In December, we held the inaugural DSxHE Download, our monthly virtual meet-up, with a fantastic discussion of 'weird data' and algorithmic fairness in public health. Don't miss the next Download on Tuesday 11th at 6pm GMT.
New year, new newsletter segments
We're also launching our Data Viz of the Month, the crème-de-la-crème of figures/graphs/animations that bring some much-needed colour to an important topic. We start with a powerful hand-drawn chart from 1900 from the pioneering American-Ghanaian sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois.
Wait, there's more?
We're super happy to announce that DSxHE will be running a session at the Royal Statistical Society Conference in September - more on this very soon. Keep scrolling to find out about other upcoming events, job opportunities, resources and funding calls from across the community. If the winter break has got you chomping at the bit to run your own themesor events, let us know!
The DSxHE Team
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News from DSxHE
Darcy Murphy (they/them) MSc Student in Digital Biology
University of Manchester
Seth Thomas (he/him)
Office for National Statistics
Upcoming DSxHE Events
Following a superb launch, The Download continues. Join us on Tuesday 11th January at 6:00pm (GMT) for another stimulating discussion as well as a chance to meet other members of the DSxHE community. The event is open to anyone, anywhere, no matter your level of experience or background. This month we have the following hosts covering:
Seth Thomas from Office for National Statistics (HALE/Census and Disability Analysis) will be covering the podcast series Data Skeptic (and more specifically an episode on Pandemic ML pitfalls!)
Darcy Murphy, a Digital Biology MSc student at the University of Manchester, will be covering "Transgender data collection in the electronic health record: Current concepts and issues"
Data Viz of the Month
This striking graph based on data collected by W.E.B. Du Bois was prepared by Atlanta University students for the Negro Exhibit of the American Section at the Paris Expo in 1900. It was part of a series of powerful charts that showed the economic and social progress of African Americans since emancipation.
Call for events
Do you have an idea for an event that might be relevant to the DSxHE community? We have a fantastic (and growing) team of volunteers itching to help you plan, organise and promote it.
Call for themes
Want to shine a light on a specific area of interest in data science and health equity, and want to tap into the DSxHE community? Setting up a DSxHE Theme might be just the thing for you.
News from the Community
The DSxHE library
The DSxHE library continues to grow! Every month we round up all the articles, podcasts, papers, blogs, videos, funding calls, events and training opportunities that have been shared across the DSxHE Slack workspace.
Here's a few external events coming up in the next month that might float your boat. If there's an event you'd like to highlight on a future edition of this newsletter, then post in on #events on our Slack workspace or get in touch.
Prof Sir Michael Marmot on The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World: January 20th 2022 16:30 - 17:45.
We've rounded up some highlights below - come and join our Slack channel to keep updated with the latest funding opportunities.
Strengthening Data Science Capacity and the Ecosystem: Enabling Data-Centered Public Health Interventions: Grand Challenges in Global Health are looking for projects in Africa, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, and Brazil to award $250,000 to address challenges around data science and public health. Deadline 13th January 2022.
GSK Scholarships for Future Health Leaders are available to applicants intending to study an MSc programme at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the 2022-23 academic year. Applicants must be nationals of, and residents in, countries in sub-saharan Africa. Deadline 27th February 2022.
Looking for your next career move or project? We'll bring you a rundown of new roles and opportunities to further health equity through data science:
The Louise Brewins Apprenticeship Programme offers broad exposure to Public Health Intelligence through year-long placements in two different organisations within Yorkshire & Humber, while completing a Level 4 Data Analyst apprenticeship. This apprenticeship is salaried at £18,933 per annum. Deadline 21st January 2022.
Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Epidemiology/Statistics at University College London. This post is salaried at £36,770 - £44,388 or £45,610 - £53,757 per annum & will be for 18 months in the first instance with scope to extend. Deadline 23rd January 2022.
Real world evidence scientist at Lane Clark & Peacock LLP (lcp.uk.com). Please contact Mei at email@example.com for more info or for an informal chat.