April 16, 2019

CSDE Seminar Series

UW Data Collaborative (UWDC) Launch Party

     When:  Friday, Apr 19, 2019 (3:00-4:30 PM)
     Where:  Smith Room in Suzzallo Library

CSDE, in partnership with the Population Health Initiative and Urban@UW, is pleased to announce the launch of the University of Washington Data Collaborative (UWDC), a new data and administrative infrastructure for storing and accessing innovative data, and building collaborations across the campus community. This event will introduce UW researchers and administrators to the benefits of the initiative, describe the state-of-the-art computing system, and introduce some of the early partnerships.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

“Aging Across UW” Reception and Flash Talks

Join CSDE on 4/18/2019, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, McMahon Hall, Pompeii Room, as we bring together students, faculty, and staff to discuss aging-related research and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Selected faculty members from Health Services, Anthropology, Biology, Social Work, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities will give flash talks on their research agendas and aging-related research activities happening in their departments. Flash talk topics range from the demography of dog aging, to the role of technology in elder care, to health disparities among older LGBT+ populations.

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Melissa Knox and Jessica Jones-Smith Win PAA Poster Session on Health and Mortality

Congratulations to CSDE Affiliates Melissa Knox, Economics Lecturer, and Jessica Jones-Smith, Health Services & Epidemiology Associate Professor, session winners for their poster titled “Social Desirability Bias and Mixed-Mode Public Opinion Surveys About Health-Related Taxation.” Knox presented their research last Thursday, April 11, at a session on Health and Mortality at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, in Austin.

Their research looks at why polls may overestimate support for soda taxes given the recent experience of Chicago, where voters repealed the tax.

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Karen Fredriksen Goldsen Publishes "Aging With Pride" Study Update

“This is a call to action,” CSDE Affiliate and Professor of Social Work Karen Fredriksen Goldsen said to The Seattle Times, underscoring the gravity of social isolation for LGBTQ seniors. For the past deacade, Fredriksen Goldsen has conducted the first, national longitudinal study of aging members of the LGBTQ community, called Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender. Fredriksen Goldsen has surveyed 2,450 LGBTQ people between the ages of 50 and 102 on an every-other-year basis.

Published in The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, her latest article examines the evolution of this landmark study and explores the well-being of LGBTQ adults aged 80 years and older.

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Apply to CSDE’s 2019 Grant Writing Summer Program!

CSDE’s Grant Writing Summer Program assists early-career scholars and those new to writing NIH grant applications. Experienced investigators will coach participants through the process of developing a competitive application. Participants will learn about grant mechanisms and engage in an intensive writing workshop with feedback on all aspects of their research plans and proposal. CSDE demystifies the grant-writing process and creates a supportive environment that produces proposals ready for submission in the Fall. Learn more and apply here! Applications are due 5/3/2019.

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