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Using Cultural Knowledge to Reduce Tobacco Use and Teen Pregnancy

Achieving health equity (or eliminating health disparities) has never been more important for those most often left behind: immigrant communities, ethnic minority groups and other non-white populations. Several organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) carry this mission forward by recognizing National Minority Health Month. […]


The Beginning of a New Treatment Approach for Parkinson’s Disease

It is estimated that worldwide over 10 million people suffer from Parkinson’s Disease. This neurological disease impairs movement, leading to severe slowness, shaking (tremor) and problems in balance and walking. As we recognize Parkinson’s Awareness Month in April (and World Parkinson’s Day today), I’m excited to share some of the research being conducted at the […]


Second Annual CEHD Rising Alumni Recognition

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) has a long history of improving lives by educating our students on how to make a difference. The CEHD Alumni Society is proud to recognize its second annual class of twenty-three rising alumni across CEHD’s eight departments who are making an impact by: Achieving early distinction in […]


Autism Spectrum Disorder: Researching Early Identification to Prevent Symptoms

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed the number of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States has increased 30 percent since 2012. Based on data collected from monitoring 8-year-olds across 11 states, it is now estimated that one in 68 children has the disorder. These […]


How to Support Families Dealing with Ambiguous Loss

In light of recent events across the world like Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 and the devastating landslide in Washington state, the effects of ambiguous loss are top of mind. We had the opportunity to discuss this pressing topic with our own Pauline Boss, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Family Social Science. Pauline is not […]