April 1, 2024

CSDE Seminar Series

CSDE Seminar – Displacing Kinship: an Affective and Aesthetic Study of the Vietnamese Refugee Family

     When:  Friday, Apr 5, 2024 (12:30-1:30 PM)
     Where:  360 PAR and on Zoom (register here)

CSDE invites you to attend a seminar with CSDE Affiliate Linh Thuỷ Nguyễn (American Ethnic Studies, UW) on Friday, April 5th from 12:30-1:30 PM in 360 PAR and on Zoom (register here). This event is co-sponsored by the Population Health Initiative. Besides being a CSDE Affiliate, Linh Thuỷ Nguyễn, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in American Ethnic Studies, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies, faculty associate in the Center for Southeast Asia and its Diasporas, and the Harry Bridges Labor Center at the University of Washington. See the full story to learn more about Dr. Nguyễn and her talk.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Tajima Quoted in the Washington State Standard on Extended Foster Care

CSDE Affiliate Emiko Tajima (Social Work) was quoted by Grace Deng in the Washington State Standard on recently signed state legislation that removes barriers to accessing extended foster care, which is a voluntary program to support former foster youth between 18 and 21 years old. The program is intended to help meet the needs of young adults transitioning to adulthood. Tajima highlighted how extended foster care is also an opportunity to strengthen meaningful relationships with adults, like caseworkers, legal counselors, and peers. The foster care system frequently moves youth around, Tajima says. “[Extended foster care] just keeps them connected to those possible supports. It’s not a guarantee, but at least it gives them kind of this chance of having those connections”.

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Xue and Fohner Examine Statistical Implications of Diversity in U.S. Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Data

CSDE Trainee Diane Xue (Public Health Genetics) and CSDE Affiliate Alison Fohner (Epidemiology) released an article with co-authors in Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, titled “The power of representation: Statistical analysis of diversity in US Alzheimer’s disease genetics data“. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a complex disease influenced by genetics and environment. More than 75 susceptibility loci have been linked to late-onset AD, but most of these loci were discovered in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) exclusive to non-Hispanic White individuals. There are wide disparities in AD risk across racially stratified groups, and while these disparities are not due to genetic differences, underrepresentation in genetic research can further exacerbate and contribute to their persistence. Authors investigated the racial/ethnic representation of participants in United States (US)-based AD genetics and examined the statistical implications of current representation on our understanding of AD's genetic causes across populations.

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Xue and Fohner

Cumulative Housing Cost Burden and Children’s Well-being and Health: New Study by Hess, Colburn, Crowder, and Allen

CSDE Affiliates Chris Hess (Sociology, Kennesaw State University), Gregg Colburn (Real Estate, UW), and Kyle Crowder (Sociology, UW) published their work with their colleague Ryan Allen (University of Minnesota) in Social Science Research, titled “Cumulative housing cost burden exposures and disadvantages to children’s well-being and health“. Housing affordability is a growing challenge for households in the United States and other developed countries. Prolonged exposure to housing cost burden can have damaging effects on households, and, in particular, children. These burdens can exacerbate parental stress, reduce investments in children and expose households to greater neighborhood disadvantage. In this study, authors use national survey data to assess whether cumulative housing cost burden exposure is associated with disadvantages to children's well-being and health. 

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Colburn Authors Oxford Bibliography and has Research Referenced in The 2024 Economic Report of the President

CSDE Affiliate Gregg Colburn’s (Real Estate) research was cited in the Council of Economic Advisors 2024 Economic Report of the President, which covers some of today’s most pressing economic issues. Colburn’s research appears in Chapter 4, entitled “Increasing the Supply of Affordable Housing”showing that high rates of homelessness are tied to regional variation in housing costs and availability, not higher incidence of mental health issues, substance abuse, or generosity of the local safety net. Colburn also authored a new entry in Oxford Bibliographies, entitled "Homelessness in the United States", providing a general overview of the issue. 

