February 21, 2022

CSDE Seminar Series

Nourishing Juana Crow: Fragmented Families and Mental Health Injuries

     When:  Friday, Feb 25, 2022 (12:30-1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  Virtual on Zoom

This week CSDE will host Assistant Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara, San Juanita García. Dr. García's talk stems from a larger, forthcoming book, and centers the stress and mental health injuries Mexican-origin women experience associated with enduring legalized violence and navigating intersectional systems of oppression, a framework which she coins as Juana Crow.

You can register for the seminar HERE, and check out all the upcoming topics and register for future seminars on our website.

This seminar is co-sponsored with the Population Health Initiative.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

CSSS Seminar: "Leaders’ Role in Technology Adoption: Evidence from Mobile Banking in Ghana.”

     When:  Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022 (12:30 PM PT)

The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences will host CSDE Affiliate and Assistant Professor of Economics Emma Riley this week. She will present her research on the adoption of mobile banking in Ghana in response to training and incentives to adopt, varying whether the treatment was provided to individuals or their microfinance group leader. You can read more about the talk HERE, and register via Zoom HERE.

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Barnabas and Co-authors Explore Self-Assessed Severity as a Determinant of COVID-19 Symptom Specificity in New Publication

CSDE Affiliate Ruanne Barnabas and a number of co-authors have a new article recently accepted in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The study presented is a longitudinal survey of contacts of COVID-19 patients, capturing daily nasal swabs and symptom diaries. The authors find that while adding symptom severity to COVID-19 self-assessments increases the specificity of symptom definitions, predictive power of these measures to shedding is low, highlighting the limitations of symptom self-assessment.

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New Research from Goodreau and Colleagues Tests Measurement Methods for Sexual Network Mean Active Degree

A new article in pre-print from CSDE Development Core Director Steven Goodreau and co-authors systematically compares the performance of two measurements for mean active degree, which serves to proxy network connectivity in HIV/STI epidemiology. The study compares measure performance for men who have sex with men, for whom these measures have not been comparatively evaluated.

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Flaherty and Colleagues Publish Research Parsing Characteristics in ADHD

In the last decade, there has been an increase in research that aims to parse heterogeneity in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A recent study from CSDE Affiliate Brian Flaherty and co-authors tests heritability of latent class neuropsychological subtypes. The authors use a sample of school-age twins to explore these subtypes of ADHD symptoms. The authors find that these distinct neuropsychological profiles are associated with unique neurocognitive presentations, but are not strong candidate endophenotypes for ADHD diagnosis.

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Formal Demography Working Group Meeting This Friday

     When:  Friday, Mar 25, 2022 (10:00 AM PT)

The Formal Demography Working Group, an international convening of demographic scholars, will hold their next meeting this week. This session is all about the formal demography of kinship.  Hal Caswell (University of Amsterdam) will talk about his theoretical work, and Diego Alburez-Gutierrez (MPIDR) will talk about the application of these methods using the DemoKin R package, developed by himself and Iván Williams (Universidad de Buenos Aires).

You can join the Zoom meeting HERE.

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Hill & Rowhani-Rahbar Publish Invited Commentary in JAMA Network Open

CSDE Affiliates Heather Hill and Ali Rowhani-Rahbar recently published commentary, available HERE, on the implications of recent research that found an association between the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and food insufficiency. Hill and Rowhani-Rahbar highlight that while the CTC was not designed as a health policy, the 26% reduction of food insufficiency found by Shafer et al. (2022) suggests that income support policies also serve as health policies,

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

BaRcelona Summer School of Demography

The Center for Demographic Studies at the Autonomous University of Barcelona is currently accepting applications for a four-module Summer School of Demography to deliver R training for demographic researchers, including coverage of data visualizations and spatial analysis. The program runs from July 4 through July 29, 2022 in Spain, and participants have the option to selectively attend modules. Applications are due 3/31/3022.

