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Promoting good behavior online

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Janis Whitlock, Natalie Bazarova, and Drew Margolin By Sheri Hall for the BCTR BCTR research scientist Janis Whitlock is joining a new collaborative project at Cornell’s Institute for Social Sciences that will look at how technology influences pro-social and anti-social behaviors, and how to promote good behavior online. The project is named "Pro-Social Behaviors in the Digital Age" and co-led by...

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Grant unites Project 2Gen, partners in fight against opioids

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By Stephen D'Angelo for the Cornell Chronicle Project leaders Rachel Dunifon, Laura Tach, and Anna Steinkraus. Dunifon and Tach are also co-directors of Cornell Project 2Gen in the BCTR. The College of Human Ecology, in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension-Tompkins County (CCE-Tompkins), has been awarded the William T. Grant Foundation’s first Institutional Challenge Grant to respond to...

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Retirement can bring health risks

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Maria Fitzpatrick, By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Most people think of their retirement as golden years when they will pursue hobbies and passions they did not have time for when working full-time. But a study by Maria Fitzpatrick, the BCTR’s Milman Fellow, finds that the post-work years may not be so idyllic. Fitzpatrick published a working paper that examined the link between retirement and health....

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BCTR and the new Cornell Center for Health Equity

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From right, Drs. Avery August and Monika Safford, co-directors of the Center for Health Equity, celebrate the center's opening with Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine, and Dr. David Satcher, the founding director of and senior adviser to the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Cornell Tri-Campus Health Equity Symposium, March 15-16 at Weill...

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Researchers: Work with us!

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NDACAN Summer Research Institute attendee Yahayra Michel Smith working with a dataset By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Calling all Cornell social science researchers: The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research offers a broad range of opportunities for scholars interested in conducting translational research. For faculty members interested in translational research, BCTR experts can strengthen a...

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Cornell Project 2Gen sponsors early education research

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Cornell Project 2Gen sponsored two researchers’ presentations at the Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium meeting last month in Washington D.C. Lisa McCabe BCTR research associate Lisa McCabe, Cornell sociology professor John Sipple and Cornell alumnae Hope Casto, associate professor of education studies at Skidmore College, gave two presentations to...

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Using disruptive innovation to grow 4-H

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Andy Turner If you follow business news – and specifically small, up-and-coming companies – you may have heard the term “disruptive innovation.” The theory, developed by Clayton Christensen from the Harvard Business School, describes how a product or process can leap ahead of established market leaders by reducing cost, increasing convenience, and bringing new customers...

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Fitzpatrick named BCTR Milman Fellow

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By Stephen D'Angelo for the College of Human Ecology Maria Fitzpatrick presenting at a parent education event The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research is pleased to welcome Maria Fitzpatrick, associate professor of policy analysis and management, as the recipient of the Evalyn Edwards Milman BCTR Faculty Fellowship, a role she will hold through June of 2019. The Milman Fellowship program...

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The science of successful aging

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR What’s the secret to successful aging?  That’s the question two BCTR researchers took on at a panel discussion “The Science of Successful Aging” at the 2017 International Convention on Psychological Science, where thousands of researchers from more than 70 countries gathered to share research findings and techniques. Corinna Loeckenhoff BCTR faculty affiliate Corinna...

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ACT for Youth awarded new contract with NY State

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR A BCTR project that helps New York youth lead more positive, healthy lives will expand its work with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). The state awarded a new contract to the Assets Coming Together for Youth Center for Community Action (ACT for Youth), a BCTR project focused on positive youth development and adolescent health. The project will receive $1.1...

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