Population Science News

Weekly News — September 2, 2019

Wednesday, September 4 | 12-1 p.m. Demography Brown Bag: “Life course and emotional health of centenarians in Spain: findings from the Sevilla and Salamanca Centenarian Studies” Colloquium | with Juan Manuel García González, Professor, Sociology, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville| 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room. Refreshments and cookies served.

To view past brown bag presentations: http://www.vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience

Tuesday, September 3 | 4:00 pm. IRLE Fall Open House. 2521 Channing Way. Refreshments served.

Wednesday, September 4 | 12-1 p.m. Demography Brown Bag: “Life course and emotional health of centenarians in Spain: findings from the Sevilla and Salamanca Centenarian Studies” Colloquium | with Juan Manuel García González, Professor, Sociology, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville| 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room. Refreshments and cookies served.

To view past brown bag presentations: http://www.vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience

Tuesday, September 3 | 4:00 pm. IRLE Fall Open House. 2521 Channing Way. Refreshments served.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 2 – 3:30 p.m., “Are Demographics Responsible for the Declining Interest Rates? Evidence from U.S. Metropolitan Areas” with Jack Favilukis, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia. Evans Hall, room 597.

Tuesday, September 3, 11:30am-12:30 pm. Mahasin Mujahid, “Have We Come to the End of the Road? Future Directions in Research on Neighborhood Environments and Cardiovascular Health: 5101 Berkeley Way West.

Tuesday, September 3, 12:40pm – 2pm. Dr. Cassondra Marshall “Gaps in the delivery of guideline-recommended pre-pregnancy care to women with diabetes: Data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System”. Berkeley Way West room 1205. 

Thursday, September 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: “Trade, Pollution and Mortality in China” with Matilde Bombardini, Associate Professor, Vancouver School of Economics- UBC. | C330 Haas School of Business.

Monday, September 9, 2019 • 12:00 pm–1:30pm (note corrected time). Policy Research Seminar: “Valuing the Global Mortality Consequences of Climate Change Accounting for Adaptation Costs and Benefits” with Sol Hsiang. GSPP, 2607 Hearst.

Tuesday, September 10 | 12:30-2:00pm “Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law” Angela S. García, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago. Latinx Research Center, 2547 Channing Way. Lunch will be provided.

Monday, September 23, 2019 • 12:30pm–1:30pm Policy Research Seminar: When Dad Can Stay Home: Fathers’ Workplace Flexibility and Maternal Health, With Maya Rossin-Slater (Stanford University). GSPP.

Wednesday, September 25 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM “Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do about It” by Heather Boushey, PhD. CEO of Washington Center for Equitable Growth. IRLE, 2534 Channing Avenue.

Outreach efforts for the 2020 Census are underway. Below is information the National Partnership Program of the U.S. Census Bureau have shared to promote participation. The 2020 Census is fast approaching, and the U.S. Census Bureau is looking for trusted voices like yours to serve as partners to help us inform everyone in the United States about the importance of being counted. You are trusted by your stakeholders and the community members you serve, and you have a direct line of communication with them. Data collected in the 2020 Census will determine how many seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. The data will also inform the allocation of more than $675 billion in federal funding each year to communities across the nation for public resources like roads, schools, and hospitals. Conducting the census is a massive and vitally important undertaking. We need your help and the support of other partners across the country to ensure a complete and accurate count. Whatever time and resources you can commit, you can make a difference. There are many ways you can get involved:
*Provide information to community members about the importance of participating in the 2020 Census. 
*Use Census Bureau tools, information, and messaging in creative ways—such as in newsletter articles and social media content—to raise awareness of the 2020 Census.
*Form or get involved in a Complete Count Committee to educate and motivate residents to participate in the 2020 Census. To learn more about Complete Count Committees or to start one in your community, visitcensus.gov/2020completecount.
*Invite Census Bureau officials to speak about the benefits of participating in the 2020 Census at an event sponsored by your organization.
*Host a workshop with the community members and stakeholders you serve to discuss 2020 Census challenges and ways to tackle them.
*Get creative! Share your ideas about how you can help spread the word about the 2020 Census.
Please let us know when we can connect to share ideas about working together for a successful count, and please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. For materials you can share with your audiences now to increase awareness of and participation in the census, visit 2020 Census Partners

