Professor Rebecca Puhl recently coauthored a policy statement that was published in the American Academy of Pediatrics, which addresses the social and emotional impact of obesity in youth and encourages pediatricians to improve supportive care for children and families struggling with weight. Read some of the press coverage in the New York Times, Reuters, and NBC.
UConn’s HDFS graduate program was rated in the top 10 in North America! See The HDFS Report: Claire Kamp Dush’s Ranking of HDFS Programs in North America
A new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut suggests that living in a food swamp – a neighborhood where fast food and junk food outlets outnumber healthy alternatives – is a stronger predictor of high obesity rates than living in a neighborhood with limited access to affordable, nutritious food, or food desert. Read more of article titled, Food Swamps Predict Obesity Rates Better Than Food Deserts
Study co- authors: Marlene Schwartz, UConn Rudd Center director and professor of Human Development and Family Studies, and Kelly Brownell, Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.
Professor and Department Head Eva Lefkowitz was featured in the Fall 2017 issue of UConn Magazine/UConn Reads. See which 3 books she’s been reading lately.
Professor Michael Ego’s baseball reminiscence project was recently featured in a Greenwich Times article entitled, Mind games: Baseball chatter as therapy.
See a highlight of a recently published paper by Assistant Professor Ryan Watson and Associate Professor Lisa Eaton (and student Aerielle Allen from Psychology, UConn) that examines HIV prevention disparities in the Huffington Post, LGBT Healthlink.
A great write-up about Professor Steve Wisensale and his 3042 Baseball and Society course was recently featured in UConn Today.
Associate Professor Keith Bellizzi received a 5-year, multi-million dollar award from National Cancer Institute to examine “Multilevel Resilience Trajectories in the Transition to Cancer Survivorship.” Professor Crystal Park from Psychological Sciences at UConn will serve as Co-PI.
Congratulations to HDFS graduate student Kevin Hynes! He is the recipient of a 2017-2018 AAMFT/SAMHSA Minority Fellowship.
Each year, the AAMFT/SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program awards Fellowships to a select pool of talented minority MFT doctoral students recognized for their developing competence in and demonstrated commitment to conduct research and provide service to ethnic minority and underserved populations. This year, Kevin Hynes, a doctoral student in the HDFS Department’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program, was selected to receive one of these prestigious Fellowships.
Funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the AAMFT/SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program was created to support the training of practitioners and practitioner/researchers in culturally competent mental health and substance abuse services, treatment, prevention, and research. The objective of the Fellowship Program is to expand the delivery of culturally competent mental health and substance abuse services to underserved minority populations and to increase the number of doctoral level culturally competent minority Marriage and Family Therapists.
Because the Fellowship is both a scholarship and a professional training appointment, Kevin joins a community of MFT students and professionals who will participate in myriad opportunities to advance their knowledge and skills in the areas of cultural competence, mental health, and substance abuse by learning from, collaborating with, and being mentored by multicultural leaders across several professions. Through these experiences, Kevin will build a lifetime network of professional associations with MFTs who are dedicated to assisting underserved minorities and advancing culturally relevant contributions to the social and behavioral sciences.
Lecturer Kim Larrabee’s paper entitled, Drowning on My Cushion-One practitioner’s journey to resettle her body and mind after a near-death experience, was recently published in Tricycle Magazine.