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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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Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison - Monday, September 17, 2018

Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison
5:00 PM
Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Klarman Hall

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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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Patty Thayer retires after 22 years at Cornell

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Administrative Assistant Patricia “Patty” Thayer retired this summer after 14 years of working to support staff, programs and students in the Family Life Development Center (FLDC) and later in the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR). Thayer juggled many responsibilities including supporting former directors...

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Evaluation data improves youth pregnancy prevention programs

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR Using data gathered from the evaluation of health education programs to make improvements is an important component of quality adolescent pregnancy prevention programs. That’s the conclusion of BCTR staff Amanda Purington, evaluation and research director of ACT For Youth, a BCTR project focused...

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Eckenrode receives Outstanding Article Award

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By Sheri Hall for the BCTR A nationwide effort to improve the lives of disadvantaged moms and their children through visits from nurses prevents child maltreatment by helping mothers plan future pregnancies and become financially self-sufficient. That’s the conclusion of a recent paper authored by human development professor

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Cohen, Wildeman named provost fellows

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By Tom Fleischman for the Cornell Chronicle Emmanuel Giannelis, vice provost for research and vice president for technology transfer, intellectual property and research policy, has announced the appointment of professors Paula Cohen and Christopher Wildeman as provost fellows for life sciences and social sciences, respectively. They will be charged with helping further...

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Scholars train for research in real-world settings

By Sheri Hall for the Cornell Chronicle Thirty-three researchers from across the globe visited the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR) last month to learn how to conduct research through community partnerships that will inform real-world practices and decisions. The center’s first Translational Research Summer Institute, which took place June 20-22,...

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Career Explorations puts future in 4-H’ers hands

By Stephen D'Angelo for the Cornell Chronicle More than 500 middle and high school students from across New York gathered at Cornell’s Ithaca campus June 26-28 to participate in life-changing workshops taught by Cornell faculty, staff and graduate students during the annual 4-H Career Explorations conference. “The goals of 4-H...

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