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Each year since 2007, The Journal of Technometrics awards their prestigious Eric Ziegel prize to the authors of the best book reviewed in their journal.

Elizabeth Jane Costello, PhD, was recognized as one of five 2019 distinguished Emeriti Faculty Honorees on June 4, 2019 at the Washington Duke Inn.  Dr.

The Center for Population Health and Aging (CPHA)  at Duke University, in collaboration with the Carolina Population Center (CPC), will be hosting a Data User Workshop for the Add Health Parents Study (AHPS) on August 14-15, 2019 at Duke University. To express interest in attendance, email AHPSWorkshop2019@duke.edu by June 15, 2019.
DURPI Scholar  Susan Alberts has  been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, which is widely considered one of the highest honors a scientist can receive. She is  among 100 newly elected members and 25 foreign associates who are recognized for their achievements in original research -- 40 percent of whom are women, the most ever elected in any one year to date.
Demography Daze, a unique annual workshop that brings together Duke and Carolina population students and scholars and affiliates to encourage idea exchange among faculty and students and incentivize collaborative population research will take place this year at UNC's Carolina Population Center on May 13, 2019. See this year's exciting agenda.
Over the past decade, interdisciplinary research teams have made important advances by integrating social and biological science approaches to address complex problems in medicine and public health. This work has made it abundantly clear that research teams must learn to navigate and integrate across disciplines to successfully conduct pioneering work. Yet, there continues to be significant gaps in conducting interdisciplinary research that reaches across and brings together social and biological approaches. Moreover, efforts at research integration are lagging behind in both the social and biological/health sciences because of the staggering pace at which new social, behavioral, and biological measures are discovered and generated. To keep pace with advances in social and biological sciences, researchers will need to come together and develop novel approaches and methods to integrate across the biological and social sciences. Thus, the goal of the Symposium is to stimulate novel opportunities for biosocial health research by developing a scientific forum that provides an opportunity for emerging scholars to present research and facilitates the integration of social and biological/health approaches for addressing the complex health concerns of today.
Duke researchers, post-doctoral students, and graduate students participated in over  35 scientific sessions and scientific panels  on topics ranging from aging, health and longevity to innovative data collection methods and approaches  at the Population of Association Meetings held in Austin, Texas April 11-13. 
The Duke Network Analysis Center (DNAC) and the Duke Population Research Institute, with support from the NICHD, will be hosting the third, week-long Social Networks and Health workshop from May 13-17, 2019. It introduces attendees to topics in social networks, and how they can be applied to research on health.
The  North Carolina Government Data Analytics Center (GDAC), which maintains state datasets that encompass criminal justice, child safety, fraud and compliance, healthcare, longitudinal and performance data, and enterprise data will host a workshop on Thursday April 25, 2019 to describe GDAC data, how researchers can request data and how data is hared across state agencies. 

The Economic Demography Workshop (EDW) scheduled  take place from 1-6 pm on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 provides an opportunity for the detailed presentation of six research papers on topics in economic demography.