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West Quoted in NPR on Recent MisInfo Day

CSDE Affiliate Jevin West (Information School, UW) was quoted by Kim Malcom in an NPR article about the recent MisInfo Day on UW's Seattle campus. MisInfo day developed out of a popular UW course, co-created by Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom (Biology, UW) to guide undergraduates on how to identify misinformation. MisInfo Day was born from this course in 2019, when high school teachers were looking for similar guidance for their students. West spoke to NPR about the program's intention - "The whole motivation for this program was to spend an entire day which might be the only day that many of these students will devote to this, what I consider one of the more important things that we can be teaching our public." MisInfo Day continues to grow with events throughout Washington state. It will also expand to California this May.

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

CSDE Welcomes June Yang!

June Yang recently joined CSDE and the eScience Institute as a research scientist. As a Computational Demographer, June focuses on applying Natural Language Processing methods to the study of population family formation processes, gender disparity, and demographic inference. She is expanding her skill set by using Large Language Models in text data annotation and measurement development. A second strain of her current research focuses on complex survey analysis, particularly using network-based samples to study vulnerable, hard-to-reach populations. June also has extensive experience working with administrative data sources.

To make an appointment with June or any other CSDE Research Scientist, use the CSDE Science Core Consultation Request form.

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Hana Ševčíková Joins CSDE as a Senior Research Scientist!

Hana Ševčíková is a Senior Research Scientist at CSDE and CSSS. She has worked on various projects in statistical computing and demography. She has been working with the United Nations on developing methods for probabilistic population projections and has developed R packages that the UN has been using for their official world population forecasts. Hana also works as a Data Scientist for the Puget Sound Regional Council focusing on regional agent-based land use modeling.

To make an appointment with Hana or any other CSDE Research Scientist, use the CSDE Science Core Consultation Request form.

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*New* Issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Check out volume 60, issue 6 here!

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*New* Issue of Studies in Family Planning

Read volume 55, issue 1 here!

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*New* IPUMS Data

IPUMS released new data, related to IPUMS USA, IPUMS Health Surveys, and IPUMS CPS. Learn more about the new data in the full story!

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Tier 1 and 3 Pilot Research Grants from the Population Health Initiative (Due 4/1 and 4/15/24)

The Population Health Initiative is offering Tier 1 and Tier 2 Pilot research grants, with Letters of Intent (LOI) due in April of 2024. Tier 1 grants are meant to support researchers in laying the foundation for a future project to generate proof-of-concept. Tier 3 grants aim to support faculty and PI-eligible staff to create follow-on opportunities for impactful projects that have developed preliminary data or realized proof-of-concept and are seeking to scale their efforts and/or expand the scope of their work.

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JSDE Seminar to Host Maximiliano Lauletta (4/1/24)

JSDE (The Joint Seminar in Development Economics) will be having its first spring seminar with Maximiliano Lauletta on April 1st from 11:00-12:30 PM in 410 Savery. Lauletta studies the extent to which corruption or tax evasion occurs and the causal inference of efforts to change those behavioral patterns. See the links and stay tuned for updates on this talk!

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Call for Applications: 2024–2025 Professional Development Training Series On Poverty And Economic Mobility Research (Info webinar on 4/2, Application due 4/30/24)

As the National Research Center on Poverty and Economic Mobility, the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison invites applications from continuing Ph.D. and master’s degree students who are from groups that are underrepresented in academia for its 2024–2025 Professional Development Training Series on Poverty and Economic Mobility Research. IRP is offering this virtual quarterly training series from fall 2024 through spring 2025 to 10 students. The training is virtual and will take place from Fall 2024 to Spring 2025.

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*New* CSDE Computational Demography Working Group (CDWG) Hosts İhsan Kahveci on Evaluating Online Recruitment in COVID-19 Prosocial Behavior Surveys: Comparison of Social Media Sampling with Probability Sampling (4/3/2024)

On 4/3 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, CDWG will host İhsan Kahveci to present his research. Ihsan Kahveci is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology and an affiliated student at the International Max Planck Research School for Population, Health and Data Science. His research areas include 1) online and network sampling methods for survey data collection and 2) (mis)information diffusion through social networks. CDWG Will be Hybrid in the Spring Quarter of 2024. Register for Zoom here or attend in-person in Raitt 223.

