Population Science News

Weekly News – – January 10, 2021

As in-person events are on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars. All times are Pacific unless otherwise noted.
The next Demography Brown bag will be on Friday January 22 (not Wednesday), and thereafter we go back to the every Wednesday format.  
Friday, January 22, 12-1:15 pm. Demography Brown Bag, featuring: Beyond Berkeley – (Friday) Demography Alumni Panel Monica Alexander Department of Sociology, University of Toronto Paul Chung Demography and Survey Science, Facebook Alison Gemmill Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins. Zoom Meeting ID: 937 1494 8703; Password: DEMOG_BB, or click here.
The Population Sciences events calendar can be found here: https://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/popsci.html.
Demography Brown Bags are on winter break. Join us next year! View past talks on our Population Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists: http://bit.ly/2kZvaME.

Monday, January 11, 10:00am to 11:00am. UCSF Broom Center talk: “The myth of the ‘traditional’ nuclear family: where does it come from and what consequences does it have?” Presented by Dr. Rebecca Sear, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  Pacific Time Online. Register in advance for this seminar here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a personal link and password for joining the seminar.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 12:00 – 1:30pm PT, UCLA’s CCPR Seminar.  Cecilia Menjivar, “Interviewing Immigrants in Different Contexts,” Zoom Link: Meeting ID: 929 7663 3063, Passcode: ccpr2021, Dial in Passcode: 90663639.
Friday, January 15th at 9 am PST, Keith C. Norris, MD, PhD, will present an overview of the issues of race and racism in research. Learn more: https://rcmar.org/webinar-jan-15-race-and-racism-in-our-research/.

Wednesday January 27, 12-1:15 pm. Demography Brown Bag.  Benjamin Rader Epidemiology, Boston University Spatial Heterogeneity in Prevention, Testing, Vaccine Access and COVID-19 Disease Dynamics
Tuesday January 26 | 9-10 a.m. Disaggregation of Latinx Health Data: Implications for Sleep and Behavioral Health Intervention Research with  Dr. Carmela Alcántara, Associate Professor of Social Work, Columbia School of Social Work. Register HERE for zoom link.

International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01) Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed.  
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-104.html. The purpose of the International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) is to provide support and protected time (three to five years) to advanced postdoctoral U.S. research scientists and recently-appointed U.S. junior faculty (applicants must be at least two years beyond conferral of doctoral degree) for an intensive, mentored research career development experience in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC), as defined by the World Bank (http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups), including “low-income,” “lower-middle-income,” and “upper-middle-income” countries) leading to an independently-funded research career focused on global health. Applicants must be a US Citizen or national by time of award.  

CEDA Call for Pilot Research Proposals: A reminder that the UC Berkeley Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging is pleased to announce a new call for pilot research proposals for AY 2021-2022, with a submission deadline of February 1, 2021. See the 12/21/20 edition or the CEDA pilot grant web page for more information: https://populationsciences.berkeley.edu/ceda/grants). To apply: submit a 2-page proposal and a budget per the guidelines. Email the completed proposal to CEDA Manager Maria Teresa Hernandez (mt_hernandez@berkeley.edu). For preliminary feedback on your proposal idea please contact CEDA Director Will Dow (wdow@berkeley.edu) or Berkeley Population Center Executive Director Leora Lawton (llawton@berkeley.edu). 

RWJF is seeking research proposals that explore policies and programming to help improve families’ access to the social safety net system. Grants, up to $200,000 each, are available to study the ways that access to early child care education, income supports, and nutrition supports interact and potentially reinforce one another to promote families’ well-being. Academic institutions, public entities and private nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, and for-profit organizations from a variety of fields are encouraged to apply. Does your research qualify? Learn more about eligibility and selection criteria.

Pilot Funds: The Center for Sociodemographic and Economic Study of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (CeASES ADRD) is pleased to announce our 2021/22 pilot program application is now open. CeASES ADRD is an interdisciplinary, NIA-funded research center launched in 2020 by USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Texas Population Research Center and Stanford Health policy. We invite proposals related to our research themes (see full announcement) from scholars at all stages in their career. Four proposals will be selected to receive up to $30,000 total (direct and indirect) for one year beginning July 1, 2021. Please see announcement for full details and research themes. Applications must be submitted online no later than 5:00pm Pacific on February 5, 2021. We invite you to distribute this announcement widely. Direct questions to Dr. Johanna Thunell, jthunell@usc.edu.

The Alzheimer’s Association® Interdisciplinary Summer Research Institute (AA-ISRI) is an opportunity to advance your career and the future of dementia research in an immersive, no-cost opportunity for early career researchers in psychosocial care and public health to launch a career in dementia science and accelerate breakthroughs in the field. Join us in Chicago, August 9-13, 2021, where experts will offer diverse perspectives on ground-breaking research through group sessions and individual mentoring. Applications are due April 8, 2021. Twenty-four applicants will be selected for this exclusive experience — attend the AA-ISRI to: Learn about the AA-ISRI schedule, faculty and more. Psychosocial and public health postdoctoral students and early career researchers are eligible for the AA-ISRI — individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please share this invitation with potential candidates in your network. Submit your application now.

Social Determinants of Health in the Context of Age and Race. Special issue of the Gerontologist. Abstracts due January 15, accepted abstracts due June 1. https://academic.oup.com/gerontologist/pages/social-determinants-race-cfp.

Special Issue on the Psychological and Social Dynamics of the Aging Experience of Racial/Ethnic MinoritiesThe Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences seeks to advance inquiry on the diverse – and at times disparate – aging experience among racial and ethnic minorities. We invite investigators to submit original research on the psychological, cognitive, social, and economic influences on age and the life course as it pertains to minority aging. Abstract due March 16, full papers June 15, 2021. https://academic.oup.com/psychsocgerontology/pages/call-for-papers-aging-experience-among-racial-ethnic-minorities.

