Weekly News, October 24, 2022

Join us this Wednesday, October 26th, for our next Brown Bag Lunch of the semester with Sanyu Mojola. Dr. Mojola, a Professor in Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, will present, “HIV after 40 in Rural South Africa: Aging in the Context of an HIV Epidemic.” Her talk is from 12pm-1pm. We will gather in the Seminar Room, 310 Social Sciences Building, but Sanyu will present virtually. Event details are here.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (VCRO) has asked the 2022 Faculty Leadership Academy (FLA) participants to study ways that they could be most effective in supporting research and interdisciplinary collaboration among UC Berkeley faculty and researchers. VCRO invites you to complete an online survey that the FLA developed to help understand what supports and presents challenges for research at Berkeley, including an assessment of the broader research environment, as well as experiences with and interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. VCRO is very interested in the recommendations of this study, as informed by this survey. 

The survey is anonymous, and the FLA participants will not be collecting or saving identifiable information. You are free to skip questions, including those about demographic characteristics and affiliation. Only two members of the FLA group will have access to the raw data. Results will be shared with the VCRO and others only in aggregate form, never at the level of individual participants. The FLA group looks forward to receiving your candid and sincere responses by October 31, 2022. The survey link is here

See additional announcements and opportunities below. 


All times are Pacific unless otherwise noted.

October 24 | 2-3:30pm | UC Berkeley Department of Sociology | Brandon Alston, PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at Northwestern University, will give a talk entitled, “Recognizing ‘Camera Cues’: Policing, Cellphones, and Civilian Countersurveillance.” 

In-Person: 402 Social Sciences Building. Zoom: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/99464440060?pwd=UGZkZ2M4WmY2N1FSbFFlY3puV2FQZz09  

October 25 | 12:10-1pm | UC Berkeley School of Public Health | Berkeley Public Health Talks  “Evidence on the Impacts of Local SSB Taxes in the U.S,” by Lisa Powell, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago. Register for this virtual event here.

October 26 | 12-1pm | UC Berkeley Demography Brown Bag Colloquium | Sanyu Mojola, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, will present “HIV after 40 in Rural South Africa: Aging in the Context of an HIV Epidemic.” Social Science Building Seminar Room 310 and streamed via Zoom. Zoom Meeting ID: 934 6654 8260. Password: DEMOG_BB. Event details

October 26 | 4:10pm | Berkeley Graduate Lectures | Disabled Students Program, Berkeley Law | Judith Heumann, Human Rights Activist, and in Conversation with Karen Tani, will lecture on, “The Status Quo Loves To Say No”: Disability Rights and the Battle against Structures of Exclusion.” Toll Room, Alumni House UC Berkeley Campus & live-streamed on the Berkeley Graduate Lectures website. Learn more and register here.

October 26 | 6:30-7:30pm | Goldman School of Public Policy – Master of Development Practice | Location: Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center | Arthur Reingold, Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, will present, “Improving Health in the Community in the Time of COVID-19: The Role of Mandates.” Event details.

October 28 | 10:30am-12:30pm EST | The Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS) invites you to join them for their 2022 Conference Keynote Speaker, David Cutler, the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, who will present, “Is Aging a Luxury Good?” For registration and additional information, see the attached flyer.

October 28 | 12-1:30pm | Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Co-sponsored by: Community Health Sciences (Berkeley Public Health), Othering and Belonging Institute, Center for Ethnographic Research | Natali Valdez, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Purdue University, will present, “Weighing the Future: Race, Science, and Pregnancy Trials in the Postgenomic Era.” This event will be hybrid. In-person: 1104 Berkeley Way West and

Zoom Webinar. Event details here, register here.


