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Notice of Special Interest: Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01- Clinical Trial Optional) April 7th, 2020

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest is to encourage innovative health services research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings. This will be an R01. It has certain specific interests depending on the funding agency. Read the full announcement:

Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Annual User Conference 2020 April 7th, 2020
When: 09/10/2020
Where: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Submission deadline: 1 June 2020. Conference dates: September 10-11, 2020, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. This conference will provide new and experienced researchers with a forum to present preliminary results and to obtain comments and feedback from experienced PSID data users and PSID study staff. Submissions are welcome on any topic, from researchers in any field, that use data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics or its supplements. A total of 20 to 25 papers will be accepted for the conference,

UW’s Population Health Initiative Announces Covid 19 Rapid Response Grants April 7th, 2020

The Population Health Initiative has launched a COVID-19 rapid response grant program to support the University of Washington research community in quickly responding to the vast array of population health-related challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards of up to $20,000 each are available. The initiative will fund at least five grants, with one of the awards supported by the university’s Office of Global Affairs. The period of performance for these awards is four months.

COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Communities April 7th, 2020

The Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation has compiled a document of nationwide and state resources and fundraisers for undocumented communities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizing 2.0 Conference (4/17/2020) April 7th, 2020
Demography Event
When: 04/17/2020

Register now for the best high quality training in practical resistance. Learn: Protesting While Social Distancing, Organizing Mutual Aid Networks Online, Virtual Organizing 101 and so much more!

Duty to Train: The Role of Education in Mitigating the Impact of Climate Change of Health (4/23/2020) April 7th, 2020
Demography Event
When: 04/23/2020 12:00 p.m.

Climate change is the most significant “threat” to human health of this century. The role of education in preventing further climate and global environmental change is strategic and a necessity. Drawing on educational theories and the current evidence, this talk discusses methods by which to create cognizance of the problem and its importance, prepare learners and faculty to address the growing reality of societal health needs, and instigate change through education to prevent further impact on the planet.

United Way of King County volunteer and in-kind opportunities April 7th, 2020
Demography Event

Help support urgent community needs created by the Coronavirus outbreak, including translating/transcribing webinars, donating cleaning supplies for senior services, or supporting the more vulnerable through grocery store gift cards.

Sustainability Stories: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (4/9/2020) April 7th, 2020
Demography Event
When: 04/09/2020 12 p.m.

April 9, 12 p.m. – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Terryl Ross, College of the Environment Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Isabel Carrera Zamanillo, Programs Operations Specialist, will discuss how sustainability work can be more inclusive and welcoming to all of our students, staff, faculty and community partners, as well as the College of the Environment’s Intersectionality Project.

Webinar: How undocumented immigrants are organizing for equity, health, workers’ rights, and humanity (4/7/2020) April 7th, 2020
Demography Event
When: 04/07/2020 11:00am-12:30pm

COVID-19 is shining a spotlight on structural inequalities in our society, and revealing a fragile social safety net that leaves vulnerable communities to bear the brunt of the crisis. Low-income communities are more likely to be exposed to the virus, have higher mortality rates, and suffer economically. In times of economic crisis, these vulnerabilities will be more pronounced for groups who are already marginalized (by such factors as race, gender, age, disabilities, immigration status, and more).

Multiple Positions at Climate Central April 5th, 2020
Where: Princeton, N.J. (Open until filled)

Climate Central is hiring for two key positions. The climate scientist will integrate wide-ranging research into Climate Central’s most ambitious climate science communications initiative to date. The sea-level-rise-impacts scientist will lead and contribute to peer-reviewed research aimed at reaching and helping millions.