GIS Institute now accepting applications

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Applications are now being accepted for the Winter GIS Institute to be held January 4-11, 2016. The Institute, open to all Brown graduate students, faculty, researchers, and staff, provides "the opportunity to build and apply GIS and spatial analysis skills that will directly translate to individual research projects." Read more.
(Distributed October 28, 2015)

Collaborative paper presented at World Bank

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Following a productive four-month visit to the PSTC in 2014, Esther Gehrke, a Ph.D. candidate in Development Economics at the University of Passau in Germany, returned in September for another two weeks to continue her collaborations with PSTC Director and Professor of Economics and Community Health Andrew Foster. Gehrke then presented their co-authored paper, "Consumption risk, labor supply and human capital accumulation in India," at the Poverty and Applied Microeconomics Seminar at the World Bank. Read more.

(Distributed October 26, 2015)

Sahlu receives Kirschstein award

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Trainee Ida Sahlu (Public Health) has been granted the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. The award is designed to "prepare qualified predoctoral and/or postdoctoral trainees for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation." The grant will support Sahlu for the next two years as she works on her dissertation, "Estimating the burden of neurological disorders in low-resource settings."

(Distributed October 23, 2015)

Workshop to address data security and management

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – On Monday, October 26, the PSTC will host a Data Security and Management Workshop to address issues related to proper data collection, management, and security. Brown staff members Keri Godin, Director of the Research Integrity Office; David Sherry, Chief Information Security Officer; Bruce Boucek, Social Sciences Data Librarian; and Andrew Creamer, Scientific Data Management Librarian, will provide information on data management and security requirements, tools, and tips to ensure the security of your research and professional future. Read more.

(Distributed October 19, 2015)
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