Seminars and Workshops

Faculty-Student Workshop: All PhD students participate in a regular joint faculty-student workshop meeting at least twice per quarter, where they present their own work and discuss and critique material presented by others. Presentations may include material from the literature, research ideas, research in progress, or aspects of completed dissertation work. The workshop gives students valuable experience in presenting their work, in giving and getting feedback, in explaining concepts central to their discipline to a cross-disciplinary group, and in understanding the ways that multiple disciplines contribute to the broader research enterprise. The workshop also fosters collaborations and serves as a forum for training in such practical skills as research funding and grant writing, the peer review process, human subjectsand#39; research and institutional review boards, and team building.

Seminars: The University of Chicago system of seminars and workshops are a main means by which students and faculty exchange ideas and develop an interdisciplinary context for their work. In this tradition, the DHS has an on-going weekly seminar series. Active participation is required of all PhD students. In addition, DHS faculty participates regularly in seminars or workshops outside the DHS aligned with their interests. In this vein, each PhD student will be required to participate regularly in one such workshop related to his or her major area of concentration. Seminars are a valuable means of learning skills of critical analysis and research design as well as creating opportunities to interact closely with faculty from both within and outside the University. The following list of such workshops illustrates the range of areas covered.

Public Health Sciences Seminar: Department of Public Health Sciences, Wednesdays, 3:30p-5:00p.

Statistics Seminar: Department of Statistics, Mondays, 4:00p-5:00p.

Econometrics and Statistics Colloquium:Chicago BoothSchool of Business, Thursdays, 1:20p-2:50p.

Workshop on Education, Methodology Section: Committee on Education, Mondays 4:00-6:00p.

Demography Workshop: Population Research Center at NORC and the University of Chicago, Thursdays, 12:00p-1:30p.

Health Economics Workshop: Center for Health and the Social Sciences, Thursdays, 3:30p-5:00p.

Workshop in the Economics and Biodemography of Aging and Healthcare:Chicago BoothSchool of Business,
Fridays 1:30p-3:00p.

Human Genetics Seminar: Department of Human Genetics, Wednesdays, 4:00p-5:00p.

Cancer Seminar and Cancer Translational Seminar: Cancer Center, Fridays, 12:00p-1:00p.

Outcomes Research Workshop: Center for Health and the Social Sciences, Wednesdays, 8:00a-9:30a.

Cognitive and Social Neuroscience Workshop: Tuesdays, 4:00p-5:00p.

Genetics Seminar Series: days vary, 4:00p-5:00p.

Center for Neural Computation and Engineering Seminar Series: Tuesdays, 12:00p.

Ecology and Evolution Seminar Series: Mondays, 3:30p.