University of Chicago students and faculty attend Population of Association of America conference

Students and faculty attended the Population Association of America conference this past week. The conference, held in Washington, D.C., consisted of a variety of presentations over the course of three days. PRC members Kate Cagney, Linda Waite, Ellis Monk, Xi Song, and Jenny Trinitapoli all attended to present their latest research. Students were also able to connect with researchers from across the nation. 

Prof. Harold Pollack publishes The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to Be Complicated to share his simple tips on managing finances

PRC Associate Harold Pollack published a new book The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to Be Complicated. Prof. Pollack believes financial advice and financial management does not have to be complicated; rather, all his tips can fit on an index card. After he posted a picture of his index card, the picture went viral. This book explains the tips and discusses how to carry his advice out. Prof. Pollack also explains why these simple tips can outperform complex financial strategies. 

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Profs. Melissa Gilliam and David Meltzer elected to National Academy of Medicine

The National Academy of Medicine on Oct. 19 announced that Profs. Melissa Gilliam and David Meltzer have been elected to membership in the Academy.Election is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. It recognizes individuals who have made major contributions and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

Gilliam, the University's dean for diversity and inclusion, a professor in obstetrics & gynecology and pediatrics, and section chief of family planning and contraceptive research, is an authority on contraception and adolescent health.

Meltzer is a professor in medicine, economics and the Harris School of Public Policy. He also serves as director of the Center for Health and the Social Sciences, chair of the Committee on Clinical and Translational Science, and director of the UChicago's Health Lab.

Formerly known as the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Medicine is an honorific and advisory organization. Established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, it is recognized as a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues.With the two new appointments, there are now 13 current or emeritus UChicago faculty members who belong to National Academy of Medicine. This year's selection of 70 regular and 10 international members raises the academy's total active membership to 1,826.

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