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The George Washington University (Washington DC)
GWU is looking to hire a tenure-track Assistant/Associate professor in Epidemiology with a focus in methodology or non-communicable disease epi, including those with a focus in dementia or aging. Feel free to reach out to Melinda Power (power@gwu.edu) with informal questions. To apply, please access the posting: https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/57300

Position Description Summary:
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health (GW SPH) is recruiting for a dynamic and innovative full-time tenure track or tenured faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Epidemiology. The successful candidate will develop a program of sponsored research as well as teach and mentor graduate students in epidemiology. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics seeks faculty members to establish externally funded, internationally recognized, and interdisciplinary research programs in areas such as non-communicable disease epidemiology, e.g. cardiovascular, cancer, Alzheimer’s/dementia, diabetes, aging and/or reproductive health, and seeks methodologists with expertise in social, behavioral and/or spatial epidemiology.

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics oversees the MPH, MS and PhD programs in epidemiology, MPH program in biostatistics, and the MS program in public health microbiology and emerging infectious diseases, and collaborates with the Department of Statistics for the MS and PhD programs in biostatistic

The University of Texas Health Science Center (San Antonio)

Full description is available here, and you may also visit the posting on Nature Jobs website.

To apply, please contact:
Dr. Habil Zare (zare@uthscsa.edu)
Assistant Professor
The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's & Neurodegenerative Diseases
Department of Cell Systems & Anatomy
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Principal Investigator of the Oncinfo Lab

The George Washington University (Washington DC)

Postdoc with a quantitative background sought for an interdisciplinary research project designed to address the disconnect between observational studies and RCTs in dementia prevention.

This work will include (a) analyses on risk factors for dementia in data from up to 8 observational datasets, (b) analyses implementing causal inference methods, and (c) writing/presenting papers on this work.

The postdoc also comes with protected time to develop a unique K, F, or R grant.

The position is at GWU, but you will work alongside a distinguished team from GWU, UCSF, Harvard, UC Davis, and UCLA, including Melinda Power (GWU), Maria Glymour (UCSF), Jaime Robins (Harvard), and others.

Preference will be given to candidates who can start in the winter/spring, but candidates with later potential start dates will also be considered.

For further information, please contact:
Prof. Melinda Power (power@gwu.edu)
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Milken Institute School of Public Health
George Washington University

To apply, please visit the posting: https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/55986

Two post-doc positions in Bordeaux

California Dementia Epidemiology Postdoctoral Training Program
This is a unique postdoctoral training opportunity with openings at any of four University of California campuses (with primary mentorship from Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mayeda-UCLA; Dr. Rachel Whitmer-UC Davis; Maria Glymour-UCSF; or Dr. Maria Corrada-UC Irvine).
- More information about this opportunity is available here.
- Contact: Victoria Mansour or one of the PIs listed above.


Congratulations MELODEM participants on recent publications:

- Mayeda ER, Filshtein TJ, Tripodis Y, Glymour MM, Gross AL. Does selective survival before study enrolment attenuate estimated effects of education on rate of cognitive decline in older adults? A simulation approach for quantifying survival bias in life course epidemiology. International journal of epidemiology. 2018 Jul 13.

- Alden L Gross, Nadia Chu, Loretta Anderson, M Maria Glymour, Richard N Jones, Coalition Against Major Diseases; Do people with Alzheimer’s disease improve with repeated testing? Unpacking the role of content and context in retest effects, Age and Ageing, , afy136

- Dufouil C, Glymour MM. Prediction to prevention in Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The Lancet Neurology. 2018 May 31;17(5):388-9.

- Will biomarker-based diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease maximize scientific progress? Evaluating proposed diagnostic criteria.
Medellena Maria Glymour, Adam Mark Brickman, Mika Kivimaki, Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, Genevieve Chene, Carole Dufouil, Jennifer Jaie Manly

- Can Survival Bias Explain the Age Attenuation of Racial Inequalities in Stroke Incidence? : A Simulation Study.
Mayeda Elizabeth-Rose, Banack Hailey R, Bibbins-Domingo Kirsten, Zeki Al Hazzouri Adina, Marden Jessica R, Whitmer Rachel, Glymour Maria

- Prediction to prevention in Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Carole Dufouil, M Maria Glymour

- The Bidirectional Association Between Depression and Severe Hypoglycemic and Hyperglycemic Events in Type 1 Diabetes.
Paola Gilsanz, Andrew J. Karter, Michal Schnaider Beeri, Charles P. Quesenberry Jr, and Rachel A. Whitmer

- The ACTIVE conceptual framework as a structural equation model.
Alden L. Gross, Brennan R. Payne, Ramon Casanova, Pega Davoudzadeh, Joseph M. Dzierzewski, Sarah Farias, Tania Giovannetti, Edward H. Ip, Michael Marsiske, George W. Rebok, K. Warner Schaie, Kelsey Thomas ORCID Icon, Sherry Willis & Richard N. Jones

- Are Trends in Dementia Incidence Associated With Compression in Morbidity? Evidence From The Framingham Heart Study.
Dufouil C, Beiser A, Chêne G, Seshadri S.