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CRF supports interdisciplinary, scientific collaborations aimed at understanding the diversity, health and well-being of families while discovering solutions to the challenges family face.

Laura Vandenberg (FRS '15-'16) Responds to Federal Report Claiming That Low-Level Exposure to BPA Does Not Harm Human Health

Laura Vandenberg recently participated in a webinar hosted by Carnegie Mellon and Environmental Health Sciences to discuss data emerging from a federal review on the health effects of low-level exposure to BPA. Findings from the report claim that small amounts of BPA do not affect human health. Vandenberg and the other speakers discussed additional research that has been conducted by independent academic researchers that has repeatedly revealed that low-level exposure to BPA does result in adverse health effects. Watch the webinar here.

Vandenberg was quoted about the federal report in an article published in the Daily Beast and was quoted on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered

Tatishe Nteta's (FRS ’14-’15) Research Reveals Men Whose First Child is a Girl More Likely to Support Gender Equity Policies

Tatishe Nteta (FRS ’14-’15) recently co-authored an article in the Washington Post highlighting their research which reveals that men whose first child is a girl are more likely to support policies that promote gender equity than men whose first child is a boy. Read the article here and the research publication here.

CRF Announces 2018 Graduate Student Scholars - Grant Writing Program

CRF has developed a pilot program to facilitate and support graduate students in the development of successful graduate fellowship applications.  This pilot program is a 9-month program designed specifically for NSF and NIH pre-doctoral fellowship proposals. Six selected graduate scholars will receive mentoring and support from CRF faculty, staff and peers throughout the grant development process, including: development, refinement and communication of research ideas, approach, and methodology.