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Weekly News — November 16, 2020

As in-person events are on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars. All times are Pacific unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, Nov 18, 12-1:15 pm.  Demography Brown Bag: “Pathways through fertility transitions in the developing world, 1965-2014” with Tom Moultrie, Commerce & Actuarial Science, University of Cape Town | Zoom meeting: Zoom Meeting ID: 937 1494 8703; Password: DEMOG_BB.

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

As in-person events are on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars. All times are Pacific unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, Nov 18, 12-1:15 pm.  Demography Brown Bag: “Pathways through fertility transitions in the developing world, 1965-2014” with Tom Moultrie, Commerce & Actuarial Science, University of Cape Town | Zoom meeting: Zoom Meeting ID: 937 1494 8703; Password: DEMOG_BB.

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

Monday, November 16 | 2-4 p.m.”Labor Supply and the Pension Contribution-Benefit Link” Attila Lindner, University College London. For zoom link, contact: camillen@berkeley.edu.

Tuesday, November 17 @ 11:40 am – 12:30 pm PST. “Safe Campus Initiative” Maya Petersen, Art Reingold and colleagues will results of 3 prospective cohort studies’ preliminary findings and highlight the key lessons learned through the Initiative. https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/92233569268.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 • 11:00am–12:00pm. Rhetoric Vs. Realities: The Student Debt Crisis” with Sandy Baum, nonresident senior fellow for the Center on Education Data and Policy at the Urban Institute and professor emerita of economics at Skidmore College.  RSVP and get link

Tuesday, November 17th from 9-11am PST. The Institute for South Asia Studies is hosting a workshop titled “Climate Change in Bangladesh.” Details about the workshop, including registration, can be found website here.

Friday December 04, 2020, 12:10pm-1:30pm. Greenbooks and the Geography of Segregation in Public AccommodationsTrevon Logan / Ohio State University-Economics. Zoom – contact Alana.silver@berkeley.edu for the link.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12:00 – 1:30pm PT “Integrating Refugees: The Role of Language Training and Work Incentives” with Giovanni Peri, PhD, UC Davis. Zoom Link: CCPR Seminar.

PAA Events: Please check PAA’s list of events sponsored by PAA and other institutions and organizations: https://www.populationassociation.org/events/calendar
Thursday, November 19, 2:00pm ET. The Mortality Impact of COVID-19. Join our panel. Please register in advance. Presentations include:
Reductions in 2020 US life expectancy due to COVID-19 and the disproportionate impact on the Black and Latino populations? Theresa Andrasfay and Noreen Goldman
Assessing the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on US Mortality: A County-Level Analysis. Andrew C Stokes, Dielle J Lundberg, Katherine Hempstead, Irma T Elo, Samuel H Preston
COVID-19 Death Rates by Age and Sex and Mortality Vulnerabilities of Countries and Regions in the World. Christophe Z Guilmoto.

Tuesday, December 8, 12:00pm ET. PAA Presidential Address Topics: Where Are They Now? Register now.

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 12:00–1:00 p.m. EST ““…I’m afraid of White people”:  Anti-Black racism, police violence and the health and well-being of Black sexual minority men,” presented by Dustin Duncan, ScD, associate professor of epidemiology, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Register here: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/population-development/event/social-demography-seminar-7/.

November, 16th Economic 12-1 p.m. EDT Monday, Perspectives on Wildfire: Preparation, Property, and Health with panelists: Matthew Wibbenmeyer, Fellow at Resources for the Future; Eric Zou, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Oregon and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research; and Patty Champ, research economist with the U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station in Fort Collins CO. Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4408139338734166286.

December 8, 2020 at 12:00 – 1:30. 2020 ASA Links Lecture: Daniel Goroff, Ph.D, Vice President and Program Director for Economics at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and is currently on temporary, part-time loan to the National Science Foundation serving as Division Director for Social and Economic Sciences. “DATA DREAMS and the Everyday Economics of Evidence, Inference, and Governance.” Register for the free, virtual lecture at: https://amstat.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1-9-oEcjQd-FvgNtuFXflQ.

10 December 2020, 4:00 PM (Time in Korea, GMT +9). Drastic Population Change, a panel presentation sponsored by Seoul National University Population Dynamics & Social Policy WEBINAR. For more information about the program and how to register, visit HERE.

