressing salary questions/concerns, we invite you to register for this training. The facilitator will be Brian Allman from USF HR.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Westside Conference Center - B & C
9:00 - 10:30am

Seating is limited. Participants must register via email to Your registration will be confirmed. A wait-list will be established if demand exceeds space availability.If you need to cancel your attendance, please email this address as well. This will help to ensure that all available seats have been assigned.
CBCS In the News

Head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection - a former St. Pete cop - discusses immigration
Tampa Bay Times
Kerlikowske, 66, returned to the Tampa Bay area this week to address criminology students at USF as the agency works to recruit new officers. He sat down with the Tampa Bay Times to discuss the challenges facing his agency.


I-Team: Are police body cameras worth the cost?
ABC Action News
"The officers that wore the body worn cameras had significantly less use of force and significantly less external complaints logged against them," USF Associate Professor Wesley Jennings said.


Head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection visits USF
Fox 13 News
Kerlikowske, 66, returned to the Tampa Bay area this week to address criminology students at USF as the agency works to recruit new officers


Body cam bills ready for floor votes
A 2014 study of body cams and the Orlando Police Department by the University of South Florida found when officers were equipped with the cameras there was a 65 percent drop in the number of complaints filed against officers and a 53 percent drop in the number of incidents in which officers used force.

New Publications
  1. Greene, J. A., Bina, R., & Gum, A. M. (2016, online first). Interventions to increase retention in mental health services: A systematic review. Psychiatric Services. doi: 10.1176/


  3. Gum, A. M. (2015). Changing my mind: One professor's story of rethinking psychotropic medication. Journal of Medicine and the Person, 13(3), 187-193. doi: 10.1007/s12682-015-0213-x


  5. McBride NM, Barrett B, Moore KA, Schonfeld L. The role of positive alcohol expectancies in underage binge drinking among college students. Journal of American College Health. 2014;62(6):370-9. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2014.907297. PMID: 24678848; PMCID: PMC4134756.
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