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*New* Limited Submission NIH R25 – Research Experience in Genomic Research for Master’s Students in Data Science Training Programs January 17th, 2021

There is a new FOA from NIH to encourage encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on: Research Experiences for students currently enrolled in master’s degree programs in data science (including programs in statistics/biostatistics, mathematics, computer science or equivalent fields) to provide hands-on exposure to genomics data sets as a substrate for their analytical skills.

*New* Call for Abstracts “2021 Managed Retreat Conference” January 17th, 2021

Building on the success of the 2019 conference on Managed Retreat, the 2021 conference will address a range of scientific, social, policy and governance issues around managed retreat (also known as strategic realignment and planned relocation). The conference, a major initiative of Columbia University’s Earth Institute, will bring together stakeholders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, together with academics, scientists, and community representatives, to help develop a common understanding of this complex issue,

Register Now for PAA 2021! January 17th, 2021

PAA 2021 Registration is now open. Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • February 19, 2021: Deadline for all presenters to register.
  • February 28, 2021: Last day the early-bird rate is available.
  • March 1, 2021: Regular registration rates will be in effect.

For those who must self-pay, a hardship rate, a 30% discount off a student or regular registration fee, is available. Simply submit a request via this form and PAA will update the registration system to allow access to the hardship rate.

CSDE Affiliates Plan NOW for an NIH Population Dynamics Branch Research Application! January 17th, 2021
CSDE Research

Calling all UW demographers, population scientists, and population health scientists. CSDE strongly encourages you to consider preparing applications (larger ones (R01) or smaller ones (R21/R03) or career awards (K’s) or conference grants (R13s) or small training workshops (R25)) to the Population Dynamics Branch! The Population Dynamics Branch has a broad social science mandate that includes research, data collection, and research training in demography, reproductive health, and population health. Any research captured by CSDE’s Primary Research Areas is eligible,

Participation in Seattle’s Democracy Voucher Program: A Comparison of the 2017 and 2019 Election Cycles January 12th, 2021
CSDE Seminar Series
When: 01/15/2021 12.30 - 1.30 PM

CSDE Welcomes Four More Faculty Affiliates! January 11th, 2021
CSDE Research

CSDE’s Executive Committee is pleased to introduce four of our new UW Faculty Affiliates:

  • Paul FishmanProfessor, Health Services. Fishman is a health care economist with expertise in designing and conducting analyses of health service use and cost and the organization of health care systems with a specific emphasis on primary care. He is also an expert on the organization and management of large databases for use in health services research.
CSDE Affiliate Karin Martin and UW PhD Candidate Matthew Fowle Co-author Study on Restitution January 11th, 2021
CSDE Research

CSDE Affiliate Karin Martin and UW Public Policy Doctoral Candidate and CSDE Trainee Matthew Fowle recently published an article in Sociological Perspectives examining restitution as a concept and a practice. Employing descriptive analyses of a national survey experiment and document review, they find that the common and strongly preferred conception of restitution is “direct,” entailing a convicted person compensating a victim for quantifiable loss. Evidence from Victim Compensation Funds (VCFs) in all 50 states demonstrate the widespread use of “indirect” restitution,

Join CSDE & NIH TADA for Webinar Featuring UW’s Bergstrom on Avoiding the Pitfalls of Selection Bias January 11th, 2021
Demography Event
When: 01/21/2021 1:00–2:00 p.m. EST

The NIH Training in Advanced Data Analytics (TADA) Program at the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences is hosting a regular webinar series covering advanced data analytics and data science underlying modern behavioral and social sciences research, with presentations from experts showing the basics of data management, representation, computation, statistical inference, data modeling, causal inference, and various other topics relevant to “big data” and teaching for behavioral and social sciences researchers. On January 21st,

Join UW’s Innovations in Aging and Multigen Practice Lunchtime Series January 11th, 2021
Demography Event

UW Social Work and the Healthy Gen Center are hosting a regular lunchtime series covering innovations in Aging and Multigen Practice. Upcoming speakers for Winter 2021 include Gillian L. Marshall (UW Tacoma School of Social Work) on January 21, Jordan Lewis (University of Minnesota Medical School) on February 4, Ian Johnson (UW Seattle School of Social Work) on February 18 and Megan Toothaker (Lifelong) on March 4. To register, click here.

*New* UW Data Science for Social Good Call for Project Proposals and Student Applicants January 11th, 2021

Students and faculty who are interested in an opportunity to work closely with data science professionals and students to make better use of your data are invited to apply to the Data Science for Social Good summer program at the University of Washington eScience Institute. The summer program brings together data scientists and domain researchers to work on focused, collaborative projects for societal benefit. The Call for Project Proposals is open now through February 22nd.