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Videos on purpose and youth development

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR     Having a purpose in life is vitally important to youth’s health and wellness. That was the take-home message from the first annual conference hosted by the Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE) in the BCTR. The conference – held last fall in California – focused on purpose and health across the lifespan. It included researchers...

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New systematic review: Intergenerational programs

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Do intergenerational programs that include youth and older adults improve connectedness? The BCTR's Research Synthesis Project addressed this question in their latest systematic translational review (STR). The aim of the review was to find out if middle and high school students who interact with older adults became more comfortable and changed their attitudes toward older...

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Joining forces to ease chronic pain

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Pain relievers are some of the most commonly-used medicines among older adults. But a Cornell-based organization called the Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life, or TRIPLL, is exploring alternative ways to alleviate pain in older adults. TRIPLL is one of the most active and long-standing collaborations among the Cornell campuses — comprising researchers...

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Bronfenbrenner talk highlights inequalities in children’s health

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By Stephen D'Angelo for the Cornell Chronicle University of Pittsburgh professor Karen Matthews explored biological links to persistent social inequalities in childhood health during the 2017 Bronfenbrenner Lecture, held June 15 in Martha Van Rensselaer Hall. Hosted by the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research in the College of Human Ecology, Matthews guided nearly 50 audience members through...

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Whitlock on self-injury and social media

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Janis Whitlock By Sheri Hall for the BCTR BCTR Researcher Janis Whitlock was featured earlier this year in a PBS news story about self-injury and social media. Whitlock, director of the BCTR’s Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery, studies the interaction between mental health and social media. She served as an expert in a PBS story about social media tools designed to reach out to...

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Collaboration lowers incidence of physical restraint for youth in care

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Michael Nunno and Elliott Smith By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Two BCTR researchers have been working with a Connecticut child welfare agency to implement and evaluate a program that promotes evidence-based approaches in supporting troubled youth. The Cornell researchers and two agency administrators published the results of their collaborative effort in March in the journal Child Welfare under the title...

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Davis-Manigaulte receives National Urban Extension Award

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Davis-Manigaulte accepting the award By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte’s work with Cornell University Cooperative Extension’s NYC programs (CUCE-NYC) has received national recognition: In May, Jackie accepted the 2017 National Urban Extension Leadership Award, which recognizes excellence in urban extension programming and leadership. Davis-Manigaulte leads Family and Youth...

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Improving the health of military families

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR BCTR researchers have spent two years helping to improve the health and wellness of military members and their families. The BCTR’s Military Projects team partnered with researchers from the Cornell Office for Research on Evaluation (CORE) to measure outcomes from the Healthy Base Initiative, a short-term project to demonstrate how healthy eating, exercise, and tobacco...

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Connecting retirees to conservation

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By Stephen D'Angelo for the Cornell Chronicle Retirees learn about sustainable energy during recent field trip to a solar-powered residence. A new partnership between the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging and The Nature Conservancy is responding to two critical trends in society today – mounting concern about environmental sustainability and an aging population. The Conservation...

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NY 4-H student shadows MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin

National 4-H Council’s 4-H Day in the Life Job Shadow Experience at MSNBC, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2017 in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for National 4-H Council)

John Gabalski at MSNBC studios, NYC. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for National 4-H Council) By Sheri Hall for the BCTR A 4-H student from Orleans County learned about broadcasting last month from an accomplished role model: NBC news anchor Craig Melvin. Fifteen-year-old John Gabalski was selected to spend the day at NBC Studios at Rockefeller Center with Melvin, who anchors MSNBC Live on weekdays and co-anchors...

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