Drs. Herbert Eber and Lisa Harlow held the 5th annual Quantitative Training for Underrepresented Groups (QTUG) conference, August 11-13, 2008, at Northeastern University in Boston. The conference was followed by up to 4 days of sessions at the American Psychological Association (APA) annual convention, August 14-17, 2008, held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and Boston hotels. Almost 60 participants, 13 faculty, several organizers, and about a dozen guests took part in the conference and reunion/reception.
7 Faculty Presentations were held August 11 - 12, 2008. On August 13, 2008, 6 Round Table Leaders held discussions on applying for grants/fellowships, writing research publications, and conducting statistical analyses.
12 Student Research Projects were presented on August 13, 2008. Authors, research titles and abstracts are listed. A reunion/reception was held at the end of the conference, where all participants, faculty, organizers and guests introduced themselves and shared their current activities and future goals.
We are grateful for the generosity of a National Science Foundation Grant (No. 0720063), the Science Directorate of APA, Taylor & Francis, and the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (SMEP); as well as the Institute on Urban Health Research at Northeastern University (NEU) who hosted and co-sponsored the 2008 conference. Our previous four QTUG conferences were sponsored mainly by SMEP, APA, LEA/Taylor & Francis, and other donors.