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Promoting good behavior online

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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...

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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 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 increasing rates of opioid abuse and child maltreatment in low income, rural communities in...

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Retirement can bring health risks

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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...

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BCTR and the new Cornell Center for Health Equity

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  Adapted by Sheri Hall for the BCTR from an article by Timothy Malcolm for the Cornell Chronicle The newly-formed Cornell Center for Health Equity (CCHEq) held its inaugural symposium on March 15 and 16 at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. David Satcher’s keynote address emphasized that health...

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Researchers: Work with us!

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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 grant proposal, offer training and technical support,...

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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. BCTR research associate Lisa McCabe, Cornell sociology professor John Sipple and Cornell alumnae Hope Casto, associate professor of education studies...

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Using disruptive innovation to grow 4-H

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR 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...

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Fitzpatrick named BCTR Milman Fellow

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By Stephen D'Angelo for the College of Human Ecology 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...

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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...

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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...

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