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Jennifer Tiffany interviewed for World AIDS Day

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On Thursday, December 1st, World AIDS Day, BCTR Director of Outreach and Community Engagement Jennifer Tiffany was interviewed by Dr. Guldal Caba for the program Are You Awake?  The episode, Remembering and Recommitting - World AIDS Day 2011, can be heard in its entirety here.

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Donate to the 4-H Flood Relief Campaign through the New York State 4-H Foundation

Donate to the 4-H Flood Relief Campaign

Tropical Storms Irene and Lee left massive flood damage in their wakes across huge sections of New York. Counties from the northeast corner to the southeast region and central New York have experienced flood damage. The devastation of the flooding has displaced 4-H’ers, CCE employees, and volunteers. 4-H families have lost buildings and equipment. 4-H members and entire clubs have lost animals, barns,...

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TRIPLL Leads New York City Community Forum on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pain and Pain Management

TRIPLL New York City Community Forum

On October 12, 2011 the Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL: Cornell’s Edward R. Roybal Center) led a community and researcher forum on developing innovative strategies to address racial and ethnic disparities in pain and pain management in later life. Carmen Green, MD, Professor of Health Management and Policy at University of Michigan Ann Arbor delivered the keynote at...

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4-H Robotics Challenge at the 2011 New York State Fair

4-H Robotics Challenge at the 2011 New York State Fair

Fifteen teams of enthusiastic youth joined in to participate in the first ever, 4-H Robotics Challenge at the 2011 New York State Fair (August 25th- September 5th, 2011). Lots of excitement was generated by the Mars Exploration Rovers playing field. Children and parents passing by were drawn in by the LEGO robots and were surprised to learn that this was a 4-H project. Nancy Schaff, the new State 4-H...

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Elaine Wethington named a BCTR Associate Director

Elaine Wethington named a BCTR Associate Director

Elaine Wethington will become an associate director of the BCTR, joining Steve Hamilton and Rachel Dunifon. She was a key member of the planning committee for the BCTR. Elaine brings several areas of experience and content expertise to the center: she provides continuity with work that had been in the BLCC portfolio around aging; she has built key alliances with colleagues at Weill Medical, strengthening...

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Rachel Dunifon becomes a BCTR Associate Director

Rachel Dunifon becomes a BCTR Associate Director

Rachel Dunifon, Associate Professor and Department Extension Leader in PAM, is joining the BCTR as an Associate Director. Rachel was part of the planning committee for the BCTR. In addition to being on the leadership team for the center, she will integrate her translational research in the parenting area into the BCTR and will help the center develop its agendas around the linkages between research...

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2011 Bronfenbrenner Conference on Risky Decision Making

2011 Bronfenbrenner Conference

The 2011 Biennial Urie Bronfenbrenner Conference, The Neuroscience of Risky Decision Making, was held on September 22-23 in 102 Mann Library. The conference featured distinguished scholars whose expertise spans diverse areas of psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics: Antoine Bechara, Eveline Crone, Paul Glimcher, Jay Giedd, Scott Huettel, Brian Knutson, Beatriz Luna, Kevin Ochsner, and...

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CRPSIB at International Society for the Study of Self-Injury Annual Meeting

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The Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behaviors in Adolescents and Young Adults (CRPSIB) was well-represented at this year’s annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury, with one presentation and three posters presented. The presentation, titled “Parent Experiences of Child Self-Injury: Key Processes and Events,” focused on preliminary findings from a current...

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The Legacy Project Launches Website

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Lessons from the oldest Americans are now available on a Cornell web site. The Legacy Project began in 2004, when BCTR affiliate Karl Pillemer (Professor of Human Development) started collecting the practical advice for living from America's elders. Using a number of different methods, his research team systematically gathered over 1,200 responses to the question: 'What are the most important lessons...

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BCTR Inauguration

Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research Inauguration

On September 21, 2011, the College of Human Ecology (CHE) celebrated the opening of the BCTR with an Inaugural Reception and Dinner in the newly-opened Human Ecology Building. Center staff, college faculty, members of The Bronfenbrenner family, alumni, and invited guests were in attendance. The evening included a viewing of the inaugural video and an informal panel conversation between former Urie...

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