Events

April 24, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
African Migration in Europe: Living between Here and There
Cris Beauchemin Researcher - Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques (INED)
PSC Spring 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: McNeil 103
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April 25, 2017 9:00 AM - April 26, 2017 5:00 PM
Location: Silverman 245, Levy Conference Rom, Penn Law School
Description: The 2017 annual conference brings together experts from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to share their views on challenges to children’s welfare in contemporary China. Topics include: (1) children’s physical health and welfare; (2) families, parenting and child development; and (3) children’s education. For more deatils see the whole program here.
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April 26, 2017 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Dean Steve Fluharty Dean and Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Professor of Psychology, Pharmacology, and Neuroscience - University of Pennsylvania
Location: Fisher Fine Arts Library - 220 South 34th st, Philadelphia, PA
Description: Join the Penn Fels Policy Research Initiative for its inaugural conference featuring faculty and keynote speakers addressing many of today's most pressing topics ranging from race and immigration, to gender and big data.
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April 27, 2017 9:00 AM - April 29, 2017 5:00 PM
Location: Chicago, IL
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April 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Claire Fagin Hall Auditorium, 418 Curie Boulevard
Description: This symposium offers training and education on developing, pitching, and funding innovative project ideas that utilize community-academic partnerships. Participants will receive an introduction to the current funding landscape and learn best practices to develop and sustain community-academic partnerships.
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May 3, 2017 9:00 AM - May 5, 2017 5:00 PM
Description: The NIH Regional Seminar serves the NIH mission of providing education and training for the next generation of biomedical and behavioral scientists. This seminar is intended to:
  • Demystify the application and review process
  • Clarify federal regulations and policies
  • Highlight current areas of special interest or concern
Who Should Attend? The seminar and optional workshops are appropriate for those who are new to working with the NIH grants process – administrators, new and early stage investigators, researchers, graduate students, etc. For those with more experience, the seminar offers a few more advanced sessions, updates on policies and processes direct from NIH staff, as well as valuable presentation resources to share with your institution.Who are the Presenters? The NIH Regional Seminar involves approximately 70 NIH and HHS staff who are brought to a central location in order to educate, share, and hear your questions over the course of two days, plus the pre-seminar workshops. (Faculty Page with pictures and bios coming soon – watch the website!)This seminar is your opportunity to make direct contact with NIH policy officials, grants management, program and review staff, and representatives from the HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and others. In addition, take advantage of discussions involving some of the 600 fellow attendees from around the world.Want to meet our experts 1:1?  In addition to learning more about the NIH grants processes and policies through the optional workshops and 2-day sessions, there are opportunities throughout the seminar to Meet the Experts 1:1.  Our presenters make themselves available for 15 minute timeslots to meet with you!  These chats are a great way to get more specific questions answered by NIH & HHS experts.  You’ll have the opportunity to sign up in advance or on-site to speak with the expert(s) of your choice participating in the seminar.What are some of the Topics? (Check out the Agenda Page for more details)
  • Budget Basics for Administrators and Investigators
  • Career Development Awards
  • Clinical Trials
  • Compliance (Case Studies)
  • Current Issues at NIH
  • Diversity in the Extramural Research Workplace
  • electronic Research Administration (eRA)
  • Financial Conflict of Interest
  • Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process
  • Grant Writing for Success
  • Human Research Protections
  • Loan Repayment Program
  • Intellectual Property, Inventions, and Patents
  • Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
  • Peer Review Process
  • Preventing & Detecting Fraud
  • Public Access
  • SciENcv
  • R&D Contracts
  • Research Integrity
  • Rigor & Reproducibility
  • Training/Fellowships
  • SBIR/STTR Program
  • ….and that’s not all!
Make plans now and take advantage of the General Registration Rates now through April 8.  Remember, space is limited for the workshops, seminar, and the hotel room block – don’t miss this valuable opportunity!If you are unable to attend the seminar in New Orleans, there is one more opportunity in 2017: Baltimore, Maryland – October 25-27.  Registration opens in April.

For inquiries regarding the seminar, email NIHRegionalSeminars@mail.nih.gov.Listserv information is available on the NIH Regional Seminar Webpage.
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May 3, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Grace Kao Professor of Sociology, Education and Asian American Studies - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 5th floor McNeil Collaboration Space
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May 10, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Inn at Penn, Living Room
Description: Please mark your calendars. On May 10, 2017 the Department and the University will commemorate the retirement of Janice Fanning Madden.We will start with a panel presentation and discussion with Janice's former students followed by a reception. Below are the details:
Panel Presentation: “Challenges of Cities”
Location:  McNeil, Room 100
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Presenters:
Andrew Haughwout, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Janet Kohlhase, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Houston, Rebecca Tesfai, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Temple University
Reception immediately following 
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October 29, 2017 - November 4, 2017
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Description: The IUSSP International Population Conference is a major international event drawing over 2,000 scientists, policy makers and practitioners in the global population community to meet and address issues of common concern.  The Conference takes place once every four years, providing a unique forum for population experts to take stock of recent research on population trends and issues and to debate possible actions and policy responses to the challenges posed by population phenomena. The Conference will include invited plenary debates and panel discussions on population and sustainable development issues as well as over 240 scientific sessions featuring the results of recent research from around the globe. Sessions will cover a wide range of topics including international migration, sexual and reproductive health, poverty and inequality, population and environment interactions, the consequences of population ageing and issues related to children and youth, education, the labour force, and gender and human rights. There will also be a set of sessions on Population and Policy Challenges in Africa. Attention to advances in methods and data measuring population phenomena and evaluating progress towards health and development goals such as the SDGs will be a key concern cutting across all sessions.  In addition, there will be exhibits, side meetings and training sessions. The Conference is open to all members of the population community and draws in experts working in research, teaching, governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as the private sector including publishing companies and the media. Institutions working in the population field are encouraged to organise exhibits, side meetings, and training workshops or become an institutional sponsor. Further information on these opportunities will be posted on this website.
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