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Schaff to administer NASA education program in NY state

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Nancy Schaff (NY 4-H STEM Program Specialist) has received a subcontract with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, MA. This is a sub-award to a NASA Education & Public Outreach grant for a program called "Here, There, and Everywhere"(HTE). According the the HTE web site: Here, There, and Everywhere (HTE) consists of a series of exhibitions, posters, and supporting hands-on activities...

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The real evidence on prophylactic mastectomies

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"When actress Angelina Jolie revealed last week in the New York Times that she had a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer, media outlets across the country interviewed doctors, breast cancer patients, and generally added their two cents to the discussion about whether this type of surgery is worthwhile." Read the rest on the BCTR's Evidence-Based Living blog: The real evidence on prophylactic...

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New conclusions about bed rest during pregnancy

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"So far, my third pregnancy is going well. I’m able to maintain almost all of my normal activities including work, swimming and taking care of my two children. But, I have to admit, one of my fears is that I will suffer a complication that requires bed rest. I can’t imagine taking care of my 4-year-old and 2-year-old from the couch or bed." Read the rest of the post on the BCTR's Evidence-Based...

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Evidence-based sports: Are winning streaks real?

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"Over the years, EBL readers have appreciated our occasional reports on scientific evidence on popular sports. Indeed, during Cornell’s epic run for the NCAA tournament, we reviewed very interesting research on the “hot hand” in basketball, one of our most viewed posts. We’ve also written about other factors that determine a team’s success and the science of the Olympics." Read the rest on...

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The link between depression and dementia

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"A disproportionate number of older adults suffer from depression, according to data collected by the National Institute of Mental Health. It is estimated that millions of senior citizens suffer from dementia. And older adults commit suicide at higher rates compared to other age groups. Now a new systematic review investigates whether depression among older adults leads to dementia." Read the full...

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Chen admitted to RAND Summer Institute

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Emily Chen has been admitted to the prestigious RAND Summer Institute (RSI) this year. The RSI consists of two annual conferences that address critical issues facing the aging population: the Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists and the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging conference. Both conferences convene at the RAND Corporation headquarters in Santa Monica, California....

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Eckenrode and Farley receive SUNY Chancellor’s Awards

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Eckenrode and Farley with award letters/certificates Congratulations to BCTR director John Eckenrode and BCTR director of finance and administration Peter Farley, who each received 2013 SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence. Eckenrode is honored for Faculty Service and Farley for Professional Service. The SUNY website description of the awards: The Chancellor's Awards for Excellence are system-level...

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2013 student showcase sparks cross-project discussions

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Vicky Atzl presenting The BCTR offers students across campus the opportunity to learn about and participate in research techniques and data collection and analysis as research assistants in many of the center's projects. The annual student showcase gives some current BCTR students an  opportunity to present on their work with the center. The 2013 showcase was held on May 6th. Over 30 people attended,...

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New evidence about medical malpractice

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"More than 15,000 lawsuits are filed against doctors in the United States each year for medical malpractice, a claim that medical treatment caused injury or death to the patient, typically involving a medical error." Read the rest of this post on the Evidence-Based Living blog: New evidence about medical malpractice

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Recent work from the Cornell Youth in Society project

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The BCTR's Cornell Youth in Society carries out research and outreach to understand and enhance community supports and opportunities for young people making the transition to adulthood in the United States and around the world. Below are some updates on this project's work.   Mentoring youth at work Mary Agnes Hamilton and Steve Hamilton trained staff from 24 neighborhood organizations in Chicago...

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