Population Science News

Weekly News — June 12, 2017


Presenting: Medicine and the Radical Divide with  is a Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.  Tuesday, June 20th, 2017, 3:30-5:00pm. Location: Gay Becker Conference Room, Suite 340, UCSF Laurel Heights Campus. Click here to RSVP.  Join the web meeting: Audio Only Dial-In: 415-514-1000; Access Code: 993 702 295.


 Presenting: Medicine and the Radical Divide with  is a Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.  Tuesday, June 20th, 2017, 3:30-5:00pm. Location: Gay Becker Conference Room, Suite 340, UCSF Laurel Heights Campus. Click here to RSVP.  Join the web meeting: Audio Only Dial-In: 415-514-1000; Access Code: 993 702 295.

July 23, 2017. “NIA Workshop on Innovative Issues in Minority Aging Research”: Reversibility and Mutability Research: Approaches to Reducing Health Disparities, a NIA/Resource Centers on Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) Workshop. The RCMAR National Coordinating Center invites you to register for the RCMAR workshop on July 23, 2017. It is held as a preconference session at the 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics meeting located at the Moscone West 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. The workshop provides a forum for junior and senior researchers to discuss the complex issues and potential benefits of reversibility research. The keynote speaker is Andrea Danese, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and in the Medical Research Council (MRC) Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. Other presenters include national leaders in the field. Visit http://www.rcmar.ucla.edu/content/rcmar-preconference  for the workshop program and details, or go directly to IAGG’s Preconference Workshop webpage to register.

NIH: Socioeconomic Disparities in Health and Mortality at Older Ages (R01). NIH has just issued a new R01 funding opportunity on “Socioeconomic Disparities in Health and Mortality at Older Ages.” The due date is October 20, 2017. A letter of intent is required by September 20th. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to support studies that identify mechanisms, explanations, and modifiable risk factors underlying recent trends of growing inequalities in morbidity and mortality by income, education, and geographic location at older ages in the United States. For details, see the full announcement: (RFA-AG-18-11)  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-18-011.html.

NIH: Addressing Suicide: These FOAs relate to a recent Pathways to Prevention (P2P) activity at NIH, and the broader need to examine early stage suicide prevention opportunities (e.g., examine the impact of drug abuse prevention interventions on suicidal ideation and behaviors).  An emphasis of the RFAs is to take advantage of opportunities to integrate data sets to examine outcomes on suicide ideation and behaviors.  NIMH is the lead IC, and NIDA is participating in this RFA.

·         RFA-MH-18-400 — Addressing Suicide Research Gaps:  Aggregating and Mining Existing Data Sets for Secondary Analyses (R01) – https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-18-400.html

·         Technical Assistance Teleconference — Technical Assistance teleconference will be held for potential applicants on August 16, 2017 from 1:00pm – 2:00 pm EDT. The dial in number is 866-692-3158 and participant code is 5800728#. NIH staff will be available to answer questions related to this FOA.

·         RFA-MH-18-410 – Addressing Suicide Research Gaps:  Understanding Mortality Outcomes (R01) — https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-18-410.html

·         Technical Assistance teleconference will be held for potential applicants on September 11, 2017 from 1:00pm – 2:00 pm EDT. The dial in number is 866-692-3158 and participant code is 5800728 #. NIH staff will be available to answer questions related to this FOA.

Application due dates are November 2, 2017

Zero Suicide Grant Program.  SAMHSA is pleased to announce new funding for the Zero Suicide grant program. The purpose of this program is to implement suicide prevention and intervention programs, for individuals who are 25 years of age or older, that are designed to raise awareness of suicide, establish referral processes, and improve care and outcomes for such individuals who are at risk for suicide.  Grantees will implement all components of the Zero Suicide model throughout their health system. Eligibility: Up to $700,000 per year for states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. Up to $400,000 per year for tribes and tribal organizations; community-based primary care or behavioral health care organizations; emergency departments; and local public health agencies. Total funding for the program is $7.9 million dollars ($2 million for tribes and tribal organizations). Length of program is up to 5 years. Please review the funding announcement in full for additional requirements. Due date for applications is July 18. 2017. https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-17-006  