November 15 | 12-1:30pm | UCSF’s Center for Health Equity and the FCM Research Community invites you to a zoom seminar with Dr. Zinzi Bailey. Lecture: “Leveraging Administrative Data to Investigate Historical and Contemporary Structural Racism.” Zinzi Bailey, ScD, MSPH is a social epidemiologist and an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research focuses on operationalizing historical and contemporary structural racism in relationship to health inequities and neighborhood variation in cancer risk as well as lung cancer disparities across the cancer continuum. Prior to moving to the University of Miami, she was the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Center for Health Equity in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University’s Institute for Health and Social Policy.

Zoom Meeting:  https://ucsf.zoom.us/j/95413543044?pwd=Uk5FMW9qS21xZm92YnFPdzRHekxYdz09

Meeting ID: 954 1354 3044

Passcode: 725327


Call for Abstracts – 2023 LMIC Mortality & Healthy Aging Workshop. You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the 2023 Workshop on Determinants of Adult Mortality, Morbidity, and Healthy Aging in LMICs. This workshop is jointly sponsored by the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging at UC Berkeley and the Center for Biodemography and Population Health at USC. The workshop will be held virtually on February 24, 2023. Please find further information on the workshop in the attached call. One page abstracts should be submitted by November 15, 2022 to Maria Hernandez, mt_hernandez@berkeley.edu.

2023 Summer Workshop on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Disparities – June 6-7, 2023. The Hopkins’ Economics of Alzheimer’s Disease & Services (HEADS) Center, Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (JHAD-RCMAR), and Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (HCHDS) are co-organizing a workshop, Tuesday, June 6 – Wednesday, June 7, 2023 in Baltimore, MD, that will convene early- and mid-stage scientists who are designing studies related to disparities in ADRD research with a focus on advancing proposal development for external funding and analyses for peer-review publication. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: January 17, 2023, 11:59 p.m. ET. For questions about the application process, email Nadia Hay, HEADS Center Program Manager at nhay1@jhu.edu.

International Collaborations: Policies, Processes, & Partnerships Webinar on November 9. Are you from a foreign organization looking to secure NIH funding? Perhaps you are a domestic researcher looking to partner with a foreign entity. How about a domestic institution partnering with a foreign collaborator? If you answered yes to one of these scenarios, consider joining NIH experts, researchers, research administrators, and your peers from around the world on November 9 for a virtual event focused on International Collaborations: Policies, Processes, & Partnerships. Learn more and register.

Virtual Workshop: Learn How to Report Your NIH-Funded Publications Using My Bibliography. Congratulations on your successful NIH grant proposal! As part of the post-award process, you will now have to create and send in annual and final reports (RPPRs) on your progress. This workshop on November 11 introduces tips and tricks for use of NCBI Account tools for NIH post-award reporting, and includes a Q&A portion for participants. Learn more here.

Recording Available: The NIA K22 Career Transition Award: Beyond the K99. Did you miss our August webinar on career transition awards available from NIA? View the recording to learn about the differences between the K22 and the K99/R00. View the video.

mHealth and Digital Health Approaches to Research in Aging. November 1-2, 2022. Research Centers Collaborative Network of the National Institute of Aging, NIH. This workshop will include sessions on Measuring Exposures and Outcomes, mHealth Approaches to Intervention Delivery / Prevention, and Digital Approaches to Healthcare Delivery for Older Adults. The current agenda is available here. The workshop will be livestreamed virtually on Zoom. Registration to attend virtually is free and open to the public. Please register using this form. The deadline to register is October 31 at 9am ET.



Archiving and Documenting Child Health and Human Development Data Sets (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NIH Population Development Branch. Deadline is January 7, 2023.

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on the Health of Women of Understudied, Underrepresented and Underreported (U3) Populations (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional) Deadline is January 31, 2023.

