Weekly News, April 23, 2024

Our Demography community has much to acknowledge and celebrate from last week’s Population Association of America’s meeting in Columbus! 

We are very proud of and congratulate Josh Goldstein for winning the Mindel C. Sheps Award at PAA 2024, given biennially for outstanding contributions to mathematical demography or demographic methodology. The award to Josh recognizes his outstanding research record and central role in providing a structure for ongoing training in mathematical demography. Congratulations, Josh!

We also congratulate incoming faculty member Jenna Nobles for winning the Clifford C.Clogg Mid-Career Award. The Clogg Award honors outstanding, innovative scholarly achievements of population professionals who have attained their highest professional degree within the previous 10-20 years. So very well-deserved, Jenna!

In addition, this year a number of demography and affiliated trainees participated at PAA, and many for the first time. Great work, everyone! 

Three additional brief announcements follow. 

1. The 2024 All-UC Demography and Population Studies Conference will take place on the UCLA campus on Thursday and Friday, May 16 – 17.  The Conference will have 7 sessions featuring 22 oral presentations with discussants and Q & A; a keynote address by UCLA-alumnus Professor Jenna Nobles, 2024 recipient of the Clifford C. Clogg Award for Mid-Career Achievement; a poster competition with awards; and a reception at the end of the day on Thursday. Breakfast and lunch will be served on Friday. 

To register use the following form: https://forms.gle/vECzgtJh29w7ZZEP9

Organizers have blocked room reservations at the UCLA Guest House for Thursday and Friday nights. Attendees can use the following: https://reservations.travelclick.com/102278?groupID=4125887, and are advised to do so promptly before unused reservations are released. In the event all have been used, attendees should contact the UCLA Guest House directly (https://guesthouse.ucla.edu/, 310-825-2923) to inquire about additional availability. See attached preliminary program for the conference agenda.

2. Our last Brownbag Seminar of the 2023-2024 academic year will be next week, May 1st, 12pm, with Andreas Backhaus, Postdoctoral Researcher in Ageing, Mortality, and Population Dynamics, Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB), Germany.  

Andreas will present his research entitled, “The Fertility of Refugees in Germany.” 310 Social Sciences Building. Zoom Meeting ID: 985 2901 0198. Password: DEMOG_BB

3. On behalf of NICHD Population Dynamics Branch (PDB) Staff, we share three funding announcements:

Notice of Expiration of PAR-22-261 “Archiving and Documenting Child Health and Human Development Data Sets (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Implementation of Revisions to the NIH and AHRQ Fellowship Application and Review Process
National Institutes of Health

Request for Information (RFI) on Data Management, Sharing, and Secondary Data Use Challenges and Opportunities
National Institute on Aging

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