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Population Studies Center: In the News

Facing up to injustice in genome science

A new article in Nature mentions the need for racial and ethnic diversity in the groups of people studied in genomics research. “It would be very nice if there was one set of guidelines that fit every population, but not all groups are the same,” says Sarah Tishkoff, a human geneticist who pioneered efforts to work with African populations in genomics.

--April 18, 2019

Lump-sum pension payments: Who are the winners and losers?

In a Penn Today article and on Knowledge@Wharton, Olivia S. Mitchell discusses the Treasury Department’s decision to allow private companies to pay retirees lump-sum pension payments. The move may benefit companies, but Mitchell believes the federal government should assess the long-term implications. “If we look at the retirement picture, we have to understand the incentives we are putting in people’s way—or the disincentives to save,” she explains.

--April 18, 2019

Penn Arts & Sciences Announces 2019 Teaching Award Recipients

Angela Lee Duckworth just received the College of Liberal and Professional Studies Award for Distinguished Teaching in Professional Graduate Programs

--April 18, 2019

Akudo Ejelonu awarded a fellowship from Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center

Akudo Ejelonu was awarded the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center’s Russell Ackoff Doctoral Student Fellowship Award for 2019-2020 for her research on environmentally-induced migration and health outcome of climate migrants. She also got an honourable mention from the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in March.

--April 18, 2019

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Luca Maria Pesando – GGD Alumni and Postdoc

A few weeks ago the library staff met with Luca Maria Pesando about his experience in the GGD program, research projects, and the future.

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Quartet Pilot Project Competition

Request for Proposals:  2019-2020 Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition
Proposals are due Friday, March 15, 2019 | 5 pm

The Annual Quartet award competition is jointly sponsored by the PSC, the Population Aging Research Center, Boettner Center for Pension Retirement Research, and LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. The competition promotes high quality and innovative research in demography, economics, and related social and behavioral sciences. Quartet awards are funded for one year (or less) in duration and are selected through competitive peer review. Click here to read about former and currently funded projects