March 24, 2021

CSDE Seminar Series

CSDE’s Spring Quarter Seminar Series Finalized!

CSDE’s team, particularly the chair of our seminar series Professor Maria Bleil (Nursing), has organized a great series of talks and panels for the upcoming spring quarter.  Thanks to all who provided suggestions for speakers including Zack AlmquistAnjum Hajat, Jon Wakefield, Maria Bleil, Jennie Romich, and Christine Leibbrand. Thanks to the West Coast Poverty Center for co-sponsoring Alejandra Ros Pilarz’ talk on April 23, when she will discuss trends in mother’s work schedules. We’re delighted that UW researchers will be presenting their work with talks by Mandy Fretts (Epidemiology) on Native American cardio-metabolic health, Pat Louie (Sociology) on racial differences in coping resources, and Karen Snedker on tents in Seattle. For those fielding online surveys, you might be particularly interested in the May 28 panel on fraud in survey research, including UW researcher Danielle Woodward (Social Work). Our external speakers include Frauke Kreuter (University of Maryland) on a global survey research platform for COVID studies, Shakira Suglia (Emory) on childhood adversity and disparities in cardiovascular disease, and Carl Schmertmann (Florida State University) on estimating total fertility using age pyramids and Bayesian models. For the CSDE community, definitely place a hold on your calendar for the end of the year event, when we celebrate accomplishments among our trainees and early career faculty! 

Click here for the series flier and the seminar is open to any registrants. Enjoy your spring break safely! And see you soon!

~ Sara

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CSDE Research & Highlights

CSDE Affiliate David Takeuchi Op-Ed on Ending Anti-Asian Violence

In a recent opinion in the Seattle Times, CSDE Affiliate David Takeuchi (Social Work) brings to bear his extensive research and insight about discrimination and disparities to make a strong case for urgent action at all levels for ending anti-Asian violence. You can read the article here. (read more)

* New* Spring Quarter Call for CSDE Seed Grants (due April 15, 2021)

CSDE affiliates are invited to apply for seed funding for grant application support. This call invites affiliates to put forward applications that are meant to lay the groundwork for subsequent extramural grants and research products – such as papers, conferences, book manuscripts, or other scientific outputs.  CSDE is especially interested in applications that fit into any of the many research programs of NIH’s Population Dynamics Bureau (PDB). These cover a wide range of areas of population science topics, including any of the following: 1) the role and function of adoption and kinship, 2) bio-psychosocial mechanisms, 3) data sharing, 4) demography of health, 5) family and intergenerational relations, 6) fertility and infertility, 7) life course health, 8) population composition, 9) population economics, 10) population mobility and spatial demography, 11) social and behavioral research on reproductive health. For more information, visit CSDE's seed grants page or contact Steven Goodreau CSDE Development Core Director. The application deadline for Tier 2 and 3 is April 15, 2021. Tier 1 applications are accepted on a rolling basis. (read more)

5 CSDE Affiliates Part of 4 Teams Receiving UW Population Health Initiative Pilot Research Grants!

The UW Population Health Initiative recently awarded approximately $530,000 in Pilot Research Grants to 8 different faculty-led teams, four of whom include CSDE Affiliates.

CSDE Affiliate Nicole Errett (Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences) along with colleagues Ernesto Alvarado (Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences), Savannah D’Evelyn (Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences) and Cody Desautel (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation) will examine how tribal and non-tribal communities in the Okanogan River Airshed Emphasis Area (ORAEA) receive and communicate information about smoke exposure.

CSDE Affiliate Carmen Gonzalez (Communication) along with fellow UW and Mexican Consulate researchers will develop an innovative bi-cultural, Bi-directional Research Digital Engagement (BRIDGE) Program, to highlight community voices to address current COVID-19 needs and create a sustainable platform for future communication around Latinx health.

CSDE Affiliate Elizabeth Harrington (Obstetrics & Gynecology) and UW and Maniilaq Association co-investigators will create a collaboration between the Maniilaq Social Medicine Program (SMP) and a team of UW faculty from the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and American Indian Studies to advance sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes and equity in the Maniilaq service area.

CSDE Affiliate Jeremy Hess (Emergency Medicine, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, and Global Health), Nicole Errett (Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences), with CSDE Director Sara Curran (Jackson School of International Studies and Department of Sociology) and fellow UW researchers will form a Collaboratory between the University of Washington (UW) and Front and Centered (F&C), a coalition of environmental justice organizations in Washington, to pursue just and equitable climate action in Washington State. (read more)

Population Health Initiative COVID-19 Grants Catalyzed UW Research Community

A recent assessment about the UW’s Population Health Initiative grants focused on COVID-19 research initiatives highlights how they catalyzed research at UW. Several CSDE affiliates’ research programs are highlighted including: Clara Berridge, Gregg Colburn, Sara Curran, Rachel Fyall, Rachel Heath, Maya Magarati, Stephen Mooney, Jennifer Otten, India Ornelas, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar,Michael Spencer, Rebecca Walter and Bo Zhao. Read more here(read more)

*New* Small Grants for Secondary Analyses of Existing Data Sets and Stored Biospecimens

The NICHD is sponsoring grant applications for secondary analyses of data that had previously been supported by NICHD for the data collection phase.  Examples of NICHD datasets and research resources include: the NICHD Data and Specimen Hub (DASH), Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR), the Child Language Development Exchange (CHILDES), the Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI), and Xenbase. Often, research studies supported by NICHD and other scientific funders often produce data and/or specimens with utility beyond the hypotheses and questions the original research projects were designed to address. The CSDE team is always happy to help at all stages of the grant development and submission process. Contact Scott KellySara CurranSteve Goodreau, or Belinda Sachs with any questions. The call can be found here. (read more)

*New* NIH R25 RFA for Short Courses on Innovative Methodologies for BSSR Investigators (due June 4, 2021)

NIH has just released a new call for proposals for short courses that will accelerate cross-cutting research. The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research educational activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers. The overarching goals of the NIH R25 program are to: (1) complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs; (2) encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research; (3) help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences; and (4) foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications. Applications are due on June 4, 2021. For more information, click here.  (read more)

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It’s often hard to keep up with the various RFAs emerging from NIH. NIH Recently revamped its RePORTER system in an attempt to make it easier for you.  You can read more about that revamp and how to make the best use of RePORTER for finding out about relevant RFAs for your research agenda here. (read more)


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