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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.

CRF Announces 2019 Graduate Student Grant Writing Program Cohort

In 2018, CRF 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. 


Mary Paterno, FRS '18, to facilitate digital story and panel discussion on women, substance abuse and recovery

Mary Paterno, FRS '18, assistant professor of nursing, will facilitate a digital story screening and panel discussion on women, substance abuse and recovery. The screening and panel discussion will take place Tuesday, July 16 at 6 p.m. at the Greenfield Community College Dining Commons. “Stories of strength, encouragement and hope: Local women’s experiences with substance use disorder and recovery,” is free and open to the public and will feature nine women on their journey to recovery. Read more here.