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Conference spotlights equality of opportunity for children

Darrick Hamilton presenting at the 2018 Bronfenbrenner Conference at Cornell University

Conference speakers and organizers braving the cold. front row l to r: Jens Ludwig, Stefanie DeLuca, Janet Currie, Laura Tach, Darrick Hamilton, Ariel Kalil, Cybele Raver, Rachel Dunifon, Anna Rhodes, Allison Young, Chloe East; back row: C. Kirabo Jackson, Timothy Nelson, Tyler Watts, Gary Evans, Doug Miller, Sean Reardon, Marianne Page. photo: Heather Ainsworth By Stephen D'Angelo for the Cornell...

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2Gen research briefs inform policymakers

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Current Project 2Gen research briefs By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Cornell Project 2Gen published a new series of research briefs designed to inform policymakers about the benefits of the programs and policies that support vulnerable families by supporting parents and their children jointly. The briefs cover a range of topics that policymakers address including early childhood education, Medicaid and...

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Innovative RCCP conference puts attendees in charge

handwritten notes taped to the wall - the agenda created by the conference attendees

CARE Executives at the conferencephoto: Heather Ainsworth By Sheri Hall for the BCTR The Residential Child Care Project (RCCP) hosted an event this fall to provide leaders from residential child care agencies a forum to share experiences and improve practices at their agencies. A total of 36 leaders from 22 residential care agencies in three countries attended the conference, which took place from...

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Kendal Scholar sees future as medical practitioner and educator

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Piragash Swargaloganathan By Sheri Hall for the BCTR The book Being Mortal by Dr. Atul Gawande addresses the question of how medicine can help people not only live better lives, but die better deaths. The book inspired Piragash Swargaloganathan, a senior majoring in Human Biology, Health and Society (HBHS), to pursue a minor in gerontology and ultimately consider end-of-life issues as he pursues a...

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Residential Child Care Project receives $2.8M grant

By Sheri Hall for the Cornell Chronicle Martha Holden photo: Heather Ainsworth The Residential Child Care Project – a longtime Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research program designed to improve the quality of care for children living in group care settings – received a $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to establish the Center for Creating Trauma-Informed...

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Learn translational research methods in our “How to” Workshops

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Cornell researchers, are you interested in an introduction to or discovering more about translational research methods? The BCTR's How to Do Research in Real-World Settings interactive workshop series has you covered! In our third year of offering these workshops, we introduce some new topics and keep the basics in rotation. Researchers are increasingly conducting studies in community settings and...

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Goats, origami, virtual reality and more at the State Fair!

The goat exhibition, origami activity, chicken competition, and Rachel Dunifon wearing a virtual reality headset By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Hundreds of 4-H youth from across New York State showed off their skills and accomplishments at the State Fair this year in everything from a fashion review to cooking competitions, a robotics challenge and the traditional animal exhibitions. Human Ecology Interim...

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Elizabeth Day honored with postdoc award

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From left, postdocs David Toews, Ana Maria Porras, Elizabeth Day, Tisha Bohr, Susan Cheng and Oliver Bracko Adapted from an article by Katya Hrichak for the Cornell Chronicle Six postdocs at Cornell were honored with an inaugural Postdoc Achievement Award Sept. 17 at the Big Red Barn as part of the kickoff to National Postdoc Appreciation Week. The BCTR's Elizabeth Day received one of two Excellence...

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Showing students another career path in academia

portraits of Lisa McCabe and Jane Powers

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Lisa McCabe and Jane Powers Two BCTR researchers authored a book chapter that is part of a career guide for people who earn a doctorate degree in behavioral or social sciences but do not want to pursue a career as a professor. Jane Powers, the director of the project Assets Coming Together (ACT) for Youth Center for Community Action, and Lisa McCabe, director of the Cornell...

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National 4-H adopts BCTR program connecting youth with elders

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4-H'ers conducting an interview during 4-H Career Explorations By Sheri Hall for the BCTR A Bronfenbrenner Center program that connects youth and older adults through advice-sharing has achieved a significant national distinction: approval as a national 4-H curriculum. The designation means that 4-H programs across the country can adopt the program. Building a Community Legacy Together, or BCLT, is...

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