2016-07-27

NACDA Congratulates S. Jay Olshansky for winning the GSA's 2016 Donald P. Kent Award

Olshansky earns GSA's 2016 Donald P. Kent Award

THE GERONTOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) -- the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging -- has chosen S. Jay Olshansky, PhD, of the University of Illinois at Chicago as the 20165 recipient of the Donald P. Kent Award.
This distinguished honor is given annually to a GSA member who best exemplifies the highest standards for professional leadership in gerontology through teaching, service, and interpretation of gerontology to the larger society. It was established in 1973 in memory of Donald P. Kent, PhD, for his outstanding leadership in translating research findings into practical use.
The award presentation will take place at GSA's 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 16 to 20 in New Orleans, Louisiana. This conference is organized to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, educators, and practitioners who specialize in the study of the aging process. Visit http://www.geron.org/2016 for further details.
Olshansky is currently a professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also serves as a research associate at the Center on Aging at the University of Chicago and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The focus of his research to date has been on estimates of the upper limits to human longevity, exploring the health and public policy implications associated with individual and population aging, forecasts of the size, survival, and age structure of the population, pursuit of the scientific means to slow aging in people (known as the longevity dividend), and global implications of the re-emergence of infectious and parasitic diseases.
He is a member of the board of the American Federation of Aging Research; one of the founding members of the HSBC Global Commission on Ageing and Retirement; an advisor to U.S. Preventive Medicine and Swiss Re; an associate editor of The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences and Biogerontology; a member of the editorial boards of Gerontology, the Journal of Population Ageing, and Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology; co-author of the books "The Quest for Immortality: Science at the Frontiers of Aging" and "A Measured Breath of Life"; and co-editor of "Aging: The Longevity Dividend." Olshansky also is a GSA fellow, which is the highest class of membership within the Society.

2016-07-25

New Releases through 2016-07-24

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2016-07-18

New Releases through 2016-07-17

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2016-07-12

Causes and Correlates Project Data Released

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released data for secondary analysis from its Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency. OJJDP launched the Causes and Correlates project in 1986 to learn more about the root causes of juvenile delinquency and other problem behaviors. Three coordinated longitudinal studies constitute the program: Denver Youth Survey, Pittsburgh Youth Study, and Rochester Youth Development Study. In each project, researchers conducted face-to-face interviews with at-risk youth. In addition, the data collection involved interviews with the primary caretaker and, in two sites, school teachers. Researchers also collected administrative data from official agencies, including police, schools, and social services.

For more information and to apply for access, visit:  http://icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACJD/series/00566

2016-07-11

New Releases through 2016-07-10

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2016-07-08

Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men: 2010 Findings from the NISVS --Data Now Available

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) announce the availability of Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men: 2010 Findings from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS).

The study examines the prevalence of violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and men, using a large nationally representative sample from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS). More specifically, it provides estimates of sexual violence, physical violence by intimate partners, stalking, and psychological aggression by intimate partners. It also provides estimates of interracial and intraracial victimizations and briefly examines the impact of violence.

The study is based on two of the NISVS samples that were included in the 2010 data collection effort --the general population sample and the American Indian and Alaska Native oversample.

The study was funded a collaboration of Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).The NISVS project and data collection was overseen by the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC). The overall cost of the NISVS project was a collaboration of CDC, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).

The data are restricted from general dissemination. Users interested in obtaining these data must complete a Restricted Data Use Agreement application and specify the reasons for the request. Please visit the study home page for more information about the study and access: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36140.v1

2016-07-05

New Releases through 2016-07-03

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