Other Events

May 30, 2018 9:00 AM - June 1, 2018 5:00 PM
Dr. Carol Jagger AXA Professor of Epidemiology of Ageing - Newcastle University
Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Description:

The international REVES network encourages research on health expectancy, longevity, the disablement process and ageing. It includes scholars from a broad range of disciplines such as demographers, clinicians, statisticians and social scientists. REVES@30 is a joint conference of the REVES and TRENDS networks.

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June 12, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Projit Mukharji Associate Professor of History and the Sociology of Science - School of Arts and Sciences
Location: World Cafe Live Upstairs 3025 Walnut St.
Description:

What makes us who we are? Is it our genes? Or is it in fact our memories? Projit Bihari Mukharji will discuss how, in newly-independent India two new sciences, genetics and parapsychology, both tried to answer this question in their distinctive ways. At the time both the disciplines were themselves also struggling to define their identities. Even as the quests for disciplinary identities were interlaced with the quest to define human identities scientifically, their political resonances with identity politics and nation-building were too obvious to ignore. As scientists, their methods and their questions moved between these various levels; scientific questions about human identity also became questions about the identity of science itself.

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June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018
Pamela Herd Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Benjamin Domingue Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education - Stanford University
Location: Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize researchers with genetic data and provide instruction on how to incorporate genetic information into social science analyses. This one-week genomic data workshop will focus on providing hands-on training for researchers working at the intersection of genetics and social science research, using data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) as a model. Using tutorial versions of the HRS core survey data and HRS genetic data files, the workshop will instruct on several current methods of genomic analyses. Lectures will also discuss issues surrounding collection of samples, working with labs, ethics, and collaboration with biological experts. A key component of this workshop is the opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration among attendees, with University of Michigan investigators, and course instructors. This year's guest speakers include:

  • Pam Herd, Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology University of Wisconsin - Madison Principal Investigator, Wisconsin Longitudinal Study
  • Ben Domingue, Assistant Professor, Stanford

 

This course is designed to primarily benefit researchers who already have experience conducting statistical examinations of behavioral traits, but who may have little or no genetic or biological training. Investigators interested in a better understanding of genomic analysis as it applies to social and behavioral science research are encouraged to apply. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JANUARY 12, 2018. Apply here.

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August 1, 2018 8:00 AM - August 3, 2018 6:00 PM
Location: Capitol Hilton, Washington, DC
Description:

The ninth North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit will be held August 1-3, 2018, in Washington, DC. The scope of Summit IX includes the full range of social drivers of HIV, including poverty, housing status, food security, employment, incarceration, race/ethnicity, behavioral health issues, stigma and intimate partner violence. What impact do these drivers have on ending the HIV epidemic? What policies and programs can influence these drivers or mitigate their negative effects?

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October 3, 2018 - October 5, 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Description:

IAPHS conferences feature the latest in population health science from diverse disciplines and promote exchanges about population health issues between scientists and stakeholders from policy and practice fields. 

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