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CSSS Seminar: Can we change “ideal worker” norms? The impact of workplace policies, composition, and post-pandemic culture (4/3/24)

Please join CSSS for their seminar with Elizabeth Hirsch, a professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on work and organizations, inequality, and the law. Most of her work examines how legal interventions and workplace policies affect gender, race, and ethnic inequality at work. This hybrid seminar will take place on April 3rd from 12:30-1:30 PM in 409 Savery and on Zoom. Learn more about the talk and joining on the event page.

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Apply for the Visiting Poverty Scholars Program at the Institute for Research on Poverty (Due 4/3/24)

The Institute for Research on Poverty invites applications from U.S.-based scholars who belong to groups underrepresented in academia to apply for its Visiting Poverty Scholars Program. The Visiting Poverty Scholars Program aims to enhance the research interests and resources available to poverty scholars from underrepresented populations, foster interaction among a diverse set of scholars, and broaden the corps of poverty researchers. 

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Lunch-and-Learn for the Center for Disaster Resilient Communities (4/3/24)

The next lunch-and-learn session for the Center for Disaster Resilient Communities will occur on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health and via Zoom. Lunch will be offered for in-person attendees. This event will feature Dr. Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Senior Research Scientist in the Materials and Structural Systems Division (Engineering Laboratory) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Mitrani-Reiser’s presentation will be, “Taking Measure: How Earthquake Reconnaissance Has Evolved Over Fifty Years.” Please see the flyer for more details and a registration link.

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Request For Proposals: HPV Coverage Measurement (Gavi & BMGF) (Letters of Interest due 4/3/24)

The Gates Foundation is seeking a qualified organization or consortium of organizations to conduct robust population-based household surveys to measure HPV vaccine coverage in priority countries. The work will inform HPV vaccine program measurement, while also assessing additional innovative methodologies for primary data collection. Intent to participate is due Wednesday, 3 April 2024 and the closing date for proposals is Monday, 6 May 2024. Learn more in the RFP and in the full story.

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*New* West Coast Poverty Center Presentation: To “Get Ahead” or “Ease the Burden”? Inequities in Financially Intensive Parenting a Universal Cash Transfer (4/4/24)

The West Coast Poverty Center at UW will host a Economic Security Roundtable presentation on Thursday, April 4th from 9:30-10:45 am on Zoom with Mariana Amorim (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Washington State University). Amorim’s talk is titled “To “Get Ahead” or “Ease the Burden”? Inequities in Financially Intensive Parenting a Universal Cash Transfer”. Register here and see the full story for the abstract!

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*New* Call for Papers: Northwest Development Workshop (Due 4/5/24)

JSDE (Joint Seminar in Development Economics) will be hosting the Northwest Development Workshop from 9 am to 5 pm on Friday, May 31, 2024 here at UW. The workshop consists of a small set of presentations on development economics topics. The objective of the workshop is to foster cooperation among development economists in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada. In contrast to larger conferences, we aim to devote a longer amount of time to a small set of presentations in order to promote discussion. 

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*New* Dr. Robert Bullard Speaks at Town Hall (4/9/24)

Center for Environmental Politics is honored to host Dr. Robert Bullard. Dr Bullard is a Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy and Director of the Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice at Texas Southern University. He is described as the father of the environmental justice movement. High demand is anticipated, reserve a spot here. Get more details here

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CSSS Seminar: Data science with communities in the loop (4/10/24)

CSSS welcomes you attend a seminar with Madeleine Daepp on April 10th from 12:30-1:30 PM in 409 Savery and on Zoom. Madeleine I. G. Daepp is a senior researcher on the Special Projects team at Microsoft Research. Her research is characterized by multi-sectoral collaborations to solve problems in shared public space. Read the abstract and learn more about joining on the event page.

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Madeleine Deapp

Seminar by UW Moris Women’s Center: Building Blocks to our Economy, Interest Rates (4/10/24)

The UW Moris Women’s Center will host the third seminar of its Financial Empowerment and Literacy Series, co-sponsored by CSDE. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, April 10th from 11:30-1:00 PM in 320 Parrington Hall. Speakers in this series include Rachel McCracken (CFA®, MBA – Team Lead & Wealth Manager), Becky Wilcox (CFA®, MBA, FRM – Wealth Manager), and Larissa Vidal (Wealth Manager). In this third seminar, speakers will discuss what happens after you open investment accounts.

