- ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE DIRECTOR
- Information Core Director, Molly McNees, leaving CSDE
- CSDE ANNOUNCEMENTS
- CSDE End of Year Reception & 60th Anniversary Event
- CAMPUS SEMINARS & EVENTS OF INTEREST
- Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences Seminar --
- 13th Annual Global Trade, Transportation, and Logistics Studies
- 2007 Gloyd Lecture -- Nina Wallerstein
- FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
- NIH K Award Grant Writing Workshop
- National Endowment for the Humanities: Summer Stipends
- Wellcome Trust Training and Career Schemes in Global Health Research
- NIH Symposia Series on Systems Science and Health
- Penn State Work-Life Family Symposium
- 19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health
- TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- Research Analyst I & II (Demography), California Department of
- Summer Program on Global Health Diplomacy
- OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
- Summary of Center for Scientific Review Open House on Behavioral
and Social Sciences
- APC Announcement: Gearing Up For Appropriations
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE DIRECTOR
CSDE Information Core Director, Molly McNees, has accepted a new position at Public Health Seattle & King County
as a qualitative epidemiologist in the Epidemiology, Planning and Evaluation unit and will be leaving CSDE on May
31. We are very sorry to see her go, but are grateful for her important contributions to CSDE during the past year.
Molly was instrumental in putting together the center grant proposal and has provided leadership on key issues such as
the CSDE Library move. We wish her well in her new position and hope to see her at future CSDE seminars.
Well-qualified candidates for the Information Core Director position are currently being sought. The position is posted
on UWHires (Req # 32811).
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CSDE End of Year Reception & 60th Anniversary Event
CSDE affiliates, students, staff, and friends are invited to attend our end-of-the-year reception in Parrington Hall
Forum from 12:30-2:00 pm on Friday, June 1. We'll be celebrating the accomplishments of the past year and the 60th
anniversary of CSDE. Refreshments will be available.
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CAMPUS SEMINARS & EVENTS OF INTEREST
Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences Seminar
"Bayesian Clustering for Row Effects Models"
Claudia Tarantola, Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods, University of Pavia, Italy
Wednesday, May 30
12:30 - 1:20pm
13th Annual Global Trade, Transportation, and Logistics Studies Conference
"Regional Prosperity, Sustainability, and Global Competitiveness"
Wednesday, June 6
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (with reception)
University of Washington, Seattle Campus Bank of America Executive Education Center – Douglas Forum
Featuring Guest Speakers:
Bob Drewel, Executive Director, Puget Sound Regional Council; Jack Faris, President, Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association
Lee Huntsman, UW President Emeritus, and Professor, UW Bioengineering
Dr.Brian Nattrass, Managing Partner, Sustainability Partners, Inc.
The conference is free and open to the public, but due to limited seating registration is necessary. To register please
contact GTTL Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or (206) 616-5778.
Include your name, organizational affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email address.
Registration deadline is June 4, 2007.
Please visit our GTTL 13th Annual Conference web page for additional information:
2007 Gloyd Lecture -- Nina Wallerstein
Power and Sustainability within Health Promotion Initiatives: A Cross-National Research Project
Nina Wallerstein, MPH, DrPH, Professor and Director, Masters in Public Health Program, School of Medicine,
University of New Mexico
Friday, June 1
12:30-1:45pm (reception at noon)
T-625 Health Sciences Center
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NIH K Award Grant Writing Workshop
Is a Career Development Award in your future? Research Funding Service is offering a grant writing workshop
June 12th 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This workshop is targeted toward medical residents or fellows as well as Ph.D. postdoctoral fellows who are
planning to write an NIH career development grant (K series), such as K01, K08, or K23. In this workshop, we will
review a funded NIH K award, critiquing both the research plan and the career development plan.
To register for this workshop, please follow the link to the RFS website:
http://healthlinks.washington.edu/rfs/gw/index.html. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation along
with the location and room information.
If you can't attend this session, there will be additional grant writing workshops this year. For questions, please
email email@example.com or call 206.685.8036.
Workshops are open to current faculty, staff, and students.