Small Research Grant Program for the Next Generation of Researchers in AD/ADRD Research: Area of Focus Archiving and Leveraging Existing Data Sets for Analyses (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). This Small Research Grant (R03) will support important and innovative projects to provide needed scientific insight to improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and/or care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD). Specifically, this FOA will support archiving and leveraging existing data sets for analyses of projects covering a wide array of topics relating to AD/ADRD. The overall goal of this FOA is (i) to encourage the next generation of U.S. researchers to pursue research and academic careers in neuroscience, AD/ADRD, and healthy brain aging and (ii) to stimulate established researchers who are not currently doing AD/ADRD research to perform pilot studies developing new, innovative AD/ADRD research programs that leverage and build upon their existing expertise. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, as well as individuals with disabilities, are always encouraged to apply for NIH support. Due February 16, 202.  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/pas-19-391.html

Notice of Intent to Publish Funding Opportunity Announcements for Community Level Interventions to Prevent Firearm and Related Violence, Injury and Mortality. Expected to be published in the Winter 2023 for a Spring 2023 deadline. The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) , with other NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) , intends to promote a new initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for research for community and community organizational level interventions to prevent firearm and related violence, injury and mortality. Applications will be encouraged to include multiple levels of intervention and/or multiple sectors (e.g., health, education, justice) when appropriate and to be developed in partnership with communities and/or community organizations. Given that violence and suicide have a number of causes, NIH will take a comprehensive approach to studying these underlying causes and evidence-based methods of prevention of injury, including crime prevention. This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-23-003.html

New GENDER (Galvanizing Health Equity Through Novel and Diverse Educational Resources) Research Education Program (R25). NIA will participate in the GENDER R25, which will fund courses and curricula related to how health is influenced by sex and/or gender. Register for an upcoming technical assistance webinar on this funding opportunity. First application due date: Oct. 27, 2022.

Wellcome Trust:  Advancing Climate Mitigation Policy Solutions. This award will fund collaborations between researchers and policy actors who have a clear opportunity to influence climate mitigation policies with substantial health effects. Successful applicants will generate evidence that will support policymakers in G7 countries to advance transformative health-centered changes in the food systems, transport, energy or housing sectors. Funding: Up to £2M (over 3 years). Deadline: October 31, 2022. Apply here.

Russell Sage Foundation:  Behavioral Science and Decision-Making in Context. This program encourages perspectives from multiple disciplines to further our understanding of economic, social, political, and psychological decision-making processes, attitudes, behaviors, and institutional practices in public and private contexts such as policing/criminal legal systems, employment, housing, politics, racial/ethnic relations, and immigration. Funding: Up to $175K. Deadline: November 9, 2022. Further information is here.

Russell Sage Foundation: Future of Work. The program supports innovative research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for low- and moderately paid workers and their families in the U.S. We seek investigator-initiated research proposals that will broaden our understanding of the role of changes in employer practices, the nature of the labor market and public policies on employment, earnings, and job quality. We are especially interested in proposals that address questions about the interplay of market and non-market forces in shaping the wellbeing of workers. Funding: Up to $175K. Deadline: November 9, 2022. Learn more and apply here.


RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences. Special Issue on: U.S. Census 2020: Continuity and Change. In this special issue of RSF, we aim to gather researchers from multiple social science disciplines to analyze data from the 2020 Census, American Community Survey, Current Population Survey or other (administrative or qualitative) sources and provide a deep understanding of the American population, its growth, structure, diversity, and inequality. Building on work from earlier censuses, surveys, and administrative data, published by the Russell Sage Foundation (Bean and Tienda 1987, Bianchi and Spain 1986, Farley 1995, Farley and Haaga 2005, Fischer and Hout 2006, Levy 1987, Lieberson and Waters 1988, Logan 2014, among others), this issue aims to document and analyze changes, continuity, and inequality in the United States, centering on the period between 2010 and 2020. It plans to cover topics on employment, earnings, wealth, and poverty; housing and residential mobility; families and living arrangements; and gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, and immigration among all other topics, with a focus on whether these patterns follow the trends of past decades or change in other directions. Prospective contributors should submit a CV and an abstract (up to two pages in length, single or double spaced) of their study along with up to two pages of supporting material (e.g., tables, figures, pictures, references that don’t fit on the proposal pages, etc.) no later than 5 PM EST on November 16, 2022 to: rsf.fluxx.io. Learn more here.

