Events and Workshops

Fall 2018 Schedule

Additional events and activities to be announced soon!

All workshops will take place in the 10th floor Commons Room at the Center for Human Growth and Development (300 N. Ingalls St.).

T32 Seminar Series: Training in Developmental Science to Improve Child Health and Well-Being
Fridays during the academic year from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

This weekly seminar series, led by Dr. Alison Miller, is geared toward postdoctoral trainees (or possibly advanced graduate students) across disciplines who are interested in using developmental science to address applied problems affecting children’s health and well-being. The seminar focuses on translational research and professional development issues across a range of topics. The seminar series is open to research and clinical psychologists, developmental-behavioral pediatricians, as well as others.  Topics include skill development as well as content knowledge and mentorship.  Format consists of guest speakers, facilitated discussion, and opportunities for trainees to present work in progress. To register for the seminar series, click here.

Academic Job Market: Applying, Interviewing, Negotiating
Wed, Sept 12th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
This workshop, led by CHGD Research Fellow Jenalee Doom, PhD, will cover the academic job market — including applying, interviewing, and negotiating — from the perspective of a postdoc who was on the job market last year. The workshop will dive into the “things I wish I had known” and “lessons learned” in order to help others successfully navigate the academic job market. Register here.

Statistical Methods in Developmental Research
Wed, Sept 26th from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This workshop will an overview of several statistical approaches used in developmentalresearch. Dr. Niko Kaciroti and Harlan McCaffery M.Sc. will present and discuss examples of statistical methods including, data reduction, multiple imputations, multivariate models, and longitudinal analysis. Register here.


Behavioral Coding 101
Thurs, Sept 27th from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This Center for Human Growth and Development (CHGD) workshop will highlight the benefits and considerations of using observational research methods to assess behavior. Dr. Alison Miller will present some examples of observational coding methods used in child development research and discuss the coding process, including developing a coding scheme and assessing reliability. Register here.


No Food For Thought: How Food Insecurity Gets Under the Skin for Children and Parents
Wed, Oct 10th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
In this seminar, Dr. Cindy Leung, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, will provide background on domestic food insecurity and its connections with diet-related health outcomes. Dr. Leung will also highlight her research on chronic stress as an important pathway between food insecurity and obesity in low-income children and adults. Register here.


Cognitive Behavioral Interventions to Strengthen Families and Prevent Child Maltreatment
Thurs, Oct 11th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Child maltreatment prevention is a public health priority. In this seminar, Dr. Caroline Kistin, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, will discuss evidence-based interventions that aim to improve parental strengths, decrease risk factors, and improve outcomes for all family members. Register here.


MICHR Recruitment Services
Wed, Oct 17th from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.





CHGD Open House
Tues, Oct 23rd from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.



19th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care
Thurs, Oct 25th – Fri, Oct 26th
The University of Michigan (U-M) Division of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics and the Center for Human Growth and Development (CHGD) are sponsoring a site the U–M for the conference: “Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care”, a CME from Baylor, on October 25th-26th. Full conference details and agenda are available here

Thursday, October 25th
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
Friday, October 26th
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
Conference participants should attend BOTH dates.

The broadcast will occur at CHGD in North Ingalls Building and CME will be available through Baylor. Individual registration through Baylor is NOT necessary.   Register here.

Building a Costly Brain: Implications for the Evolution of Human Childhood and the Developmental Origins of Obesity
Tuesday, October 30th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
In this seminar, Dr. Chris Kuzawa, PhD, MSPH, Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University, will review recent anthropological research that is revealing energetic trade-offs between the costs of childhood brain development and fat deposition, inspiring new brain-focused approaches to combatting excess weight gain early in life. Register here.

Utilizing Child Medical Records for Research
Mon, Nov 5th from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Data Management
Wed, Dec 5th from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.