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Jennifer Tiffany becomes BCTR Director of Outreach and Community Engagement and CHE Associate Director for Extension and Outreach

September 28, 2011

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As of October 1, 2011, Jennifer Tiffany will begin the dual positions of Director of Outreach and Community Engagement in the BCTR, and Associate Director for Extension and Outreach in the College of Human Ecology. She will also hold the title of Assistant Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension within CCE.

In these roles, Jennifer will facilitate communications between County Associations and CHE faculty; help the college and the BCTR plan, prioritize, and implement extension programs, and work to promote the translation of research. She will also develop resources that will aid CHE faculty in recruiting and retaining research sites and participants, in identifying dissemination opportunities, and in building multi-disciplinary university-community partnerships.

Jennifer received her Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University. She joined the College of Human Ecology in 1989 to develop and direct the "Talking with Kids about HIV/AIDS" parent education project, which was designated as Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service Program of Excellence in 2001. She has led several community-based research projects addressing parent/child communication and youth participation in stemming the HIV epidemic. She currently directs the HIV Risk Reduction Research and Education Projects in the BCTR, including the Complementary Strengths Research Partnership which has received NIH funding and involves youth and community-based organizations in research on high quality youth participation, social connectedness, and adolescent sexual health promotion. She served on the planning committee charged with developing the BCTR, works closely with the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, and has extensive experience with the extension system and in program development and dissemination.

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