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  • HDFS student wins Aetna Writing in the Disciplines Award
    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!
    Posted on April 12, 2019
  • HDFS student writes op ed piece on early childhood education
    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.
    Posted on April 12, 2019
  • Abdul Khaleque wins book award
    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 […]
    Posted on April 12, 2019
  • HDFS research featured in UConn Today
    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.
    Posted on April 12, 2019
  • HDFS students in Wellness Case Competition
    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 […]
    Posted on April 12, 2019
  • Ryan Watson receives K-01 award from National Institute on Drug Abuse
    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.
    Posted on April 1, 2019
  • Kim Gans receives grant from NHLBI/University of Rhode Island
    Professor Kim Gans received a new grant from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/University of Rhode Island. The grant is titled ‘A Home-Based Video and Motivational Interviewing Intervention to Improve Preschoolers Diet Quality and Parental Food Parenting Practices’.
    Posted on March 26, 2019
  • Hyeseong Kang and Courtney Lincoln graduate from HDFS doctoral program
    Two students graduated from our doctoral program in Fall 2018 – Dr. Hyeseong Kang and Dr. Courtney Lincoln. Currently, Hyeseong is a Team Manager of the Research and Evaluation Team at Dream Start in Korea. Courtney is a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University working with Dr. Matia Finn-Stevenson to evaluate the Mutt-i-gees Curriculum, a curriculum […]
    Posted on March 11, 2019