PSTC accepting applications for grant and contract specialist

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The PSTC is accepting applications for a grant and contract specialist. The position is designed to serve as a research administration liaison and grants manager and a single point of contact for investigators to be responsible for fully managing an assigned portfolio of small and large research proposals from proposal preparation to closing with a flexible, proactive, and service-focused approach. Read more.

(Distributed July 25, 2016)

Infant mortality in the U.S.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – With an average of 63 infants dying per day, the U.S. falls behind 25 other industrialized countries when it comes to keeping babies alive. In "The U.S. Is Failing in Infant Mortality, Starting at One Month Old" in the New York Times, a recent paper co-authored by Associate Professor of Economics Emily Oster sheds light on the situation, noting that many deaths happen between the ages of one month and one year and occur disproportionately among infants born to poor women. Read more.

(Distributed July 20, 2016)

PSTC hosts Leadership Alliance students

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The PSTC welcomes two Leadership Alliance participants to the Center this summer. They are among the 28 participating in the program at Brown this year. In addition to working on their own projects, Desiree Lloyd and Nicolas Lopez are being mentored by PSTC faculty and assisting them with their research. They also participate in weekly seminars and GRE prep on campus and are preparing to give poster presentations at Brown in August and oral presentations at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium at the end of July. Read more.

(Distributed July 20, 2016)

PSTC accepting postdoc applications

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University is currently recruiting a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate to start on or soon after September 2016. This position will be funded, in part, by a five-year research grant from the Eunice Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development.  In this research, Brown’s PSTC team is collaborating closely with colleagues at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Read more.

(Distributed July 14, 2016)

Chinese migration

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Effective localization is a key issue in the process of urban-rural migration and urbanization, says PSTC Visiting Scholar Yuan Ren in "Poor integration of migrants leads to development trap." Ren, a Fulbright Scholar visiting from Fudan University in Shanghai, studies migration in China and says, "Social integration is vital to the welfare of migrants and creating a sense of harmony in metropolitan areas."
(Distributed July 12, 2016)
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