PAA 2019 Recap

Another great PAA annual meeting is in the books! At the conference, 57 affiliates, including 24 students and 6 postdocs, appeared on the conference program 98 times as part of a panel or poster.

Graduate student Renee Kramer and faculty affiliate Deborah Ehrenthal won a best poster award for “Understanding Associations Between State-Level Policy Factors and Very Short Inter-Pregnancy Intervals in the United States,” and graduate student Sandra Spirovska won a best poster award for “The Effect of Emigration on Wages: Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe.”

Sincere congratulations to Alberto Palloni, who received the Laureate award from the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) and Elizabeth Thomson, who was honored for her contributions to demographic research in the PAA honor-a-colleague campaign.

Thanks to all who serve in leadership roles with PAA—board members Jenna Nobles and Jim Raymo, Malia Jones who serves on the Committee on Applied Demography, and Marcy Carlson for her work with the Development Committee. The 2019 elections are currently underway, and PAA members are encouraged to vote before the polls close on August 4!

Finally, a warm thank you to the alumni and friends who attended the second annual CDE/CDHA reception, and thanks to Nichole Barnes and Janet Clear for organizing the event! It was great to reconnect with so many people who have been involved with the centers over the years. We look forward to seeing you in Washington D.C. next year!