The National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends competition supports two- and four-year
college and university teachers and other humanists in their research and teaching by providing a stipend for two
consecutive months of full-time study or research during the summer. The maximum stipend is $6,000. Each institution
will be permitted to nominate two members of its faculty. Each nominee can be either a senior or a junior faculty member
(junior nominees are defined as Assistant Professor, Instructor or Lecturer). Nominees will be selected by a faculty
NEW! The Simpson Center will supplement in the amount of $4000 a successful NEH research proposal for
a summer stipend in 2008, which will be funded at the level of $6000 by NEH, bringing the stipend up to the level of
$10,000. The Simpson Center also pledges to award the proposals selected for submission by the College and submitted
to the NEH an award of $6000 each in the event that they are not selected by NEH for support.
Detailed information about the awards can be found on the NEH website at:
Local Nomination Process: Instructions for Faculty
By Friday, August 10th, please submit a draft to Divisional Dean Ellen Kaisse of a detailed description
for the proposed study, not to exceed three single-spaced pages or six double-spaced pages. Include a two-page C.V. and
an endorsement by your department chair. Although it is not required, you are encouraged to send these documents
electronically as MS Word or pdf files to Dean Kaisse's assistant, Kai Fujita, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your chair's endorsement should come directly from the chair to Kai.
By Monday, August 20th, Dean Kaisse will notify the two faculty selected to submit full proposals.
The nominees must enter their applications on-line directly to NEH by the final deadline of October 1,
send a copy of the final proposal to this office also). The nominees will be asked to enter two people who will provide
letters of reference, and should enter Ellen Kaisse, Divisional Dean of Arts and Humanities, as the institution’s
nominating official. NEH will then send Dean Kaisse an email asking her to confirm the UW nominations.
For further information, please contact Vicky Palm in the A&S Dean’s Office (phone: 543-4134, email:
cc: Kathleen Woodward, Director, Simpson Center for the Humanities
Training and Career Schemes in Global Health Research: Wellcome Trust
The Wellcome Trust offers fellowships in public health or tropical medicine for developing country scientists at a
range of career stages, from Master's research trainees to senior research leaders. These fellowships are open to
researchers with appropriate experience working in fields relevant to health in developing countries, including biomedical
or social sciences, public health, human or veterinary medicine and mathematical modelling. Applications are considered
two or three times a year and the next deadline for preliminary applications is 16 July 2007.
Fellowships are also available for researchers from the European Economic Area who have an academic base in the UK and
who wish to carry out research in a developing country. See the international funding pages on our website for further
information on these schemes, research areas of interest and how to apply.
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NIH Symposia Series on Systems Science and Health
Katherine Faust, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Irvine
Thomas W. Valente, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Institute for Prevention Research, Department of Preventive
Medicine, University of Southern California
Network Analysis: Using Connections and Structures to Understand and Change Health Behaviors
Tuesday, June 12
10:00am - 12:00pm
Natcher Center, Bethesda, MD
Webcast at: http://videocast.nih.gov
Dr. Faust will present a non-technical overview of methods used to analyze networks, with an emphasis on social
networks. Topics include: formal representations of social networks (graphs and sociomatrices), social network data
considerations, and methods for analyzing social networks (connectivity, centrality, cohesive subgroups, equivalences
and blockmodels, subgraphs, and structural hypotheses). Dr. Valente will describe methods for using network analysis
to elucidate the antecedents and consequences of health-related behaviors. To do this, he will draw from a number of
examples of his applied work in the areas of substance abuse prevention and treatment, contraceptive choices, and
community coalitions among others. He will also describe how applied research utilizing network analysis methods can
be used to stimulate improvement in individual, community and organizational behavior change programs. Prior experience
with or exposure to network methods is not assumed.
This series is sponsored by the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research and CDC?S Syndemics Prevention
Network with support from the following NIH components: Division of Nutrition Research Coordination, Fogarty International
Center, National Institute for Childhood Health and Human Development, National Institute for General Medical Sciences,
and the National Cancer Institute.
Penn State Work-Life Family Symposium
"Work-Life Policies that Make a Real Difference for Individuals, Families, and Organizations"
is the title of Penn State's 15th annual Symposium on Family Issues
October 8-9, 2007
Lead speakers will be Ellen Ernst Kossek, (Michigan State University School of Labor & Industrial Relations), Erin Kelly
and Phyllis Moen (both of University of Minnesota), Susan Lambert (School of Social Service Administration, University
of Chicago), and Jennifer Glass (University of Iowa).