Russell Sage Foundation – Visiting Scholars Fellowship for Academic Year 2018-2019. Application Deadline:   June 28, 2017 (11:59 pm EDT). The Russell Sage Foundation’s (RSF) Visiting Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for select scholars in the social, economic and behavioral sciences to pursue their research and writing while in residence at the foundation in New York City. The foundation annually awards up to 17 residential fellowships to select scholars in the social sciences who are at least several years beyond the Ph.D. While Visiting Scholars typically work on projects related to the foundation’s core program areas and special initiatives, a few scholars whose research falls outside these areas are occasionally invited as well. Visiting Scholar positions begin September 1st and ordinarily run through June 30th. Scholars are provided with an office at the foundation, research assistance, computers, library access, and supplemental salary support. Scholars from outside the greater New York City area are also provided with a partially-subsidized apartment near RSF. More information about the program and submitting an application can be found here: http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/visiting-scholars-program. Questions should be directed to James Wilson, Program Director, at programs@rsage.org.


Families and Technology – Penn State’s 25th Annual Symposium on Family Issues

October 23-24, 2017. New communication technologies such as smart phones and social media are rapidly diffusing across the globe among both children and adults. Fifteen percent of U.S. adults have used an online dating site. American teens spend an average of nine hours a day engaged in social media. Technological changes such as these are rapidly changing how couples meet and form relationships, how parents raise their children, and how family members remain connected across long distances. The 2017 National Symposium on Family Issues focuses on how these dramatic changes are shaping and changing families and family life in both positive and negative ways and is aimed at identifying novel directions for population and family research. For more information and to register visit 2017 Family Symposium

2018 Sunbelt Networks Conference, June 26, 2018 – July 1, 2018 Utrecht, Netherlands. Sign up for further announcements here: http://sunbelt.sites.uu.nl/sunbelt2018/

Africa Population-Health-Environment Mini-Conference, April 2018.  The CU Population Center at the University of Colorado Boulder is pleased to announce a mini-conference prior to the 2018 PAA meeting in Denver.  The focus will be on Africa Population-Health-Environment linkages.  Submission details to be announced in September.  Please write Fernando.Riosmena@colorado.edu or Lori.Hunter@colorado.edu for more information.

Call for Papers for special issue: Translation of questionnaires in cross-national and cross-cultural research. Translation & Interpreting: The International Journal of Translation and Interpreting Research

As of now, few translation scholars have tried to reconcile translation studies and the field of questionnaire translation. Translation & Interpreting stands out among refereed journals in having provided a unique platform for one of the first kinds of interdisciplinary exchanges. This special issue aims at further building this bridge and the body of literature and is scheduled to be published in July 2018. We welcome full-length papers of up to 6,000 words (APA style). Please consider when writing your article that this special issue has a threefold readership–those coming from traditional translation, cross-cultural survey methodology, and subject matter expert fields. Please submit your paper by August 14, 2017.  Read the complete CfP and submission information here: http://www.trans-int.org/index.php/transint/announcement/view/19

Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology, Annual Conference, October 5-7, 2017, Cleveland, Ohio. Open to academics, policy, program and project leaders, business, health care and government professionals who use sociology, the meeting will be a point of mutual learning and growth among practitioners in the field and professionals challenged with building systems for human improvement. Other disciplines are welcome to share their strategies, projects, policies and programs for improving the human condition. This is a chance to move beyond the “Sociological Imagination” to “Sociological Creativity.” Not just “papers,” conference organizers seek innovation and creativity in content and presentation form. Posters submissions are welcomed that highlight research, applied student projects, information about community based resources and activities, and more. AACS has a reputation as a student-friendly conference for both undergraduates and graduate students, featuring student problem solving and paper competitions. Professional development pre-conference (Thursday afternoon) workshops will be included in the conference registration fee. For more information, visit: http://www.aacsnet.net/ and explore the Conferences tab. Deadline: June 16.

