2014 RAND Summer InstituteJuly 07, 2014
The dates of the 21st Annual Conference are July 7-10, and it is held here in Santa Monica.Announcement here
Conducting Research Using the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)June 23, 2014
The Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, in collaboration with the National Poverty Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, invites applications to participate in a five-day workshop June 23-27, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The workshop will introduce participants to the use of micro-data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and provide hands-on applications to prepare them to conduct their own SIPP-based research project.Read Details Here
PAA 2014 Annual Meeting May 1-3May 01, 2014
Record attendance is expected at the 2014 PAA Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. Avoid the long lines - pre-register online NOW! The pre-registration rates are $158 members; $289 non-members, $59 for student members and $124 for student non-members through March 20. ON-SITE rates are $175 members; $299 non-members, $64 for student members and $129 student non-members.
REMINDER ALL PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS (PRESENTERS ATTENDING THE MEETING) MUST REGISTER FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING.Participants registering at the non-member rate will not be required to join PAA in order to appear in the Final Program. However, if you would like to receive all the benefits of PAA membership, join
your dues before you register.
The PAA website
has links to the meeting events, registration, hotel reservations, member-initiated meetings, and the Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau which has information about local restaurants and entertainment. The up-to-date Annual Meeting Preliminary Program will be available online January 20th here
Based on positive participant feedback, the sessions will again be 90 minutes in length to allow for a fifth session on Thursday, a Friday lunch break and adjournment of the meetings at 2:00 pm on Saturday. The meetings will also feature the traditional memorial service on Thursday evening, the Membership Meeting on Saturday morning, and a provocative set of invited sessions on the Affordable Care Act, early childhood education, innovations in the 2020 Census, recent developments in the ACS, return migration from the U.S. to Latin America, the demography of Mexico, the ICPD, recent developments in human subjects protections, and many more.
You will be able to view the Final Program on your mobile phone on April 23. You will be able to navigate the sessions by topic, the participants’ index and the floor plans. Just point the browser on your smart phone to http://paa2014.princeton.edu/
. We recommend you bookmark the site to simplify future access.
Also, PAA 2014 will be on Twitter this year. Follow @paa2014 to get updates as the conference approaches and during the conference, and contribute using #paa2014.
PAA 2014 Annual MeetingMay 01, 2014
Registration is now open for this year's Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting, which will be taking place May 1-3 in Boston, MA. Are you a DuPRI student that is interested in attending? Click here for conference details
Genetics of Aging and Longevity in Sochi, Russia 2014April 06, 2014
World's leading scientists will share their knowledge at 3 International Genetics of Aging and Longevity Conference in Sochi, Russia on April 6-10,2014
. Click here
to see the poster of the conference. You can find the program of the conference here
Stanford Workshop in Formal DemographyMarch 24, 2014
The Stanford Centers for Population Research and the Demography and Economics of Health & Aging announce a workshop on Formal Demography. The focus will be on formal demographic methods with applications to aging (including mortality change and disparity, and probabilistic forecasts of
mortality, fertility and population forecasts).Read Brochure Here
Complex Systems, Health Disparities & Population Health: Building BridgesFebruary 24, 2014SAVE THE DATE!:
Conference on “Complex Systems, Health Disparities & Population Health: Building Bridges” on February 24-25, 2014 at the Natcher Conference Center, NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD.
For additional information, please click here
Have some recent work that bridges systems sciences approaches and some aspects of health disparities or population health? You will have an opportunity to share that work with other conference participants at Poster Sessions. To submit a poster, please include your poster information on the registration form, including the title, author(s) and an abstract (250 words or less). While we know there is a lot of great work going on and encourage you to submit a poster, space limitations will mean that not all can be accepted.
You will be notified by email no later than February 1, 2014 on whether or not your abstract has been accepted for the Poster Session.
Deadline to submit a poster
(through the registration form): January 15, 2014
Deadline to register:
February 14, 2014
Free registration is available here
SSRI ~ Census Research Center Microdata: Exploring the Possibilities for Business, Demographic, and Health ResearchNovember 01, 2013
Presenters: Gale Boyd, Joseph Lariscy, Deborah Rho. 9:00 am -- 2:00 pm (lunch will be served).
Overview: Learn about the Possibilities for Business, Demographic, and Health Research using Non-Public Census Research Center Microdata. This event will include presentations of research undertaken with these Micro-Data and a discussion of how researchers interested in planning projects using them should proceed. Attenders will have the opportunity to discuss with the presenters the researcher's goals and planned projects, and to explore how they might use Non-Public Micro-Data to advance those.
