"Social Determinants of Child Health"
May 17th-18th, 2011
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program at the University of Michigan invite you to attend a symposium on the "Social Determinants of Child Health." The objective of this symposium is to raise scholarly awareness and further develop a research agenda focused on the social determinants of child health. Researchers from the social sciences, public health, and medicine will present their work on this topic. Topics covered will include: the social, biological, and environmental determinants of child health; patterns and trends in child health; child health policies; and emerging issues in child health (e.g., autism, ADHD, vaccinations). Please see our website (http://sitemaker.umich.edu/sdch.registration/home) for a complete list of sessions, details about speakers, and registration information.
We welcome you to join us for the symposium. There is no cost to attend. If you have questions, please contact one of the co-organizers: Hedy Lee (email@example.com), Neil Mehta (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Kristin Turney (email@example.com).
Travel Awards for Students, Post-docs, and Recent PhD Graduates
We are pleased to announce a competition for travel awards to offset the cost of attending the symposium. Recipients will be expected to present a poster that details their original research on the social determinants of child health. Recipients will also be expected to attend all symposium events. Awards will be approximately $500 and can be used to offset the cost of domestic travel and hotel accommodations (additional funds may be available). We expect to make 10 awards.
In addition, we are exploring the possibility of publishing a special issue on the social determinants of child health in conjunction with a peer-reviewed journal. Recipients will have an opportunity to submit their research to the special issue.
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in pre-doctoral or post-doctoral training or completed doctoral training within the last five years at time of submission.
Procedure: Applicants should email a cover letter (one page), extended abstract of their research (two page), and CV to Neil Mehta (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please submit all materials in one attached document. The cover letter should discuss how attending the symposium is related to the applicant’s career goals. Awards will be assessed based on the scientific merit of the research, the suitability of the research to the symposium’s themes, and the potential benefits to the applicant.
Deadline: Applications should be submitted on or before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2011.