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As a service to the population health community, IAPHS provides brief notices of job, training and funding opportunities, as well as conferences, calls for papers, new publications, and other time-sensitive information.  Please click each topic below and then on a title to link to the full information about each announcement.

NIH Nutrition Research Strategic Plan: Submit Ideas

The NIH Nutrition Research Task Force (NRTF) seeks input from biomedical researchers and health professionals to help develop the first ever NIH-wide strategic plan for nutrition research. Please share your perspective on critical gaps and opportunities in nutrition research along with ideas for how NIH should address them. Deadline for submission: April 28, 2017

Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences

Abstracts due May 15, 2017, for this 8th annual conference to be held at the Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado in Boulder, October 19-20, 2017. The conference showcases cutting edge research at the intersection of social scientific and genetic inquiry. The conference will also include a 3-4 hour workshop on new advances in statistical genetics. Use the provided link to submit an abstract and/or indicate your plans to attend.

Aging & Society: Seventh Interdisciplinary Conference

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes: Economic and Demographic Perspectives on Aging, Public Policy and Public Perspectives on Aging, Medical Perspectives on Aging, Health, Wellness, and Social and Cultural Perspectives on Aging. Conference 3-4 November 2017 at the University of California at Berkeley. No submission deadline specified.

Request for Comments: Office of Management and Budget

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests comments on the proposals that it has received from the Federal Interagency Working Group for Research on Race and Ethnicity (Working Group) for revisions to OMB's Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity. Deadline April 30, 2017.

Comments Requested on Standards for Race/Ethnicity Data

The US Office of Management and Budget requests comments on proposals put forward by the Federal Interagency Working Group for Research on Race and Ethnicity for revisions to OMB's Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity. Comments are due in writing to OMB by April 29, 2017.

Reimaging Health in Cities: From Local to Global

An international symposium hosted by the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative at the Dornsife School of Public Health. Sept. 7-8, 2017. Abstract deadline: 7/1/17. Earlybird registration deadline: 7/1/17

Senior Advisor, Health Policy; New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

A senior level role that will focus on the array of public health efforts the office oversees ranging from disease control to environmental health, community health, prevention and primary care, and emergency preparedness and response. Key responsibilities include policy analysis, multi-agency project management and coordination, budget and legislative review, external stakeholder communication, and agency oversight and monitoring.

Guttmacher Institute: Director of International Research

The Guttmacher Institute is seeking a Director of International Research and a Senior Research Scientist with an international focus to participate in its research program focused on sexual and reproductive health. Open until filled.

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health: Health Equity Scholar

The Department of Health Policy and Management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health is seeking applicants for a tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level who is a nationally recognized population health researcher recognized for his/her work on vulnerable populations, broadly defined, including focus on low income, ethnic minority, and other underserved groups. Open until filled.

Brandeis University, Institute for Child, Youth, and Family Policy: Senior Research Associate I

Seeking a data expert with full-time work experience in preparing, analyzing and visualizing scientific data. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of scholars to develop new technologies for monitoring childhood opportunities across U.S. neighborhoods and conduct research on the impact of neighborhood conditions on childhood health and development. Job ID: 525969

Program Officer / Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Foundation is seeking a program officer OR senior program officer (PO/SPO) who will be focused on efforts to create the conditions that allow communities and their residents to reach their greatest health potential. These initiatives focus on how local data, financing and policy and practice changes, coupled with multi-sector community leadership and capacity building, can change community environments in ways that make it easier for people to be healthier. Area of focus: Data for Action. No deadline specified.

Program Officer / Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Foundation is seeking a program officer OR senior program officer (PO/SPO) who will focus on the Foundation’s efforts to create the conditions that allow communities and all of their residents to reach their greatest health potential, especially those facing the greatest challenges. These initiatives focus on how local data, financing and policy and practice changes, coupled with multi-sector community leadership and capacity building, can change community environments and norms in ways that make it easier for people to be healthier. Area of Focus: Building Community Power. No deadline specified.

GIS Research Data Analyst, Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020)

PMA2020 uses innovative mobile technology to support low-cost, rapid-turnaround household and facility surveys to monitor key indicators for family planning, water and sanitation, and other health areas. The project is led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and implemented by local university and research organizations in 10 countries in Africa and Asia. No deadline specified.