Discussants include Cynthia Thompson (Baruch College, City University of New York), Forrest Briscoe (Penn State), Netsy
Firestein, (Labor Project for Working Families), Shelly M. MacDermid (Center for Families, Purdue University), Jeffrey
Greenhaus (LeBow College of Business, Drexel University), Anisa M. Zvonkovic (Texas Tech University), Ruth Milkman
(UCLA), Maureen Perry-Jenkins (University of Massachusetts), Noemí Enchautegui de Jesús (Syracuse University), Michael A.
Smyer (Boston College), Chai Feldblum (Georgetown University Law Center), Ellen Galinsky (The Families and Work Institute).
The topic will be addressed by 16 top scholars from major universities and work-family research centers. The symposium is
innovative for the integration of perspectives from multiple social sciences as well as for addressing policy implications.
In an era of soaring health care costs, reducing work-life stress is a potential win-win proposition for employers, employees,
and their families. Workplace policies that provide employees with more autonomy and flexibility in matters such as where
and when they work, time off to deal with family concerns, and assistance with child care, offer opportunities for employers
to support employees' lives outside of work. Such policies may result in bottom-line pay-offs in terms of enhanced recruitment,
retention, productivity, and lower health care costs. The state of research knowledge in this area is sparse, however.
Work-family researchers are just beginning to move beyond correlational, descriptive studies into exciting intervention
research that evaluates the consequences of changes in workplace policies. These new investigations pay attention not only
to the effects of formal policies, but to the implications of changes in the informal culture of the workplace, for employers,
employees, and employees' families. As this new wave of research gets off the ground, it is timely to ask how the research
community can inform workplace policy in this important area.
Symposium sponsors include the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Information and
registration available at
http://www.pop.psu.edu/events/symposium/2007.htm or contact Carolyn Scott (814)863-6806,
19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education
Health Promotion Comes of Age: Research, Policy & Practice for the 21st Century
Conference Theme--Reducing Health Inequities Assets for Health and Development: Enabling System Transformations Assessing
the Effectiveness of Health Promotion
June 10th -15th
Vancouver , BC Canada
Stephen Lewis; Marcia Hills; David McQueen; Ilona Kickbusch; Jeff Reading; Vivian Labrie; Paulo Buss; Esau Keukebata;
Stephen Matlin; Nadarajah Sivarajah; David Butler-Jones; Maurice B. Mittelmark; Monique Bégin; Michael Marmot; Maria
Dolores Fernós; Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo; Michel Autés
Carlos Gaviria; Aminata Traore; Catherine Frazee
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TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Research Analyst I & II (Demography), California Department of Finance
The Demographic Research Unit in the California Department of Finance is encouraging applied demographers to submit
applications for our examinations.
Summer Program on Global Health Diplomacy
Graduate Institute of International Studies
June 18 - 23, 2007
Geneva , Switzerland
"……Diplomacy is undergoing profound changes in the 21st century – and global health is one of the areas in which this
is most manifest. The negotiation processes that shape and manage the global policy environment for health are increasingly
not only conducted between public health experts representing governments. They now include many other major players at the
national level and in the global arena, such as new philanthropies and public-private partnerships.
As health moves beyond its purely technical realm to become an ever more critical element in foreign policy, security policy
and trade agreements, new skills are needed to negotiate international agreements and to maintain relations with a wide range
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OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
Below is a link to a summary of the CSR Open House that was held on April 25. There is an opportunity to comment
on the proceedings and recommendations developed at the Open House. Comments are due June 11.
APC Announcement: GEARING UP FOR APPROPRIATIONS
Mark up of the House Labor-HHS-Education bill expected soon after Memorial Day. Please urge subcommittee members to
increase funding for NCHS.
STIPDA ISSUES RESOLUTION ON NCHS FUNDING
The State & Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association issued a resolution to support funding for NCHS and
vital statistics which they are circulating to key Members of Congress.
SUPPORT RESEARCH! AMERICA'S YOUR CONGRESS-YOUR HEALTH
Research! America's new "Your Congress-Your Health" initiative is designed to increase the dialogue between Congress
and the public about health research.
The data collected through this unique survey of Members of Congress will be very useful to the health community and
the public. Please visit www.yourcongressyourhealth.org and send a message to your Representative and Senators requesting
that they complete the Your Congress-Your Health questionnaire.
Alternatively, you may choose to copy the initiative's promotional advertisement at
and fax it to your Representative and Senators.
The questionnaire can be viewed by the public at
For more information, please contact Bill Leinweber at 703-739-2577, ext. 11, or via e-mail at
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