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Weekly News — May 11, 2020

As in-person events are on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars.

Wednesday May 13, 12:10-1:10 PM. On zoom: Demography Brown Bag Short talks. This week we feature Patrick Heuveline (UCLA) speaking about “Beyond Deaths per Person: Three CoViD-19 Mortality Indicators for Temporal and International Comparisons” and Miguel Sanchez-Romero “The life-saving value of testing and herd immunity”” Bring your own cookies.  https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/98210717931. Contact me for the full zoom invite.

As in-person events are on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars.

Wednesday May 13, 12:10-1:10 PM. On zoom: Demography Brown Bag Short talks. This week we feature Patrick Heuveline (UCLA) speaking about “Beyond Deaths per Person: Three CoViD-19 Mortality Indicators for Temporal and International Comparisons” and Miguel Sanchez-Romero “The life-saving value of testing and herd immunity”” Bring your own cookies.  https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/98210717931. Contact me for the full zoom invite.

View past talks on our Population Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists: http://bit.ly/2kZvaME.

Thursday, May 14 | 11am PST. [Webinar talk] Work Supports and Health: Work Scheduling. Sound job creation and employment maintenance efforts will be critical to improving public health and restoring the economy in the coming months and years. Experts, including Kristen Harknett of The Shift Project, will discuss the role of flexible work scheduling in worker health outcomes. See https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=k0g1eqrztei1&campaign=lke0gpoklj42.

Wednesday May 13, 2020 12 noon-1:30 pm. CCPR (UCLA) talks.  “Is Education the Great Equalizer?” with Prof. Silvia Helena Barcellos, Assistant Professor (Research) of Economics at the Center for Economic and Social Research and the Economics Department, University of Southern California. Presented remotely via Zoom.  Join Zoom Meeting https://ucla.zoom.us/j/91267140799?pwd=ekovTTk4eVROZHdVOHlscjg5U3REZz09.
Meeting ID: 912 6714 0799; Password: ccpr2020.  More info HERE..

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:00 am, PDT. OBSSR Director’s Webinar: “What we are learning from talking to scientists about science communication.” John Besley, Ph.D., Ellis N. Brandt Professor of Public Relations, Michigan State University. Visit here to learn more and register (required).
Interdisciplinary Association of Population Health. May 21, 2020 – 12pm EDT (Webinar). “Balancing health and economic considerations in COVID-19 responses: Dilemmas and opportunities for population health”. Join Drs. Erika Blacksher, Frederick Zimmerman, and Roland Thorpe for a panel discussion on the impacts on both health and economics of the current COVID-19 pandemic. This event will be moderated by Dr. Julie Maslowsky. Registration is now open! Click here to learn more.

Monday, June 8, 2020 — NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors. Virtual Meeting. The 13th NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors will be held on Monday, June 8, and will be a virtual meeting. This year’s Distinguished Lecturer is Toni Antonucci, Ph.D., Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Social Research Life Course, at the University of Michigan. Dr. Antonucci will present on “Social Relations and Structural Lag: A Brave New Age.” For more information visit: https://obssr.od.nih.gov/news-and-events/nih-matilda-white-riley-behavioral-and-social-sciences-honors/

Parent awards:  Parent awards have been reissued for R01s, R21s, R03s and many of the K awards. I list a couple below. Recall that they distinguish between clinical trials, human subjects research that is not clinical trials, and programs where clinical trials are not allowed. As ever, contact me for advice and guidance.

NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (PA-20-185). This is the parent announcement for R01s, replacing the previous FOA.  If you are interested in pursuing an R01 (or any other grant), please contact me at your convenience.  UP to five years, $500k direct costs annually.  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-20-185.html for more information.

NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed). (PA-20-188).  The new parent award.  Again, if you are interested contact me. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-20-188.html for more information.

National Science Foundation – Israel Binational Science Foundation opportunities.  This is a periodic reminder of the existing opportunities in the NSF-BSF joint funding programs. There are many program areas. Please visit their website for more information: https://www.bsf.org.il/funding-opportunities/nsf-bsf-joint-research-grants/the-programs/

Migration and Health. The National Population Council of Mexico (CONAPO, for its Spanish acronym) and the Health Initiative of the Americas, a program of the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley (HIA-UC), School of Public Health, would like to invite you to participate in the 2020 “Migration and Health” report; an annual series published since 2008. The objective of these publications is to make current issues related to the health of the migrant population from the Mexico-United States corridor accessible to officials, academia, civil association, and the general public. The 2020 edition will consist of short articles selected by an internal HIA-UC and CONAPO committee. The selected articles will then be evaluated by an external, specialized binational editorial committee. During both evaluations, articles will be reviewed on previously established criteria, quality, and relevance. The following topics, although not exclusive, have been identified as priorities within a migration framework:
1.  Mental Health
2.  Chronic Diseases
3.  Infectious Diseases
4.  Women’s Health
5.  Occupational Health
6.  Access to Health Care
7.  Violence from the Public Health Perspective
View the full Call for Articles announcement and guidelines HERE

