Weekly News August 23, 2021

Welcome back to Fall semester.

Not many events and announcements with the first week of classes.

Events and announcements follow.

Be well,


As in-person events are on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars. All times are Pacific unless otherwise noted.
Demography Brown bag. 
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 Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists: http://bit.ly/2kZvaME.

Thursday, August 26 | 10-11 a.m Democratizing Our Data: Julia Lane, Professor, NYU. 820 Social Sciences Building.  Moderator: Natasha Nicolai, Chief Data Strategist, California Department of Social Services. Sponsors: Social Science MatrixREGISTER HERE.

August 31, 11:40am-12:30pm. SPH Brown Bag: Layla Kwong: NORMalizing mask wearing – Science to scale-up. https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/95043139063

Friday, September 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific. “Leveraging Behavioral Sciences for Dementia Care” – a discussion about how the tools of behavioral sciences can be leveraged for better dementia care. Julie Zissimopoulos, co-director of the aging and cognition program at the USC Schaeffer Center will moderate the discussion with Lisa Walke, chief of the division of geriatric medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine, and Joanna Lee Hart, assistant professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine. The information link with registration link (at bottom) is:  https://healthpolicy.usc.edu/events/leveraging-behavioral-sciences-for-dementia-care/

Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Vulnerable and Health Disparity Populations – Notice of Special Interest (NOSI). While research related to the direct clinical effects of COVID-19 are supported by other funding opportunities, there are additional urgent public health needs, particularly in populations who experience health disparities and in vulnerable populations. The purpose of this Notice is to 1) emphasize the roles and impacts of interventions, particularly those under the umbrella of digital health, as well as community-engaged and multi-level interventions in healthcare settings to address access, reach, delivery, engagement, effectiveness, scalability, and sustainability of services that are utilized during and following the pandemic, and 2) encourage the leveraging of existing large-scale data sources with broad population coverage to improve prediction of various mitigation efforts (including vaccinations, masking, and physical distancing to inform the public health response) on transmission reduction and on social and economic impacts, and assess the downstream health and healthcare access effects, with an emphasis on underserved and vulnerable populations. Additionally, the use of large-scale data sources to study the indirect health impacts of the pandemic and subsequent social and economic changes is needed to understand the costs and benefits of various COVID-19 mitigation strategies.  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MH-21-330.html. These are R01 applications. 

WORKSHOPSNIH Workshop on Violence & Related Health Outcomes in SGM Communities (Aug 26). This workshop scheduled on August 26 at 12 pm ET, applies a four-level ecological model, as a multi-level approach, to understand violence against Sexual & Gender Minority (SGM) individuals. A final report-out session, will take place on August 26 and is open to the public. Register here: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH WebEx Enterprise Site.

The Southern Demographic Association’s 2021
 annual meeting will take place in Knoxville, Tennessee, Monday, October 4, through Wednesday October 6, 2021 at the Crowne Plaza Knoxville in the heart of downtown. This will also be a celebration of SDA’s 50th anniversary. The Southern Demographic Association was founded in 1970 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. To celebrate our 50th anniversary (minus one COVID year), we will return to the area of our founding by meeting in nearby Knoxville. Rate and reservation details are found at https://sda-demography.org/2021-knoxville.                              
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. Be sure to check the D-lab calendar at the website, dlab.berkeley.edu.

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.

Migration Mailing List
Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI.berkeley.edu) is a research center for the study of immigrants and immigration. BIMI has a mailing list which is where a good deal of immigration and migration announcements are posted, and only some of that material is posted on the PopSciences Weekly News. Sign up for it with this link

School of Public Health Mailing List
Tue$day Top Tip$ for SPH Research is a listserv with research funding opportunities and other information pertinent to public health researchers who are not necessarily population researchers. To subscribe, write to Dr. Lauren Goldstein, lhg@berkeley.edu.

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