Weekly News September 6, 2021

If you have a human subjects project with CPHS approval, you may have received an email recently about Updated Research Guidelines and Resumption Proposal Supplement Form.  Basically, the COVID-19 situation requires additional protections when conducting in-person research. The new guidelines apply to both previously-approved research as well as new research proposals. For previously-approved projects that were halted due to COVID-19 and now seek to resume in-person human subjects research activities, investigators must submit an Amendment Application with the Resumption Proposal Supplement Form uploaded to the Attachments section of their protocol. (Projects that were already approved for in-person research using an older version of the Resumption Proposal Supplement Form do not need to seek re-approval via another Amendment. However, investigators must review and adhere to the updated screening requirements detailed in the new form.) Likewise, for new studies, investigators who wish to commence with any in-person research activities are also asked to complete the form and upload a copy to the Attachments section of their protocol.

I also want to remind everyone that there are other lists that I do not duplicate, notably the School of Public Health Tue$day Tips, and BIMI’s newsletter. You can find subscription information below.  All of us endeavor to provide you information about events, funding, conferences and other issues likely to be important to social and behavioral scientists.

Events and announcements follow.
Be well,

PS: I’ll be on vacation this month on the following days: Tue-Wed Sept 7-8, Thu Sept 16, Mon-Wed Sept 20-29.  Shana tovah!

UCB departments and centers are hosting virtual and/or hybrid  talks this semester. Assume virtual unless noted otherwise. All times are Pacific unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, September 8, 12-1 p.m. Demography Brown bag.  Sam Trejo, Princeton University. “Learning From Flint: The Health and Social Effects of the Flint Water Crisis on Educational Outcomes” | Zoom Meeting ID: 998 5935 0488 Password: DEMOG_BB.
*The Population Sciences events calendar can be found here: https://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/popsci.html
*View past talks on our Population Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists: http://bit.ly/2kZvaME.

Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 12pm.  Fighting Poverty with SNAP: A Framework to Bolster the Social Safety Net. Sponsored by GSPP. For more information and registration https://gspp.berkeley.edu/calendar/event/fighting-poverty-with-snap-a-framework-to-bolster-the-social-safety-net

September 9, 2:10 – 3:30 p.m. “Gender Differences in Labor Supply: “Experimental Evidence from the Gig Economy”, Sydnee Caldwell. Contact: camillen@berkeley.edu.  648 Evans. 

Thursday, September 9, 12 noon Eastern. Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Florencia Torche, PhD, professor of sociology at Stanford University, will present The COVID pandemic and inequalities in infant health.” Please register for online seminar.

Sep 10, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT. CAPS Seminar: Ellen Meara, Professor of Health Economics and Policy, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. “Rising Geographic Disparities in U.S. Mortality” (joint with Ben Couillard, Chris Foote, Kavish Gandhi, Jon Skinner). Zoom Information:

Friday Sept 17 @ 12 noon PDT. Precarious Times, Professional Tensions: The Ethics of Migration Research and the Drive for Scientific Accountability” Prof. Irene Bloemraad. Please registerto receive the Zoom link for this virtual event, which is free and open to the public.

Friday, September 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific. “Leveraging Behavioral Sciences for Dementia Care” – a discussion about how the tools of behavioral sciences can be leveraged for better dementia care. Julie Zissimopoulos, co-director of the aging and cognition program at the USC Schaeffer Center will moderate the discussion with Lisa Walke, chief of the division of geriatric medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine, and Joanna Lee Hart, assistant professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine. The information link with registration link (at bottom) is:  https://healthpolicy.usc.edu/events/leveraging-behavioral-sciences-for-dementia-care/

Friday, October 1, 2021 at 9:00am to 12:00pm EST 16th Annual De Jong Lecture in Social Demography – Penn State. Surviving Two Epidemics: Resilience and Health in the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH) 1998-2021.” Location: State College, PA or virtual, TBD. Registration (required for attending and viewing the lecture online): redcap.ctsi.psu.edu/surveys/?s=L49FR9WEL8. Presented by Dr. Hans-Peter Kohler, Frederick J. Warren Professor of Sociology and Co-Director, Population Aging Research Center, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kohler will present an overview of how respondents in the MLSFH have been affected by HIV/AIDS and COVID-19, and how they have managed to “survive” through challenging times. Discussants include Dr. Sam Clark, Professor of Sociology at The Ohio State University, and Dr. Mary K. Shenk, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Demography, and Asian Studies at Penn State. The De Jong Lecture is free and open to everyone. The decision of whether to hold the Lecture in person will be made in September and all registrants will be notified. The De Jong Lecture will be livestreamed and a recording will be available for a limited time. More information to come.