Call for Papers for the Maryland Time Use Conference. Time is a critical but under-researched aspect of individual, family, and societal health and well-being. The focus of the 2023 University of Maryland (UMD) Time Use Conference will be time inequalities and how these influence daily activities, interactions, and well-being. The June 8-9, 2023 in-person UMD Time Use Conference will give members of the growing interdisciplinary time use research community the opportunity to interact and share ideas. Abstract Deadline January 31, 2023. Learn more here

Call for Papers for Special Issue, Vulnerable Populations: The Role of Population Dynamics in Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation. The proposed special issue of The Journal of Population and Sustainability will focus on population growth as a factor in the resilience and adaptive capacity of communities in facing the impacts of climate change. We are interested in publishing papers examining both natural population growth and those considering local growth due to migration, including the effects of urbanization upon the vulnerability of urban populations to climate change. In addition, papers considering the effects on resilience and adaptation resulting from migration from the Global South to the Global North are welcomed. Moreover, we are particularly interested in papers examining how climate change relates to the vulnerability of particular demographic groups, especially children and women in high fertility countries. Deadline for full article submissions via the journal’s website: December 31st, 2022. Enquiries should be directed to the editor: editor@jpopsus.org. See the full call for papers.

Call for papers for the 2023 Applied Demography Conference. It will be live in-person in Annapolis, Maryland, February 7-9, 2023. Submission Deadline is October 31, 2022. http://ow.ly/J0o850KQB0K


UC Berkeley Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship Program. Accepting applications for the 2023-2024 year – Due November 20, 2022. The fellowship is designed for US postdoctoral or predoctoral trainees. Selected LMIC applicants from partner LMIC institutions are also eligible to apply.  These are 12-month fellowships designed to foster careers in global health.   Over the past 10 years, 99% of the GHES alumni have developed careers incorporating global health research, either entirely, or while balancing domestic research, teaching, or clinical work. The GHES  is an NIH Fogarty International Center training program at UC Berkeley, Stanford, University of Arizona and Yale. UC Berkeley applicants are encouraged to contact the program manager Maria T. Hernandez at mt_hernandez@berkeley.edu to confirm eligibility and review the application components. For more information: https://medicine.yale.edu/yigh/ghes/ 

NIH RFI on OBSSR Strategic Plan 2023-2028. OBSSR is seeking input on scientific priorities and cross-cutting themes for the OBSSR Strategic Plan 2023-2028. OBSSR’s mission is to enhance the impact of health related behavioral and social sciences research (BSSR); coordinate BSSR conducted or supported by the NIH and integrate these sciences within the larger NIH research enterprise; and communicate health related BSSR findings to interested parties within and outside the federal government. Response date November 14. Read more here.

Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (DISES) Proposals. The DISES Program supports research projects that advance basic scientific understanding of integrated socio-environmental systems and the complex interactions (dynamics, processes, and feedbacks) within and among the environmental (biological, physical and chemical) and human (“socio”) (economic, social, political, or behavioral) components of such a system. The program seeks proposals that emphasize the truly integrated nature of a socio-environmental system versus two discrete systems (a natural one and a human one) that are coupled. Deadline November 15. Read more here.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows. Due November 7, 2022.

Gain unmatched health policy leadership experience in Washington, D.C. The RWJF Health Policy Fellows program is offering up to six awards of up to $165,000 each, along with a 12-month residential placement in Washington, D.C., for motivated mid-career professionals. Through pairings with congressional and executive offices, the program offers an unmatched opportunity for fellows to gain hands-on experience at the nexus of public health, science, and policy.  Do you qualify? Apply by November 7. Join an informational conference call on September 27, October 12, or October 25 for an overview and answers to frequently asked questions.



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