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April 17, 2012

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CSDE WEEKLY SEMINAR
CSDE ANNOUNCEMENTS & SPOTLIGHTS
CAMPUS SEMINARS & EVENTS OF INTEREST
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
CALLS FOR PAPERS
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

CSDE WEEKLY SEMINAR

Aditya Khanna, Katrina Leupp and Amy Spring – 2012 PAA Papers

Aditya Khanna, Katrina Leupp, and Amy Spring will present their PAA papers.

April 20, 2012
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Raitt 121

CSDE Seminar Schedule

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CSDE ANNOUNCEMENTS & SPOTLIGHTS

Please plan to join us at the CSDE Reception at PAA!

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Parc 55 Hotel

More information and the RSVP can be found here.
Sara Curran, host

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CAMPUS SEMINARS & EVENTS OF INTEREST

Macartan Humphreys - Nature's False Confessions: A Proposal for Comprehensive Registration

CSSS Seminar
Macartan Humphreys, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia
"Nature's False Confessions: A Proposal for Comprehensive Registration to Discourage Data Fishing in Political Science"

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Savery 409

For the abstract, please go here.

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Seth Wayne - Strategies for Rural Clinics

IMHE Seminar
Seth Wayne, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Friends Eye Centre, Ghana
“Strategies for Rural Clinics: How to Reach More than 65,000 Rural Patients per Year”

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
4:00 pm
IMHE office in Belltown
2301 Fifth Ave., Suite 600

For the abstract, please go here.

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Jamie Bechtel - Links between Natural Resource Use and Health

UW Department of Global Health and UW South Asia Center present
Jamie Bechtel, UW Law School
“Links between Natural Resource Use, Natural Resource Management and Health in South Asia and the Broader Developing World”

Thursday, April 19, 2012
12:00 - 1:20 pm
UW Health Sciences Building, RR 134

This lecture is part of the “Maternal, Child, and Reproductive Health: Focus on South Asia” series.

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Peter J. Diggle – Model-Based Geostatistics for Tropical Disease Epidemiology

UW Dept. of Biostatistics Seminar
Peter J. Diggle, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor, CHICAS Group Leader, Lancaster Medical School, Lancaster University, UK
“Model-Based Geostatistics for Tropical Disease Epidemiology”

Thursday, April 19, 2012
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Health Sciences, Room T-639

For the abstract, please go here.

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Alexes Harris - The U.S. Criminal Justice System: Race, Poverty, and Permanent Punishments

Samuel E. Kelly Lecture
Alexes Harris, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology, UW
“The U.S. Criminal Justice System: Race, Poverty, and Permanent Punishments”

Thursday, April 19, 2012
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Kane Hall, Room 110

Advance registration is required for this event. Please find more information here.

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Rebecca Aanerud - Grant Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences

UW Libraries Workshop
Rebecca Aanerud, Senior Lecturer
“Grant Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences”

Friday, April 20th, 2012
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Research Commons, Green A

Abstract:
Learning how to write a strong grant is a skill and an art. This session will focus on grant writing in the humanities and social sciences. If you have current grants you are working on or considering, bring them to the session or email them in advance to Rebecca Aanerud (raan@u.washington.edu). Please indicate “grant writing session” in the subject line.

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Marla McDaniel - Providing Medicaid Coverage for Former Foster Youth

WCPC Seminar
Marla McDaniel, Senior Research Associate, The Urban Institute Center on Labor, Human Services, & Population
"Providing Medicaid Coverage for Former Foster Youth: Issues in Implementing the Affordable Care Act"

Monday, April 23, 2012
12:30 pm
U.W. Parrington Hall Commons, Room 308

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Stas Minsker - Plug-in Approach to Active Learning

UW Dept. of Biostatistics Seminar
Stas Minsker, Georgia Tech
“Plug-in Approach to Active Learning”

Monday, April 23, 2012
3:30 pm
Thomson 105

For the abstract, please go here.

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RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

Raine Dozier Article Appears in Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Raine Dozier’s article, “Young, Jobless, and Black: Young Black Women and Economic Downturns,” was published in the March 2012 issue of Sociology & Social Welfare.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Two Funding Opportunities

Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions, is now accepting grant proposals for its latest application round. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for profit companies.

Proposals are being accepted online until May 15, 2012 on the following topics:

-New Approaches for the Interrogation of Anti-malarial Compounds
-Aid is Working. Tell the World
-Design New Approaches to Optimize Immunization Systems
-Explore New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas
-Protect Crop Plants from Biotic Stresses From Field to Market

Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million. Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available here.

The HIV Diagnostics team is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for the identification of novel biomarkers that can be used effectively to measure HIV incidence at the population level. We are looking for biomarkers that could be used alone or in combination, and that are at the initial development stage. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for profit companies.

Proposals are being accepted online until Friday, May 18, 2012 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time. Individual grants will not exceed US $1 million. A full description of the new topic and application instructions are available here.

If you have questions regarding these grant opportunities please email us at HIVDiagnostics@gatesfoundation.org.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Healthy Eating Research

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity 2012 Call for Proposals-Round 7 and RWJF New Connections
Submission deadline: May 22, 2012

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.

This call for proposals is for two types of awards aimed at providing key decision- and policy-makers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015. The award types are: Round 7 grants and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program. There are various deadlines, please see the Call for Proposals.

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CALLS FOR PAPERS

Research Data Center Annual Research Conference - Call for Papers

The Chicago Census Research Data Center welcomes proposals to present papers based on current or recent RDC research. The conference will be held on September 20, 2012 at the Chicago Census Research Data Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and will showcase research from the nationwide network of RDCs – including research using demographic, business, and linked employee-employer data from the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as health data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

More information and submission details can be found here.

The submission deadline is July 2, 2012.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs – Princeton, NJ

Princeton University seeks a new Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, a full-time appointment. The School has more than 90 full-time faculty members, most of whom hold joint appointments in academic departments and programs such as Economics, Politics, Sociology, Psychology, Geosciences, Human Values, Demography, Molecular Biology, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

For the full announcement, please go here.

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TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Council on Library and Information Resources - Data Curation Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), in conjunction with its Digital Library Federation (DLF) program is currently accepting applications for a new data curation fellowship program for recent Ph.Ds in the natural and social sciences.  The purpose of these six fellowships to be awarded this year is “to raise awareness and build capacity for sound data management practice throughout the academy.”  Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled but no later than June 30, 2012.  Applicants must have received a Ph.D in a discipline no more than five years before applying.

 Those accepted as fellows will receive two years of training and professional development at one of six participating institutions; Indiana University, Lehigh University, McMaster University, Purdue University, The University of California Los Angeles, and The University of Michigan.

Additional information about this program is available here.

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OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Institutional Review Board Publishes Latest Issue of IRB Review

The newest issue of IRB Review features an article on HSD Compliance Updates. Find the full content here.

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US Census Bureau Releases “Migration of the Young, Single, and Educated: 1965 to 2000”

This report analyzes the growth of this group and compares their migration destinations with those of other segments of this age group and with the general population. Specifically examines decennial census results from 1970 to 2000 to determine how likely this group was to have changed residences in the five years preceding each census.

A link to the full content can be found here.

Additional migration data reports and tables can be found here.

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