Events and Workshops

Winter 2019 Schedule

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

Human Subject Incentive Program (HSIP) Meet & Greet
Wed, Jan 16th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Do you have questions about HSIP and how it works? Do you have feedback on the program? Please join this Meet & Greet event to interact with HSIP staff, share any comments or concerns, and get your questions answered! Register here.

Informing the Uninformed: Improving the Process of Child Assent and Parental Permission
Thurs, Jan 17th from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Dr. Alan Tait, Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology at the U-M Medical School will review the barriers to providing understandable research information to children and parents and discuss ways in which information delivery can be enhanced. Register here.

Roundtable: Child Development Career Paths at the CDC
Tues, February 12th from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, FAAP, Director, Division of Human Development and Disability (DHDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will lead this small group discussion regarding job paths at the CDC related to child development. Lunch will be provided. Register here.

Utilizing Michigan Research Experts Website
Tues, Feb 26th from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m
In this workshop, Caleb Smith, Sr. Strategy Manager for Research Intelligence & Analytics, will provide an overview of the new Michigan Research Experts. In addition to describing the types of data available within this new system, Caleb will walk through a number of relevant use-cases. More details and registration info are here.

Applied Behavior Analysis: Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Beyond
Thurs, Feb 28th from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
An overview of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, how it is applied to a variety of diagnoses and challenges, and current and future research directions will be presented by licensed clinical psychology Angela Capuano. More details and registration info are here.

K-Award Roundtable Discussion
Wed, March 6th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
CHGD and the Department of Pediatrics have organized this NIH K Series Roundtable Discussion so that faculty with recent success getting funded with a K-award can share their experiences and lessons learned. Presenters will be Dr. Jenny Radesky (Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; K23 awardee), Dr. Brigid Gregg (Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; K08 awardee) and Dr. Sarah Reeves (Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; K01 awardee). Register here.

Writing a Competitive Research Grant Proposal
Tues, March 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This workshop covers writing grant proposals for all types of grants, including NIH, NSF, and foundations. It will be presented by Jill Jividen, PhD, Assistant Director for Research Development in the U-M Medical School Office of Research. More details and registration info are here.

Parental Ethnotheories and Parenting: A Cross-Cultural View
Thurs, March 14th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in East Hall Room room 4448
As part of the child’s culturally organized developmental niche, parental ethnotheories shape parents’ perceptions of their children, their ideas about how to be a good parent, and their actual parenting practices. In this presentation, Dr. Sara Harkness, Professor in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut, will present findings and reflections from her cross-cultural collaborative research about parents and children in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Register here.

CHGD Member Meetup
Mon, April 8th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
This event is open to current, new and prospective CHGD members, with the goal of providing an opportunity for faculty to network and to learn about, as well as share feedback regarding, CHGD programs and services. Lunch will be served. Register here.

Weight Stigma and Weight Gain from Childhood through Adolescence
Thurs, April 4th from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

In this talk, A. Janet Tomiyama, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, will review evidence that weight stigma puts children, adolescents, and adults at risk for weight gain. Register here.

Behavioral Coding Training Workshop
Thurs, April 11th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (lunch provided)

This workshop, led by Alison Miller, Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, will introduce some key concepts in behavioral coding; go over how to develop a coding scheme and begin the coding process; and review examples of different coding schemes that have been used in research. Lunch will be served. Register here

Adolescent Online Safety: A Matter of Risk Prevention or Risk Resilience?
Wed, April 24th from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

In this talk, Pamela Wisniewski, Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida, will present her research regarding new approaches to empowering teens to more effectively protect themselves from online risks. More details and registration info are here.

More to come!

Fall 2018 Schedule