Upcoming Events

PROPOSAL MENTORING PROGRAM

Our grant proposal mentoring activities in past years have been very successful, and we look forward to another lively and productive set of mentoring activities!If you’d like to apply for proposal mentoring, please send the following to  by June 21st for the August 2022 session. Once we know that you are interested and eligible to participate, we’ll be in touch to schedule for August.
  • Project title
  • Target submission date
  • NIH institute to which you will be applying
  • NIH proposal mechanism (e.g., R01, K99, etc.)
If you wish to participate, we will need the fully drafted specific aims page (and any other materials already drafted) no later than July 13th. If this is a revision, we ask that you include any review materials that you are willing to share.
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Network member (if you received this email directly from us, that’s you!)
  • Fully drafted specific aims page by July 13th; more sections welcomed if available
  • NIH proposals, preferably NIA-friendly – we particularly welcome proposals focused on life course and/or geographic inequalities in health
  • Format of feedback meetings in August – via Zoom
  • First, you present one slide on proposal
  • Then, you receive feedback from Network PIs, Co-Is, Advisory Board members – who will have access to your submitted materials to provide feedback

Past Events

June 2022 Event

Challenges and opportunities in research focused on multiple spatial contexts and adult health

Panelists: Katheleen Cagney, Atheendar Venkataramani, and Steven Woolf
Moderator: Robert Hummer

May 20, 2022 Event

Short Talks from Pilot Awardees

The short presentations followed by an interactive discussion among the presenters, moderators, and network members.

Carmen M. Gutierrez, “Implementation of the ACA: Releasing Former Prisoners from a High Risk of Death”
Haena Lee, “Neighborhood Adversity and Cognitive Decline and Dementia Among US Older Adults”
Johanna Thunell, “COVID-19 Impacts on Health Care Disparities Among Community-Dwelling Persons Living with Dementia”
Adriana Reyes, “Unmet Caregiving Need Across State Policy Contexts”

May 13, 2022 Event

Short Talks from Pilot Awardees

The short presentations followed by an interactive discussion among the presenters, moderators, and network members.

Jason Boardman, “State Moderation of Race Disparities in Polygenic Associations”
Courtney Boen, “The Roles of State and Local Immigration Policy in Shaping Spatial and Life Course Patterns of Health Inequality”
Yeonwoo Kim, “County Built Environments and Incidence of Cardiovascular Disease in the HRS”
Elizabeth Lawrence, “Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias across the Rural-Urban Continuum”

April 2022 Event

Short Talks from Pilot Awardees

Kerry Ard, “Effects of Air-based Chemical Toxicants on Cognitive Function and Impairment Among Older Adults”

Yulya Truskinovsky, “Does Expanding Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care Improve Quality? Evidence from Wisconsin”

Miles Taylor, “Education, Psychological Resilience, and Cognitive Decline in Later Life”

December 2021 Event

NLCHDD Webinar with Shannon Monnat

“Disseminating Your Research to Non-Academic Audiences”

Check out the recording of the December 2021 event on the NLCHDD YouTube page.

October 2021 Event

NLCHDD Webinar with James McNally

“Using new ICPSR data search capabilities for those interested in aging and in geographic/spatial measures”

Check out the recording of the March 2021 event on the NLCHDD YouTube page.

September 2021 Event

NLCHDD Webinar with Rob Warren
Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota and the Director of the Minnesota Population Center

“The 1940 Census Linked to Modern Surveys of Older Americans”

Check out the recording of the September 2021 event on the NLCHDD YouTube page.

April 2021 Event

Methodology Workshop
Estimating neighborhood deprivation indices with Bayesian regression models
Speaker: David Wheeler

April 2021 Event

Presentations from Pilot Grant Recipients for Year 6
Jason Boardman, University of Colorado at Boulder, State Moderation of Race Disparities in Polygenic Associations.
Courtney Boen, University of Pennsylvania, The Roles of State and Local Immigration Policy in Shaping Spatial and Life Course Patterns of Health Inequality
Carmen Gutierrez, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Implementation of the ACA: Releasing Former Prisoners from a High Risk of Death
Patricia Homan, Florida State University, Exploring the Role of Structural Sexism in Health & Mortality Across U.S. States
Adriana Reyes, Cornell University, Unmet Caregiving Need Across State Policy Contexts

March 2021 Event

Scott Burris, Temple University
Legal Epidemiology and the Role of Law in Population Health

Check out the recording of the March 2021 event on the NLCHDD YouTube page.

February 2021 Event

Taylor Hargrove, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lauren Gaydosh, University of Texas at Austin

Update on Contextual Data Merged with the AddHealth Survey

Check out the recording of the February 2021 event on the NLCHDD YouTube page.

January 2021 Event

Part 2 of the NLCHDD Grant Mentoring Series:

How to Find and Apply for NIH Grant Supplements

Check out the recording of the January 2021 event on the NLCHDD YouTube page.

December 2020 Event

Tips on preparing your first NIH proposal submission.

Check out the recording of the December 2020 event on the NLCHDD YouTube Page.

