March 16, 2022

CSDE Seminar Series

Announcing the Spring 2022 Seminar Line-up!

     When:  Friday, Apr 1, 2022 (12:30 - 1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  Rosling Center (Room 101) & Virtual on Zoom

Winter is over and we're excited to share the SPRING 2022 SEMINAR SERIES line-up of speakers and topics! We'll be starting the quarter off hearing from Siri Suh of Brandeis University about her research on post-abortion care and reproductive health politics in Senegal. Other speakers will cover topics of poverty among rural children, issues of migration, deportation, health outcomes for minority populations during the pandemic, and much more.

We are offering the seminar in a hybrid model for the spring. In-person attendees: we look forward to seeing you at the Rosling Center (Room 101). Virtual attendees: please register via the Zoom links for each week as listed on our website.

As Winter quarter comes to a close, we want to send out an extra word of thanks to all the winter quarter presenters and participants. Attendees, thanks for your continued virtual presence and consistently high-caliber questions. As always, special thanks to our fearless faculty organizer, Peter Catron!

If you missed any of the seminars from this past quarter or want to re-experience the brilliance of this quarter's speakers over spring break, the recordings are available on our YouTube channel!

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Congratulations to Our Poster Presenters!

Congratulations to all our poster presenters for their very good work! Extra kudos to CSDE Trainee Maria Vignau Loria & CSDE Fellow Aasli Nur (joint presentation - Sociology) for winning the best poster award during CSDE's Winter 2022 Lightning Talks & Poster Session. Vignau Loria & Nur's presentation, titled "The diffusion of scientific knowledge on family planning behavior: when, where, and by whom is research being done?," included analysis of publication authorship, descriptively breaking down the geographic dispersion of research activity and the demographics of authors. Many thanks to our other speakers, Nicholas Irons (Statistics), Ihsan Kahveci (Sociology), Zoe Pleasure (Health Systems & Population Health), and Maitreyi Sahu (Health Metrics Sciences), our Interim Training Director Jessica Godwin, and our student coordinator Courtney Allen, for another great CSDE Lightning Talks & Poster Session. Finally, we want to thank everyone who attended and, especially, our wonderful CSDE Faculty Affiliates Panel of poster judges: Bettina Shell-Duncan, Julie Brines, Jessica Jones-Smith, and Darryl Holman.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

New Research from Barnabas and Drake Available in Pre-print

CSDE Affiliates Ruanne Barnabas and Alison Drake have a forthcoming publication with a number of co-authors now available in pre-print on medRxiv. The authors use the Spectrum AIDS Impact Model to simulate the HIV epidemic in key populations in Viet Nam and evaluated five testing scenarios. Their findings suggest annual or biannual HIV and syphilis testing using dual RDTs among key populations can be cost-effective and support countries in reaching global reduction goals for HIV and syphilis.

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UW Today Highlights New Research from Ince & Co-Authors

Using large-scale news media and social media data, CSDE Affiliate Jelani Ince and co-authors from Indiana University show that nationwide Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests occur concurrently with sharp increases in public attention to components of the BLM agenda. The authors also show that attention to BLM and related concepts is not limited to these brief periods of protest but is sustained after protest has ceased, suggesting that protest events incited a change in public awareness of BLM’s vision of social change and the dissemination of antiracist ideas into popular discourse. This research is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; you can read the UW News coverage of the article here.

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Zack A, Seminar Series

New Publication from Almquist and Co-Authors Relates the Geography of Social Cohesion and COVID-19 Infection Rates

CSDE Training Core PI & Executive Committee Member Zack Almquist has new research in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) with a number of co-authors. The uneven spread of COVID-19 has resulted in disparate experiences for marginalized populations in urban centers. Using computational models, the authors examine the effects of local cohesion on COVID-19 spread in social contact networks for the city of San Francisco, finding that more early COVID-19 infections occur in areas with strong local cohesion.

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Zack A, Seminar Series

New Publication and Funding Award for Zamora-Kapoor

CSDE External Affiliate and Washington State University Faculty Anna Zamora-Kapoor, along with several co-authors, has a new article accepted for publication in The Journal of Nutrition. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, the article aims to assess the longitudinal relationship between risk of food insecurity in young adulthood and changes in diet-sensitive cardiometabolic health outcomes across ten years among non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic Black, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Hispanic adults.

Zamora-Kapoor (Principal Investigator) has also been awarded a three-year grant from the Alzheimer’s Association to study the association between obstructive sleep apnea, a common consequence of obesity, and cognitive performance in American Indians. Congratulations Anna!

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Bekemeier and Co-authors Explore Connecting Community with Health Policy in New Publication

In a new article in Health Services Research, CSDE Affiliate Betty Bekemeier with several colleagues conduct a descriptive case study to explore the feasibility and potential value of a community codesigned approach to establish community priorities for health equity policy. The authors find that a combination of information integration and community ranking activities can be used to achieve community-engaged policy prioritization of options in a fairly rapid period of time.

