Weekly News, October 30, 2023

Please join us this Wednesday, November 1, at 12pm PST, for our next Brown Bag Seminar of the Fall 2023 semester, with Maria-Elena Young, Assistant Professor of Public Health at the University of California, Merced. Maria-Elena will present her research on “Immigrant Policy Exclusions and the Health of Latinx and Asian Immigrants in California.” 310 Social Sciences Building. Event details here.  Zoom option

Send Nominations for 2024 ASA Awards. Honor your colleagues by submitting nominations for ASA awards. ASA section awards, including the population section awards, are posted here. The deadline for nominations is January 1, 2024.

See further announcements and opportunities below.


October 31  | 12:30pm | UC Berkeley Health Policy Colloquium Series | Adam Leive, PhD, Assistant Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy. The Fall 2023 Health Policy Colloquium Series is a program of stimulating seminars on the most important issues facing patients, providers, health care plans, purchasers, and policy makers today. Hear viewpoints from leading scholars, economists, and research scientists. Berkeley Way West Building, 5th Floor, Room 5401Event details are here

November 1  | 12-1:05pm | UC Berkeley Demography Brown Bag Colloquium | Maria-Elena Young, Assistant Professor of Public Health at the University of California, Merced. “Immigrant Policy Exclusions and the Health of Latinx and Asian Immigrants in California.” 310 Social Sciences Building. Event details here.  Zoom option. Meeting ID: 985 2901 0198. Password: DEMOG_BB. 

November 1 | 2-3:30pm |  UC Berkeley Sociology Stephanie L. Canizales, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Merced, will present “Without Parents nor Papers: Unaccompanied Migrant Youth Coming of Age in the U.S.” 402 Social Sciences Building and Zoom. Meeting ID: 992 4683 0395. Passcode: 582453.


Building Neuroscience Research Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (ADRD) in Africa (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are projected to be home to more than 80% of the world’s older adults by 2050. As the number of older people rises in these countries, so will the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and the corresponding substantial public health challenge. The problem will be especially challenging in African LMICs, where growth in the older population is projected to outpace any other region. 

To strengthen the ability of African scientists to address this looming public health concern in their communities, NIA is excited to announce a new funding opportunity to boost Africa’s dementia research infrastructure. Learn more at the Nov. 16 pre-application webinar and apply by Feb. 14. Read the full Notice of Funding Opportunity here, and the related blog post.

More from the NIA, published September 2023: 


New OBSSR-Led Funding Opportunities. OBSSR and participating NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices are excited to announce two NIH Implementing a Maternal health and PRegnancy Outcomes Vision for Everyone (IMPROVE) Initiative funding opportunities that focus on intimate partner violence (IPV) research. IPV is a leading cause of maternal mortality and other non-fatal health outcomes, yet a nuanced understanding of the scope of the problem as well as risk and protective factors is lacking. Through these funding opportunities, NIH aims to educate researchers who are focused on understanding and preventing maternal morbidity and mortality about best practices related to measurement and screening and appropriate referrals/care for IPV. See RFA-OD-24-001See RFA-OD-24-002.

NSF Conference. Save the Date. Join the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Fall 2023 NSF Virtual Grants Conference, to be held during the week of December 4 – 7, 2023. Registration will be free of charge and opens on Wednesday, November 8 at 12 pm ET. Be on the lookout for our Registration is Open email, which will provide the registration links and details for this event. In the meantime, please feel free to check nsfpolicyoutreach.com for the most up-to-date information and view recordings of sessions from previous conferences. You may also view the Spring 2023 Virtual Grants Conference recordings on our YouTube page. For those who cannot attend the live conference, all recorded conference sessions will be available on-demand shortly after the event and posted on our YouTube page.


October 31. 12:00pm-3:00pm Central/1:00pm-4:00pm Eastern. Free IPUMS Survey And Census Data For International Health Research. As part of the CUGH Virtual Global Health Week. Focusing on IPUMS Global Health and IPUMS International data, webinar presentations will cover the scope of the data, explain how data are harmonized, and demonstrate how to use IPUMS websites, create customized datafiles, and employ tools such as the online tabulator. Examples will address using the data to study the health and well-being of women, children, and the elderly. Learn more about the workshop and register.

November 1. 10:00am-11:30am CT. Join us for virtual office hours on Wednesday, November 1 to chat with IPUMS data experts about your questions. Registration is required to attend virtual office hours, but you can drop in anytime between 10:00am and 11:30am CT with your questions for the researchers that make IPUMS possible.


Asians in America Beyond Education: Career Choices, Trajectories, and Mobility Strategies. In the call for articles, the Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences invites papers that address questions about the labor market choices, career trajectories, and mobility strategies of Asians in America. RSF welcomes evidence-based proposals from all social science disciplines and all methodological approaches. Deadline to submit December 11Read more.



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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