Past Other Events

June 14, 2017 9:00 AM - June 16, 2017 5:00 PM
By the end of the 3-day Institute, participants will be able to:
  • Understand a broad range of ways that Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be applied to public health research, practice, and public policy
  • Critically analyze maps and research results developed using GIS
  • Learn how to create and analyze thematic maps, geocode addresses, and conduct basic queries
  • Implement a variety of field data collection methods used in GIS such as handheld GPS technology
  • Develop individual research agendas which incorporate GIS methods
May 3, 2017 9:00 AM - May 5, 2017 5:00 PM
Description: The NIH Regional Seminar serves the NIH mission of providing education and training for the next generation of biomedical and behavioral scientists. This seminar is intended to:
  • Demystify the application and review process
  • Clarify federal regulations and policies
  • Highlight current areas of special interest or concern
Who Should Attend? The seminar and optional workshops are appropriate for those who are new to working with the NIH grants process – administrators, new and early stage investigators, researchers, graduate students, etc. For those with more experience, the seminar offers a few more advanced sessions, updates on policies and processes direct from NIH staff, as well as valuable presentation resources to share with your institution.Who are the Presenters? The NIH Regional Seminar involves approximately 70 NIH and HHS staff who are brought to a central location in order to educate, share, and hear your questions over the course of two days, plus the pre-seminar workshops. (Faculty Page with pictures and bios coming soon – watch the website!)This seminar is your opportunity to make direct contact with NIH policy officials, grants management, program and review staff, and representatives from the HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and others. In addition, take advantage of discussions involving some of the 600 fellow attendees from around the world.Want to meet our experts 1:1?  In addition to learning more about the NIH grants processes and policies through the optional workshops and 2-day sessions, there are opportunities throughout the seminar to Meet the Experts 1:1.  Our presenters make themselves available for 15 minute timeslots to meet with you!  These chats are a great way to get more specific questions answered by NIH & HHS experts.  You’ll have the opportunity to sign up in advance or on-site to speak with the expert(s) of your choice participating in the seminar.What are some of the Topics? (Check out the Agenda Page for more details)
  • Budget Basics for Administrators and Investigators
  • Career Development Awards
  • Clinical Trials
  • Compliance (Case Studies)
  • Current Issues at NIH
  • Diversity in the Extramural Research Workplace
  • electronic Research Administration (eRA)
  • Financial Conflict of Interest
  • Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process
  • Grant Writing for Success
  • Human Research Protections
  • Loan Repayment Program
  • Intellectual Property, Inventions, and Patents
  • Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
  • Peer Review Process
  • Preventing & Detecting Fraud
  • Public Access
  • SciENcv
  • R&D Contracts
  • Research Integrity
  • Rigor & Reproducibility
  • Training/Fellowships
  • SBIR/STTR Program
  • ….and that’s not all!
Make plans now and take advantage of the General Registration Rates now through April 8.  Remember, space is limited for the workshops, seminar, and the hotel room block – don’t miss this valuable opportunity!If you are unable to attend the seminar in New Orleans, there is one more opportunity in 2017: Baltimore, Maryland – October 25-27.  Registration opens in April.

For inquiries regarding the seminar, email information is available on the NIH Regional Seminar Webpage.
April 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Claire Fagin Hall Auditorium, 418 Curie Boulevard
Description: This symposium offers training and education on developing, pitching, and funding innovative project ideas that utilize community-academic partnerships. Participants will receive an introduction to the current funding landscape and learn best practices to develop and sustain community-academic partnerships.
April 27, 2017 9:00 AM - April 29, 2017 5:00 PM
Location: Chicago, IL
April 26, 2017 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Dean Steve Fluharty Dean and Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Professor of Psychology, Pharmacology, and Neuroscience - University of Pennsylvania
Location: Fisher Fine Arts Library - 220 South 34th st, Philadelphia, PA
Description: Join the Penn Fels Policy Research Initiative for its inaugural conference featuring faculty and keynote speakers addressing many of today's most pressing topics ranging from race and immigration, to gender and big data.
April 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cynthia Feliciano Associate Professor of Sociology - University of California, Irvine
Location: 169 McNeil
April 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Goubin Yang Professor of Sociology and Communication - University of Pennsylvania
The 60 second lectures | Location: Stiteler Plaza, Rain Location: Houston Hall
April 19, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Emily Hannum Associate Director, Population Studies Center, Professor of Sociology & Education - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 5th Floor McNeil
April 12, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Megan Reed P.h.D. Candidate - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 5th Floor McNeil
Description: "Determinants of Women's Autonomy in India"
April 7, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
WICshops | Location: WIC Seminar Room, rm 124, VPDLC
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
April 5, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Leslie McCall Professor of Sociology - Northwestern University
Location: 169 McNeil
April 5, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Ji Eun
Location: 5th Floor McNeil
March 29, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
John Hagan John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law - Northwestern University
Location: 169 McNeil
Description: Prison as Prologue: Criminal Justice Reform & The Children of the Mass Incarceration Era
March 29, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Carlos de la Torre Professor of Sociology - University of Kentucky
Location: Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk
Latin American & Latino Studies Program
March 29, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Natalie Young P.h.D. Student - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 5th Floor McNeil
March 24, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Milan Vaishnav Senior Fellow, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - Center for the Advanced Study of India
Location: 3600 Market St, Suite 560 (5th flr)
CASI (Center for the Advanced Study of India)
Description: The first comprehensive study of the nexus between crime and democracy in India.In India, the world’s largest democracy, the symbiotic relationship between crime and politics raises complex questions. For instance, how can free and fair democratic elections exist alongside rampant criminality? Why do political parties actively recruit candidates with reputations for wrongdoing? Why do voters elect (and even reelect) them, to the point that a third of state and national legislators assume office with pending criminal charges?In this eye-opening book, political scientist Milan Vaishnav takes readers deep into the marketplace for criminal politicians by drawing on fieldwork on the campaign trail, large surveys, and an original database on politicians’ backgrounds. The result is the first systematic study of an issue that has profound implications for democracy both with and beyond India’s borders.
March 22, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Julia Szymczak Assistant Professor - Penn Perelman School of Medicine
Location: 169 McNeil
March 20, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Vera Gorbunova Doris Johns Cherry Professor of Biology, Co-Director Rochestor Aging Research Center - University of Rochester
Location: 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
March 17, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Roselyn Hsueh Associate Professor of Political Science - Temple University
Location: 3600 Market St, Suite 560 (5th flr)
Description: China and India are two large, developing countries that have globalized and undergone tremendous development in the last several decades. Yet, they have taken separate paths toward globalization. Dr. Hsueh questions the conventional wisdom that variation in regime type and subnational characteristics shape their different models of development. Rather, mediating the impact of economic liberalization on industrialization is the nature of market governance. Dominant patterns of market governance, which shape industrial outcomes, are a function of the values and identities of political economic elites, existing organization of institutions, and structural sectoral attributes.
March 16, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tom Vogl Assistant Professor of Economics & International Affairs - Princeton University
Empirical Micro Workshop | Location: 395 McNeil