May 15, 2018

CSDE Seminar Series

Chronic Diseases of Aging in an Evolutionary Context

     When:  Friday, May 18, 2018 (12:30-1:30 PM)
     Where:  121 Raitt Hall

Benjamin Trumble, Assistant Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Center for Evolution and Medicine, at Arizona State University

Noncommunicable diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the Unites States. The burden of these conditions is expected to increase in association with population aging worldwide. Many of these chronic diseases have underlying etiologies related to lifestyle factors, such as diet and physical activity. Were noncommunicable diseases like cardiovascular disease common throughout evolutionary history?

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CSDE Workshops

CSDE Biomarker Working Group: Field Friendly Biomarker Collection

     When:  Thursday, May 17, 2018 (12:30-2:00 PM)
     Where:  114 Raitt Hall

Field Friendly Biomarker Collection
Ben Trumble, Assistant Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University

Dr. Trumble will discuss the collection and use of biomarkers for medical treatment and research in low infrastructure settings. The Biomarker Working Group provides a forum for informal discussions of practical and theoretical issues associated with collecting and using biomarker data in social and behavioral science research.  Light refreshments will be served, and everyone is welcome to attend.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

CSDE Tier 3 Seed Grants: Applications Due May 25

The third and final deadline for CSDE’s Tier 3 seed grants for this academic year will be May 25, 2018. Tier 1 and Tier 2 applications continue to be accepted on a rolling basis. In brief: Tier 1 applications are for in-kind services only; Tier 2 are for up to $10k; and Tier 3 are up to $25k. All UW faculty affiliates are eligible to apply. 

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Request Your CSDE Certificate by May 23

Trainees who qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Demographic Methods should submit their documentation no later than May 23rd at 8PM to be presented with a framed certificate in the June 1 year-end reception. To receive the certificate, please follow the instructions on the CSDE webpage. Contact Aimée Dechter, dechter@uw.edu, for additional information.

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Rebecca Rebbe & Paula Nurius Examine Health Risks of Former Youth in Foster Care

What is the relationship between former youth in foster care and divergent health trajectories? CSDE trainee Rebecca Rebbe, a social welfare doctoral student at the School of Social Work, Affiliate Paula Nurius, Professor at the School of Social Work, and co-authors Mark Courtney, Professor at University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, and Kym Aherns of Seattle Children’s Hospital & Research Institute examined this question in a recent paper published in Academic Pediatrics. 

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