Professor and Dept Head Eva Lefkowitz’s research was published in PsyPost. Read the article here.
Assistant Professor Ryan Watson and Professor Rebecca Puhl received Distinguished Faculty Research awards from The Rainbow Center at UConn.
HDFS undergraduate student Rachel Nadell, president of UConn’s Unified Theater chapter, was featured in an article about the STAAR program at UConn. Read the article here.
Professor Rebecca Puhl was selected as the recipient of the CLAS Faculty Research Excellence Award in Public Scholarship for 2019.
Assistant Professor Ryan Watson is recipient of InCHIP’s first ever InCHIP Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award!
This award recognizes a pre-tenured InCHIP-affiliated faculty member who has made significant scientific contributions in their area of research in a health-related domain consistent with the mission of InCHIP. Research excellence is defined as “work that reflects a high degree of scientific contribution in terms of its substance, quality, originality, and impact.”
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!
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.
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 Awards (IPPY).
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.
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 provide more outdoor spaces for studying.
“My idea is for UConn to provide spaces outdoors ideal for studying or recreation, whether they be picnic tables by the lakes or more benches near our greens,” the idea said. “I think this will do a great deal for student’s mental health, community engagement and academic performance.” They also discussed the desire to have swings on campus and the joy that swinging gives anyone, not just children.
It was such a pleasure to see these students present at the AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) Stakeholders Call to Action Conference. You can read more about the competition in the UConn Daily Campus.