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Program on aging seeks research proposals

With funding provided by the National Institute of Aging at the National Institutes of Health, the Program on the Global Demography of Aging, led by Professor David Bloom of the Harvard School of Public Health, is currently accepting faculty research proposals on global aging. The maximum award is $20,000, and all Harvard faculty are eligible to apply for pilot research project grants.

Visit for more details. The application deadline is Feb. 15.

Elementary school tutors needed

Boston Partners in Education is looking for volunteers to tutor math and reading to Boston public elementary school students in grades first through fifth. Contact Martha Redding at (617) 451-6145 (ext 621) for more information, or apply online at

BSC spring course set to start on Feb. 14

The Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC) is offering a morning and afternoon session of its Reading and Study Strategies course beginning Feb. 14. The former will run through March 4, (Monday through Friday) from 8 to 9 a.m., and the latter will meet through March 18 (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) from 4 to 5 p.m.

Through readings, films, and classroom exercises, students will learn to read more purposively and with greater speed and comprehension. Contact the BSC at (617) 495-2581 for more info.

HSPH lectureship nominations sought

Nominations for the annual Myrto Lefkopoulou Lectureship at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) – awarded to a promising biostatistical scientist who has made contributions to either collaborative or methodologic research in the applications of statistical methods to biology or medicine and/or excellence in the teaching of biostatistics – are currently being sought. The lectureship is named after Lefkopoulou, a former faculty member and student in the Department of Biostatistics who died of cancer in 1992.

The lecture is targeted at a general scientific audience and is the first department colloquium of each academic year. It includes travel to Boston, a reception, and a $1,000 honorarium.

Proposals may be sent to the Lefkopoulou Lecture Committee, Department of Biostatistics, HSPH, 655 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115. Nominations should include a letter of nomination and curriculum vitae. The deadline is March 31.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks