December 6, 2022

CSDE Seminar Series

Join Us for CSDE’s Fall 2022 Trainee Lightning Talks and Poster Session! (Dec 9 2022, 12:30-1:30 PM)

     When:  Friday, Dec 9, 2022 (12:30 - 1:30 PM)
     Where:  Green A – Research Commons in Allen Library South at the University of Washington

Please join us on December 9th for CSDE’s Autumn 2022 Lightning Talk and Poster Session from 12:30 – 1:30 PST! The poster session and talk will take place in Green A – Research Commons in Allen Library South at the University of Washington. This event will provide light snacks and refreshments, please find more information on the event here!

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CSDE Research & Highlights

New Study on Availability and Price of Healthy Food in Seattle by Knox and Co-Authors

CSDE Affiliate Melissa Knox and co-authors recently published “The Availability and Price of Healthy Food in Seattle by Neighborhood Sociodemographic Characteristics” in Preventing Chronic Disease. The authors assess whether in-store availability and prices of healthy foods differ by neighborhood-level income and racial and ethnic composition in a representative sample of food stores in Seattle, Washington. The study finds systematic differences in healthy food availability across neighborhood-level income and racial composition.

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Berridge receives newly funded A2 Pilot Award Funded by the National Institute on Aging

CSDE Affiliate Clara Berridge is PI on a newly funded A2 Pilot Award of the Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratories for Aging Research program, funded by the National Institute on Aging. The grant will enable Berridge and the UW Clinical Informatics Research Group to refine and enhance the intervention, “Let’s Talk Tech,” featured in a recent episode of the Flash Forward podcast.

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Two New Articles from Barnabas Related to HIV

CSDE Affiliate Ruanne Barnabas recently published two articles, one in eClinical Medicine, and another in the Journal of International AIDS Society, on research pertaining to HIV. The first “Estimating the Effect of HIV on Cervical Cancer Elimination in South Africa: Comparative Modeling of the Impact of Vaccination and Screening” assesses the impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and cervical cancer screening and treatment in South Africa,

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Glass Awarded Field Placement Award from The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

CSDE Fellow Delaney Glass recently received an award to conduct field research on a project called “Sowt al-Shabab al-Arabi (Voice of Arab Youth)” which explores physical and mental health among Arab and Arab American youth in Seattle metropolitan Area using survey methods and PhotoVoice. Not only will this project be shared in scholarly venues, but also with the Health Board to help seed a youth focused health program! Huge congrats Delaney!

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Delaney Glass

Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences *Exciting* Lecture Series

Please join CSSS for a series of lectures at the cutting edge of statistics and the social sciences.  The lecture series started on November 30 and continues through December 5, 6, and 7 from 12:30-1:30pm each day.

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*New* AAPSS Issue Examines Single-Parent Families and Public Policy in High-Income Countries

The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science has just released its latest issue which includes studies from across high-income countries about single-parent families and public policy.  The overview and summative essays offer thoughtful assessments of the research in this topic and directions for future research.

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Princeton Office of Population Research Presents “The State of Indigenous Americans” (12/7/2022 @ 1:30PM)

The Princeton Office of Population Research will be presenting part 5 of their colloquium series on The State of the Nation. In this fifth segment entitled “The State of Indigenous Americans” the panel will explore how American Indian and Alaska Native persons have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic … facing three times the likelihood of infection and death than white counterparts.  Because they represent a small percentage of the national population they face existential threat and remain invisible to the public at large.

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UW Health Sciences Schools Host Expert Panelists on Abortion Access, Reproductive Justice, and Implication for Health Equity (12/7/2022 @ Noon)

In the wake of the Dobbs decision, the University of Washington’s Health Sciences Schools will host a discussion surrounding what can be done to protect access to comprehensive reproductive health care, and how we can all uphold and support the work reproductive justice advocates have been doing for decades. This discussion will take place on Wednesday Dec. 7th, 2022 from 12:00-1:30 PM online on zoom here!