54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 5-8, 2021, Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii. PAPERS DUE: June 15, 2020 (see HERE for more information).We call for papers that investigate social networks and communities supported and/or complemented by social media and other social technologies for work, learning, socializing, or economic or political processes. Papers may address theory, design, practices, use or evaluation of social technologies. “Social networks and communities” refers broadly to social phenomena that may range from fully virtual to geographically based communities, and includes communities of inquiry, interest, or practice; epistemic communities and networked advocacy; as well as other collective phenomena emerging within networks of individuals.

Special Issue “Social Support and Social Networks in Long-Term Conditions” to be published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health under the section “Health Care Sciences & Services”: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/support_conditions. The rationale of this CfP is the growing shift of health and social care systems towards person-centered approaches, highlighting the importance of the individual’s social environment as a key source of support and care. Therefore, this special issue focuses on the study of social support and social networks for individuals with long term conditions and their caregivers, and seeks papers on new research aimed at (a) increasing knowledge about the role of social support and social networks in the health of individuals living with long term conditions, and (b) proposing models of care that have been or could be successful and sustainable. From a design point of view we shall consider quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods and literature reviews in relation to the topic.

7th Annual International Conference on Demography and Population Studies, 15-16 June 2020, Athens, Greece (Academics Responsible: Dr. Barbara Zagaglia, Assistant Professor, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy). You are more than welcome to submit a proposal for presentation. Due to the synchronous pandemic, ATINER has decided to offer the option of remote (online or pre-recorded) presentation for those who cannot come for objective or subjective reasons. Onsite presentations are also considered if the conditions permit it. If you need more information, please let me know, and our administration will send it to you. For more information, visit https://www.atiner.gr/demography.

Social Networks Analysis (SNA) Remote Workshop. CASOS Summer Institute will occur on June 8 – 14, 2020, and be conducted through zoom. Additional information is at http://www.casos.cs.cmu.edu/events/summer_institute/.


The National Science Foundation (NSF) May 14, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM Eastern Time. Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Forum Webinar on the new requirement beginning June 1, 2020, to use an NSF-approved format for the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support sections of NSF proposals; the new Award Notice; and a Research.gov Demo: Separately Submitted Collaborative Proposals from Multiple Organizations. On April 1, 2020, NSF announced the availability of two, NSF-approved formats for the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support sections of NSF proposals.  NSF conducted a Webinar to discuss the policy and system implications for this new requirement. We encourage you to send questions ahead of the May 14, 2020 ERA Forum webinar to nsferaforum@nsf.gov. Registration for the webinar will be sent in an invitation to follow. We look forward to your participation on May 14, 2020. Please share this information with your colleagues. They can also subscribe to our listserv to receive future ERA Forum notifications by simply sending a blank email to NSF-ERA-FORUM-subscribe-request@listserv.nsf.gov to be automatically enrolled.

May 15th at 9am PST. Getting the Most Out of Your Mentoring Relationships presented by Roger B. Fillingim, PhD, Director of the RCMAR UF Center for Advancing Minority Pain and Aging Science. Fillingim will discuss the topic of mentoring, including characteristics of effective mentors and mentees, and actions of effective mentors. The critical roles of communication and aligning expectations will also be discussed. Register here (no fee) https://zoom.us/webinar/register/9615870755599/WN_QQ16nN-mQoSKgLTcvWlOKw

STATA is offering complimentary webinars.
Tips and tricks20 May 2020 at 11:00 a.m. CT (4:00 p.m. GMT).
Bayesian analysis using Stata21 May 2020 at 11:00 a.m. CT (4:00 p.m. GMT)
Creating maps and animated maps with Stata, 3 June 2020 at 11:00 a.m. CT (4:00 p.m. GMT)
Ready. Set. Go Stata.19 May 2020 at 10:00 a.m. CT (3:00 p.m. GMT)
Visit HERE for more information.

All D-Lab workshop instruction, events, and consultation are moving to online delivery for the rest of the semester. The D-Lab Collaboratory and Convening Room will be closed to the public during this time. We will assess and share decisions at a later date about how and when we will return to in-person delivery. 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.

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

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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