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Tasia Smith looks to build partnerships in new health cluster

Summer was no vacation for Tasia Smith. Before joining the UO's Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention Initiative, she was busy fine-tuning several manuscripts for research she had completed at the University of Florida.

"I wanted to start my new position with most of my older projects completed," Smith said."The outcomes of these scholarly works will help to inform the direction of my future research projects".

Brain food: Nicole Giuliani looks to the mind to study food choices

For half a decade Nicole Giuliani has worked as a research associate alongside UO brain scientists Elliot Berkman, Phil Fisher and Jennifer Pfeifer in the Department of Psychology. She is now a full-fledged faculty member in the UO's new Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention Initiative.

Nichole Kelly joins health cluster to improve eating behaviors

Nichole Kelly — one of four young scholars recruited into the UO's Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention Initiative — spent part of her summer getting to know local community leaders and the challenges they face when dealing with childhood obesity. She is a faculty member in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services.

UO has role in new national initiative on children's health

The UO's Leslie Leve will expand research she began in 2002 and have a key role in the planning phase of a $157 million, seven-year initiative announced by the National Institutes of Health to probe environmental influences on children's health from conception to early adulthood.

Newly Knighted: Beth Stormshak awarded chair

Beth Stormshak, who became the UO’s newest Knight Chair this April, is director of the UO’s Prevention Science Institute and lead for the successful cluster hiring initiative for health and obesity prevention.

Full story at giving.uoregon.edu.

Sensation seeking promotes initiation, impulsivity promotes escalation of substance use

(from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, May 16, 2016)

College of Education scores a win for kids in Nicaragua

While the Ducks prepared for what ended up being their final game of the NCAA Tournament, and while hordes of college students frolicked on beaches, 12 volunteers from the College of Education were helping wrest a tiny plot of land from the grips of the Nicaraguan jungle and turn it into a sport court.

Some 'terrible twos' behaviors may suggest later problems

A new study, published online April 8 ahead of print in the American Journal of Psychiatry, offers help to parents by identifying clues that suggest a child's early shenanigans may be warning signs of trouble later in life. It also points toward a source of early problems.

Latina/os and K-12 Education: Bridging Research and Practice

In celebration of Latin@ Heritage Month, the University of Oregon Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) brings together new Eugene School District 4J superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas and visiting scholar Dr. Patricia Gándara, co-director of the Civil Rights Project of UCLA, for an informative session on public school education K-12 for Latina/os in Oregon. Dr. Gándara is the Visiting Distinguished Scholar at UO Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and the College of Education during fall term 2015.
 

Kerewsky receives award for professional development

Greensboro, N.C. (via PRWEB) - The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), recently awarded a 2014 Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) professional development award to Shoshana Kerewsky, of Eugene, Oregon. The goal of this scholarship program is to advance the professional identity and development of CCE credential holders. Kerewsky will receive $500 to advance her professional identity and development.

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