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BCTR research assistants shine at the 2014 Student Showcase

The third annual BCTR Student Showcase was held on Friday, May 2, 2014. Thirteen students, who worked with 6 different BCTR projects between them this year, presented on their project's research. Their talks exemplified the diverse and valuable application of research to real world needs currently happening in the...

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Jennifer Tiffany named Executive Director of CUCE-NYC

This week College of Human Ecology (CHE) dean Alan Mathios announced that Jennifer Tiffany will permanently serve as Executive Director for Cornell University Cooperative Extension in New York City (CUCE-NYC). She had been acting as interim director since the sudden...

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Employment struggles hinder youths’ transition to adulthood

Stephen Hamilton, co-PI of Cornell Youth in Society, comments on difficulties young adults are having making the transition to adulthood in a tough job market in a recent article on Global Post: Millennials learn to answer the dreaded question: 'So... what do you do?' - Global...

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TRIPLL researchers receive Community Collaboration Award

TRIPLL New York City Community Forum

This April, researchers from the BCTR's Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL) were awarded the Faculty Excellence in Community Collaboration Award from Cornell Engaged Learning + Research and the Office of Academic Diversity InitiativesKarl Pillemer, Cary...

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Overcoming older African Americans’ reluctance to participate as research subjects

Myra Sabir, former Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center postdoctoral fellow and assistant director, is the primary author of a recent article in The Journal of Aging Studies on the difficulties of recruiting older African Americans as research subjects. The BCTR's Karl Pillemer is co-author. The paper's...

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Boomers pioneer new retirement housing trends

A recent article on Yahoo! Finance reports that, according to the National Association of Home Builders, almost one fourth of remodelers surveyed last year were doing work so that boomers could age in place. The BCTR's Elaine Wethington, co-director of the Translational Research Institute on Pain in...

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BCTR at the Society for Research on Adolescence meeting

The 15th Biannual Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence was held in Austin, TX on March 20, 2014. The 2014 conference theme of Social Justice was addressed by faculty, staff, and students from the BCTR's Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and RecoveryCornell...

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4-H program supports youth with learning disabilities

Nigel Gannon, 4-H's State Healthy Living Program Specialist, recently co-presented Teaching Public Speaking Skills to Dyslexic Learners at the 41st Annual Everyone Reading Conference at New York University. The session described a successful and replicable model for schools to use in preparing students for formal and informal...

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Self-injury information available online, but rarely accurate

Although keywords related to self-injury were searched online over 40 million times in the past year, the majority of the pages returned contain misinformation on the subject. A recent article in JAMA Pediatrics by University of Guelph researchers examined the accuracy of information contained in the...

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BCTR Annual Report highlights our second year

The 2012-13 BCTR annual report is now available to view online here. BCTR director John Eckenrode gave an overview of center accomplishments in his introductory message:

This was the 2nd year for the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR). The center represents an innovative College of Human...

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