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SER issues a bi-monthly newsletter from SER to all its members, which will include key dates and information on upcoming events. Issues are released in February, April, June, September and November of each year. SERnews also includes notices sent to members through out the year.



September 2021

President’s Message – Jennifer Ahern

It is hard to believe the fall is upon us. Out here in California, there is a feeling of excitement mixed with anxiety as children return to classrooms with masks, testing, modified quarantine protocols, and a whole range of new approaches in place aimed at keeping them in classrooms despite the pandemic. Cars are covered in ash, the moon is a pale orange at night, and my daughter takes a KN95 with her everywhere, not only in case she goes inside a store but also in case the air quality takes a turn for the worse. This is not the fall I had imagined when I received my vaccine at the FEMA site at the Oakland Coliseum this spring, but this is our reality. On the other hand, I am struck by the continuing stores of flexibility and innovation that we are drawing upon individually and collectively to make things work. I am heartened by our ability to make new social connections even when we can only see each other’s eyes. I hope you are each able to find your way through this complicated time, allowing yourself the space to process both the challenges and the unexpected highlights, and drawing on support from each other. Read more

SPC President’s Message – John Pamplin II

Greetings to all of the SER students and postdocs out there! I am both thrilled and honored to serve as your SPC president, and I hope you all are as excited for this next year as I am. I’d like to give a BIG shoutout to Dr. Catherine Lerro for doing an amazing job as SPC President and for showing me the ropes over this last year. Fortunately for me, she’ll be sticking around on the SPC board for one more year. I also want to welcome our new SPC President-elect, Dr. Sharia Ahmed who two months in, is already knocking it out the park! We have a great mix of new and returning SPC board members who are eager to serve the needs of our community, you can learn all about them here. Don’t be afraid to drop us a line and say hello! Read more

2022 Conference – Chicago!

#SER2022 is scheduled to be held in Chicago, Illinois, June 14-17, 2022.

There are many ways to get involved with the 2022 Conference – Check out the ‘Call for Submissions‘ page!

Dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Abstract Submission – Open November 8th – Due January 14th
  • Award Submission – Open September 20th – Due January 14th
  • Call for Breakfast, Lunchtime, Professional Development, Symposium, and Workshop Submissions – Due September 10th
  • Course Development Workshop – Open November 5th – Due February 4th
  • Student Dissertation Workshop – Open November 5th – Due February 4th

Visit the Conference Page to stay up to date on all conference details!


2022 Mid-Year Meeting – Philadelphia!

Join us March 4, 2022 the SER Mid-Year Meeting to be held and live-streamed from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!

“Intersecting pandemics: COVID-19 + health disparities”

Click here to learn more.


There are many reasons people join SER. Visit the ‘Why Join SER’ page to learn about various reasons from current SER members! Click here to learn more.

#2021 SER Membership

Memberships for SER2020 are still open! Renew your membership to receive discount conference rates!

  • Access to SERlibrary
  • Reduced Rates to the Annual Meeting
  • Access to the Mid Year Meeting
  • Eligible for SERawards and Travel Scholarships
  • Eligible to participate in the SERmentoring program
  • Participate in SER Elections
  • Access to the SER Job Board
  • Lots of discounts for AJE and Oxford

Click here to learn more about membership benefits.

Click here to renew!

*2021 Membership will open December 20, 2020

SERmember Insight

Learn about SERmembers Martine El Bejjani and Jess Edwards! From what sparked their interest in becoming an epidemiologist to advice for students who want to become an epidemiologist. Click here to learn more.


SERmember Publications

Members of the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) are active in many circles and we would love to highlight the work that everyone is doing! We invite members (and especially student and post-doctoral members) to provide information about recent media reports covering their work or quoting them, publications or major events (awards, dissertation defense announcements) for the @societyforepi twitter account to promote and share.

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Educational Resources

Universities around the world have moved to online delivery of education in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the wake of this change, courses, course content, e-journal clubs, and other material and events are becoming more readily share-able and available to students and practitioners regardless of geographic location. SER would like to serve as a resource page for students, faculty and practitioners to share and access FREE educational content, both live lectures and recorded or printed material.

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SERlibrary – Are you utilizing all the resources available to SER Members?

  • SERdigital – “Integrating Mixed methods into Epidemiologic Research”
  • SERexperts – “National Institute of Helath’s Loan Repayment Porgrams: Information Session”
  • SERplaylists – New list uploaded! “A Brief Foray Into Anti-Racist Public Health Research” – Arrianna Marie Planey
  • SERpodcasts – New episodes – Epidemiology Counts “Perinatal Epidemiology”
  • SERpodcasts – New episodes – SERious Epi – Season 2 Coming Soon!
  • Society Collaborations

Check it out here!