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May 1, 2012

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CSDE ANNOUNCEMENTS & SPOTLIGHTS
CSDE AFFILIATE & TRAINEE NEWS
CAMPUS SEMINARS & EVENTS OF INTEREST
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
CONFERENCES
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

CSDE WEEKLY SEMINAR

No seminar (PAA)


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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CSDE AFFILIATE & TRAINEE NEWS

Richard Catalano Research Featured in The Lancet and USA Today

In a new paper, Richard Catalano and colleagues provide examples of cost-effective policies and programs that rigorous research shows can prevent a variety of behavior problems and conditions contributing to poor health. The article was published by The Lancet, as part of a series on adolescent health.

Read the April 25 USA Today article here.

The UW Today coverage of the article’s publication can be found here.

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CAMPUS SEMINARS & EVENTS OF INTEREST

Tyler H. McCormick - Patient-Level Predictive Models for Large-Scale Medical Data

CSSS Seminar
Tyler H. McCormick, UW Dept. of Statistics, UW Dept. of Sociology, CSDE Affiliate
“Big Data Meets Medical Care: Patient-Level Predictive Models for Large-Scale Medical Data"

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
12:30 – 1:20 pm
Savery 409

For the abstract, please go here.

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Harsha Thirumurthy - Health and Employment in the Context of HIV/AIDS

IMHE Seminar
Harsha Thirumurthy, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management and Carolina Population Center, UNC
“Health and Employment in the Context of HIV/AIDS: The Long-Term Economic Impacts of Antiretroviral Therapy”

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
4:15 pm
IMHE office in Belltown
2301 Fifth Ave., Suite 600

For the abstract, please go here.

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Mark Long - Strife and Progress: Transforming Public Education in Big Cities

Evans School 50th Anniversary Faculty Roundtable
Mark Long, Evans School Faculty and CSDE Affiliate
Paul Hill, Founder, Center on Reinventing Public Education, Research Professor, UW Bothell
William Zumeta, Evans School Faculty
Edie Harding, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Katharine Destler, Evans School Ph.D. candidate
“Strife and Progress: Transforming Public Education in Big Cities”

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Walker-Ames Room, Kane 225

For the abstract and to RSVP, please go here.

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Laine Rutledge – TBA

UW Dept. of Economics Seminar
Laine Rutledge
“TBA”

Thursday, May 3, 2012
12:30 pm
Savery 410

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Pei Wang – Bootstrap Inference for Network Construction

UW Dept. of Biostatistics Seminar
Pei Wang,PhD, Associate Member, Program of Biostatistics and Biomathematics, Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
“Bootstrap Inference for Network Construction”

Thursday, May 3, 2012
3:30 – 5:00 pm
Health SciencesT-639

For the abstract, please go here.

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Global Health Week - May 7-11, 2012

Global Health Week is a Department of Global Health Series that focuses on career development for those interested in the field. Events of the week are administered and programmed through the Global Health Resource Center, and are open to faculty, staff, students and professionals campus wide who have an interest in pursuing global health globally and locally.

Please find the full schedule of events here.

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WCPC Seminar - The War on Poverty’s Experiment in Public Medicine

West Coast Poverty Center Seminar
Martha Bailey, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Michigan
Andrew Goodman-Bacon, Graduate Student of Economics, University of Michigan
“The War on Poverty’s Experiment in Public Medicine: Community Health Centers and the Mortality of Older Americans”

Monday, May 7, 2012
12:30 pm
Parrington Hall Commons, Room 308

For the abstract, please go here.

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Clark Lundberg – TBA

UW Dept. of Economics Seminar
Clark Lundberg
“TBA”

Monday, May 7, 2012
12:30 pm
Savery 410

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Martin Wainwright - TBA

UW Dept. of Statistics Seminar
Martin Wainwright, University of California Berkeley
“TBA”

Monday, May 7, 2012
3:30 pm
Thomson 125

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Peter Bearman - Understanding the Increased Prevalence of Autism

UW Dept. of Sociology Stice Memorial Lecture
Peter Bearman, Columbia University
“Understanding the Increased Prevalence of Autism”

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
7:00 pm
Kane 220

For the abstract, please go here.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R01)

(PAR-12-175)
National Institute on Aging
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institute on Drug Abuse
And others
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): August 7, 2012; December 7, 2012; April 9, 2013; August 7, 2013; December 6, 2013; April 9, 2014; August 7, 2014; December 9, 2014; April 7, 2015

The goal of this announcement is to invite research grant applications studying HIV infection, HIV-associated conditions, HIV treatment, and/or biobehavioral or social factors associated with HIV/AIDS in the context of aging and/or in older adults. Research approaches of interest include clinical translational, observational, and intervention studies in domestic and international settings.

