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2017 PAA Annual Meeting, April 27-29, Chicago

NIH funding opportunity: Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages among Immigrant Populations (R01 and R21), open Jan 2017

Russell Sage 2017 Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, June 18-July 1. Application deadline Feb 17.

Russell Sage 2-week workshop on social science genomics, June 11-23, 2017, Santa Barbara

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Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at noon:
Decline of cash assistance and child well-being, Luke Shaefer

The University of Michigan Injury Center

a PSC Research Project

Investigators:   Rebecca Cunningham, Maureen A. Walton, Kenneth Resnicow, Lawrence C. An, Frederic C. Blow, Amy S B Bohnert, Jean T. Shope, Peter F. Ehrlich, Peter D. Jacobson, Michael R. Elliott, Cleopatra Howard Caldwell, Stewart C. Wang, Susan Morrel-Samuels, Carol Ann Flannagan, C. Raymond Bingham, Marc A. Zimmerman, Peter Xuekun Song

The University of Michigan Injury Center is a comprehensive ICRC that integrates all phases of injury prevention and control, across the spectrum of age groups. The Center is supplemented by the vast (and unique in the Midwest) educational, research, outreach and policy resources of the University of Michigan (UM), Wayne State University (WSU) and Michigan State University (MSU), whose injury personnel are ready to address the burden of injury in Michigan and the Great Lakes Region. The Center has more than a decade of experience in conducting injury research, outreach and translation, and educating the next generation of injury scientists and practitioners. The mission of the Center is to conduct high-quality research and training, to translate scientific discoveries into practice and policy, and to reduce injuries, violence, and related disabilities particularly among vulnerable populations. The Center is organized around four multidisciplinary cores (Administrative, Outreach & Translation with a policy workgroup, Training & Education, and Research with a Statistics & Methods section), four research projects, and an exploratory research grant program involving faculty from xx departments at the UM, WSU, and MSU. The research grants focus on translating proven prevention programs into practice, evaluation of the effectiveness of current injury prevention policies, intervention programs to decrease CDC focus areas, such as teen driving injury, and an emerging area of focus: preventing unintentional drug overdoses and poisonings. Other activities focus on stimulating research, including statistical assistance, faculty small grants, and encouraging and enabling access to and use of secondary data sets for research, such as motor vehicle crash data. The Center will continue to broaden our funding base to enable expansion. We will continue teaching and mentoring undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students, as well as junior faculty across disciplines including medicine, public health, behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, biomechanics, epidemiology, law, criminal justice, and policy. In addition we will provide outreach, technical assistance, and consultation on translating research into practice using the Center?s social media expertise and presence to reach wide and diverse audiences in the state and beyond, and build a dynamic online community. The Center supports the Midwest Injury Prevention Alliance, serves on The Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) council of centers, and provides the framework for a coordinated and collaborative injury prevention agenda serving MI with active reach throughout the Great Lakes Region.

Funding Period: 08/01/2012 to 07/31/2017

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