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Casasola, Wildeman, and Seguin

Introducing the first BCTR Fellows

Marianella Casasola (HD), Chris Wildeman (PAM), and Rebecca Seguin (DNS) are the 2015-2017 Fellows.

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View video from fall BCTR talks

Including Ron Haskins (Brookings Institution) and Reshma Saujani (Girls Who Code)

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NDACAN's federal funding renewed

Congrats to the NDACAN staff!

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Judi Smetana to deliver this year's lecture

Her talk on April 20th will be on Adolescent-Parent Relationships: Developmental Processes and Cultural Variations

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Student Profile: Callie Silver

Callie does various tasks with Adolescent Sexual Health in the Digital Age


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The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research expands, strengthens, and speeds the connections between research, policy, and practice to enhance human development and well-being.

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Center News


Two in five African-American women know a prisoner

Recent research findings, co-authored by BCTR affiliate and fellow Christopher Wildeman (Policy Analysis & Management), show that on average African-American adults, and women in particular, are more likely to be acquainted with someone who is incarcerated  than whites. Forty-four percent of black...

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Celebrating Hamilton and McPheron as they retire

This summer the BCTR celebrated the careers of Steve Hamilton and Mary Lu McPheron, who both retired this year. Steve Hamilton served as an associate director of the BCTR since its founding in 2011. He was also a professor of human development in...

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Elaine Wethington named a BCTR Associate Director

The midlife crisis myth

Do a significant number of people experience stress about aging in midlife, leading to sudden life changes and sports car purchases? They do not, according to a new study. A recent post on explains that there is no evidence that people experience greater...

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Military Projects updates U.S. Army “Victim Advocacy Program Manual”

The U.S. Army in collaboration with other government and non-government agencies is committed to addressing domestic/ partner abuse with a comprehensive response to soldiers, victims, and their families. Army victim advocates have the crucial role of providing non-clinical advocacy services and support to victims....

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Addressing scars as lingering reminders of the pain of self-injury

Even after doing the emotional work to heal from self-injury, scars can remain as a reminder of a painful time for many who self-injure. Tattooing has emerged as a potentially helpful tool for people with a history of self injury to cover, and reinterpret,...

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TRIPLL New York City Community Forum

Networking event on pain in later life sparks new connections

On October 21st the Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL) hosted a networking event for over 30 invited researchers at the Statler Hotel on Cornell campus.  TRIPLL, an NIH-funded Edward R. Roybal Center, fosters multidisciplinary collaborations among researchers from Weill...

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Regional CARE events share findings from 5-year study

RCCP director Martha Holden addressing attendees The BCTR’s Residential Child Care Project (RCCP) disseminates...

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