Please use this link
for a more complete description of the planned presentations.
As well as Using SAS; Using Excel; and Introduction to Quantitative Analysis for Novice Researchers (see schedule
for more information).
TAPS Fall 2013 Meeting October 24, 2013
"Innovations in Performance Monitoring" by Scott Radloff, Ph.D.Read Brochure Here
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Should the United States Have Publicly Funded Preschool for All?October 22, 2013
Special Lecture Featuring Steven BarnettView the Poster Here
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2013 International Conference on Aging in the AmericasSeptember 17, 2013
Conference Series on Aging in the Americas (CAA) is aimed at utilizing research to augment knowledge about dimensions of healthful aging for people of Hispanic and Latin American descent and fostering emerging scholars in the field.For More Information or to Register
George Gopen "Writing from the Reader's Perspective" Workshops for Fall 2013September 03, 2013
Dr. George Gopen's workshop presents ideas that have changed participants' writing habits permanently, often resulting in improved grant-writing and publication** success.Workshop Details and Signup Here
Demography Daze WorkshopJune 13, 2013
Demography (“Days”) Daze is a collaboration between the Carolina Population Center (CPC) and the Duke Population Research Institute (DuPRI). This is the second annual afternoon workshop where we will share ideas across our centers and highlight collaborative research. Our use of Daze is meant to capture the “dazzle” and “splendor” of innovative ideas and new techniques/technologies (not the firstt offered Webster definition, “to stun or stupefy”!). And if there is a lazy summer daze, then it is in early June, when our calendars are probably less crammed. So please join us on the afternoon and evening of June 13. This year’s program features Anatoliy Yashin and Paul Voss, both recent winners of career awards given by the Population Association of America. The sessions will be at the Carolina Population Center and the reception/dinner will be held at the Mediterranean Deli at 410 W. Franklin Street. Workshop details here
Demography DazeJune 13, 2013
Don't forget to register for the second annual Demography Daze event with our friends at the Carolina Population Center. It's a chance to meet new colleagues, share ideas and hear about collaborations between our two faculties.Event Details
2013 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in Baltimore, MDMarch 07, 2013
Are you ready for an opportunity to meet and discuss grant issues with NIH policy officers, grants management, review and program officials, and NIH senior leadership…all in a central location?
Would you like the opportunity to network over the course of 2 days with grants administrators, researchers, students, financial officials, and grant writers from around the world?
Have you been looking for a comprehensive program that provides valuable information about the NIH grants process, including such topics as peer review, grant writing for success, pre-award and post-award issues for administrators and investigators, compliance, how to interact electronically with NIH, or how to map your career with NIH?
If so, make plans to attend the 2013 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in Baltimore, Maryland. This year, there will be only one NIH Regional Seminar and you won’t want to miss it!
The NIH Regional Seminar is intended for those new to the grants process, including sponsored project officers and departmental administrators, investigators, faculty, graduate students, etc. Over the course of two days, it also provides an opportunity to those with more experience to obtain updates on grants policies and procedures. Approximately 600-800 attendees are expected, providing extended opportunities for sharing and learning from peers as well as NIH experts. Due to the popularity of these seminars, early registration is highly recommended. Additional info and registration can be found here
PAA 2013 Annual MeetingJanuary 14, 2013
Registration is now officially open for this year's Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting, which will be taking place April 11-13 in New Orleans. Are you a DuPRI student that is interested in attending? Let us help!Conference Details
PAA 2013 Annual MeetingJanuary 14, 2013
Registration is now officially open for this year's Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting, which will be taking place April 11-13 in New Orleans. Are you a DuPRI student that is interested in attending? Let us help!
REVES 25th Annual Meeting, May 27-29 at UT AustinJanuary 08, 2013
Réseau Espérance de Vie en Santé (REVES), the international network on health
expectancies and the disablement process, invites you to submit abstracts for the
network’s 25th meeting at the University of Texas at Austin, May 27, 2013 – May 29,
2013. The deadline for submitting abstracts is February 15, 2013.
REVES is an international organization that promotes the use of health expectancy as a
key metric of population health. REVES members are actively engaged in the definition, measurement, and comparison of population health metrics locally and globally.