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Upcoming Applicant Info Webinar: Evaluating the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic-related Food and Housing Policies and Programs on Health Outcomes in Health Disparity Populations

The NIH is hosting an informational webinar for those interested in applying to their Request For Applications related to COVID-19 housing & health outcomes research. The webinar will provide an overview of the FOA and address questions submitted in advance of the webinar. NIH staff will discuss the purpose and scope of this funding opportunity; go over the scientific review process and review criteria; and share the specific research interests of each of the participating NIH Institutes and Office.

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CSDE Winter Workshops are Coming Up!

CSDE has two exciting workshops coming up covering the analysis in R. On Thursday, 2/24, we are thrilled to have Kyle Walker (Geography, Texas Christian University), author of the tidycensus package, lead Introduction to tidycensus. The tidycensus package allows for easy user interface with Census and American Community Survey data temporally and across Census geographies. For estimates based on ACS data, the tidycensus package relies on methodology used in the survey package. The following Thursday, 3/3, CSDE Research Scientist Phil Hurvitz will lead a workshop on Replicable Geospatial Analysis in R.

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Now Accepting Applications: CSDE Data Science and Demography Training Fellowship

CSDE is pleased to announce the availability of 12-month fellowships supported by the NIH T32 fellowship program in Data Science and Demography Training (DSDT) to begin mid-September 2022. In the upcoming year, there are four openings for the DSDT fellowship program. This fellowship provides a monthly stipend (NIH predoctoral level) and a small travel grant. Tuition (including the Operating Fee and Building Fee), and health insurance premiums are also covered. The fellowship is renewable for a second year, as long as sufficient progress is made towards the fellow’s training goals. Applicants should submit their application packet to the DSTD Program Director (Zack Almquist; zalmquist@uw.edu) and CSDE’s training program advisor (Jill Fulmore: fulmore@uw.edu) by 5pm on 04/20/2022 (Friday). 

Now Accepting Applications: Global Innovation Fund

The UW Office of Global Affairs (OGA) is now accepting applications for the Spring 2022 Global Innovation Fund (GIF) award cycle. GIF seeds projects focused on expanding international research and learning at the UW, and we are especially interested in supporting proposals by new entrants and early career faculty.  There are three categories of awards for this cycle:

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Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute Grants Deadlines Approaching

A reminder that the ADAI Small Grants Program deadline is March 15th and if you are interested in applying please submit a CSDE Planning Proposal Submission Form. We are here to help!

Regular Small Grants (all alcohol and drug topics)

Research is supported across a broad range of study related to alcohol and drug use and addiction, from pharmacology to clinical and psychosocial research.  These grants are available to UW researchers only.  Applications are due by 5:00pm on March 15, 2022Full RFA available here.

Cannabis Small Grants

Research is supported across a broad range of study related to cannabis use, from pharmacology to clinical and psychosocial research. Funding this cycle is for up to 12 months. These grants are available to UW researchers only. Applications are due by 5:00pm on March 15, 2022Full RFA available here.

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CSDE Early Career Grant Working Group – consider joining!

Are you an early-career (pre-promotion) faculty member who is thinking about writing a grant?  Perhaps you're just beginning to ponder the idea but don't know where to start - or maybe you're already experienced and still need some information, ideas, or moral support. If so, then you should join CSDE's Early Career Grant Working Group! We meet monthly in a hybrid (in-person in Raitt Hall and on Zoom) on third Thursdays from 1:30-2:30. Please email Steve Goodreau (goodreau@uw.edu) to be added to the mailing list and event invitation.Please note: membership is focused on CSDE affiliates (any UW campus or external) who are in any kind of faculty position prior to their first major promotion (to associate or equivalent). If you have a question about your eligibility, please email Steve Goodreau (goodreau@uw.edu).

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Call for CSDE Proposals: Population Research Planning Grants

CSDE has funds available to provide a variety of forms of support for affiliates submitting grants from now through this summer. This might include funding for hiring an RA (quarterly or hourly), hosting or hiring consultants from inside or outside UW, hiring CSDE scientific staff, acquiring data sets, organizing a mini-workshop or writing retreat, or many other possibilities!  One key restriction, however, is that funds cannot be used for faculty salary support or course buyout.

Applications are rolling, and CSDE's core leadership will review proposals every two weeks until the funds are exhausted. Early applications are encouraged!

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