General topic areas appropriate for this FOA include social, behavioral, and mental health studies:

The burgeoning population of older adults with HIV faces considerable challenges with regard to social engagement and interaction, adequacy of informal social supports and caregiving resources, and utilization of community-based services to meet growing needs.  Individuals aging with HIV tend to have limited or inadequate social networks, particularly within traditional family structures. As a result, older individuals with HIV will need to rely more heavily on community-based services in the future; however, such resources may be ill-equipped to handle the complex psychosocial issues with which aging individuals with HIV frequently present. Moreover, older individuals infected with HIV earlier in life may be quite different from those who contracted HIV later in life. Understanding not only the variety of psychosocial co-morbidities in the aging HIV population, but also the positive psychology and related constructs of individuals who are aging successfully with HIV (e.g., mindfulness, hardiness, resilience, self-efficacy, spirituality) may lead to greater insights into management strategies for older adults living with HIV/AIDS.

There is also an R21 (PAR-12-174) and an R03 (PAR-12-176).

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Pre-Application for Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS Research (X02)

(PAR-12-164)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): October 03, 2012

This announcement utilizes the X02 mechanism for submission of pre-applications. Pre-applications are a necessary first step in applying for a 2013 Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS Research. Pre-applications will be evaluated by a group of external experts. Those investigators whose projects are judged to be the most outstanding will be notified of the opportunity to submit full (DP1) applications.

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FY13 NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS Research (DP1)

(RFA-DA-13-002)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Application Receipt Date(s): January 17, 2013

This award is designed to support individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose cutting edge – and possibly transformative – approaches to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research on HIV/AIDS that are relevant to drug abuse. The term “avant-garde” is used to describe highly innovative approaches and ideas that have the potential to be transformative. The award is intended to support high-impact research that will open new areas of HIV/AIDS research and/or lead to new avenues for treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS among drug abusers. Proposed research should reflect ideas and approaches that are substantially different from those already being studied by the investigator or others. This announcement defines biomedical and behavioral research broadly—the emphasis is on creativity and potential impact rather than a particular discipline or research area. The award is meant to support individuals who intend to pursue research directions that are not readily supported by other NIH grant mechanisms. The program is not intended simply to expand the funding of an already supported research project, but rather to support highly creative researchers to pursue visionary concepts and approaches to research on HIV/AIDS.

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Community-Based Participatory Research in Reducing Health Disparities: Planning Phase (R24)

(RFA-MD-12-006)
Full title: NIMHD Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Initiative in Reducing and Eliminating Health Disparities: Planning Phase (R24)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Application Receipt Date(s): June 27, 2012

The goal of this FOA is to support partnerships between health disparity communities and researchers to engage in community-based participatory research (CBPR) to plan and implement interventions to reduce health disparities. Community-based participatory research is defined as scientific inquiry conducted in communities and in partnership with researchers. The process of scientific inquiry is such that community members, persons affected by the health condition, or other key stakeholders in the community’s health have the opportunity to be full participants in each phase of the research (from conception-design-conduct-analysis-interpretation-conclusions-communication of results).  CBPR is characterized by substantial community input in the development of the grant application.

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Minority Fellowship Program

SM-12-010
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Adminis.
Current Closing Date for Applications:     May 25, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $825,000

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2012 Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grant program. The purpose of this two year grant program is to reduce health disparities and improve health care outcomes of racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent mental health counselors available to underserved minority populations in public and private non-profit sectors. The mental health and substance abuse needs of racial and ethnic minority communities in the United States have been historically underserved due to the lack of trained practitioners sensitive to the cultural issues and/or equipped with the language skills that impact effective services delivery.

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Notice of Termination of PAR-11-036, Fogarty International Research Collaboration (R03)

(NOT-TW-12-008)
Full title: Notice of Termination of PAR-11-036, Limited Competition: Fogarty International Research Collaboration - Behavioral and Social Sciences (FIRCA-BSS) Research Award (R03)
John E. Fogarty International Center
And others

The purpose of this Notice is to inform prospective applicants that the Fogarty International Center (FIC) will terminate Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PAR-11-036 effective April 23, 2012. Therefore, FIC will not accept applications submitted after April 22, 2012 in response to the Limited Competition: Fogarty International Research Collaboration - Behavioral and Social Sciences (FIRCA-BSS) Research Award (R03) which originally had the final submission date of January 10, 2013.

