PSC News

This week Victor Mwapasa and Chiwoza Bandawe from the University of Malawi College of Medicine visited the University of Pennsylvania. Hans-Peter and Iliana Kohler have written with Victor and Chiwoza about the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health for several years. More »

11 December 2017

The Department of Health and Human Services has finalized revisions to the Common Rule. The final Rule was published on January 19, 2017 and goes into effect on January 19, 2018. The purpose of revising the Common Rule is to better protect human research subjects while reducing administrative burden and delay in the IRB approval process. It is anticipated that the revised Common Rule will simplify and enhance the current institutional review board process. More »

11 December 2017

Mark Pauly, Ezekial Emanuel, and Andy Slavit are featured in Penn News about Health Care Reform. Read article here.

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11 December 2017

PSC Colloquium Recordings

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08 December 2017

Global Family Change

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07 December 2017

Early Career Investigators share a bite!

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07 December 2017

Penn Green Campus Partnership invites the Penn Community to come together for its annual ReThink Your Footprint campaign to promote waste minimization efforts. ReThink Your Footprint raises awareness of already-established waste minimization programs and initiatives in this area, inspires students, staff, and faculty to create new activities related to source reduction and recycling, and encourages everyone to rethink their footprint. More »

07 December 2017

PSC Colloquium Video

 This week the PSC hosted Peter Catron, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology and the Population Studies Center. His talk, The Citizenship Advantage: Immigration Socioeconomic Attainment across Generations in the Age of Mass Migration, went into detail about matching individuals across censuses and the role citizenship and naturalization played in the lives of migrants' and their children in the early 20th century.

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07 December 2017

Writing and Designing Grant Proposals: NIH & NSF Workshops

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07 December 2017

Teacher Training & Early Education in Ghana.

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07 December 2017

PSC Colloquium Video

This week the PSC hosted Alberto Ciancio who presented about the effect of immigration policies on Local Enforcement, Crime and Policing Efficiency. Watch the video below to hear more about the process of deportation in the United States and the relationship between different stakeholders.

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07 December 2017

Black Deaths Matter: Race, Relationship Loss, and Effects on Survivors

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07 December 2017

The Behavioral Evidence Hub is a database of community-contributed behavioral science projects that offers a platform to share applicable, usable, and effective research strategies.  It is a new way for researchers to disseminate findings seamlessly with other problem-solvers across the globe. B-Hub bridges the longstanding gap between research and the real world by collecting evidence-based, behaviorally-informed solutions and bringing them directly to the people who can put them to work. More »

06 December 2017

Over the course of the past few years Hyunjoon Park, Jere Behrman, and Jaesung Choi have written about the relationship between single-sex schools students' STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) health outcomes. Recently a 2012 Working Paper about this topic was listed on SSRN's Top 10 download list for: Gender in the Global Research Landscape.

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06 December 2017

Be sure to read a new announcement from the NIH about publication compliance and recommended journals that comply with the NIH Public Access Policy. More »

06 December 2017

Ring in the new year with a resolution to use R more! Who are we? We are a few women in Philadelphia who use R and wanted to have a friendly community to extend our R skills and network with other women R users. We learned about the international R-Ladies community and decided to try it in our city. Anyone with an interest in R is welcome. You can be an R expert or novice. When? This January will be the first meeting. We plan to have an informal mixer to introduce ourselves and find out what topics are of the most interest for future meetings. More »

06 December 2017

Alison Buttenheim is cited in a new article written by Isabel Fattal in The Atlantic about the complexities of policy change as it relates to school start times. Although people are not in agreement about what time high school should actually start, it is clear that many are slow to challenge the status quo. More »

06 December 2017

Like listening to podcasts? Interested in global issues? Check out Hot & Bothered, a new climate politics podcast co-hosted by Daniel Aldana Cohen. Also be sure to listen to The Global Cable, the official podcast of Perry World House. Episodes include conversations with policy experts, global leaders, and Penn faculty.

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06 December 2017

Last week Corinne Low spoke to a full room of PSC researchers about the effects assets have on marital stability, child investments, and marriage selection. Watch the whole talk on the PSC Youtube channel.

