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July 21, 2020

Penn State participation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research

Each year, Penn State faculty, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students and research staff play an active role in the premier prevention research conference, hosted by the Society for Prevention Research. This year, the conference shifted to a virtual delivery mode, from July 21-23, and registrants can view the following presentations involving Penn Staters that are marked (Live) or (On Demand); here is a list of the full conference catalog.    

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July 13, 2020

Janet Welsh promoted to full Research Professor

The PRC is thrilled to announce that Dr. Janet Welsh has been promoted to Research Professor. This is a tribute to the scientific leadership Janet has provided around the development and implementation of universal prevention programs designed to promote youth development across the state and the country. Dr. Welsh has provided PI leadership on many externally-funded projects, working in close partnership with funders and communities to ensure that evidence-based prevention programs are available to those in need and sustained by communities for lasting change and impact. Her tireless effort and translational work helps to ensure that proven prevention programs work in real-world settings for diverse populations, and she remains steadfastly devoted to impacting public well-being in diverse populations.

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July 03, 2020

FIRSt Database connects Penn State Researchers to families with children

Funded by the Child Study Center and the Social Science Research Institute, the Families Interested In Research Studies (FIRSt) database is a resource available to Penn State researchers containing publicly available information (contact information and dates of birth) on families in the central PA region. Currently, the database lists more than 5,660 families and 7,500+ infants and children up to age 18.

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June 22, 2020

'Human Flourishing' course to support students during challenging times

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — University students and educators alike are grappling with turbulent times, and Penn State’s 3-credit general education course on the “Art and Science of Human Flourishing” (HDFS 108N) is being fine-tuned to guide students in how to engage in compassionate dialogue about racism, COVID-19 and our social responsibilities to each other.

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June 19, 2020

Remembering Cleve Redmond, friend and colleague

Cleve Robert Redmond passed away on May 31 from a biking accident in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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