Collaborative for Innovation in Data & Measurement in Aging (CIDMA)

CIDMA Institute – Apply by June 1, 2022

In person September 15-16, 2022
The Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago
1201 E 60th Street, Chicago 60637
No registration fee for accepted participants
Limited to 40 attendees
Travel stipends available for early career researchers
Apply to attend the CIDMA Institute here by June 1, 2022

The CIDMA Institute is sponsored by the NIA P30 Center on Healthy Aging Behaviors and Longitudinal Investigations and the NIA P30 Center for Population Health and Aging at Duke University.

About

Researchers at UChicago and Duke invite you to apply for the first annual Collaborative for Innovation in Data & Measurement in Aging (CIDMA) institute, held at the University of Chicago, September 15-16, 2022. The goal of CIDMA is to identify, design, conduct and assess innovations in data collection and measurement within longitudinal research on aging and disseminate the findings of these assessments broadly. Learn more about current CIDMA assessment projects here.

The Inaugural CIDMA Institute will bring together researchers and data collection professionals for a two-day interactive workshop focused on identifying ongoing challenges in data collection and measurement and brainstorming potential innovations to address these challenges. In addition, researchers leading the initial CIDMA assessment projects will present preliminary results and lead a discussion on opportunities for future applications. Participants are encouraged to bring challenges from their own research to share with the group.

The CIDMA Institute is sponsored by the NIA P30 Center on Healthy Aging Behaviors and Longitudinal Investigations and the NIA P30 Center for Population Health and Aging at Duke University.

Schedule

An optional dinner will be held for participants who arrive early on Wednesday, September 14. Programming will take place all day Thursday, September 15, and programming will end by 2:00 pm Central on Friday, September 16. Attendees will receive information about a hotel block near the event location, and a full agenda will be released closer to the event.

Travel stipends

A limited number of travel stipends to cover the cost of hotel and airfare are available. Travel stipends will be prioritized for early career researchers traveling to Chicago for the CIDMA institute.

Application materials and instructions

Please submit your application to the CIDMA institute here. You will be asked to provide:

  • Applicant details and demographic information
  • CV
  • Statement of interest (maximum one page) describing your:
    • Experience or interest in research on aging
    • Experience or interest in longitudinal, population and/or community based research
    • Challenges related to data collection and measurement you have encountered in your research
    • Specific research or career goals that the CIDMA Institute will help achieve
  • A letter of support from your advisor or department head (maximum one page, required only for applicants applying for a travel stipend) describing or confirming:
    • The applicant’s role as a student, post-doc, junior faculty member or early career researcher
    • Information on how this training will help the applicant’s career
    • If there will be support for the applicant’s research after the CIDMA institute in their current department

Applications are due through the online form by 11:59 Central TIme on June 1, 2022.

Questions

Contact Kelsey Bogue at kbogue@bsd.uchicago.edu for more information. The faculty organizers for the institute are Kathleen Cagney, PhD, Director of Institute for Social Research and Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan, Joe Hotz, PhD, and David Meltzer, MD, PhD, University of Chicago.

Funding

This event is supported by two grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH): National Institute on Aging (NIA) P30 AG066619 and NIA P30 AG034424.

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