Social Inclusion is preparing an issue on the transformation of migration societies and is seeking submissions.  Title: The Constitutive Powers of Migration: Refugees and the Transformation of Migration Societies. Editors: Ulrike Hamann & Gökçe Yurdakul (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany).  Deadline for Abstracts: 15 July 2017.  Submission of Full Papers: 15 to 30 November 2017 Publication of the Issue: March/April 2018.  http://www.cogitatiopress.com/socialinclusion/pages/view/nextissues#migrationsocieties

Indonesia Development Forum (IDF) Call for Papers. IDF, initiated by Ministry of National Planning Agency/ BAPPENAS, is a platform for government, private sector, academia, and other members of society to collaborate for shaping development agendas. This year theme is Fighting Inequality for Better Growth. The information on all 11 subthemes and submission for Call for Papers can be accessed via our website on http://www.indonesiadevelopmentforum.com/. We accept abstract submission not later than June 26th, 2017. We encourage all participants from various backgrounds to participate. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any question or require further clarification. Tanty Djafar can be reached at tanty.djafar@indonesiadevelopmentforum.com, and Dini Maghfirra can be reached at dini.maghfirra@indonesiadevelopmentforum.com

TIDIRH 2017! Training Institute in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health Now Accepting Applications. 
The National Cancer Institute, in coordination with additional National Institutes of Health Institutes and Centers and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, are hosting this training institute to provide participants with a thorough grounding in conducting D&I research in health across all areas of health and health care. In 2017, the institute will utilize a combination of a 4-month online course (six modules with related assignments) between August 14 and November 17, 2017, and a 2-day in-person training to be held November 30 and December 1, 2017, in Bethesda, MD. Faculty and guest lecturers will consist of leading experts in theory, implementation, and evaluation approaches to D&I; creating partnerships and multilevel, transdisciplinary research teams; research design, methods, and analyses appropriate for D&I; and conducting research at different and multiple levels of intervention (e.g., clinical, community, policy).

Participants will be expected to return to their home institutions prepared to share what they have learned at the institute to help further the field of D&I research (e.g., giving talks, leading seminars, forming new collaborations, mentoring, submitting D&I grant proposals, etc.). Applications period open through June 21, 2017!

Address-Based Sampling:  
For those interested in conducting survey research with a representative frame, reaching nearly 100% coverage of households on a national level, many methodologists recommend address-based sampling (ABS).  The database is based on the USPS Computerized Delivery Sequence (CDS) file and these addresses may only be obtained from licensed vendors such as Marketing Systems Group (www.m-s-g.com).  Sample frames can be defined by any level of geography (postal or census) from Census Block up to National.  The ability to append name, phone number and additional SES and demographic data can enhance the frame and assist in producing an efficient sampling option.  ABS also offers flexibility and creativity with a multi-mode approach for both contact and response in data collection or to follow-up with respondents.  For more information about ABS, see http://www.aapor.org/Education-Resources/Reports/Address-based-Sampling.aspx.


AAPOR Webinar: Cellular Telephone Methods: Evolutions and Improvements. Presented by David Dutwin. Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 12:00 – 1:30 PM CDT. Register: http://www.aapor.org/Education-Resources/Online-Education/Webinar-Details.aspx?webinar=WEB0617

Achieving High Response Rates and Deadline with Missing Data in Fatherhood Evaluations, June 13, 2017  June 13, 2017 11:00 AM 12:30 PM Free. The Fatherhood Research & Practice Network (FRPN) will host a webinar about ways to maximize response rates and deal with missing data in fatherhood evaluation studies.  Presenters from Mathematica Policy Research will talk about types of information to collect for these studies, as well as how to keep in touch with respondents and how to handle and interpret results where there might be missing data. More information and a registration form are available online from the FRPN.

Dlab sponsors workshops and training in courses, one-on-one consulting for faculty, grad students and undergraduates, and working groups of focuses topics. For more information and registration, visit http://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.


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