Weekly News September 12, 2022

First, we are thrilled to announce an outstanding achievement from Piedad Urdinola, a 2004 PhD graduate in Demography here at UC Berkeley. Dr. Urdinola has been appointed head of DANE, the Census Bureau in Colombia. Read more about Dr. Urdinola and her appointment here

Second, if you have student debt, you may receive up to $100,000 repaid towards your student loans with a two-year award from the NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) in exchange for a two-year commitment to conduct research. The Extramural LRP includes six subcategories that aim to recruit and retain highly qualified biomedical and behavioral scientists. The LRPs are unique programs, with tremendous benefit to early-stage researchers, so researchers not successful in getting their applications funded are encouraged to apply again. https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2022/09/09/nih-repays-up-to-50000-year-of-educational-debt-for-researchers/

See further announcements and opportunities below. 

All the best,



All times are Pacific unless otherwise noted.

September 12 | 2-3:30pm | UC Berkeley Department of Sociology | Katrina Kimport, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences, and a Sociologist in the Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) program at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Kimport will give a talk entitled, “Third-Trimester Abortion: Race, Class, Gender, & Justice”, is today from 2-3:30pm. In-Person: 402 Social Sciences Building. Zoom: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/98306188435?pwd=K2tUeDRvNGt5Nll0U0V1Uk83OUlCZz09

Meeting ID: 983 0618 8435

Passcode: 237432

September 13 | 12:10-1 pm | Lunch Seminar Series | UC Berkeley School of Public Health | Virtual event with Jennifer Head, Assistant Researcher, School of Public Health, who will present, “Climate change, drought and rodents drive emergence of Valley fever in California: results from experimental and epidemiologic studies.” Event details. Register in advance here.

September 14 | 12pm-1pm | UC Berkeley Demography Brown Bag Colloquium | In person and virtual event with Sha Jiang, PhD student in the Tuljapurkar Lab at Stanford University. Sha’s talk is entitled, “How do changing vital rates influence kinship networks?”. Location: Room 310, Social Sciences Building. Zoom Meeting ID: 934 6654 8260 Password: DEMOG_BB. Event details.


Participate in the IAPHS 2022 Workshops. Several virtual workshops are being offered this autumn, following the upcoming (September 20-23) in-person conference in Minneapolis, MN, “Interdisciplinary Approaches for Advancing Population and Health Equity.” View full list of available workshops


Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on the Health of Women of Understudied, Underrepresented and Underreported (U3) Populations (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional) NOT-OD-22-208. The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) announces the availability of administrative supplements to support research highlighting health inequities among women in the United States who are understudied, underrepresented and underreported (U3) in biomedical research. Robust studies exploring sex and gender influences and social determinants of health are needed to reduce inequities. The proposed research must address at least one objective from strategic goals 1, 2, or 3 of the “2019-2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women’s Health Research, Advancing Science for the Health of Women.First available due date is January 31, 2023Read the full announcement


The Applications of Nighttime Lights in Population Studies. Spatial Demography is soliciting manuscripts for a forthcoming special issue entitled “The Applications of Nighttime Lights in Population Studies.” Learn more and submit


The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce the next webinar in the 2022 NSF Policy Office Webinar Series, covering Concept Outlines at NSF. This webinar will take place Tuesday, September 27 from 2:00 – 3:00pm ET. There is no cost to participate. https://nsfpolicyoutreach.com/.

“Becoming an ASA Journal Editor” Webinar. Are you interested in being an ASA journal editor now or in the future? If so, this webinar is for you. Current and past ASA journal editors will discuss their perspectives on putting together a successful application packet, negotiating with departments and institutions for support, day-to-day tasks associated with editing a journal, and ASA resources for editors. The webinar, held September 13, 2022, 1:00–2:00 pm EST, is part of ASA’s ongoing efforts to improve how well its journals represent the full diversity among ASA members and to ensure that all scholars have access to opportunities to shape the field. Closed captioning provided. Register here.

September 14, 2022, 1pm ET. Preparing an Application to the NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Program. NIA participates in the MOSAIC K99/R00 program, which supports postdocs from groups underrepresented in biomedical research as they transition into independent faculty positions. Hear from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, which created this program, about eligibility requirements, tips for applying, and benefits of joining a MOSAIC cohort. Read more about this webinar and register below.

September 15, 2022, 1 pm ET. Navigating Early Career Funding Opportunities. Are you new to NIH funding, or not sure which fellowship or career development opportunity is right for you? Tune into this overview of NIH funding opportunities for early career researchers hosted by experts from the NIH Office of Extramural Research. They will discuss opportunities across NIH institutes and centers, which includes NIA. Read more about this webinar. NIA supports a variety of training and career development opportunities for students, early-career investigators, and clinician-researchers interested in healthy aging and in aging-related diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer’s and related dementias. 

The NIH has posted materials from their August 11th webinar: Understanding the New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy. Materials from the presentation are available on the Learning page of the NIH Scientific Data Sharing website, including the webinar recording and resource slide deck which includes a list of helpful links.

Part II of the August 11th webinar, Diving Deeper into the New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy, will be held September 22nd. In this webinar, specialists will expand on the information provided in Part 1 and dive deeper into topics like privacy protections for data from human participants and justifiable limitations on sharing data.



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Berkeley Population Center

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