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Penn State’s new, undergraduate minor in Child Maltreatment and Advocacy Studies (CMAS) is fully developed and the inaugural course will debut this fall. The course and minor look to deliver critical training to a wide variety of professions from education to medicine.


Nilam Ram, associate professor of human development and family studies and psychology, received the 2015 Margaret M. and Paul B. Baltes Award on behalf of the Gerontological Society of America.


A group of Penn State researchers recently sought input from older adults regarding their experiences and expectations for leisure opportunities at senior centers as a first step to developing programs to meet their specific needs.


The Society for Prevention Research has honored distinguished researchers from the College of Health and Human Development. They are John Graham, Linda Collins, Mark Greenberg, and incoming director of the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center Diana Fishbein.


The Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior will honor Barbara Rolls at its annual meeting in July in Denver. Rolls will receive the Hoebel Prize for Creativity, which honors an SSIB member for an exceptional level of creativity and excellence in his or her research on ingestive behavior.


The Penn State Center for Healthy Aging will host “The Road Ahead: Staying Sharp and Mobile” at 6 p.m. June 9 at Dreibelbis Auditorium, Mount Nittany Medical Center.


The Penn State Center for Healthy Aging will host “The Road Ahead: Staying Sharp and Mobile” at 6 p.m. June 9 at Dreibelbis Auditorium, Mount Nittany Medical Center.


A workplace intervention designed to reduce employees' work-family conflict and increase schedule flexibility also has a positive influence on the sleep patterns of the employees' children.


Three students received top recognition during the Health and Human Development Alumni Society Research Poster Competition. Kenya Crawford, Danielle Kovalsky and Chen Zhuang received first, second and third place, respectively.


Ten students will represent the College of Health and Human Development as student marshals during at the May 9, 2015, commencement ceremony at Penn State.


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