Weekly News March 1, 2022

The Population Reference Bureau is planning to include a review of publications on obesity and U.S. aging for the next issue of Today’s Research on Aging. The following key messages will be covered: * Rising obesity rates among older Americans* Why this matters:  Implications for severe COVID-19 risk, chronic disease risk, dementia, disability, mortality* Causes:  Some key risk […]

Weekly News February 22, 2022

EVENTSAs in-person events are on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars. All times are Pacific unless otherwise noted. Wednesday Feb 23 12-1:15 pm. Demography Brown, Stepháne Helleringer, NYU, Abu Dhabi. “Measuring excess mortality associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in low-income countries” Demography Seminar room, 2232 Piedmont Avenue, and Zoom Meeting ID: […]

Weekly News February 15, 2022

Save the date! We’ll be (virtually) holding our 8th annual Berkeley Workshop in Formal Demography, on June 6-10, 2022. Once again we’ll feature COVID-19 and demographic processes (mortality and possibly fertility). Stay tuned for details regarding application. EVENTS All events are Pacific Time unless otherwise indicated. February 16 | 12-1pm | Zoom | Berkeley Population […]

Weekly News February 9, 2022

We have extended our deadline for CEDA pilot grants to February 15th. Funded projects will begin in August, and will receive direct costs generally in the range of $15,000- $30,000 per year. See further details and how to apply HERE. On the NIH front: Do you have questions about funding opportunities, developing an application, or managing […]

Weekly News February 2, 2022

EVENTS February 1 – April 26 | 4-5pm | Zoom | Tuesdays, with exceptions. Berkeley Computational Social Science Forum. Info HERE. February 2 | 12-1pm | Zoom | Berkeley Population Center Brown Bag. Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez of Community Health Sciences, UCLA, will present his paper entitled, “Biological age and its link with the aging process.” Zoom Meeting ID: 917 3719 4316 Password: DEMOG_BB. February 3 […]

NIA T32 Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunities

POSITION DESCRIPTION The UC Berkeley Demography program is widely regarded as one of the best and most creative in the world. We occupy a unique niche in the population studies landscape, with a strong focus on formal demography, population theory, and the relationship between demographic dynamics and social, cultural, and economic dynamics. The UC Berkeley […]

Weekly News January 26, 2022

The NIH’s new Biosketch and Other Support requirements go into effect as of January 25, 2022. The following links, put together by a team of BRS and SPO representatives, inform how to understand and respond to these changes:NIH Other Support: Summary of ChangesNIH Other Support RA/PI Guidance and Best Practices documentUC Berkeley FAQ NIH Other […]

Weekly News January 18, 2022

Hello Everybody, As you have heard, I will be retiring on July 1 and am now working just part-time to ease the transition and helping our new Executive Director, Dr. Michelle Poulin, get oriented and trained into the position. I wanted to leave BPC in good hands, and Michelle is the right person and I […]

Weekly News December 13, 2021

More exciting news this week – join me in congratulating Rucker Johnson, who has just won the 2022 Grawemeyer Award in Education, for his work on the long-term success of school integration, thus fulfilling the mission of the award to recognize “ideas that have potential to bring about significant improvement in educational practice and advances in […]

Weekly News December 6, 2021

The semester is winding down but there are still some worthy events and announcements – peruse below. Have a great week,Leora ******* EVENTSWe are hosting virtual and/or hybrid talks this semester. Assume virtual unless noted otherwise. All times are Pacific unless otherwise noted. *The Population Sciences events calendar can be found here: https://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/popsci.html.*View past talks on our Population […]