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*New* Labor Studies Scholarships Now Open (Info session on 4/10, Application due 5/6/24)

Each year, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies awards over $50,000 in scholarships and fellowships to students at UW. The awards are available to students at multiple stages of education and experience, from incoming freshman to senior graduate students. Individual award amounts range from $1,000 to $10,000. Students at any of the three University of Washington campuses are eligible to apply. There is a scholarship Information Session on Wednesday, April 10th, from 3:30PM to 5PM in the ECC Chicano/Native Room. 

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*New* Panel on Viewing the Social Determinants of Health Through the Lens of Labor Policy and Action (4/11/24)

Join our panel discussion about how labor impacts health, focusing on precarious employment. We will discuss policy and other approaches to supporting workers. The event will take place on April 11, 2024 from 12pm to 1:30pm in the Hans Rosing Center for Population Health, Room 101. Please bring your lunch, we will provide coffee and other beverages. See the event flyer here!

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Funding for Projects to Implement Natural Climate Solutions in the Pacific Northwest (LOI due 4/12/24)

The Paul G Allen Family Foundation is seeking projects that implement Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) in the Pacific Northwest. The foundation will allocate $5 million and anticipates funding up to five rigorous, place-based NCS projects. They encourage projects that are led by, or in partnership with, Indigenous Peoples and local communities. A Letter of Intent (LOI) is due by April 12th and applicants who meet the foundation criteria will be invited to submit a full proposal by May 15th.

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Attend the Symposium on Race, Health, and Justice (4/12/24)

Attend the Benjamin Rabinowitz Symposium in Medical Ethics, with its 2024 focus on Race, Health, and Justice. This cross-disciplinary symposium brings together students, faculty, researchers and members of the public to discuss racial disparities in population health and health care, and the broader social, political, economic and historical structures in which they occur. The event will take place on Friday, April 12th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the Walker Ames Room of Kane Hall.

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JSDE Seminar to Host Madeline McKelway (4/15/24)

JSDE (Joint Seminar in Development Economics) will be hosting Madeline McKelway for a seminar on April 15th from 11:00-12:30 in Savery Hall. McKelway will present a paper on “The Power of Persuasion: Causal Effects of Household Communication on Women’s Employment”. See the link and stay tuned for more information on this talk!

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*New* Invitation to Apply: 2024 D4 Hack Week (Due 4/15/24)

CSDE invite applications to the 2024 D4 Hack Week: Disasters, Demography, Disparities and Decisions to be hosted in-person with a remote participation option at the University of Washington (Seattle campus), during the week of September 9th, 2024. This is a hands-on workshop intended to integrate environmental, demographic, health, and other societal impacts data and develop innovative new approaches and tools for analysis. We will provide funding support, including travel, lodging, and related expenses.

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*New* Opportunity for funding: RSF Accepting Letters of Inquiry (Due 4/16/24)

RSF will accept letters of inquiry (LOIs) under its four core programs and two special initiatives. It will also accept LOIs relevant to its core programs that address the effects (a) of social movements, such as drives for unionization and mass social protests, and the effects of racial/ethnic/gender bias and discrimination on a range of outcomes related to social and living conditions in the U.S. and (b) of the 2023 Supreme Court decision on race-conscious affirmative action and the relative merits of different models to promote diversity and the educational attainment and economic mobility of underrepresented and lower-income students. Learn more here. The deadline for LOIs is 2PM ET, April 16, 2024.

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*New* Call for Submissions: Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Conference (Occurring Nov. 21-23, Due April 17, 2024)

Submissions for the #2024APPAM Annual Fall Research Conference are now open! From now through April 17, we encourage you to submit your research with the 2024 conference theme in mind: Policymaking at the Federal, State, and Local Levels. Learn more about session formats, policy areas, and find helpful tips on our submissions hub. The conference will take place from November 21-23, 2024 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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*New* Opportunity for Funding from the Charter School Research Collaborative (Due 4/17/24)

The MIT Blueprint Labs Charter School Research Collaborative is now accepting research proposals. The Collaborative aims to make charter research more actionable, rigorous, and efficient. Blueprint will fund proposals that develop, pilot, and conduct high-quality charter school research on long-term effects, charter school practices, non-test score outcomes, authorizing practices, and more. Proposals may be of various sizes, with grants ranging from $10,000 to $500,000 based on research scope and stage. 

