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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:28pm
Steven Zarit, distinguished professor and head of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, was presented a Certificate of Appreciation by the PA Adult Day Services Association (PADSA) at their annual conference on May 1. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 10:40am
Allison Doub, a doctoral student in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in nutrition, has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 2:25pm
Penn State alumna Lori Frank, program director of research integration and evaluation at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in Washington, D.C., will give a talk, titled “Research and Infrastructure Development from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute,” at 4 p.m. April 1, in the Bennett Pierce Living Center on the Penn State University Park campus.

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 9:19am
Older parents frequently give help to their middle-aged offspring, and their perceptions about giving this help may affect their mental health, according to a team of researchers.

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 9:20am
Martin Sliwinski, professor of human development and family studies and director of the Center for Healthy Aging at Penn State, will give a lecture, titled "Expanding on the Science of Healthy Aging," at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at The Village at Penn State.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 10:06am
Leann Birch, distinguished professor of human development and family studies and director of the Center for Childhood Obesity Research in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Penn State, is retiring effective Dec. 31 after 21 years at Penn State.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 11:50am
Peter C.M. Molenaar, distinguished professor of human development in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, has received the 2013 Sells Award for Distinguished Mulitvariate Research from the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (SMEP).

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 11:50am
Peter C.M. Molenaar, distinguished professor of human development in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, has received the 2013 Sells Award for Distinguished Mulitvariate Research from the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (SMEP).

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 1:47pm
Cynthia Stifter, professor of human development and family studies in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State, has received two grants, totaling nearly $2 million to investigate the relationship between children's temperament and their risk of becoming obese as well as the relationship between children's temperament and their abilities to experience joy.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 1:47pm
Cynthia Stifter, professor of human development and family studies in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State, has received two grants, totaling nearly $2 million to investigate the relationship between children's temperament and their risk of becoming obese as well as the relationship between children's temperament and their abilities to experience joy.