Monday, October 25, 2021 at 9:00am EST to Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 4:00pm EST. 29th Annual Symposium on Family Issues – Penn State: Environmental Impacts on Families: Change, Challenge, and Adaptation.” Location: State College, PA or virtual, TBD. Registration (required for attending and viewing the lecture online): https://redcap.ctsi.psu.edu/surveys/?s=E8C4JXMH7H.  The Symposium is open to everyone. The decision to hold an in-person or virtual symposium will be made in September and we will notify registrants. Current Penn State policy states that all individuals are required to wear masks inside all university buildings, regardless of vaccination status. The symposium will be livestreamed and recorded for viewing. More details to come. More info: https://pop.psu.edu/events/29th-annual-national-symposium-family-issues

Sept 9, 11 AM EDT.  NACDA Webinar: HAALSI – Health and Aging in Africa: A Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH Community in South Africa. HAALSI is a longitudinal, population-based survey implemented by the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and the Medical Research Council (MRC)/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit of the University of the Witwatersrand, and is funded by the National Institutes on Aging. HAALSI aims to examine and characterize a cohort of 5,059 men and women ≥ 40 years of age in rural South Africa with respect to health, physical and cognitive function, aging, and well-being, and is designed to be harmonized with other international HRS sister studies. This webinar will feature the HAALSI research team: Dr. Julia Rohr – Research Scientist/Project Director; Dr. Elyse Jennings – Research Scientist; David Kapaon – Research Assistant. Register HERE.

The National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) and the National Study of Caregiving (NSOC), with support from the National Institute on Aging, announce a call for conference papers and poster abstracts. The conference will focus on dementia caregiving and will be held May 2-3, 2022.  Plans are being made for an in person meeting in Ann Arbor with hybrid options for attending.  Early career researchers are encouraged to apply.  We expect to accept 10-12 papers and 10-12 posters. Applications are due October 15, 2021. For details, please visit the NHATS/NSOC Dementia Caregiving Conference webpage.

Beyond Coresidence: Measuring Intimate and Familial Ties Within and Across Households   Friday, September 24, 11:30 am to 3:30 pm ET Online via Zoom   This workshop provides an opportunity for scholars to engage in focused discussions about the limitations of existing family measurement approaches and to exchange ideas about how to improve these approaches to ensure that we are capturing the rich array of relationship configurations experienced by today’s adults. The overarching goal of the conference is to inform planned pilot data collection and ultimately establish the groundwork for new family measurement strategies. AGENDAPANELISTSREGISTRATION.

Workshop on Comparative Adult Mortality Determinants 
which will take place in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California on February 25, 2022. Call for Abstracts: Please find information on submission of an abstract and the workshop in the attached call. This workshop is jointly sponsored by Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging at UC Berkeley and the Center for Biodemography and Population Health at USC. Abstracts are due Oct 15.

“Life Course Analysis: Theoretical perspectives, methodological innovations, and empirical applications”. Date of Event: October 26-27, 2021. The Max Planck Society for Demographic Research is offering a free online workshop. Goal: The life course approach has made a lasting impact on the social sciences. It provides a dynamic perspective on individual lives, which are seen as evolving processes shaped by critical transitions. Moreover, the approach stresses the embeddedness of individual life courses in socioeconomic and cultural contexts. This perspective has been highly influential across many disciplines, and it has spawned a rich and fast evolving literature. The main goal of this event is to bring together researchers to present and discuss recent developments in life course analysis and to contribute to advancing the field. Online participation: Online participation will be open to everyone. If you would like to participate virtually please send an email to lifecourse@demogr.mpg.de with your name and your affiliation. Click here for more info and schedule.

There’s a blog that might be our readers, called The Evidence Base published by the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics and the Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) at USC.  Many of The Evidence Base blogs feature data from the Understanding America Study at CESR. The newest post is Gender and Financial Literacy at Older Ages in America by Joanne Yoong. Please share the new blog post with colleagues and collaborators, and please follow The Evidence Base. For more about the Understanding America Study, follow this link https://uasdata.usc.edu

Call for Applications for the NORC Racial Equity and Inclusion Scholars Program. NORC at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the Racial Equity and Inclusion Scholars Program, a new opportunity for advanced doctoral students, postdocs, and early career scholars to engage in critical research under the supervision of NORC expert staff, build skills, and participate in a robust mentoring and career networking program. The program advances the skills of emerging research scientists, data scientists, statisticians, and methodologists pursuing research on diversity, disparities, equity, and inclusion and expands the pipeline of historically underrepresented populations pursuing social science research. The inaugural program will run from late September or early October through December 2021. Applications are due by midnight CT on Friday, September 17, 2021. Please email questions to NORC-DREI-Research-Collaborative@norc.org with “NORC Research Scholars 2021” in the subject line.
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. Be sure to check the D-lab calendar at the website, dlab.berkeley.edu.

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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