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ACT Youth Network Honored by NYS Health Commissioner

The ACT Youth Network, sponsored by the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, has received the New York State Department of Health Commissioner’s Award for their extraordinary efforts in raising HIV/AIDS awareness. The award was bestowed in a ceremony commemorating World AIDS Day 2012 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on December 5th . Providing consultation to the Department of Health, ACT for...

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BCTR at the CU Action Research Conference

BCTR faculty affiliates Davydd Greenwood and Leonardo Vargas-Méndez convened the Cornell University Action Research Conference on December 5, 2012. Jamila Walida Simon and Jennifer Tiffany attended on behalf of the BCTR, along with a number of BCTR faculty affiliates. During the morning session on “Institutionalization of Action Research” members of the editorial board of the Action Research...

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BCTR study links teen dating violence to future harmful effects

Doctoral student Deinera Exner-Cortens and co-authors BCTR director John Eckenrode and Emily Rothman (Boston University School of Public Health) recently published a paper demonstrating that the consequences of teen dating violence are multiple adverse health affects in later life. Longitudinal Associations Between Teen Dating Violence Victimization and Adverse Health Outcomes was published online...

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Whitlock study finds that self-injury in young adults indicates suicide risk

A paper published by the Journal of Adolescent Health on December 4th reports the findings of a longitudinal study on non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) led by BCTR and Human Development researcher Dr. Janis Whitlock. In a Cornell Chronicle article on the study, Dr. Whitlock describes the findings: While we can't conclude that self-injury leads to later suicide attempts, it is a red flag that someone...

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BCTR awards the 2012-13 Kendal Scholarship

Emily Futcher (Policy Analysis & Management, '13) has been awarded the 2012-13 Kendal at Ithaca Scholarship, given yearly to an exceptional undergraduate working towards the gerontology minor. Emily’s ongoing involvement in the Cornell Healthy Aging Laboratory (headed by Corinna Loeckenhoff) allowed her to pursue her interests in gerontology and the promotion of well-being among older adults....

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BCTR in the Fall ’12 issue of HE magazine

The newly-published issue of Human Ecology Magazine focuses on the ways the college supports diverse populations in communities. The work of the BCTR and BCTR projects is featured throughout the issue: p. 2: New York State 4-H's Eat4-Health Program p. 3: Iscol Family Program students hold health fair in Brooklyn p. 10: BCTR Innovative Pilot Grant recipients Anthony Burrow and Janis Whitlock discuss...

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BCTR welcomes visiting fellow Dr. Chiyoko Kobayashi Frank

The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research is hosting Chiyoko Kobayashi Frank, Ph.D. as a Visiting Fellow (October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013). Dr. Frank will collaborate with Dr. Barbara Ganzel, a faculty affiliate of the Bronfenbrenner Center, and be housed in Dr. Ganzel’s Lifespan Affective Neuroscience Lab - which is presently in G88 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall. Dr. Frank received...

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4-H’s CITIZEN U featured in NPR StoryCorp’s National Day of Listening

StoryCorps is an ongoing project that records the diverse oral histories and stories of Americans. StoryCorps is created in partnership with National Public Radio, who air selected recordings weekly. This Friday, November 23rd, StoryCorps is instituting a National Day of Listening, an alternative or addition to Black Friday shopping. The National Day of Listening is a day to honor a loved one through...

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Translational Neuroscience

What’s the brain got to do with it?

What is translational neuroscience? The new field of translational neuroscience uses brain science to inform applications that improve health and well-being. This means using (or improving) our understanding of the brain in order to develop new strategies for intervention. Until recently, translational neuroscience has supported medical interventions that are clinic-based, as in pharmacological, surgical,...

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The Military Projects announces funding for multiple projects

The Military Projects announce new and continued funding for multiple programs to design and implement evaluation studies, develop common reporting metrics, and create research informed training materials. These projects support the military Family Programs’ goal to sustain the well-being and readiness of military service members and their families, in all branches worldwide. Details on each are...

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