CSDE is Hiring for a Program Coordinator!
The Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology is looking for a full time Program Coordinator to support our population science research infrastructure center funded by the NICHD.
The incumbent will contribute to the critical missions of CSDE to 1) Provide well-managed growth and sustained excellence in sponsored population science research, 2) Promote CSDE faculty, staff, and capacities and build a community of scholars, 3) Ensure operation of a smoothly running Center team and its multiple, interdependent programs 4) Ensure fiscal and business compliance with UW/State/Federal guidelines, and 5) Support a thriving workplace through active human capital management.
The successful candidate will provide program support for CSDE staff and Affiliates while managing day-to-day functions of the Center. The Program Coordinator will report to the Administrator, but will also support the director, CSDE staff and affiliates as needed. As such, the successful candidate will have the capacity to interact with a client base from a wide variety of units and seniority, and communicate effectively about the services & mission priorities of CSDE.
National Academies Webinar on Measuring Sex, Sexuality, Gender and Sexual Identity
CSDE scholars may be interested in viewing this NASEM webinar which took place on at 2:00 eastern on June 9. A special Pride Month webinar, this event included speakers from NASEM on a newly published Consensus Panel Study on Measuring Sex, Gender Identity, and Sexual Orientation. This report, commissioned by 19 components of the NIH, was developed by a multidisciplinary team of experts and reviews the current evidence base on measurement and data collection related to SGM populations. The report outlines guidelines, recommendations, and best practices for collecting sexual orientation and gender identity information in research and non-research surveys, along with medical and other administrative records, to improve the NIH’s ability to identify and address the specific needs of these populations.
New NIH Notice of Special Interest
The National Institutes of Health has issued this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Climate Change and Health.
Multiple Institutes/Centers are participating. More specifically, topics of interest to NICHD include research on:
- Measurement and surveillance of the impact of climate change on health and NICHD priority populations, including pregnant women, children, and people with disabilities
- Effects of climate change on population dynamics including fertility, mortality and morbidity, and population movement, distribution, and composition
- Data collection on how climate change affects the health, development, and productivity of NICHD priority populations using population-based demographic or economic approaches and scientifically valid probability samples
- Impact of climate change on reproductive health; infertility; and maternal, prenatal, pregnancy, and child health; child development; and disability.
- Interactions between climate change and land use and their effects on population dynamics and the health of NICHD priority populations
- The nexus of climate, food systems and health including the impact of climate change on sustainable and resilient food systems and the ability to meet public health goals, including dietary guidance, especially infant feeding practices.
- The intersection of climate and vector-born disease (susceptibility to and treatment of) and their impacts on outcomes such as migration and nutrition status among NICHD priority populations
- The impact of climate on pre-existing food insecurity and resulting intervention choices to address child or family malnutrition (over-/under nutrition) particularly in low-resource settings in the United States and globally, as well as reciprocity between food insecurity and climate
Applications can be submitted under multiple funding opportunities listed at the link. This notice applies to due dates on or after July 8, 2022 and subsequent receipt dates through May 8, 2025.
Participate in a Study with the Census Bureau!
The Center for Behavioral Science Methods, with the assistance of RTI International, is conducting research to improve the Census Bureau data dissemination website data.census.gov. Each participant in the study will receive $40. (Federal employees are not eligible to receive the $40.)
The research team would like to talk with people who meet one or both of the following criteria:
- Use data from data.census.gov or other statistical sites (for example, sites with demographic/economic data) for research or decision-making.
- Used American FactFinder in the past to analyze or download data.
If you know anyone who meets EITHER of these criteria, CB would appreciate it if you let them know of this research opportunity.
The study session will last approximately 60 minutes and will take place virtually using Microsoft Teams to video conference with Census Bureau staff. The study concludes on June 15, 2022. While current federal employees are allowed to participate in off-duty time, they are not eligible to receive the incentive payment.
Please have interested participants complete a short questionnaire or contact Patrick Hsieh at 312-777-5234 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Please mention the code DATA WEBSITE if you call or email.