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Maria Fitzpatrick named BCTR associate director for data for evidence-based policy

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Maria Fitzpatrick BCTR researcher Maria Fitzpatrick accepted a new position this fall as the center’s associate director for data for evidence-based policy. Fitzpatrick’s research focuses on the economics of education, specifically childhood education policy, higher education and teacher compensation, benefits and labor supply. She is an associate professor in the Department of Policy and Management,...

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Research on later life pain and mood presented at meeting

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Researchers from across Cornell and investigators affiliated with the BCTR’s Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL) shared new research findings earlier this month at the Gerontological Society of America’s annual scientific meeting in Boston. TRIPLL is one of the most active and long-standing collaborations among the Cornell campuses. It comprising researchers and graduate...

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New book looks at the ‘grandfamily’ phenomenon

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By Stephen D'Angelo for the Cornell Chronicle Approximately 1.6 million American children live in what social scientists call “grandfamilies”– households in which children are being raised by their grandparents. A new book by Rachel Dunifon, interim dean of the College of Human Ecology and professor of policy analysis and management, examines this understudied family type, analyzing their unique...

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RCCP presents at international EUSARF conference

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Martha Holden, Lisa McCabe, Debbie Sellers Staff of the BCTR’s Residential Child Care Project (RCCP) participated in two major symposia at the European Scientific Association on Residential & Family Care for Children and Adolescents (EUSARF) conference in Porto, Portugal last month. Deborah Sellers, RCCP’s director of research and outreach, and Lisa McCabe, a research...

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Engaged Cornell grants support BCTR youth research

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR BCTR researchers have just received grants from Engaged Cornell that will help to connect their youth research and learning to local communities. Jane Powers ACT for Youth Director Jane Powers received a $5,000 Engaged Opportunity Grant to work with undergraduate design students and two Tompkins County organizations on interior designs for a new youth homeless shelter. And...

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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

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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

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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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