Research Data Analyst, Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020)

PMA2020 uses innovative mobile technology to support low-cost, rapid-turnaround household and facility surveys to monitor key indicators for family planning, water and sanitation, and other health areas. The project is led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and implemented by local university and research organizations in 10 countries in Africa and Asia. No deadline specified.

Postdoctoral Scholar Position at UC Irvine

Position in Department of Psychology and Social Behavior with focus on the Crossroads Study that was designed to identify the long-term effects of juvenile justice system involvement on youth outcomes. Deadline April 15, 2017.

Senior Epidemiologist

The Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI), a unique research center dedicated to improving the health of Chicago’s urban communities, is seeking an epidemiologist to: Conduct independent and collaborative research that will advance the SUHI mission; Seek funding opportunities and lead grant writing activities in line with SUHI strategies; Provide guidance regarding study design, data analysis, and methodology to both epidemiologic and health intervention research endeavors; Lead and support the preparation of manuscripts for publication using a variety of data sources, including Sinai Community Health Survey data, vital records, and claims data. Specific responsibilities may include: supervising and mentoring other research staff and medical students; managing study activities, data, and reports; analyzing data sets using appropriate statistical methods; and identifying and obtaining new funding sources. The selected applicant will be expected to contribute to the intellectual development of SUHI as a whole as time allows. The successful applicant will have the following qualifications: o PhD in public health (such as Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a closely related field) and at least 5 years of relevant work experience OR a MS/MPH in public health or a related field and at least 5 years of relevant work experience; o Evidence of ability to generate external funds, including federal funding, for research; o  Experience leading epidemiological and/or community health intervention research, including experience as a Principal Investigator on nationally-funded projects; o  Advanced analytical skills, including experience with a statistical programming package (preferably Stata); o  Strong record of peer-reviewed publications; o  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences; o  Comfortable working with others in a diverse team environment. The candidate should have exceptional attention to detail, as well as the ability to think critically and prioritize among numerous activities. An interest in social epidemiology and the use of epidemiological research as tools in addressing the needs of urban and vulnerable communities is a plus. If interested, please apply online through www.Sinai.org/careers.  If you have specific questions about the position or SUHI, please contact Maureen Benjamins at suhi@sinai.org. We would like the candidate to start as soon as possible, but no later than July 1, 2017.

Population Health Institute Director

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Population Health Institute. Apply by March 1.

NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities will host the Health Disparities Research Institute August 14 - 18, 2017, supporting the development of promising minority health/health disparities research scientists. Apply by May 12, 2017.

New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming

A career development program for early career researchers. The researchers work to build the case for a Culture of Health with strong qualitative and quantitative research skills; and produce and translate timely research results. Application Deadline: May 16, 2017.

PSID Data User Training Workshop

June 12-16, 2017, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. This five-day workshop will orient participants to the content and structure of the Core PSID, its special modules, and the PSID Child Development Supplement and PSID Transition into Adulthood Supplement. Applications for stipends are due April 14 .

Executive Degree in Epidemiology

Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University: an Executive Master of Science in Epidemiology  on a schedule that accommodates working professionals. June 1 application deadline for fall 2017.

Introduction to the Health and Retirement Study (HRS)

June 5-9, 2017: Summer Workshop providing an introduction to the HRS that will enable participants to use the data for research. Part of the University of Michigan Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques. May 15 application deadline.

Health Data for Action

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; This program aims to reduce the barriers often faced in accessing data by serving as a conduit between data owners and researchers. Through this funding opportunity, RWJF will make valuable data from unique data owners available to researchers. Deadline May 24, 2017.

SIREN Innovation Grants

The first CFP from RWJF’s Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN) is looking for projects exploring how interventions targeting patients’ social and economic hardships impact health care utilization and costs. The CFP—which is open through June 15 and requires applicants to signal their intent via email by May 15—includes funding for three to six grants, with up to $150,000 for any given project.

New Research Grants: Improving the County Health Rankings

The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute is currently accepting research proposals for County Health Rankings Research Grants. These are directed at strengthening and evaluating the Rankings, and improving accessibility, communication, or usability of the Rankings data through: Refinement of current methodology used in the Rankings model; Explorations of new data sources, measures, or methods for the Rankings; or Quantitative analyses of Rankings data. Up to $300,000 will be available for research funded under this Call for Proposals. Brief proposals are due May 3rd, 2017.