The REVES network was originally formed in 1989 by the French National Institute of
Health and Medical Research (INSERM, Montpelier), the Social Affairs Council, Quebec, Canada, and the Center for Demographic Studies, Durham, North Carolina, United States. REVES now includes over 150 scientists and policy makers representing 30
countries worldwide as well as a wide range of scientific disciplines including demography, epidemiology, gerontology, sociology, psychology, public health, health
economics, medicine, biology, and statistics. More detailed information about the meeting can be found at:
International Conference on Methods for Surveying and Enumerating Hard to Reach PopulationsAugust 15, 2012
"H2R 2012" will be held Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 in New Orleans, LA. The conference will bring together survey methodologists, sociologists, statisticians, demographers, ethnographers, policy analysts and other professionals from around the world to present new and innovative concepts and techniques for surveying hard to reach populations. DuPRI faculty members M. Giovanna Merli and James Moody will both be presenting papers. The conference aims to address both the statistical and survey design aspects of including hard to reach groups. Researchers will report findings from censuses and surveys and other research related to the identification, definition, measurement, and methodologies for surveying and enumerating undercounted populations. The deadline for registration is Sept. 20.H2R 2012 Homepage
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NSF Dissertation Improvement Grants WorkshopAugust 09, 2012
SSRI is pleased to announce a workshop for graduate students who are considering submitting a proposal to the NSF's Dissertation Improvement Grant program sometime during the coming year.
The workshop will run from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Weds., Aug 22 in SSRI's Erwin Mill facility, room A103. It will address both the tools and systems used to prepare and submit proposals and substantive aspects of preparing a competitive proposal.
All are welcome, and there is no charge for attending. Register here.
Demography (“Days”) DazeJune 14, 2012
Demography (“Days”) Daze is a collaboration between the Carolina Population Center and DuPRI. This is the first of what we anticipate to be an annual workshop to share ideas across our centers and to spawn collaborative research. The first annual workshop is being held in honor of Phil Morgan, an internationally known sociologist and population scientist.Visit the Demography Daze page for more info
Registration Now Open for NIH Grants Seminar: June 20-23, 2012 in Washington D.C.April 20, 2012
The NIH Regional Seminar involves approximately 35 NIH and HHS staff who are brought to a central location in order to educate, share, and listen to attendees over the course of two days. This seminar is your opportunity to make direct contact with NIH policy officials, grants management, program and review staff, eRA Commons experts, as well as representatives from the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), and Office of Research Integrity (ORI). The seminar and optional eRA workshops are appropriate for grants administrators, new and early stage investigators, researchers, graduate students, and anyone interested in the grants administration process. More Info
PAA 2012 Annual MeetingFebruary 13, 2012
This year's Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting is taking place in San Francisco on May 3-5. Are you a DuPRI student that is interested in attending? Let us help!Conference Details
33rd Annual Minority Health Conference: Registration now openJanuary 17, 2012
The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Minority Student Caucus invite you to attend the 33rd Annual Minority Health Conference, “Translational Research: The Road from Efficacy to Equity". The conference will be held on February 24, 2012 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.
This year's keynote speakers include Ana Diez-Roux, an expert in epidemiology and neighborhood health effects, and Nina Wallerstein, an expert in community-based participatory research.
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DuPRI Researchers, International Scholars Examine Health-Survival ParadoxMay 17, 2011
Scholars from Denmark, Germany, and the United States presented research at a May 4, 2011 Duke University Population Research Institute (DuPRI) meeting on the paradox that males report better health than females but encounter higher mortality at all ages. The presentations were part of the First International Biodemography Network Meeting held at Duke’s Thomas Conference Center on May 3-4, 2011. FULL STORY
Biodemography Meeting at DukeApril 26, 2011
This week, on Tuesday May 3 and Wednesday May 4 DuPRI is holding its First International Biodemography Network Meeting at Duke’s Thomas Conference Center. The two-day meeting, focused on topics in mortality, aging and longevity covers very recent research on both humans and animals. More info
20th Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) ConferenceApril 18, 2011
The Twentieth BREAD Conference on Development Economics will be held on 23-24 September, 2011, in Paris, France. It will be sponsored by Actors, Markets and Institutions in Development Countries (AMID) and the Center for Economic Policy and Research (CEPR). The deadline for submissions is 18:00 GMT on Friday June 17, 2011. Please email your submission to Nadine Clarke
. Papers will be selected by the Scientific Committee. The Committee members are Abhijit Banerjee (MIT, BREAD and CEPR), Robin Burgess (LSE, BREAD and CEPR) and Marc Gurgand (PSE).
Call For Papers
Biomarkers in Population Research: What, Why, and HowJune 22, 2010
This 3 week short course on Genetics was taught by Karen Sugden, PhD and covered the following topics: Week 1 - Introduction to biomarkers and genetics: a biology refresher; Week 2 - Measurement and technical application of biological material: the why, what and how of biomarker assessment; and Week 3 - What can and can't we collect in the field?: practical implications of biological material collection.More Info