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CSDE Welcomes New Graduate Certificate Trainees! June 11th, 2021
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CSDE is excited to welcome its newest cohort of Trainees! Taylor Riley (Epidemiology), Aryaa
Rajouria (Sociology), Maitreyi Sahu (Health Metrics Sciences), Daniel Cockson (Epidemiology),
Aminah Mabruk (Sociology), Mary Bridge Waters (Epidemiology), Larissa Caldeira
(Sociology), Esteban Valencia (Epidemiology), and Hiwot Zewdie (Epidemiology) will be
joining the 2021-2022 Cohort. Welcome to our new students and we look forward to meeting
you on campus in the Fall!

Message from CSDE Director, Sara Curran June 11th, 2021
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Congratulations to everyone upon the completion of this very long academic year! All of us at CSDE are sending a loud and cheerful shout-out of great appreciation to our entire community of affiliates, staff, and students. Our weekly seminars on Zoom have reassured all of us, in a small way, just by knowing that you’re still doing okay and able to participate in that vital aspect of scientific communality.

We have a few departures to mention.

NCHS Webinar: Designing Survey Questions about COVID-19 June 9th, 2021
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When: 06/22/2021

Pittman Elected Chair of the American Sociological Association Section on Race, Gender, and Class June 8th, 2021
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CSDE Affiliate LaShawnda Pittman was elected chair-elect of the American Sociology Association’s Section on Race, Gender and Class. This is a great honor and important scientific recognition of Dr. Pittman’s work. This recognition and leadership role come at a critical time for sociologists and society. Congratulations, LaShawnda!

Catron Wins American Sociological Association Paper Award! June 8th, 2021

CSDE Affiliate Peter Catron has the won the Louis Wirth Best Article Award for his AJS piece, The Citizenship Advantage. This award is made each year by the Sociology of Migration Section of the American Sociological Association. Drawing on new linked census data and a clever research design, Peter analyzed how naturalization policies during the early 20th century influenced the economic success of Southern and Eastern European immigrants across generations.

Swanson Published in PAA Affairs wrt Census’ Proposed Synthetic Micro-datasets June 8th, 2021
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CSDE Regional Affiliate David Swanson has been working on understanding better the consequences of the US Census Bureau’s plans to replace the public use microdata (PUMS) with synthetic data sets derived from the original data. Swanson’s most recent analyses and results using a hypothetical example was just published by PAA Affairs here.

*NEW* RFP: Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention Phase I Development Grants June 8th, 2021
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Applications are open for NSF’s “Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention Phase I: Development Grants (PIPP Phase I) ” grants. The Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention initiative is aimed at better understanding the dynamic nature of pathogen and disease emergence, a continuing risk to our national security, health, and economic stability. The first phase of the initiative provides support for development grants that identify major challenges involved in predicting and preventing pandemics and how those challenges could be overcome through the creation of multidisciplinary research centers.

NIH Launches Bridge2AI – Build a Team by July 20 & Submit a Proposal by August 20 June 8th, 2021

The NIH Common Fund has a new Research Opportunity Announcement (ROA) for Data Generation Projects for the Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) Program (OT2). This ROA is soliciting data generation projects to create flagship datasets based on ethical principles, associated standards and tools, and skills and workforce development to address biomedical and behavioral research grand challenges that require artificial intelligence and machine-learning (AI/ML) analysis. Please refer to the research opportunity announcement for additional information on application submission and review.

Attend NCHS Webinars on NHANES and Designing Survey Questions (6/16/2021 & 6/22/2021) June 8th, 2021
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On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, NCHS will host a webinar “National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2017 – March 2020 Pre-pandemic Data Release” at 2:00pm ET. Join NCHS to learn about this unique data release from NHANES. For registration details, please visit the webpage here.

On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, NCHS will host a webinar “Designing Survey Questions about COVID-19” at 2:00pm ET.

Attend AAAS Symposium on Health Inequities Exposed and Exacerbated by the COVID-19 Pandemic (6/30/2021) June 8th, 2021
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On Wednesday, June 30th, 2021, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows representing the Social Science, Biodiversity, and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Affinity Groups are hosting a day-long virtual symposium addressing ‘Health Inequities Exposed and Exacerbated by the COVID-19 Pandemic’. The symposium will feature expert panels on healthcare access, health literacy, and the long-term social, behavioral, and economic impacts of COVID-19 mitigation efforts. To register for the symposium,