February 28, 2023

CSDE Seminar Series

Learn About the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) from Dr. Bob Hummer (PI) and Dr. Luciana Hebert (PLUS How to Access Add Health via the UWDC)

     When:  12:30-1:30 PM PT
     Where:  101 Hans Rosling Center or Online Here

1-on-1 With Dr. Hummer: Signups Here

CSDE’s Seminar will feature Dr. Bob Hummer (UNC Chapel Hill) PI of the innovative Add Health Survey Data, Dr. Lucy Hebert (WSU) and her research using those data, and Dr. Phil Hurvitz (CSDE) explaining how to access Add Health through the UW Data Collaborative (UWDC). The Add Health Study is an exciting and innovative data collection project that can only be accessed through a secure computing environment. For over 25 years, the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) project has provided the scientific community with innovative data to understand the health and social life of a nationally representative cohort of Americans who were in grades 7-12 in 1994-95. The expert panel will introduce the Add Health Data and the fascinating, exciting and innovative data that are available when you can access the secure data files housed within the CSDE’s UW Data Collaborative. 

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Simoni and Co-Authors Utilized Mixed Methods to Study Fertility Desire and Associations with Condomless Sex, Antiretroviral Adherence, and Transmission Potential in Kenya

In a large partnership CSDE Affiliates Jane Simoni and Grace John-Stewart along with co-authors publish their newest article “Fertility Desire and Associations with Condomless Sex, Antiretroviral Adherence, and Transmission Potential in a Cohort of Kenyan Women Living with HIV in Sero-discordant Relationships: A Mixed Methods Study“, in Aids and Behavior. This study utilizes mixed methods to study a cohort of 148 Kenyan women in serodiscordant relationships.

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Seto Discusses Development of New National Transportation Exposure Map in New Article

In their most recent article “The National Transportation and Exposure Map“, CSDE Affiliate Edmund Seto describes the development and public availability of the National Transportation Noise Exposure Map. The goal of the authors was to estimate population exposures to various noise levels at the census tract level in the United States by utilizing a map created by overlaying the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ National Transportation Map with 5-year block group population estimates from the American Community Survey, and aggregating exposed population estimates to the census tract level.

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LaShawnda Pittman's Book Published! Grandmothering While Black (UC Press)

Check out CSDE Affiliate Lashawnda Pittman’s new book “Grandmothering While Black: A Twenty-First-Century Story of Love, Coercion, and Survival“! In this book Lashawnda explores the complex lives of Black grandmothers raising their grandchildren in skipped-generation households (consisting only of grandparents and grandchildren). She prioritizes the voices of Black grandmothers through in-depth interviews and ethnographic research at various sites—doctor’s visits, welfare offices, school and day care center appointments, caseworker meetings, and more.

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Casey Publishes on Sexual Assault, Harassment Victimization and Help Seeking Among Undergraduates

CSDE Affiliate Erin Casey recently published an article in the Journal of American College Health entitled “Sexual assault and harassment victimization and post-assault help-seeking among undergraduate students: Comparing residential and nonresidential campuses“. Using data from a Web-based campus climate survey, this study explores sexual assault and sexual harassment victimization rates, victimization characteristics, and post-assault help-seeking across nonresidential and residential students in a campus system that contains both residential and nonresidential campuses.

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New York Times Highlights Woycyzynski and UCLA Team’s Database on COVID-related Prison Deaths

CSDE Trainee Lauren Woycynzynski and colleagues at UCLA were recently highlighted in the New York Times for their newly released database on COVID-related prison deaths.  The data and the story in the New York Times observe how COVID-related deaths dramatically surged inside U.S. prisons. Thank you to Lauren and team for this invaluable research and data!  Earlier efforts on this project also benefited from CSDE Trainee Neal Marquez.  Kudos all around!

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

CSDE Workshop: Introduction to Bayesian Statistics – Inference (3/2/2023 @10AM)

Register for the CSDE Workshop on Bayesian Statistics on March 2nd, 2023 from 10:00AM-12:00 PM! This workshop is going to be hosted by our very own CSDE Training Director Jessica Godwin and won’t be something you want to miss!

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Look Out for the CSSS Seminar on “Opportunities in Everyday Technology Research for Children with Autism” (3/1/2023 @ 12:30 PM)

The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences Seminar Series presents Frederick Shic, Associate Professor University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Research Institute, will give a seminar titled, “Opportunities in Everyday Technology Research for Children with Autism” on n Wednesday, March 1st at 12:30 pm.

This seminar will be offered as a hybrid session. Below please find the abstract and information about joining in-person or on Zoom.

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Administrative Supplement Grants to Improve Gender Measurement, NIH Notice of Special Interest

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) have issued a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) addressing Research on Gender Measurement (Administrative Supplement).  These administrative supplements will support research on the use of gender terminology (e.g., woman, man, nonbinary) for measuring current gender identity as part of the two-step method of data collection (sex assigned at birth and current gender identity) within the original scope of the parent grant.

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NAtional Institutes of Health

NIH NOSI Call for Proposals To Study Mortality of Adolescents in the US

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-23-001.html to invite applications to Identify mechanisms, causes, correlates, and modifiable risk factors underlying recent trends in mortality during adolescence and young adulthood. 

