The Violent Death Bereavement Society

The VDBS helps survivors of those who have died a violent death in different ways.  They give and sponsor lectures for those who survive, give clinical intervention support to help those survivors, and they keep a list of counselors, therapists, and other trained staff who can help in this time of need.

They are also adept at keeping literature and resources for those who survive for grief and bereavement.



Behavioral Health CE

This Behavioral Health online CE web site focuses on the
biopsychosocial aspects of health and illness.  Although it provides CE courses,
the unique feature is that all of the course can be read for free.  The site was
developed not only for CE but also as an educational service to all health care
professionals and the general public.



Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

For three decades, the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has been the nation’s leading legal advocate for people with mental disabilities. Our precedent-setting litigation has outlawed institutional abuse and won protections against arbitrary confinement. In the courts and in Congress, our advocacy has opened up public schools, workplaces, housing and other opportunities for people with mental disabilities to participate in community life.



Tardive Dyskinesia Center

Tardive dyskinesia is a condition typically caused by certain psychoactive drugs such as anti-depressants, or “dopamine antagonists” (drugs that block dopamine receptors, used to treat disorders of the nervous or circulatory system). When a patient has been taking certain prescription drugs over a long period of time, often at high dosages, involuntary, repetitive tic-like movements can result, primarily in the facial muscles or (less commonly) the limbs, fingers and toes. The hips and torso may also be affected.

Dyskinesia refers to the involuntary nature of muscular movements or the difficulty in performing voluntary muscular movement. Tardive means that a condition has the tendency to appear late. Symptoms of tardive dyskinesia can develop and persist long after used of the medication causing the disorder has been discontinued. Tardive dyskinesia can appear similar to other types of disorders. Most often the disorder is confused with Tourette’s syndrome.




Skin Picking

SkinPick.Com is an online Dermatillomania (compulsive skin
picking) center, offering comprehensive info about the disorder, as well as an
active community (forum).

They have recently launched online couseling service for Dermatillomania patients.




SciLife provides a map of the scientific landscape enabling the research
community to connect and to profit of interdisciplinarity in an easy way.

In close cooperation with Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden we developed this platform. And here it is: SciLife – made by scientists for the scientific
community. Made for you!

So what can you do on SciLife?

Based on the functionalities of a highly specialized social networking site,
researchers can present their work, groups and resources to potential partners
in science and industry, and benefit from extensive communication tools like
messaging, discussion groups, blogs and forums. The high level of categorization
and standardization achieved through the new keyword approach makes SciLife a
highly effective search and browsing tool for all scientific purposes.



Human Research Subjects Training

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) allows researchers to take these courses:

Basic Courses in the Protection of Human Research Subjects.
Biomedical Focus
Social and Behavioral Focus.
Refresher Courses
Good Clinical Practice Course.
Health Information Privacy and Security Course (HIPS)
Laboratory Animal Welfare Courses for investigators and IACUC Members
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).

By also allowing a researcher to become a better researcher, CITI also helps the researcher to keep up-to-date on IRB processes.

A multi-language mirror of this site is located at: IRB Training


Clyde, soon-to-be Ph.D., A.B.D.