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Anthony Burrow receives Engaged Scholar Prize

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by Stephen D'Angelo for the Cornell Chronicle

 

Anthony Burrow, associate professor of human development in the College of Human Ecology, is the recipient of Cornell’s fourth annual Engaged Scholar Prize, Vice Provost for Engagement and Land-Grant Affairs Katherine A. McComas announced recently.

Administered by the Office of Engagement Initiatives, the...

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Book offers hope to parents of children who self-injure

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By Susan Kelley for the Cornell Chronicle

Parents who discover their children intentionally hurt themselves – by cutting, carving, scratching or burning their skin – often feel guilty and ashamed, assuming they somehow caused their children’s emotional distress.

A new book by experts in self-injury offers parents hope: assurance that...

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Elaine Wethington retires

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by Sheri Hall for the BCTR

Professor Elaine Wethington, a medical sociologist who made meaningful contributions to translational research at Cornell, retired in December after more than 30 years at Cornell University.

Wethington was a professor of human development, sociology and gerontology in medicine at Weill Cornell...

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Anna Lifsec is Berns Research Award recipient

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Anna Lifsec

by Sheri Hall for the BCTR

Sophomore Anna Lifsec ILR ’21 was awarded the Roberta M. Berns ’65 Memorial Research Award for her research on vulnerable children, especially those involved with the foster care system or whose parents are involved with...

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Tach is BCTR associate director for policy engagement

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by Sheri Hall for the BCTR Laura Tach, an associate professor of policy analysis and management, is taking on the role of associate director for policy engagement at the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. Tach is a sociologist whose research focuses on poverty and social policy. She is the...

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Wethington named AAAS fellow

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by Sheri Hall for the BCTR Elaine Wethington, professor of human development, sociology and gerontology in medicine, and associate director of the BCTR, was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society. Wethington...

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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RCCP presents at international EUSARF conference

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR 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,...

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