|BioSocial Methods Newsletter – December 2016 – Issue #13|
2016 Year in Review
- UM-Home Lab construction underway
- With support from the Provost, MICHR and ISR
- Estimated completion Spring 2017
- The BioSocial Methods Collaborative was included in over $37 M in research grants for methods innovation.
- $21 M awarded
- $16 M pending
- Over $500K funding secured for industry/academic research collaborations
- More than double the number of active research projects supported
- Collaborations with the Institute for Health Policy Innovation, the Medical School (Pediatrics, Pulminary & Thoracic), Kinesiology, Engineering, Psychology, Communications, School of Nursing, School of Public Health and the Institute for Social Research.
- Continued development and integration of a suite of physiology sensors valued at over $500K.
Our mission is the innovation of new methods to integrate biology and behavior.
Biosocial research is complex and challenging given the many different ways and types of data that is collected. It requires expertise in many domain areas. The Collaborative is developing expertise in the various modes with staff expertise and through collaboration with our membership.
The Collaborative provides comprehensive, customized support to researchers working to connect biological data and social/behavioral data. Support includes:
- Identification of researchers/experts for collaboration
- Scoping a study
- IRB application support
- Boilerplate Facilities and Resources document for grant applications
- Study design
- Participant recruitment & scheduling
- Data collection
- Data management
- Data analysis
- Methods innovation
- Coordinating methods problem solving sessions
- Full-time staff with expertise in biosocial research processes and methods
Wherever you are in your research process the Collaborative has the capability to assist you.
Visit our website for more information.
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Hope is in the Air
Estimation of Graphical Models through Structured Norm Minimization
Kelli Stidham Hall
Women’s Contraceptive Preference-Use Mismatch
Why dementia burden may be less than feared
Learning What and Where to Draw
Older Adults Gain Weight When Spouse is Stressed Out
Victoria Booth and Michael Zochowski
Intrinsic Cellular Properties and Connectivity Density Determine Variable Clustering Patterns in Randomly Connected Inhibitory Neural Networks
Why social values cannot be changed for the sake of conservation
Single Leg Squat Performance in Active Adolescents Age 8 to 17 Years
Margit Burmeister and Mary Heitzeg
Reduced brain activation during inhibitory control in children with COMT Val/Val genotype
Congratulations Hallie PrescottThe ISF is pleased to announce that Hallie Prescott as the inaugural ISF Lowry Fink Fellow for 2017-2019.
This fellowship recognizes the immense contributions made by Stephen Lowry and Mitchell Fink to advancing the science of sepsis, and which will offer rising stars in the field of sepsis the opportunity to sit on the ISF council at an earlier stage of career development than would otherwise be the case. The principle behind the Fellowships it that they will be beneficial to both the ISF and to the Fellow. Fellows would gain from interaction with the council and working on activities with the ISF that will help further develop their international profile. Applicants should be clinicians or scientists (Junior faculty/specialist MD or scientist with PhD), aged under 40 years at time of application with a track record and proven interest in sepsis.
Apply by January 2, 2017 for full consideration
The School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington invites applications for multiple open rank tenure/tenure track faculty positions to begin in Fall 2017 in Intelligent Systems Engineering. Cluster hires are encouraged as are interdisciplinary applications spanning the interests of SoIC and collaborating with IU units. Duties include teaching, research, and service.
The department of Intelligent Systems Engineering is an innovative new program, currently with 12 faculty, that focuses on the engineering of systems of smaller-scale, often mobile devices that draw upon modern information technology techniques including intelligent systems, big data and user interface design. Its foundation also includes computer engineering, cyber-physical systems, robotics, sensor and detector technologies, signal processing, and information and control theory. We intend to add about 20 new faculty over the next 4 years for these areas as well as bioengineering, synthetic biology, molecular and nanoscale engineering, environmental engineering and neuro-engineering with an interdisciplinary IT component. The program offers a BS and a PhD, which started in fall 2016, while a future MS will be developed. Artificial Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation and the Internet of Things are integrated into core curriculum. The program will draw upon IU Bloomington’s considerable education and research strengths in biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, informatics, physics, network science, psychological and brain sciences, business and law. New faculty will have considerable opportunity and responsibility to shape the development of curricula and research. There will be a strong emphasis on world-class research, built around a few strong focused laboratories and proactively involving undergraduates. More information can be found at https://www.engineering.indiana.edu/
EDUCATION AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
June 19-23, 2017
NETSCI 2017 (The International School and Conference on Network Science)
NetSci 2017 is a combination of:
– Satellite Symposia (June 19 & 20)
– An International School for students and non-experts (June 19 & 20)
– A 3-day Conference (June 21-23) featuring research in a wide range of topics and in different formats, including keynote and invited talks, oral presentations, posters, and lightning talks.
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