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Spring Student Awards Deadline

March 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

Applications for the following student awards are due by 5 PM on Friday, March 17, 2017:

  • Dissertation Fellowship
  • Pre-Dissertation Fellowship
  • Methodological Studies Awards
  • Spring Travel Awards
  • Undergraduate Student Assistantship
  • Undergraduate Honors Thesis/Capstone Project Awards

Building Blocks: Promoting Healthy Habits Through Child Care

March 2, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series—The Center for Research on Families welcomes Maureen Black, Ph.D., who will present "Building Blocks: Promoting Healthy Habits Through Child Care."

The high prevalence of pediatric obesity is setting children on a trajectory that includes health disparities throughout life. Dr. Black will address the evidence from systems-level interventions conducted among child care centers in promoting healthy habits and preventing obesity among young children. 

METHODOLOGY SEMINAR--When Correlation Implies Causation: How to Remove Selection Bias in Observational Research

February 17, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

We conduct observational research because random assignment to treatment condition is sometimes impractical, unethical, or even undesirable. However, observational studies are especially susceptible to threats to internal validity, and selection bias is among the most problematic of these threats.

Universal Design For Learning 2017: A Framework Grows Up

February 16, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series—The Center for Research on Families welcomes Jose Blackorby, Ph.D., who will present "Universal Design For Learning 2017: A Framework Grows Up," which will describe the current status of Universal Design for Learning policy, practice, research and implementation, as well as new challenges the field faces that come with growth.

Environmental Influences on Human Reproduction: Moving Beyond Individuals to Couples

December 5, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series—Many environmental exposures including lifestyle and endocrine disrupting chemicals have been associated with adverse reproductive outcomes, such as conception delay, infertility and pregnancy loss. However, much of the available evidence focuses only on one partner’s exposures despite many reproductive outcomes being couple dependent (e.g., pregnancy).  On December 5th, Dr.

Early-Life Chemical Exposures and Female Puberty-Related Outcomes in Animal Models

November 29, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series—On November 29th, CRF will welcome Suzanne Fenton, Ph.D., to campus to learn more about her research, the focus of which is increasing information on which environmental factors--chemicals, typically--may affect the regulation of fetal mammary gland development in males and females, breast development during puberty and relationship to mammary tumor risk, the ability to lactate, and children’s health, as it pertains to chemical exposure via breast milk.

"Ain't I A Woman?" and "I Am a Man": Intersectionality’s Travels from Black Feminist Theory to HIV Prevention and Sexuality Research with Black Men

November 3, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series—On November 3rd, CRF will welcome Dr. Lisa Bowleg, Professor of Applied Psychology at The George Washington University, to campus. Dr. Bowleg's talk will provide an overview of intersectionality, its Black feminist activist and theoretical roots, and its recent odysseys into social science and behavioral research with understudied populations such as Black heterosexual and gay and bisexual men. Dr.

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