November 2020 Event

Scott Landes, Syracuse University

Mortality trends among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Disability is not the problem.

Check out the recording of the November 2020 event on the NLCHDD YouTube page.

October 2020 Event

Keynote: Rebecca Kreitzer, University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill

Tentative title: State Policy Contexts and Population Health

Check out the recording of the October 2020 event on the NLCHDD YouTube page.

September 2020 Event

Keynote: Andrew Fenelon from the Pennsylvania State University

Emerging Demographic Divides: US States, Policy, and Geographic Divergences in Life Expectancy

Check out the recording of the September 2020 event on the NLCHDD YouTube page.

2020 Grant Proposal Mentoring Program- CLOSED

PROPOSAL MENTORING PROGRAM CURRENTLY CLOSED –
Network members are invited to participate in the NLCHDD 2020 proposal mentoring activities. Proposal mentoring was very helpful according to feedback from participants in the 2019 activities. At least one of the Network members successfully obtained significant funding this year after participating in our mentored activities last year.

We will be running a virtual proposal mentoring program this summer. Below are the eligibility criteria and planned activities. 

  • Eligibility criteria
    • Network member
    • Need at least a fully drafted specific aims page; more sections welcomed if already drafted
    • Should be NIH format, prefer NIA-friendly – we welcome proposals focused on life course and/or geographic inequalities in health
  • Two sessions this year- choose one that works best for you
    • June session: submit your materials no later than May 29
    • August session: submit your materials no later than July 30
  • Format of feedback meetings June/August – via Zoom or equivalent
    • PI presents one slide on project
    • Feedback from Network PIs , Co-Is and Advisory Board members – all of whom will have access to your submitted materials to provide specific feedback

If you’d like to apply for mentoring, please send your fully drafted specific aims page (and any other materials already drafted) to agingnetwork@syr.edu by May 29th for the June session or by July 30th for the August session. Any questions? Please route them to agingnetwork@syr.edu. Once we receive the aims pages, we’ll be in touch to schedule the mentoring sessions.

May 2020 Webinar

Due to the cancelation of the PAA and a general inability to travel the Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities hosted its first virtual on May 1, 2020.  The webinar touched on the focus of the NLCHDD for the next four years.  Shared the proposed calendar of virtual events for the upcoming year. As well as introduced a grant mentoring program, which we will offer this summer to NLCHDD members.

You can watch the recorded webinar on our NLCHDD YouTube page and download the PowerPoint slides from the meeting here.

5th Annual Meeting - April 2019

The 5th annual meeting titled “Contextual Resources and Research on U.S.
Population Health and Aging” was held on April 13-14, 2019 in Austin,
TX, following the PAA meeting. The meeting was organized by Co-PI, Mark
Hayward (University of Texas-Austin). A Bootcamp Proposal pre-meeting
took place during the afternoon of April 13th prior to the start of the
general Network meeting. Four network members met with all Co-PIs for a
review of proposal drafts. The general meeting was well-attended by over
40 members and guests, and included presentations and working groups
focused on the promises and challenges of incorporating local and
state-level contextual information in research on levels, trends, and
disparities in population health and aging.

4th Annual Meeting - April 2018

The 4th annual meeting titled “Explaining Social Disparities and/or Trends in Population Health Within the U.S. or Comparatively” was held on April 28-29, 2018 in Boulder, CO, following the PAA meeting in Denver. The meeting was organized by Co-PI, James House (University of Michigan), with site organization hosted and managed by Fernando Riosmena, faculty of the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado, and a year two pilot grant recipient. The meeting was well-attended by 60 members and guests – the largest attendance to date.

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3rd Annual Meeting - April 2017

Mark Hayward, Co-PI (University of Texas, Austin) organized the third annual meeting focused on “Socioeconomic Disparities in US Population Health and Mortality” which was held in Chicago, IL on April 29-30, 2017 following PAA. The meeting was well attended by 42 members, beginning with dinner and brief updates from the Year 2 pilot awardees on Saturday evening, April 29, and continued on Sunday, April 30 with presentations from the Year 3 pilot awardees along with other junior investigators and distinguished scientists in the field.

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2nd Annual Meeting - April 2016

Robert Hummer, Co-PI (University of North Carolina) organized the program for the second Annual Meeting of the Network which was held on Sunday April 3rd 2016 in conjunction with the PAA in Washington, D.C. Network events began Saturday evening, April 2, at 6:00 p.m., and continued all day on Sunday, April 3 until 5:00 p.m. The topic of this meeting was the nature and explanations of racial-ethnic disparities in health.

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1st Annual Meeting - May 2015

Eileen Crimmins took the lead in organizing the Network’s first Annual Meeting which met on May 2-3, 2015 in San Diego, California, following the PAA. The event began with a social hour at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. with a brief introduction of the Network PIs in addition to introductions of all attendees. A full day of presentations, including an overview of the Network’s history, progress and plans took place on Sunday, May 3 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. There were 13 research presentations focused on women’s health, including a report by each pilot grant awardee (Kim/Metha/Montez/Zajacova).

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