A virtual Census Mortality Databases Workshop 
will be held on January 14 and 15, 2021. The workshop goal is to boost research with large, nationally representative Census Bureau data linkages that include socioeconomic, tobacco use health, and mortality outcomes data.  Day 1 will feature recent research and discussion of next opportunities.  Day 2 sessions will help investigators to submit new concepts.  The workshop will close with a discussion of potential sources of funding for secondary data analysis. Senior, middle-, and particularly early-career investigators are invited to register for this virtual workshop via a link that will become available later in November (we will provide it). Pre-workshop videos on the databases, publications, sponsor agencies and interests, and data access will be posted shortly. Featured databases: 1) the Mortality Disparities in American Communities Study (MDAC), 2) Tobacco Longitudinal Mortality Study (TLMS) and 3) their linkages with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) claims data. This is intended to be a relatively small workshop. CEDA has been asked to nominate a representative to attend on behalf of our Center. Please write to Will Dow, wdow@berkeley.edu or me, llawton@berkeley.edu should you be interested.

Virtual Event: The Future of Aging, Nov 16 (continued)-19. The aging baby boomer generation is often described as a ‘tsunami,’ with accompanying alarms about the capacity of Medicare and Social Security to contain the flood. But what about the strengths and potential contributions baby boomers bring into retirement? Join us for a series of lectures and conversations centered on how this newest generation of older adults is forever altering the aging experience. The symposium, November 10-19, is produced by the University of Washington Retirement Association in partnership with the University of Washington Alumni Association and the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology. Read more and register.

December 7, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT (10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET).  NIA Director’s Regional Meeting. To see the list of NIA directors who will speak, and to register, visit https://www.nia.nih.gov/news/nia-directors-regional-meeting-2020.

Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed), 
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-038.html. Companion FOA: PAR-21-039 – Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required).  This grant program supports an innovative project that represents a change in research direction for an early stage investigator (ESI, generally within 10 years of completing a doctorate) and for which no preliminary data exist. Applications submitted to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) must not include preliminary data. Applications must include a separate attachment describing the change in research direction, which is different than other R01 applications which do require preliminary results. This FOA is appropriate for ESIs who wish to initiate a research project in an area different from their previous research focus and/or training experience, and therefore have not produced preliminary data. 

NIH Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19 and the Behavioral and Social Sciences. https://obssr.od.nih.gov/research-support/funding-announcements/.

RWJF Health Data for Action: (Data Access Award), 2020 Call for Proposals. Application Deadline: Thu, 17 Dec 2020.  HD4A aims to reduce the barriers often faced in accessing rich data by serving as a conduit between data owners and interested researchers. Through this HD4A call for proposals (CFP), RWJF will make valuable data from unique data owners available to researchers. Most selected projects will not receive a financial award for personnel or other project-related costs. However, limited funding up to $100,000 per project is available for a small number of projects from principal investigators who have not previously received external research funding. The HD4A program will support innovative research that uses the available data to answer important research questions. Applicants under this CFP will write a proposal for a research study using data from one of the following anticipated data providers including: athenahealth; CareJourney VRDC T-MSIS Research Collaborative; the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC); Geisinger; the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI); HealthShare Exchange (HSX); OCHIN ADVANCE Collaborative; and TransUnion. Eligible research projects can focus on a variety of topics, including health care utilization and spending; benefit design; quality of care; prescribing patterns and medication adherence; chronic disease; maternal and child care; complex conditions; employer-sponsored insurance; public and private insurance; consolidation; integration, and market competition; social determinants of health and disparities; COVID-19 patient characteristics and outcomes; financial distress; mental health; housing instability; opioid use and treatment; and geographic variation in health. For more information, visit HERE.

9th Congress of the Latin American Population Association (12/9/2020)

Call for Proposals: The 9th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (Deadline: 1/16/2021)

Call for Proposals: Western Social Science Association 2021 Conference (Deadline: 1/29/2021)

These are sabbatical ideas for mid-level and senior researchers, as well as having postdoc opportunities:
* SRCD (Society for Research in Child Development): 2021-2022 U.S. Policy Fellowships (Opens: December 1, 2020) (Closes: January 4, 2021)
* GSA OES (Office of Evaluation Services): Annual Fellowships (Closes: December 13, 2020)

The NIA-funded Interdisciplinary Network on Rural Population Health and Aging (INRPHA) is holding two webinars:
TOPIC:  Translation of Research for Public and Policy Audiences
PRESENTER: Kenneth M. Johnson, University of New Hampshire
DATE: Friday, Nov. 20, 2020
TIME: 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST
REGISTRATION: To register, please visit: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G-14p1OvQB6UR8Qo38bv9g
TOPIC: Socioenvironmental Influences on Health and aging: Adding Contextual data to Aging Surveys
PRESENTER: Jennifer A. Ailshire, University of Southern California
DATE: Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020
TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST
REGISTRATION: To register, please visit: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qah9URDeTmKJD7dcn6c1qA.

Also, to be added to INRPHA’s email list and be the first to hear about Network events, please email Shannon Monnat (smmonnat@maxwell.syr.edu).

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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