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NAtional Institutes of Health

National Academies Release Report on Antiracism in Science Organizations

On February 14, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) held a webinar marking the release of a report on Advancing Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEMM Organizations. The report aims to identify structural barriers to participation in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM) by minoritized individuals and provides recommendations on how the scientific community can instigate meaningful changes to remove these barriers and instill principles of antiracism

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CSDE Matching Support: Open for Applications

CSDE is available to provide matching in-kind or monetary support to accompany a submission to other on-campus funding mechanism, such as Earthlab, Population Health Initiative, Royalty Research FUnd, or Urban@UW

All projects inquiring about matching funds, must have a CSDE affiliate who is a UW faculty and will be listed as a PI or co-PI.

Note that we strongly suggest contacting either Development Core Director (Steven Goodreau) or CSDE Director (Sara Curran) to discuss possibilities for your specific proposal before submission.

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CSDE Population Research Planning Grants (PRPGs): Open for Applications

Population Research Planning Grants (PRPGs) are designed to provide in-kind support and/or funds of up to $25k* to support a wide array of activity types throughout the development of a research project. As part of our mission to complement, rather than duplicate, other campus opportunities, we will consider funding many more small and large types of activities that will lead to research products (publications, grants, data access sites and data documentation, code repositories, etc.).

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Grants for Research in Gun Violence Prevention (due 3/1/23)

Grandmothers Against Gun Violence seeks to support emerging scholars in gun violence prevention and to solicit research proposals for projects within Washington State.  Awards range from $15k-$75k.

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Funding Opportunity @ Responsible Computing Challenge (Due 3/1/23)

The Mozilla Foundation has launched the Responsible Computing Challenge to advance the redesign of undergraduate curricula and pedagogy to support a next generation of technologists. The challenge awards range from $100k to $150k.

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Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods at UC Berkeley (Due 3/1/2023)

The 2023 Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Institute is hosting its fifth summer institute.  Next summer it will focus on interviewing for migration research.  Several UW faculty and students have participated over the years and it has proven to be an important and productive program.  Here is a link to the program details.

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U.S. Policy Communication Training Program (Due 3/5/2023)

The training program has two main components. The week-long workshop in Washington, D.C. in June 2023 focuses on the role of research on the policy process and techniques for effective communication of research findings to decisionmakers, media, and nontechnical audiences. During the 2023-2024 academic year, participants will apply the lessons learned during the workshop in their preparation of two policy communication materials (for example, policy briefs, blogs, or op-eds) based on their dissertations or related research topics.

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The Office of Research Invites Applicants to Apply for the Royalty Research Fund Program for Spring 2023 (Due 3/6/2023)

The “Royalty” in RRF is the royalty and licensing fee income generated by the University’s technology transfer program. These funds are awarded as small grants to advance new directions in research, particularly:

  1. In disciplines for which external funding opportunities are minimal, and/or
  2. For faculty who are junior in rank, and/or
  3. In cases where funding may provide unique opportunities to increase applicants’ competitiveness for subsequent funding.
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NASEM to Host Public Workshop on Integrating the Human Sciences to Scale Societal Responses to Environmental Change (3/23 – 3/24/2023)

Join the National Academies Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)  for Integrating the Human Sciences to Scale Societal Responses to Environmental Change: A Workshop to explore the potential for synthesizing the human sciences (e.g., social, behavioral, psychological, political, organizational) to develop critical societal capacities for and responses to climate change. The workshop will take place March 23-23th at 4:00 PM ET.

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Gathering Collaborative & King County Announce $25m Grant Program to Address Racism is a Public Health Crisis (Due 3/26/2023)

The Gathering Collaborative along with King County government invites community and business partners across the region to join in continuing the critical work to undo the harms of systemic racism, which was declared a public health crisis by King County in 2020. Envisioned jointly by community members and King County in August 2021 and launched in March 2022, The Gathering Collaborative is a group of trusted community members who are involved to uplift Black and Indigenous people and their communities – those who are most directly harmed by racism.

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Request for Information (RFI): Future Directions in Violence Against Women Research (Due 3/31/2023)

This Request for Information (RFI) is intended to gather public input on priority scientific directions in violence against women (VAW) research. This includes cisgender, transgender, and gender-diverse persons who identify as a woman or girl, as well as other individuals assigned female at birth but who may not identify as a woman or girl. Specifically, the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

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2023 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods (Beginning 06/19/2023)

Apply for the 2023 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods! They will be offering over 90 courses and lectures in research methods. Nearly all of which will be offered both in person and online live with recordings available. On campus housing is available for the 3-Week Sessions and Intersession! For more information, look here!

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*New*Workshop Alert! ICPSR Panel Study of Income Dynamics (6/12 – 6/19/2023)

This five-day workshop will orient participants to the content and structure of the core PSID interview, its special topics modules, and its supplemental studies, including the Child Development Supplement (CDS), the Transition into Adulthood Supplement (TAS), and the 2013 Rosters and Transfers Module. In addition we will discuss topics including the recently-released genomics data collected from children and primary caregivers in CDS as well as new data files which explain family relationships and demographic characteristics over time.

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