lunes, 6 de agosto de 2012

The e-newsletter of the National Center for Health Statistics ► Inside NCHS - Issue 1, August 2012

Inside NCHS
The e-newsletter of the National Center for Health Statistics
Issue 1, August 2012
 Director's Corner
Dr. Edward Sondik
Dr. Edward J. Sondik, Director of the National Center for Health Statistics, welcomes you to NCHS’s newest publication: Inside NCHS, the Center’s official e-newsletter.
 Also in this Issue
Connecting Surveys to Administrative Records: Data Linkage Opens Doors to New Longitudinal Research - NCHS’s record linkage program is designed to maximize the scientific value of the Center's population-based surveys. Linked data files enable researchers to take the “long view” and examine the factors that influence disability, chronic disease, health care utilization, morbidity, and mortality.
On the Path to Understanding Autism - A collaborative effort between NCHS and two federal agencies has provided the first detailed look at the process of diagnosis and the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), intellectual disability, and developmental delay. The project has its origins in something completely unexpected – and, until all the data are analyzed, inexplicable.
National Leaders in Health Research to Address National Conference on Health Statistics - Three nationally recognized leaders in the fields of health care research, statistics, and policy will deliver keynote addresses to the 2012 National Conference on Health Statistics, August 6-8, at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Ask the Expert: Dr. Brady Hamilton - It’s no teen fad. Continuing a long-term decline that started in the 1950s, teen childbearing in the United States fell to a historic low in 2010. Brady Hamilton, Ph.D., discusses teen births and birth trends, and turning the abstract into the concrete.
In the News - Senior epidemiologist Dr. Cynthia L. Ogden and her team are featured in The New York Times for their work on children and sugar consumption; data from a recent National Vital Statistics Report illustrates a JET magazine article on unwed childbirth.
Milestones and Honors - Dr. Nathaniel Schenker is elected president of the American Statistical Association; Drs. Gladys Martinez and Casey Copen take a top poster session prize at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America.

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