Professor Michael Ego has received a UConn Scholarship Facilitation Fund for his project, A Pilot Study: Measurement of Effectiveness of Baseball Reminiscence Program for Persons with Dementia in Cos Cob, CT.
An article in UConn Today entitled, “Talking Baseball Assists Aging Adults with Dementia” features Professor Michael Ego’s work on baseball reminiscence for adults with dementia.
Check out this blog post on flipped classrooms by HDFS staff member Lindsey Danburg. Lindsey wrote it as part of her college instruction course for the Graduate Certificate in College Instruction.
Read this excellent article written by Associate Professor Keith Bellizi, “We’re not ready for the ‘silver tsunami’ of older adults living with cancer”, published in The Conversation, and published as Op-ed in UConn Today (July 6, 2017).
UConn HDFS faculty and graduate students (both current and one incoming) will present 6 posters and talks at the American Psychological Association’s (APA) 125th Annual Convention. The convention will take place in Washington, DC on August 3-6. See attachment for details.
Many HDFS faculty and graduate students presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) 2017 Biennial Meeting held in Austin, TX on April 6-8, 2017. Here is a list of the presentations.
HDFS faculty and graduate student also presented at the 38th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM). The event took place in San Diego, CA on March 29 – April 1, 2017. Here is a list of the participants.
Professor Kim Gans’ poster, “Family Child Care Home Provider Attitudes and Practices Related to Feeding, Physical Activity and Screen Time of 2-5 Year Old Children in their Care,” won first place from the Early Care and Education Special Interest Group at the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition (ISBN) and Physical Activity conference in Victoria, Canada.
Professor Preston Britner was one of the featured speakers at a recent congressional briefing on family homelessness. Read the article from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). It’s a great example of how the research we do has the potential to influence national policy.
Assistant Professor Alaina Brenick recently received a Human Rights Institute Faculty Research Grant for her project, Evaluations of school-based rights violations of transgender and gender non-conforming youth: A social ecological perspective.
Assistant Professor Ryan Watson was recently quoted in a USA Today article that provides a glossary of LGBTQ terminology. Click here to read the article.
Congratulations to graduate student Joy Heafner, who is the 2017 Jessie Bernard Outstanding Research Proposal from a Feminist Perspective winner from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). According to NCFR, “This award recognizes a graduate student/new professional who has demonstrated excellence in research and potential contribution to feminist scholarship.”
Professor Kim Gans recently received an InCHIP Office of Public Engagement seed grant. The proposal, “Formative research to inform interventions for Latino parents of young children,” is in collaboration with Leslie Gell from Ready to Learn Providence.