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06 December 2017

The Price Lab for Digital Humanities sponsors informal R learning group for members of the Penn community meets on Fridays from 10am until 11:30am in the WIC Seminar Room (Van Pelt 124.) No experience is required. Feel free to come every week, or to drop in as you are able. We welcome faculty, staff, postdocs, graduate students, undergraduate students, and anyone else who is part of the University community. We especially welcome real-life data problems for group consultation. More »

06 December 2017

Kevin Volpp and David Mandell will lead the new NIMH-funded Penn ALACRITY Center. The Penn ALACRITY Center—one of two NIMH-funded Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness—will launch with three projects to enhance treatment for people served through publicly-funded mental health systems. More »

30 November 2017
Sharon Wolf and Jere Behrman presented findings from two rigorous studies on teacher training and efforts to improve early childhood education in Accra, Ghana. Read more about their presentation and projects in the Ghana News article. More »
24 October 2017
Sam Preston and Andrew Stokes have just published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. The full text of their new article "Prevalence and Trends in Lifetime Obesity in the U.S., 1988-2014" is now available online. Boston University, where Stokes teaches global health, has published a press release about their findings. Obesity affects the health of more than half of adults in the US and the PSC is proud to support the researchers investigating this epidemic. More »
24 October 2017
Hans-Peter Kohler and Frank Furstenberg were recently awarded funds from the National Science Foundation for the Global Family Change Project. The project has collaborators at Oxford University, Bocconi University, and the Autonomous University of Barcelona and includes Penn GGD students Luca Maria Pesando & Andrés Felipe Castro Torres, and new PSC associate Pilar Gonalons-Pons. Read more about the project in the Penn Current. More »
24 October 2017
Congratulations to Emily Hannum for being elected to the PAA 2017 Board of Directors! More »
24 October 2017
Sam Preston and Andrew Stokes have just published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. The full text of their new article "Prevalence and Trends in Lifetime Obesity in the U.S., 1988-2014" is now available online. Boston University, where Stokes teaches global health, has published a press release about their findings. Obesity affects the health of more than half of adults in the US and the PSC is proud to support the researchers investigating this epidemic. More »
24 October 2017
Be sure to add the PSC/PARC colloquium series to your calendar. Next Monday (9/11) begins with Randall Kuhn, followed by Jesús Fernández-Villaverde (9/18) who will be presenting in Spanish (flyer in English and Spanish)! More »
26 September 2017
Congratulations to Emily Hannum for being elected to the PAA 2017 Board of Directors! More »
26 September 2017

Courtney Boen has received the graduate student paper award from ASA's Section of Aging and the Life Course at the annual meeting in Montreal. Her paper is entitled, "The role of socioeconomic factors in Black-White health inequities across the life course: Point-in-time measures, long-term exposures, and differential health returns," and can be read here.

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25 August 2017

Emilio Parrado has recently been elected to the Sociological Research Association (SRA). The Association elects up to 14 new members annually. The SRA is an honor society of sociological scholars which was founded in 1936.

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25 August 2017

Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund, who was the recent keynote speaker at the Perry World House Global Shifts Conference (pictured here with PSC Director Herb Smith) has died. He was a strong advocate of reproductive and population health. He is already missed.

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05 June 2017

Last week students, staff and faculty gathered to celebrate the influential and wonderful Grace Kao at the University of Pennsylvania! Kao has been a Professor of Sociology, Education, and Asian American Studies since 1997 and has touched the lives of many. Grace will soon be moving to Yale so to say goodbye and good luck a few of her students and colleagues shared words of encouragement and gratefulness. Thank you, Grace, for all that you have done here and we wish you the best! More »

15 May 2017

Aashish Gupta, graduate student in Demography and Sociology, has co-authored an article that is forthcoming in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. The piece is currently available online, found here.

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15 May 2017

Last week it was the pleasure of many esteemed colleagues to gather for a presentation about the Challenge of Cities in honor of Janice Madden's retirement. The talks were followed by a lively cocktail party to celebrate Janice's long and fruitful career. Feel free to take a look at the wonderful photos (credit to Marcus Wright) http://bit.ly/2q87oxs

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15 May 2017

Michel Guillot is quoted in RTL article about methods of projecting life expectancy.

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23 February 2017