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CONFERENCES

PAA Breakfast Meeting: United Nations Population Division, Adrian Raftery to Present

Dear Colleague,

The United Nations Population Division will organize a breakfast seminar during the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America. The seminar will discuss methods for probabilistic population projections. There will be a short presentation of the probabilistic methods used in the 2010 Revision of the World Population Prospects with the intent to get feedback and suggestions for further developments.

The Seminar will take place on Thursday, 3 May 2012, from 7:00 to 8:20 am at the San Francisco Hilton.
In order to make breakfast arrangements, we kindly request your response in advance whether you intend to participate or not. Please reply as soon as possible by e-mail to Neena Koshy, koshy@un.org.

Agenda
7:00 - 7:10 Breakfast (coffee and pastry will be available)
7:10 - 7:15 Welcome
7:15 - 7:25 Key Publications of the United Nations Population Division: The World Population Prospects (2010) and the World Urbanization Prospects (2011): Highlights (Gerhard Heilig, United Nations)
7:25 - 7:35 A Bayesian hierarchical model of fertility projection. (Adrian Raftery, University of Washington)
7:35 - 7:50 Probabilistic methods for projecting fertility: Methodological advances and challenges. (Patrick Gerland, United Nations)
7:50 - 8:00 Comments on the fertility model in the World Population Prospects. (John Bongaarts, Population Council)
8:00 - 8:20 Open discussion (with all participants)

With best regards,
Gerhard K. Heilig

Chief, Population Estimates and Projections Section
DESA - Population Division

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NIH Seeks Candidates for Graduate Student Research Conference

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is actively recruiting candidates to participate in the 7th NIH National Graduate Student Research Conference, to be held October 9-10, 2012 in Bethesda, Maryland. The purpose of this event is to recruit outstanding young scientists to postdoctoral positions at the NIH. This year the Conference will be held in conjunction with the NIH Research Festival, which highlights recent significant biomedical advances made at the NIH, and Conference participants will have the opportunity to attend Research Festival Sessions. To be eligible students must be enrolled in a PhD program in the U.S. and on schedule to complete their PhD degree requirements between March 2012 and October 2013.

The deadline for application is June 15, 2012.Further details of the Conference and the link to the online application can be found here.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Population Reference Bureau - Policy Analyst, International Programs

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) seeks a Policy Analyst to serve as a staff member of International Programs.The Policy Analyst will work in a team-oriented environment with both technical and management (team leader) responsibilities for content and materials development and country-level technical assistance and capacity-building activities.   This position will focus primarily on the management of a research initiative on better understanding population growth, reproductive health, and economic development.

For the full posting, please go here.

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Assistant Specialist, Social Demography - University of Hawaii at Manoa

Design and conduct integrated research and outreach activities in areas relating to the well-being of families in Hawaii and consistent with the mission of COF. Examples of relevant content areas include, but are not limited to: small area population estimation, family and household, race and ethnicity, and population health.

For the full posting, please go here.

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TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Fulbright Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowships for American Researchers

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), the Fulbright commission for Israel, offers 8 fellowships to American post-doctoral researchers in support of work to be carried out at Israeli universities during the course of the 2013/2014-2014/2015 academic years. The US Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program is open to candidates in all academic disciplines.

Program fellows must be accepted as post-doctoral researchers by Israeli host institutions, which agree to provide them with a standard post-doctoral grant, which they will receive in addition to their Fulbright Fellowship.  Thus, the total financial support received by Program Fellows is likely to be in the range of at least $35,000-$40,000 per year.

Applications for 2013/2014-2014/2015 Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowships must be submitted to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars by August 1, 2012.

Click here for more info.

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OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

US Census Bureau Releases Profile America: Facts for Features in Observance of Cinco de Mayo

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the US Census Bureau has prepared a report which includes 2010 Census data on the population, education, and wealth of US residents of Mexican origin.

Find the full report here.

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US Census Bureau Marks Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month with Report

The US Census Bureau has prepared a Profile America: Facts for Features report compiling 2010 Census data for US residents of Asian or Pacific Islander descent.

Read the complete report here.

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Population Reference Bureau Publishes Latest WebUpdate

The PRB has released the latest issue of its e-newsletter, WebUpdate. Articles include reports on the US teen birth rate, and its correlation with income inequality.

Read the full content here.

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2010 Census Shows Asians are Fastest-Growing Race Group

The U.S. Census Bureau today released a 2010 Census brief, The Asian Population: 2010, which shows the Asian population grew faster than any other race group over the last decade. The population that identified as Asian--either alone or in combination with one or more other races--grew by 45.6 percent from 2000 to 2010, while those who identified as Asian alone grew by 43.3 percent. Both populations grew at a faster rate than the total U.S. population, which increased by 9.7 percent from 2000 to 2010.

The full report can be found here.

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