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The Environmental Politics and Governance Network Hosts First Deep Climate Conversations Initiative (12/8/2022 @ 11am)

The Environmental Politics and Governance Network is hosting its inaugural Deep Climate Conversation on “Assessing COP 27”. This online structured round table explore climate issues at a deeper, theoretical level over the course of 75 minutes from 11:00 AM- 12:15 PM EST. Those interested in participating in this talk can register online here! For more information on this group and this meetings topic please view the meetings flyer here.

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Call for Papers for 2023 Pacific Conference for Development Economics (Due 1/6/2023)

The 2023 Pacific Conference for Development Economics (PacDev 2023) will be held in-person at the University of Washington on Saturday, March 18, 2023. As details are finalized, they will be available on the CEGA event page.  Paper proposals are due on January 6, 2023.  The conference welcomes submissions in all research topics in development economics. While priority will be given to full papers, extended abstracts will also be considered. They encourage submissions from junior researchers,

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Request for Information (RFI): Developing Strategies to Strengthen Research on Stillbirth Prevention (Due 1/6/23)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have issued an RFI related to stillbirth. The NIH seeks to address research gaps by developing and expanding approaches to scientific research on stillbirth. Of particular interest is information on how to improve the evidence base for prevention, including data on the causes of stillbirth; the impact of a wide range of biomedical, social, and environmental risk factors; improving clinical practice related to stillbirth prevention and so on. For more information visit the RFI here.

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NAtional Institutes of Health

Population and Social Data Science Summer Program (Due 1/15/2023)

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is inviting applications for a summer research visit opportunity! The goal of the program is to enable discovery by bringing together data scientists and population scientists interested in projects of broad societal relevance. The program takes place over three months will students will be expected to work in small teams towards a common research goal alongside experienced mentors. The primary research goal this summer is focused on forecasting,

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Call for Proposals 2022 UW EarthLab Innovation Grant Program (due 1/27/23)

The Innovation Grants Program will invest in teams of community partners and academic researchers and students at the University of Washington (UW) who are interested in developing solutions at the intersection of climate change and social justice. Grants are meant to reflect EarthLab’s strategic vision, mission and priorities. Goals for the grants program are to fund projects that demonstrate co-creation and partnership between community and UW researchers, interdisciplinary collaboration, action at the intersection of climate (both mitigation and adaptation) and social justice.

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Scholarships Available for ICPSR for Statistics, Methods, and Data Analysis Training (Due 2/1/23)

The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is offering a summer program in quantitative methods with more than $150,000 in student scholarships every year! These scholarships provide fee waivers to attend their 2023 summer sessions that take place over three weeks where students can be expected to learn foundational training in research methods, including computation, formal theory, basic stats, regression analysis, and specialized training in a diverse array of cutting-edge methodological techniques.

Applications begin December 5th

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Call for Applications to the Graduate Student Research Workshop on Poverty and Economic Mobility (Due 2/1/23)

Howard University’s Center on Race and Wealth and the Institute for Research on Poverty at UW-Madison seek applications for their Graduate Student Research Workshop on Poverty and Economic Mobility. This week-long workshop, held at Howard University in Washington, D.C., is aimed at pre-proposal doctoral students in the social sciences studying topics related to poverty or inequality in the United States who are from groups that are underrepresented in academia. 

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NIH Notice of Special Interest Grant: Research and Capacity Building Efforts Related to Bioethical Issues (Due 2/17/2023)

The NIH Office of Science Policy (OSP) within the Office of the Director (OD) announces the availability of administrative supplements to support 1) research on bioethical issues to develop or support the development of an evidence base that may inform future policy directions, and/or 2) certain efforts to develop or augment bioethics research capacity. Applicants may propose to supplement parent awards focused on bioethics or to address a component related to bioethics in a biomedical and/or health-related behavioral research study.

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NAtional Institutes of Health

CSDE Seeks to Hire Computational Demographer & Research Scientist!

The University of Washington’s Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE) has a full time Computational Demographer position located at the Seattle Campus. The CSDE fosters cutting-edge population research and is partnering with the UW’s eScience Institute to support the increasing demand for computational demographers across our organizations and the UW. This position will provide methodological support to faculty and graduate students studying demographic processes and their connections to population health dynamics, as well as leadership on innovative new projects consistent with the scientific emphases of CSDE and eScience.

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