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*New* CSSS Seminar: A discussion on transitioning from academia to industry (4/17/24)

Join CSSS for a seminar with Stephanie Lee & Lynette Shaw on April 17th from 12:30-1:30 PM in 409 Savery and on Zoom. Learn more about the talk and how to attend on the event page.

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*New* Call for Contributions: Inaugural Conference of the National Sustainability Society (Due 4/20/24)

The new National Sustainability Society is a multi-sector initiative that aims to support the growing field of sustainability, including representatives from universities and the private, public, and non-profit sectors. They are excited to announce the call for contributions for the inaugural meeting of the society on the UW Seattle campus between Sept. 9-12. This first national conference will showcase work that advances sustainability innovation, closes the implementation gap, and supports workforce development at all levels.

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Spring Schedule for CSDE Workshops and Working Groups

In spring quarter, CSDE will be hosting a workshop series and several working groups, including the Computational Demography Working Group, the Biomarker Working Group, and the Migrations & Settlement Working Group. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to register and we welcome registrants from outside the University of Washington for our remote workshops as well.

You can find our workshop website and register for our Spring 2024 workshops and working groups in the links below. Stay tuned as we announce the topics of working group meetings throughout the quarter!

Please reach out to CSDE’s Training Director, Jessica Godwin (jlg0003@uw.edu), if you have additional workshops you would like to see offered in the future and we will do our best to accommodate those requests. View the schedule as a pdf here.

Spring Workshop Series

CSDE Working Groups

  • Computational Demography Working Group
    • Date: Wednesdays @ 9AM-10AM
    • Location: Raitt 223/Zoom
    • Contact: June Yang (jyang32@uw.edu) and Ihsan Kahveci (ikahveci@uw.edu)
  • Biomarker Working Group
    • Date: 1st Thursdaysof each month (4/4, 5/2, 6/6) @ 12:30PM-1:30PM
    • Location: Raitt 223
    • Contact: Tiffany Pan (tpan@uw.edu)
  • Migration & Settlements Working Group
    • Date: Every other Friday @ 9:00AM starting March 29th
    • Location: Raitt 114/Zoom (meeting link)
    • Contact: Aryaa Rajouria (rajouria@uw.edu)
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Many CSDE-Relevant Grant Opportunities at NICHD!

The NICHD has listed many grant opportunities that should be of interest to CSDE affiliates. Check out the list here. If you are interested, CSDE can help you with providing ‘eyes’ for feedback on the narrative, contacting a program officer, more formalized mock review panel of experts to provide feedback on a penultimate draft, a summer grant writing program, or scientific methods consultations. We’re happy to support your science! Just ask!

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CSDE Population Research Planning Grants (PRPGs) (Rolling deadline)

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 such as the Population Health Initiative seed grants, we will consider funding a variety of activities. See a list of example activities in the full story!   

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CSDE Matching Support to Supplement On-campus Funding (Rolling deadline)

CSDE Matching Support includes in-kind or monetary support to accompany a submission to other on-campus funding mechanism, such as PHI, EarthLab, or Urban@UW. All projects must have a CSDE affiliate who is UW faculty and is listed as a PI or co-PI, with any number of other collaborators. Note that we require (PRPGs) or strongly suggest (matching funds) 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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ARPA-H Hits the Ground Running with Sprint for Women’s Health (Opportunities to be announced)

As the first major deliverable of the White House Initiative on Women’s Health Research, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) announced the ARPA-H Sprint for Women’s Health, which commits $100 million towards transformative research and development in women’s health. ARPA-H will seek funding proposals with revolutionary, evidence-based ideas from a diverse mix of scientific visionaries to improve the lives of millions of women. Awardees will develop unconventional approaches and innovative new avenues to push high-impact biomedical research forward. 

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Registration Now Open for ICPSR’s Summer Program (sessions available May-Aug. 2024)

Registration for the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods is now open for their topical workshops and general session. Their general sessions run from June 10-July 5, and from July 8-August 2. Topical Workshops cover a single subject and run for either 20 or 40 hours in just three, five, or ten days, and run from May through August. Sessions and workshops are available online and in-person at the University of Michigan.

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