Each year, NIH honors the research trajectory and continuing influence of Dr. Matilda White Riley in the behavioral and social sciences across and beyond the NIH. Early stage investigator paper competition opening in January 2019, stay tuned.
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The program is designed to encourage the use of NCHS data systems and programs by the health services research community in response to current health policy questions, and provide a basis for future health policy. Applicants may be at any stage in their career from doctoral students (who must have completed course work and be at the dissertation phase of their program) to senior investigators. Applications are due January 1, 2019.
The University of California, Berkeley, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Public Health. The Dean will enhance and accelerate research, discovery, and critical inquiry across the School while providing adept operational oversight of a professional school in a complex institutional environment, one that is grounded in shared governance and a deep commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. Review of candidate materials will begin on November 26. Final Date: April 30th, 2019.
Add Health recently released the data file for Wave V Sample 1. The file contains data from 3,872 of the Wave V Sample 1 respondents. The respondents completed the survey between March 2016 and March 2017. Other files recently released by Add Health include: Parents Phase 2 (2015-2017); Polygenic Scores (constructed scores for 30 phenotypes Wave IV); Ambient Air Pollutants Data (365 daily exposure estimates of ambient air pollutants (Wave IV); Wave III Academic Transcript Social Studies and Civic Coursework (ATRCVC) Data; and Wave IV Modified Retail Food Environment (mRFEI) Data
The United States Mortality Database (USMDB) brings you the first clearly documented historical set of complete state-level life tables, updated to the latest year of available data, designed to foster research on geographic variations in mortality across the United States and to monitor trends in health inequalities. This data set currently includes complete and abridged life tables by sex for each of the US 9 Census Divisions, 4 Census Regions, 50 States and the District of Columbia, for each year since 1959 with mortality values up to age 110. The data are available for free to all interested upon registration.