October 24, 2016

CSDE Seminar Series

Population Research Discovery Seminar: Sigal Alon

     When:  Friday, Oct 28, 2016 (12:30-1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  University of Washington, 121 Raitt Hall

Race, Class, and Affirmative Action

Race, Class and Affirmative Action (The Russell Sage Foundation, 2015) evaluates the ability of class-based affirmative action to promote the social and economic mobility of disadvantaged populations and boost diversity at selective postsecondary institutions, as compared with race-based policy. The book draws from within- and between-country comparisons of several prototypes of affirmative action policy. It uses the United States as a case study of race-based preferences,

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*We apologize for misspelling the speaker's name in yesterday's announcement 


CSDE Workshops

Introduction to Graphics in R

     When:  Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM PT)
     Where:  University of Washington, Savery 121

CSDE is offering a two hour workshop on using the basic graphics package in R (https://www.r-project.org/).  It assumes prior experience with R.

Thursday October 27, 2016
10:30am – 12:30pm
Savery 121

Visit the link below to register!

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Martina Morris Awarded NIAID Grant

Martina Morris, CSDE Affiliate and Blumstein-Jordan professor of sociology and statistics at the University of Washington, was awarded a 2-year, $424,875 R21 grant from NIAID this summer. The research project aims to narrow the gap between generalized epidemic models and the local epidemic treatment plans they inspire. Specifically, Morris’s work focuses on HIV transmission in King County in hopes of establishing an effective parameterized HIV transmission model for regional public health planning purposes.

Morris is collaborating with UW faculty Matthew Golden (Epidemiology,

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Adrian Dobra Published in AIDS

Adrian Dobra, CSDE Affiliate and Associate Professor of Statistics at UW, has an article in the upcoming issue of the journal AIDS. Dobra’s study focused on HIV transmission and migration patterns in rural South Africa in hopes of uncovering a relationship between the two. His team’s in-depth analysis of a population cohort in a rural sub-Saharan African population has revealed a clear non-linear relationship between distance migrated and HIV acquisition. The findings show that even relatively short distance migration events confer substantial additional risk of acquisition.

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