New Approaches for Improving Timeliness of Routine Immunizations in Low-Resource Settings

The Gates Foundation is soliciting innovative ideas for improving timeliness of routine immunizations. It is specifically seeking applications proposing innovative approaches that successfully improve timeliness while reducing missed opportunities for vaccination, respect gender and equity inequalities, and target hard to reach populations. DEADLINE: 3 MAY 2017 - 11:30AM PDT

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program  (IUCRC)

NSF: develop long-term partnerships (research centers) among industry, academe, and government. Next full proposal deadline February 28, 2017. Thereafter, preliminary proposals due each year on the 3rd Wednesday of April and 3rd Wednesday of October; full proposals due each year on the third Wednesday in June and the third Wednesday in December.

Developing Healthy Places

Kresge Foundation; supports projects on healthy housing and neighborhoods, healthy food systems that benefit low-income communities, and equitable transportation and land use. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

Climate, Migration & Health: With a Focus on Refugee Movements

The University of Colorado Population Center (CUPC), CU’s Institute of Behavioral Science, and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), are hosting the 3rd annual workshop on Climate, Migration and Health.  This year's sub‐theme is focused on refugee movements. May 25-26, 2017.

10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health

The 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health (D&I) will be held December 4-6 in Arlington, VA. The conference, co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and AcademyHealth, bridges the gap between evidence, practice, and policy in health and medicine. The call for abstracts for this year's D&I Conference is expected to open in late May and will remain open until late July.

Using Technology to Advance Global Health: A Workshop

May 11, 2017 (8:30 AM Eastern). A 1-day public workshop to examine the use of technology to advance global and national health priorities in low- and middle-income countries. The Council on Foreign Relations • 1777 F St. NW #100, Washington, D.C. 20006. An activity of the NAS Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety.

How does neighborhood research advance research on the social determinants of health?

The Population Association of America meetings in Chicago April 27-29 will feature many population health sessions, but check this one out in particular. This invited session, to be held Friday April 28 at 1 pm, will feature Rob Sampson, Chris Browning, Ana Diez Roux and Kate Cagney discussing the Chicago tradition in neighborhood research and the future of research on health and neighborhoods. You can download the full program for the meetings at http://www.populationassociation.org/sidebar/annual-meeting/.

Introduction to the Global Health Data Exchange and GBD Compare

Chicago Hilton, Lake Michigan Room, Wednesday, April 26, 2017: 1:00 AM-3:00 PM. Participants will learn how to drill from a global view into specific details, compare expected and observed trends, watch how disease patterns have changed over time, and see which causes of death and disability are having more impact and which are waning. This session will build on the morning session, “Using the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) for Research;” it is not required to attend both.

Using the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) for Research

Chicago Hilton Lake Michigan Room, Wednesday, April 26, 2017: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. Learn about the GBD, its systematic approach, and the science behind it. Participants will have opportunities to apply GBD in practice by reviewing products and deliverables as well as use GBD results and tools and their different applications. Not a prerequisite to the afternoon session “Introduction to the Global Health Data Exchange and GBD Compare.”

Health And… Racial Equity and Urban Well-Being

May 22, 2017. Sponsored by NYU School of Medicine's Department of Population Health. The “Health And…” Conference series brings together leading investigators, policymakers, practitioners, and community leaders who work at the intersection of health and its many determinants. Keynote by New York City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett.

2017 Psychosocial Workshop

April 25-26, 2017, Hilton Chicago. The preliminary program features presentations on reproductive health. For more information, email psychosocialworkshop@gmail.com.

Building Health Literacy and Family Engagement in Head Start Communities: A Case Study

National Academy of Medicine Perspective. Bhavna Sivanand, Ariella Herman, Carol Teutsch, and Steven Teutsch present a case study of their work as part of the Health Care Institute (HCI). HCI has used a systems approach to successfully improve health literacy over the past 14 years in culturally diverse, vulnerable communities, particularly within Head Start.

Systems Science and Population Health

Applies the conceptual and methodological tools of computer science, ecology, and economics to perennial public health challenges. Edited by Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed and Sandro Galea.

International Journal for Equity in Health 15th Anniversary

International Journal for Equity in Health celebrates its 15th anniversary with an article collection that that covers innovative methodologies, theoretical perspectives, and interventions that promote equity in health or its understanding.

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