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Symposium on Family Issues at Penn State, Oct. 13-14

April 6, 2005

Apr 6, 2005 "Early Disparities in School Readiness: How do Families Contribute to Successful and Unsuccessful Transitions into School?" will be the focus of Penn State University's 13th annual Symposium on Family Issues, to be held October 13-14, 2005. The 2005 symposium is innovative, not only for its emphasis on family contributions to school readiness,…

NIH Summer Institute on Behavioral and Social Intervention Research, July 18-22

April 6, 2005

Apr 6, 2005 The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research is sponsoring a Summer Institute to address essential conceptual, methodological and practical issues involved in planning and carrying out research on psychosocial interventions. The Institute will take place in Washington DC from July 18 to 22. For additional information go to the NIH…

Data Sharing for Demographic Research

March 7, 2005

Mar 7, 2005 The Data Sharing for Demographic Research project began at the end of last summeras a partnership of NICHD with ICPSR and the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan, the Carolina Population Center, and the Minnesota PopulationCenter. The goal of the Data Sharing project is to assist data producers and datausers…

Workshop on the Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families

March 2, 2005

Mar 2, 2005 Addressing Health, Educational, and Socioeconomic Disparities of Children in Immigrant Families will be held on May 25 and 26, 2005, Wednesday and Thursday (half day) at 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The funders for this workshop are National Institutes of Health National Institute of Child Health and Development Demographic and Behavioral Sciences…

California Health Interview Survey

February 25, 2005

Feb 25, 2005 The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) is described as the most comprehensive source of important health information on Californians. Conducted every two years, CHIS provides information for the entire state and most counties on a variety of health topics for California's diverse population. Please see the attachments for more information. AskCHIS_Flyer_11.04.pdf CHIS_FS_8.04.pdf

Population Research & Policy Review Call for Papers

February 21, 2005

Feb 21, 2005 CALL FOR PAPERS   Population Research and Policy Review Special Issue on Spatial Demography Paul R. Voss University of Wisconsin-Madison Guest Editor   July 29, 2005 – Deadline for paper proposals (Send to     Aims and Scope of this Special Issue The goal of this special issue is to introduce…

Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica Launches Monitoring & Evaluation Website

February 7, 2005

Feb 7, 2005 A new website dedicated exclusively to the M&E of population, health, nutrition and poverty programs is now on-line. The Latin American Network of Evaluation Programs (REDEVAL) website has also been created. Please visit This effort is an initiative started by the Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica (INSP) de Mexico and Measure…

Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health Program Announcement

February 2, 2005

Feb 2, 2005 This announcement invites applications to (a) elucidate basic social and cultural constructs and processes used in health research, (b) clarify social and cultural factors in the etiology and consequences of health and illness, (c) link basic research to practice for improving prevention, treatment, health services, and dissemination, and (d) explore ethical issues…

GIS and Population Science Workshops – Summer 2005

January 24, 2005

Jan 24, 2005 Two GIS and Population Science workshops (supported by an NICHD R25 training grant) will be offered during Summer 2005. The GISPopSci workshops are scheduled for May 29 - June 11, 2005 (Penn State) and June 19-July 2, 2005 (UC Santa Barbara). These workshops will be intensive training experiences lasting two weeks and…

New IRB Website and Forms

January 18, 2005

Jan 18, 2005 As recently announced, the Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE) was created to centralize and enhance oversight of research at UNC-Chapel Hill involving human subjects. The next phase of integration will be to standardize practices across all Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) on campus. The IRBs have worked together over the last year…