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2013 Iscol Lecturer Leila Janah featured in Cornell Chronicle

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Leila Janah, founder and CEO of Samasouce and 2013 Iscol Fellow, will deliver the 2013 Iscol Family Program for Leadership Development in Public Service Lecture at 7:30pm on Monday, September 30th in Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall. The Cornell Chronicle posted a profile of Janah. The article quotes BCTR director John Eckenrode: The inspirational story surrounding the founding of Samasource reminds our...

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BCTR at the Global Implementation Conference

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The Global Implementation Conference (GIC) was held in Washington DC on August 19-21, 2013. Several BCTR staff attended the conference and were on the program. The GIC provided a unique forum to share the latest information about implementation science, practice, and policy that supports organizational change, system transformation, and implementation in human services and other real-world settings....

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BCTR Fall Talks at Twelve series

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The fall 2013 semester's BCTR Talks at Twelve series includes speakers from off campus and on, with many focusing on aspects of health and some on the process of translation. Talks at Twelve are held at 12:00pm in the Beebe Hall conference room and include a buffet lunch.   Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Christine Bozlak, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management and...

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Smart Clothing, Smart Girls teaches 4-H youth about fiber science

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An FSAD undergrad leads course students in yarn bombing a railing. This summer a group of 24 middle school girls participated in a week-long course, Smart Clothing, Smart Girls: Engineering via Apparel Design, which was conceived by faculty, staff, and students in the College of Human Ecology's Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design (FSAD). From the Cornell Chronicle article on the course: Cornell...

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Is obesity really a disease?

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"Last month, the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease in its own right for the first time. (Previously, it had been categorized as a symptom or risk factor.) There is plenty of evidence that shows people who are obese are more likely to develop diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But does that make obesity a disease in its own right? What about being overweight, but not obese? "It...

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Gaps in evidence: Gun violence in America

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"News stories about the problem of gun violence in America have dominated media outlets across the country over the past year. The tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut continues to fuel an on-going debate about the laws surrounding violence and safety in our society. It’s a sensitive subject, and many people across the nation hold opposing viewpoints about what should be done. But one thing...

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More evidence on why you should get a flu shot

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"Yes, summer is in full swing. But the next flu season is just a few months away. We’ve written before about the effectiveness of the flu vaccine. Now a new analysis from the U.S. Center for Disease Control has calculated the approximate number of hospitalizations which have been avoided thanks to the flu vaccine from 2005 to 2011." Continue reading on the Evidence-Based Living blog: More evidence...

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Proven methods to quit smoking

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"One in five deaths in the U.S. can be credited to tobacco, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control – a statistic that makes it clear: Smoking is a huge health problem. "But there is good news: today America has more former smokers than current smokers, and more than half of current smokers say they want to quit. But according to the evidence, what’s the best way to break the habit?" Read...

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2013 Graduate Research Assistant recipients announced

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Each year the BCTR awards graduate research assistantships (GRAs) to up to 3 College of Human Ecology graduate students. The GRAs are intended to further the work of current BCTR projects and the BCTR as a whole. For fall 2013, the following grad students were awarded GRAs: Andrew Jefferson (Department of Human Development: Cognitive development) will work on evaluation with the Residential Child Care...

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2013 4-H Career Explorations brings over 600 to campus

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4-H's Career Explorations is a three-day event that provides youth with exposure to academic fields to develop leadership skills, provide hands-on experience in a college setting, and introduce them to Cornell University. The event is made up of two grade specific tracts: University U for youth entering grades 8 - 9 and Focus for Teens for youth entering grades 10-12. This June 25-27, over 610 youth,...

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