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
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
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.
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).
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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