Tuesday, September 17 8:30 am to 6 pm. 2019 UC Berkeley Aging, Research & Technology Summit (ART): Disrupting Neurodegenerative Diseases
. Announcing distinguished speakers for the UC Berkeley ART SummitRandy Schekman, Nobel Laureate Carol Christ, UC Berkeley Chancellor David Baltimore, Nobel Laureate (invited) Ehud Isacoff, Rauch Professor of Neuroscience Miyoung Chun, CEO Alzheimer’s X Join global leaders in the field of aging, neuroscience, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias who are developing the next generation of research, technology and services to disrupt neurodegenerative diseases. To register and see the updated program, see the information hereThe program will specifically focus on sharing information with students and older adults engaged in the UC learning environment. The Summit will provide an opportunity to address innovative research, interventions and technology solutions that are emerging to address the challenges of a wide array of neurodegenerative diseases. . We expect the Summit to foster the cross-pollination of interdisciplinary ideas and help forge new collaborations between invited leaders in industry, government, and the not-for-profit sectors, while exposing students and key stakeholders alike to innovative research. The Summit will be attended by representatives from State of California government, Governor’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention and Preparedness, health technology start-ups and investors, and companies engaged in neuroscience and health care.
ART Poster Session Opportunity: We are seeking presenters for a poster session. In addition to a group of 25 selected poster presentations, the Summit will present research and technology updates by leading University of California researchers through panel discussions, keynote addresses, and highlights from the UC innovation ecosystem. If you are interested in being considered for this event please fill out this application formhttps://forms.gle/JqS5HDQuVG2Xcdo as soon as possible and no later than the August 26th deadline. Extended to September 2! Feel free to contact Deborah Krant, Summit Program Director, if you have any other questions about the event day or the application process (DeborahgKrant@gmail.com). Contact George Brooks, Professor of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley with substantive questions at Gbrooks@berkeley.edu
The Summit is hosted by a group of UC Berkeley’s premier research and education programs: Center for Research and Education in Aging (CREA), Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute (CITRIS), OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovations, the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA), and the Berkeley Brain Initiative. Location: Pauley Ballroom 2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720.

Call for Abstracts – The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) is pleased to announce that its 75th Annual Conference will be held at the Hilton Atlanta Downtown, May 14-17, 2020. The Abstract Submission Site will open on September 10, 2019. All Abstracts should be submitted by Friday, November 8, 11:59 p.m. (EST). We expect to send acceptance notification before the end of January 2020. AAPOR seeks proposals for individual paper, methodological brief, and poster sessions, self-organized panels, and learning seminars. Submissions on any topic across public opinion, survey, and social science research will be considered for the 75th Annual Conference. Read the Call for Abstracts for information on the submission and review process, session types and presentation tracks, and submitter responsibilities.

Special Issue: Disability Measurement and Analysis. Guest Editors: Kirk Wolter, Elena Erosheva, Kristen Miller, Paul Scanlon, Julie Weeks, Jennifer Madans, Claudia Cappa. An emergent topic in the field of survey research is the use of survey data to estimate the prevalence and characteristics of disability and caregiving. As our population ages, the need for up-to-date and accurate information on disability is extremely important for public health, public policy, and health and social science research. There is evidence that the quality of this information is not keeping up with its demand. To contribute to this research, the Journal for Survey Statistics and Methodology seeks submissions for a special issue on “Disability Measurement and Analysis.” This special issue invites standard research articles and briefer research notes for both the statistics and the survey methods section for the journal. Topics include but are not limited to: 
· Challenges in questionnaire wording and design for disability measures. 
· Determining and correcting measurement error in disability measures. 
· Developing probability samples of disabled populations and subpopulations. 
· Use of network sampling, respondent driven sampling, or non-probability sampling in disability measurement. 
· Challenges in data collection for the disabled population. 
· Use of record linkage and official statistics to estimate disability prevalence. 
· Unique challenges in analysis of disability data, including statistical modeling challenges. 
Submissions to the special issue are welcomed between September 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Upon submission manuscripts will be peer-reviewed in accordance with standard journal practice and will be published online soon after acceptance. Electronic copies of the manuscripts should be uploaded at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jssam following the manuscript preparation instructions. To ensure consideration in the special issue, authors must include a cover letter that clearly states that the manuscript has been submitted for consideration for the special issue on “Disability Measurement and Analysis.” Queries about this special issue should be directed to Kirk Wolter (WOLTER-KIRK@norc.org).

Building Sustainability and Resilience between California and Mexico.” Are you a graduate student currently engaged in research on Mexico or interested in future research activities? Are you interested in meeting and networking with UC and Mexico researchers and faculty? The Latinx and the Environment Initiative is co-organizing the meeting “Building Sustainability and Resilience between California and Mexico” to take place at the Casa de la Universidad de California in Mexico City on October 2 & 3, 2019. We are seeking one graduate student from each UC campus to attend the event! With the generous support of the Planetary Health Center of Expertise and the University of California Global Health Initiative (UCGHI), we are providing financial assistance for transportation and lodging costs. There is no registration fee. Selected students are required to participate in the breakout sessions of the event. The topics of the breakout sessions include:
 · Climate change and resilience
· Clean energy
· Agriculture and water
· Migration, health, and labor
 If you would like to apply for the scholarship, please complete this google form before Monday, September 2nd. We have limited space based on a first-come first-serve basis. Make sure you attach a short (one page) CV and the short statement (400 words max). Questions? Please contact the Latinx and the Environment Initiative at: latinoenvironment@berkeley.edu.

The fall D-lab intensives and short courses are starting in R, Python and much much more. Be sure to check their calendar by visiting 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 (immigration_group@lists.berkeley.edu), which is where a good deal of immigration and migration announcements are posted, and not all of that material is posted on the PopSciences Weekly News.

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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