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November 28, 2017

Impact of a genetic risk factor for substance use differs by sex in adolescents

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a study of adolescent boys and girls, neuroscientists at Penn State and Georgetown University Medical Center(GUMC) have found a sex difference in a gene linked to substance use disorders.

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November 21, 2017

Educators’ chronic stress has adverse health outcomes, according to Penn State study

Teaching continues to be linked to high levels of chronic stress, according to health researchers from Penn State and the University of Virginia.

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Members of the first-place team, Safe Zone, presenting their sexual assault prevention mobile application during the mHealth Challenge.

November 21, 2017

Students Partner to Create Innovative Apps in mHealth Challenge

Over 50 undergraduate students recently participated in the mHealth cross-college engaged scholarship event during Penn State’s annual Global Entrepreneurship Week. Students involved in the mHealth challenge develop a prototype of a mobile application that addresses a health problem for a specific target audience.

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Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center Director Stephanie Lanza (left) and founding Center Director Mark Greenberg present Harvard Professor Stephanie Jones a gift of appreciation for presenting at the 2017 Bennett Lecture.

November 10, 2017

Harvard professor headlines the Bennett Lecture in Prevention Science

A look at the research frontiers for social-emotional learning was the focus of the 2017 Bennett Lecture in Prevention Science by Dr. Stephanie Jones.

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Dr. Jennifer L. Frank

November 10, 2017

Dr. Jennifer L. Frank to serve on National Academy of Sciences panel

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa-- Dr. Jennifer L. Frank, assistant professor of Education and senior research associate with the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center and the Social Science Research Institute, was appointed to serve on the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) consensus committee that will study ways to foster healthy mental, emotional, and behavioral (MEB) development among children and youth.

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