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Issue 25


News No PhDs needed: how citizen science is transforming research
News feature from Nature: No PhDs needed: how citizen science is transforming research: Projects that recruit the public are getting more ambitious and diverse, but the field faces some growing pains. By Aisling Irwin Read more...

MCHB Challenge: Remote Pregnancy Monitoring – November 27
HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau will award $375,000 in prizes for innovative solutions that help prenatal care providers remotely monitor the well-being of pregnant women. Recent research posted by the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center on the HRSA-supported Rural Health Research Gateway has brought more attention to the lack of obstetric services in rural areas. The Remote Pregnancy Monitoring Challenge is designed to find innovative ways help pregnant women monitor their own health, remotely connect with prenatal care, and make informed decisions. This is one of four MCHB Grand Challenges. The others focus on opioid use disorder in pregnant women and new moms, coordinate care for children with special needs, and prevent childhood obesity. Read on for insights from HRSA Public Health Analyst, Jessie Buerlein...

Jobs Research Manager -- Earthwatch
Earthwatch is recruiting for a Research Manager to secure funding for, organise and deliver, innovative and engaging freshwater pollution research. This research will be aimed at finding and implementing solutions in partnership with global research partners, water management practitioners, businesses and community groups.
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Volunteer Program Director--Grand Canyon Trust
The Volunteer Program director is responsible for helping envision and implement volunteer activities for the Grand Canyon Trust with an emphasis on citizen science, stewardship, advocacy, and youth leadership initiatives that protect and restore the Colorado Plateau.
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Manager, National Geographic Citizen Explorer Lab
Reporting to the Senior Director of National Geographic Citizen Explorer Lab, the Manager will direct the planning and day-to-day implementation of projects and products in participatory science and open exploration for National Geographic Society, and is based in Washington, DC.
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EPA ORISE fellow position on citizen science and crowdsourcing
A postgraduate or postdoctoral research project training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of the Science Advisor in the Office of Research and Development (ORD). This appointment will be served in Washington, DC.
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Webinars of Interest

Leveraging Health Data to Answer Policy-Relevant Research Questions
Friday, November 9 | 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
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Become a Citizen Scientist for Air Quality Monitoring
Wednesday, December 5 | 3:00 PM EST - 4:00 PM ET
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Over 2,000 publicly accessible journal articles available thanks to the National Library of Medicine (NLM).


A Practical Do-It-Yourself Recruitment Framework for Concurrent eHealth Clinical Trials: Simple Architecture (Part 1).

Environmental observation, social media, and One Health action: A description of the Local Environmental Observer (LEO) Network.

Ethnic Minority Health in Ireland-Co-creating knowledge (EMH-IC): a participatory health research protocol.

Rationale, Design and Methods of "Set the Rules": A Tailored Peer-to-Peer Health Information Intervention.

Building an orthopaedic CT phantom for under £50.

Testing the performance of sensors for ozone pollution monitoring in a citizen science approach.


American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Expo
November 10 - 14
San Diego, CA

2018 NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival: Connecting People to Advance Health
November 27
Bethesda, MD

Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health
December 3 - 5
Washington, DC

Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Annual Meeting
December 13-14
Research Triangle Park, NC

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