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CANCELLED--Reducing Chemical Risks to Families: Linking the External Chemical Exposure to Biological Effects and Reduction in Adverse Health Outcomes

Presenters: 

Damian Shea, PhD
Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
Department of Biological Sciences
North Carolina State University

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Damian Shea
April 26, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:15pm

Fees: 

Free and open to the public

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series — The Center for Research on Families welcomes Damian Shea, PhD who will present "Reducing Chemical Risks to Families: Linking the External Chemical Exposure to Biological Effects and Reduction in Adverse Health Outcomes." 

We are exposed to thousands of chemicals every day through the water we drink, the air we breathe, the food we eat and our contact with other contaminated substances. 

Location: 

Room S340, Life Sciences Lab

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Lectures and Conferences
Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series
UMass Events

Center for Health Equity Research Launch Event With Guest Speaker Dr. David Williams

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April 26, 2018 -
9:30am to 12:30pm

Presenters: 

DAVID R. WILLIAMS, PhD, MPH, is the Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health and Professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University. Previously, he taught at Yale University and the University of Michigan. His internationally recognized scholarship examines the complex ways in which socioeconomicstatus, stress and racism affect health. The Everyday DiscriminationScale he developed is among the most widely used measures of discrimination in health studies around the world. Elected to the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has been ranked as one of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds. He holds an MPH from Loma Linda University and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan.

Location: 

10th Floor, Amherst Room Campus Center

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Lectures and Conferences
UMass Events

Knowing Your Risks: The Effect of Information Representation on Risk Literacy

Presenters: 

Michelle McDowell, PhD
Research Scientist, Harding Center for Risk Literacy
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

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Michelle McDowell Max Planck CRF
April 10, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Fees: 

Free and open to the public

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series --  How might non-transparent statistical formats mislead the public, doctors, and other health professionals about the benefits and harms of health interventions? Using studies of statistical illiteracy in public and professional audiences, McDowell will highlight the consequences of misleading information representations on knowledge and health behavior and she will present simple strategies for improving the transparency of risk communications.

Location: 

Room 160 East, Commonwealth Honors College

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Lectures and Conferences
Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series
UMass Events

Student Research Awards Program: Applications due March 21st!

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CRF Student Awards
March 21, 2018 - 11:45pm

CRF recognizes the importance of supporting family researchers at all stages of their careers. The Student Research Awards Program at CRF provides funding for undergraduate and graduate students to work closely with faculty mentors on family research. Our awards also recognize outstanding student research on family issues. 

Applications for the following student awards are due on Wednesday, March 21, 2018:

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CRF Deadlines

Brown Bag Brunch: "Targeted Recruitment Using Facebook"

Presenters: 

Rachel Herman

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March 2, 2018 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Fees: 

Free and open to the public

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Researchers have begun using social media tools such as Facebook to recruit difficult-to-reach populations for their studies. In this informal brown bag brunch, advanced graduate student Rachel Herman will introduce the Work and Family Transitions Project lab’s experience with this recruitment strategy, provide concrete guidelines for how to use Facebook’s recruitment interface, and field questions from interested researchers about how to apply this novel tool to their own studies.

REGISTER HERE!

Location: 

622 Tobin Hall, Center for Research on Families, UMass Amherst

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Methodology Consulting Services
MCS Seminar
UMass Events

Student Grant Writing Program

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Grant Writing
February 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

Applying for fellowships can be an intimidating, stressful and isolating process. Students can benefit greatly from working in a structured group with faculty, peers and reviewers who will help you develop and submit a strong and compelling proposal.

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CRF Deadlines

Opportunities and Challenges: Using Market-based Approaches to Encourage High Quality Nursing Home Care

Presenters: 

David Grabowski, PhD
Professor, Health Care Policy
Department of Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School

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David Grabowski Harvard Medical School
February 8, 2018 - 3:30pm

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Free and open to the public

The quality of nursing home care in the US is a longstanding policy concern. In response, the use of market-based approaches, like pay-for-performance and quality report cards, has grown in recent years. To date, these programs have been somewhat mixed in terms of improving performance. Dr. Grabowski will broadly review the policy issues and discuss several studies focusing on nursing home care and challenges to improving care.

Location: 

160 East, Commonwealth Honors College

Event Type: 

Lectures and Conferences
Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series
UMass Events

Making Research Matter: Sharing Insights on Public Engagement

Presenters: 

Meg Bond
Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Center for Women & Work
University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Ezra Markowitz
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Conservation
Frameworks Institute Fellow
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amy Schalet
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Director, Public Engagement Project
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Moderated By:
M.V. Lee Badgett 

Professor, Department of Economics
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Author of The Public Professor: How to Use Your Research to Change the World
 

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February 2, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

Fees: 

Free and open to the public

Academics often desire to lend their research and scientific expertise to pressing social issues and public debates.

Location: 

Hadley Room, Campus Center, UMass Amherst

CRF / ISSR Scholar Program Info Session

Presenters: 

Maureen Perry-Jenkins, CRF Faculty Director
Laurel Smith-Doerr, ISSR Faculty Director

December 12, 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm

Join CRF Director Maureen Perry-Jenkins and Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Director Laurel Smith-Doerr for an info session on applying to be a CRF Family Research Scholar or ISSR Scholar. Prospective applicants for the Scholars Programs at CRF and ISSR will receive guidance on the application process, which program is best suited to them, and what reviewers will be looking for in competitive applications for the 2018 application deadline.

Location: 

E20 Machmer Hall

Event Type: 

CRF Deadlines

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