ISSR Scholar In the News | Elizabeth Evans on gendered and racial/ethnic inequalities in Veterans' pain management therapies

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A recent major shift in practice by the Veterans Health Administration (VA) now means that complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies such as meditation, yoga and acupuncture are increasingly being offered to VA patients as non-drug approaches for pain management and related conditions, says Elizabeth Evans, an epidemiology researcher in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and a member of the ISSR Scholars network at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Position Announcement | Seeking UMass ADVANCE Research Assistant for Fall 2018

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Research Assistant sought for fall semester 2018 for a qualitative research project that is part of a University-wide Institutional Transformation (IT) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE program. The purpose of NSF ADVANCE is to increase the participation and advancement of women faculty in science and engineering. The RA will work under the supervision of Professor Laurel Smith-Doerr, Director of the Institute for Social Science Research and Managing co-PI for the ADVANCE grant.

ADVANCE Grant | ISSR coordinates historic award, largest social-science-led interdisciplinary grant in UMass history

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The National Science Foundation has awarded a coveted ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant to the University of Massachusetts Amherst to support the development of an innovative professional advancement model for underrepresented faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

2018 ICPSR Data Fair | Data: Powered by You | Oct 1-5

ICPSR data fair: data: powered by you.

We are excited to announce the 2018 ICPSR Data Fair, "Data: Powered by You." This conference on October 1—5, 2018 is virtual, free and open to the public. We will explore topics such as data transparency, data activism, sharing data, and more. The Data Fair will feature over 20 webinars hosted by expert presenters and ICPSR's very own Official and Designated Representatives. 

Faculty Funding | Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. It supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical care, biomedical research, and public policy, and creates a community that enhances future bioethics research by Scholars and Alumni/ae.

Urgent Call for Feedback by Sept 17 | Proposed changes to Census data collection

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Do you use census data?  Now is your opportunity to ensure continued access to the data products that are important for your work.The American Sociological Association urges you to submit your comment on proposed changes to the U.S. Census Bureau data products. The period for submitting comments to the Federal Register ends September 17. See the ASA call for input for details to register your voice.

Free Online Mathematica Trainings

Mathematica is available at University of Massachusetts at Amherst, so Wolfram is holding a free training for students to get up to speed with the software. Faculty love this training because students can complete it outside of class, freeing up class time that would normally be spent introducing Mathematica. If you're teaching this semester, please add this invitation to the list of resources on your course page (or even check it out for yourself)!

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