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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...

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

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 Dean

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Elizabeth Day honored with postdoc award

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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

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR 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...

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National 4-H adopts BCTR program connecting youth with elders

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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...

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Whitlock named BCTR associate director

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BCTR researcher Janis Whitlock accepted a new position this summer as the center’s associate director for teaching and training. Whitlock’s research focuses on using social media to detect and treat mental health problems, understanding self-injury and reducing sexual violence among young people. She is the director...

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Time in nature to improve kids’ health

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Adapted from an article by David Nutt for the Cornell Chronicle The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future’s Academic Venture Fund (AVF) supports collaborations that cut across disciplines to address today’s greatest sustainability challenges. In 2018, the fund awarded $1.5 million to a range of projects that will provide...

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Getting youth to drink water, not sugar

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Researchers from the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research helped inform new public service advertisements created by the New York Department of Health to educate youth about the dangers of sugar-sweetened beverages. Researchers working on the ACT for Youth project conducted two rounds of focus groups in...

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Reconciled with a family member? We want to hear from you!

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  By Sheri Hall for the BCTR What problem is experienced, directly or indirectly, by almost everyone and can cause emotional distress so profound that it lasts for a lifetime? The answer is estrangement from a family member. More than one-fifth of adults report currently experiencing estrangement from a family member...

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Police-related fatalities may occur twice as often as reported

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By Stephen D'Angelo for the Cornell Chronicle According to a new study led by a Cornell researcher, an average of nearly three men in the United States are killed by police use of deadly force every day. This accounts for 8 percent of all homicides with adult male victims...

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