The new Aging and Public Health section of Frontiers in Public Health is seeking papers for a Research Topic focusing on technological innovation to address social isolation and loneliness in older adults. The Research Topic will explore emerging solutions and opportunities for using innovative technologies for assessing social isolation and loneliness and it impacts on physical, mental, and social health, as well as for engaging and helping persons with social isolation and loneliness.We welcome submission of papers on, but not limited to, the following topics:
• Variations in technology use by personal, social, or environmental factors;
• Preferences for, and attitudes toward, using technology to address S/IL;
• Innovative technology for assessing and monitoring SI/L;
• Innovative technology for assessing the impact of SI/L on health-related behavior, physical and health, quality of life and/or longevity;
• Development, implementation, and evaluation of different intervention approaches to reduce SI/L among older adults, such as using social media for delivering intervention, social robots, virtual reality technology, or gaming technology;
• Case studies of technology use describing barriers and facilitators to implementation, scalability or sustained use;
• International applications of technology use related to S/IL. 
Topic Guest editors: Sue Levkoff; Marcia Ory; Hongtu Chen; Helianthe Kort. For further information, please contact one of theguest editors or see  www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/14959/.

APHA 2021 October 23-27 2021, Denver CO. “Creating the healthiest nation: Strengthening social connectedness.”  Call for Abstracts is open! Submit an abstract to present and share your research with public health leaders and professionals from around the world. Plus, presenting is a career-building and personally rewarding experience.

The American Sociological Association online portal is open for submissions to the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, August 6-10, 2021. The deadline to submit is February 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. In addition to paper submissions, proposals will be accepted for Courses, Workshops, Preconferences, the Sociology in Practice Settings Symposium, and the Teaching and Learning Symposium. For more information, visit the conference website: https://www.asanet.org/annual-meeting-2021/submissions

Register for PAA Applied Demography Conference 2021, February 2 – 4 | Virtual, You can register now for PAA Applied Demography Conference 2021. Join your fellow applied demographers to share work, strengthen your network, and come together with the entire applied demography community. The registration deadline is January 29, 2021.

Third Current Innovations in Probability-based Household Internet Panel Research (CIPHER) conference in 2021, to provide a platform for researchers to share challenges, opportunities, and successes. The third CIPHER conference will be entirely virtual and will take place on 4th and 5th March, 2021. Dr. Peter Lugtig, associate professor at the department of ‘Methods and Statistics’ at Utrecht University, will present the keynote address on “What Internet panel surveys can learn from the design of smartphone-app studies.”  Please click here to register for the event. Registration and attendance for the conference is free.  Abstract Submissions: Please click here to submit an abstract. Abstracts can be submitted through January 10th, and applicants will be notified by January 15, 2021.

January 11, 1-3 pm PST. “Introduction to NIH Grants” This workshop will be open to anyone interested in having the guidance, feedback and structure for writing a grant. Potential participants could be faculty who have not written an NIH grant before, postdocs or adjunct faculty, advanced graduate students, or even early stage graduate students who want to put together a dissertation grant. The basic process and the structure of grant applications will be discussed. This stand-alone session can serve as a foundation for those actively working on a grant. If there is sufficient demand, a second session for F and K awards (pre-doc and post-doc grants) will be conducted. NOTE: All participants and hosts are now required to sign into a Zoom account prior to joining meetings hosted by UC Berkeley. Participants without a UC Berkeley-provided Zoom account can use a Zoom account provided by their institution, can create a free, consumer Zoom account (at https://zoom.us/freesignup/), or can dial in via the phone. Register to receive the Zoom link:https://berkeley.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtfuGhqDwpGdwnyUgisLVR7bf-wVRjSnIF

New Mixed Methods Research Training in Health Sciences Summer Retreat for PhD Investigators. Johns Hopkins is hosting a Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences this summer. It is funded by the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR) and it has been a well-received program with documented evidence of its impact. The deadline for applications is January 19, 2021. For details, see here

Thursday January 21, 3 PM PST. Webinar: Polling and Democracy – The Road Ahead, Jan. 21. The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research has convened a panel of polling, media, and survey research experts to discuss what we can and should expect from public opinion polls. Panelists will examine the importance of polls for democratic representation, evolving survey methodologies, and how the media is likely to use polls in the future.  Register here: https://www.ecornell.com/keynotes/overview/K012121/.

Webinar: New Perspectives on Lifespan Inequality.  January 21st 2021 at 4 PM Israel time | 3 PM CET | 9 AM EST. The Herczeg Institute on Aging at Tel Aviv University, in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics (University of Southern Denmark) and the Leverhulme Center for Demographic Science (Oxford University), is pleased to announce its upcoming webinar on New Perspectives on Lifespan Inequality. The webinar will be held onParticipation is free. To register please visit https://tinyurl.com/lifespan2021 or contact tomaival@tauex.tau.ac.il at the Herczeg Institute on Aging.

Introduction to NIH Grants:  Register at Dlab. Zoom link here: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/96748788289 (you must be logged into a zoom account to enter into a UC Berkeley zoom room).

Be sure to check the D-lab calendar at the website, dlab.berkeley.edu. D-Lab offers training, individual consulting and data services for the UC Berkeley community – faculty to undergrads.


All jobs and postdoctoral fellowships are posted as we receive them on the Demography Department Jobs Listserv, http://lists.demog.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/jobs. This list advertises positions of all sorts relevant for social and behavioral scientists with advanced degrees.

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