HDFS student Anneliese Lapides won the Aetna Writing in the Disciplines Award for a paper she wrote in Professor Keith Bellizzi’s HDFS 2004W course. The paper “Prenatal Health Care Inequities and Adverse Birth Outcomes for African American Women,” was one of two co-winners in the social sciences. Congratulations Anneliese!
Rachel Ho, HDFS major in the Early Childhood program, recently published a letter to the editor that appeared in the Willimantic Chronicle. She wrote the letter as part of her advocacy project in HDFS 3127. The article was also picked up by the CT Mirror as one of their choices for the CT Viewpoints column.
Congratulations to Abdul Khaleque, HDFS adjunct professor and senior scientist in the Ronald and Nancy Rohner Center for the Study of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection. Abdul’s book, Intimate Relationships Across the Lifespan: Formation, Development, Enrichment, and Maintenance, by Abdul Khaleque, won silver in Psychology/Mental Health and bronze in Sexuality/Relationships from the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY).
Research by Associate Professor Beth Russell, and graduate students Jennifer Dealy, and Morica Hutchinson, was recently presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) 2019 Biennial Meeting, and featured in UConn Today.
Congratulations to HDFS major Mar Amador, HDFS minor (and Public Health major) Sarah Soucy, and fellow teammate Julianne Longman (Marketing major). Their team, Sunshine Initiative, was one of three finalists in the UConn Wellness Case Competition. There were 90 student entries to the competition. This team based their concept on the belief that UConn should provide more outdoor spaces for studying.
“My idea is for UConn to provide spaces outdoors ideal for studying or recreation, whether they be picnic tables by the lakes or more benches near our greens,” the idea said. “I think this will do a great deal for student’s mental health, community engagement and academic performance.” They also discussed the desire to have swings on campus and the joy that swinging gives anyone, not just children.
It was such a pleasure to see these students present at the AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) Stakeholders Call to Action Conference. You can read more about the competition in the UConn Daily Campus.
Assistant Professor Ryan Watson received a K-01 award from National Institute on Drug Abuse. His project, PrEP and substance use among sexual minority young adults, is a 5-year research career development award. These are very prestigious awards from NIH designed to provide mentorship and research support to relatively junior scholars.
Twelve HDFS faculty and ten HDFS graduate students will be giving presentations at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) 2019 Biennial Meeting, on March 21-23. See attached list of those presenting.
Professor Rebecca Puhl and Assistant Professor Ryan Watson’s research on weight-based bullying of LGBTQ adolescents was featured in UConn Today. Read the article here.
Congratulations to graduate students Eleanor Fisk and Yuan Zhang, who both received the IBACS Graduate Summer Fellowships from the CT Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences.
A memorial event for Professor Michael Ego will take place at the Stamford Campus on Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 11-1pm. Read the In Memoriam article here.