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HPC's Moffitt new PAA President

HPC Associate Robert Moffitt, the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor in the Department of Economics in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, has been elected as the next President of the Population Association of America.  This is a well-deserved honor for Robert, whose research on poverty, welfare, and inequality has already earned him many honors, including a MERIT award from NICHD.

Mitigating Identity Dislosure Risk: What I Learned at Summer Camp (well, the ICPSR Summer Program actually)

This past week I (Jen Darragh) attended a week-long workshop on assessing and mitigating identity (individual or organizational) disclosure risk when releasing data files for secondary use at ICPSR on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor.  This workshop was led by JoAnne McFarland O’Rourke, an ICPSR staff member and leading scholar in this area.

Usability Gone Wrong: American Fact Finder 2

If you use data from the U.S. Census Bureau, you have probably already noticed the radical change to the American Fact Finder tool. If you are frustrated by these changes, know that you are most definitely, not alone.

The Seventh Billion Human: What Does This Birth Mean?

As you may know, the UN projects that the 7 Billionth human will be born on October 31st of this year.  The Population Center will be co-sponsoring (with the Gates Institute) a symposium on this topic that will be webcast live at http://www.jhsph.edu/7billion.
 
 
When: Friday, October 14, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00pm
Where: Sheldon Hall, W1214, Bloomberg School of Public Health
 
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NSF Data Management Planning at Johns Hopkins University

The Entrepreneurial Library Program of the Sheridan Libraries and the NSF-funded Data Conservancy (DataNET award OCI0830976) have launched a suite of data management services for JHU PIs in response to the NSF data management planning mandate.  The service is currently in its beginning stages, and a first phase Web presence has been developed to help JHU PIs quickly understand and take advantage of the services being offered -

Developing Sustainable Restricted Data Services

For decades, population researchers have been using information collected by large, government-funded surveys such as the National Survey of Family Growth or the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth, a research strategy known as secondary data analysis.

LexisNexis Statistical Datasets Now Available

The Sheridan Libraries has purchased LexisNexis Statistical Datasets.  This resource allows you to create customized tables and graphs on a variety of topics such as AIDs cases reported (down to city level in some states), chronic conditions by gender and age, and even selected portions of the Health Care Utilization Project (HCUP).  For more information or assistance in using this resource, please contact Jen Darragh.

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