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New Method for Multipoint Hypothesis Testing in Research by Carone & Colleagues

CSDE Affiliate & UW Associate Professor of Biostatistics Marco Carone has new research on statical methodology with several co-authors, available on arXiv HERE. In this article, the authors propose a general framework for testing a multivariate point null hypothesis in which the test statistic is adaptively selected to provide increased power. In simulation studies, they show that tests created using their framework can perform as well as tailor-made methods when the latter are available,

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Swanson Publishes New Research and Takes on New Position with Society of Actuaries

CSDE External Affiliate David Swanson and co-author Lucky Tedrow recently published new research in Population Review. In an exploration of the relationship between life expectancy at birth and variance in age at death, the authors show that Taylor’s Law leads to a model that reasonably describes the relationship between mean age at death in a life table. Relatedly, Swanson has also been appointed to the Mortality Expert Panel at the Society of Actuaries Research Institute, (read more)

Updates from CSDE Research & Training Cores

Cross-Center Event! DemSemX: Making the Most of Conferences

     When:  March 21, 2022 (1:00-2:15 PM PT)
     Where:  Virtual on Zoom

In a collaboration across the population research centers across the country, CSDE is excited to announce an upcoming panel discussion: DemSemX: Making the Most of Conferences. Panelists will cover a range of topics, such as conference preparation, networking, poster presentations, chairing and discussing, etiquette, harassment, among others. The panel will feature Elizabeth Bruch (Michigan), Lauren Gaydosh (UT Austin), Jayanti Owens (Brown), Alexis Santos (Penn State), and Rob Warren (Minnesota).

You can download the flyer HERE, and use THIS Zoom link to join the meeting.

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NSF CISE CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop: Registration Open!

The NSF Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) is holding its annual CAREER Writing Workshop in April. The goal of these workshops is to introduce junior, eligible faculty to the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program and help them to prepare their CAREER proposals to target CISE programs. Attendees will have the opportunity to improve their skills in proposal writing, as well as to interact with NSF program directors from different CISE divisions (OAC, CCF, CNS, and IIS) and recent NSF CAREER awardees. The workshops are also open to multidisciplinary researchers with a CISE-specific focus, including cyber-infrastructure. The workshops include presentations and discussions on proposal preparation, experience sharing, a mock panel, and meetings with Program Directors from various research programs within CISE.

Register for this workshop HERE.

If you plan to submit a CAREER proposal through CSDE, please submit a Planning Proposal Submission Form. We’d be happy to connect you with additional resources in support of your application.

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NAtional Institutes of Health

NICHD Listening Sessions on Diversifying the Scientific Workforce - they want to hear from YOU!

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health, launched the STrategies to EnRich Inclusion and AchieVe Equity (STRIVE) to address equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility. The Scientific Workforce Diversity (SWD) Committee within STRIVE aims to foster Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) within NICHD extramural workforce and training programs.

All NICHD staff, trainees, and external partners are welcome to these upcoming listening sessions to engage in the discussion:

  • Listening Session 1 – Trainees (Undergraduates, Graduate Students, Postdocs) and Early-Stage Investigators Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 10am–12pm PT
  • Listening Session 2 – Established Research Investigators and Program Directors, Academic and Research Program Leaders, Professional and Scientific Organizations Thursday, March 24, 2022, 10am–12pm PT  
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Andy Hill CARE Fund Call for Letters of Interest

The Andy Hill CARE Fund has announced its cycle 2 round for cancer research in Washington State and letters of interest are due April 6.  The Population Health Program will provide up to $500,000 per award (up to $250,000 per year) to organizations in Washington State to support cancer research projects that aim to:
  • Improve health outcomes and cancer care, including equitable access to the standard of care, for populations in Washington State, especially among populations for which cancer disparities are most prevalent and/or persistent;
  • Contribute to the understanding of how biological, behavioral, environmental, social, and structural factors affect cancer-related health, especially among populations for which cancer disparities are most prevalent and/or persistent; or
  • Translate results or current knowledge into innovative interventions to improve the health of populations and eliminate cancer disparities.

Applicants are highly encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) prior to the deadline (Wednesday, April 6, 2022), as they will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The full online application will be available to applicants when the LOI is approved. Prospective applicants may also download and review the full application prompts and questions from the program page and begin preparing the full proposal prior to LOI submission. Full grant applications must be received by Friday, May 13, 2022.

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Call for Applications: Population Health & CSDE Summer Applied Research Fellowship

With support from the Population Health Initiative, CSDE is excited to announce our fourth summer Applied Research Fellowship Program. This opportunity connects a team of undergraduate and graduate fellows to address critical demographic analyses of population growth, housing demand, and housing supply for King County and Public Health Seattle King County. The deadline to apply is April 8, 2022.

This summer’s program will build upon the last two summers’ development of tract level forecasts of population and the geographic distribution of households by size and renter/owner status.

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CSDE’s T32 Fellowship Program Seeking Applicants (Due April 20, 2022)

CSDE’s Data Science and Demography T32 Fellowship program is now accepting applications for a 12-month fellowship for AY 2022-23. This training program is ideal for pre-doctoral candidates who have strong interests in gaining methodological training in data analytics and with research interests in the social determinants or social structural factors linked to population well-being, population health, or demography.  The program provides mentoring and support for trainees pursuing scientific careers in relevant academia, government, or private sector organizations.  

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Team Science Workshop: Save the Date & Register Early

The Team Science Workshop is a free, interactive training intended for interdisciplinary research teams working on a translational research project/study or within a research center. This workshop is hosted by the Institute of Translational Health Sciences. Teams will learn the theory and practice of team science. This workshop will be offered virtually 2 hours per day over a 5-day period.

The workshop will take place every day from 11:30-1:30 pm (PDT) Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17. Each day, we will focus the first 90 minutes on team science education and training, and the final 30 minutes on team working sessions. Registration opens April 22nd!

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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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