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Sy-Miin Chow, associate professor of human development and family studies, has been awarded the Cattell Early Career Research Award.


HDFS student Kenya Crawford spent two weeks at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa to learn from their programs and share her knowledge about HIV/AIDS, safe sex and other sensitive issues through coursework and counseling. While abroad she also developed and implemented a variety of programs geared toward gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer students.


A paper on caregivers of those with dementia by Steven H. Zarit, Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) in the College of Health and Human Development, has been published in the Journal of Health and Aging.


Penn State’s Center for Healthy Aging will host “The Speedometer of Life: Daily Stress, Health and Well-Being,” at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Dreibelbis Auditorium at Mount Nittany Medical Center.


Teresa M. Smith, outreach and training coordinator with Northeast Regional Children’s Advocacy Center (NRCAC), will present the third annual de Lissovoy Lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building.


A study by researchers in Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development, which focuses on the relationship between positive events and inflammation, has been published in Brain, Behavior and Immunity, the official journal of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society.


Anthony R. D'Augelli, professor of human development and family studies, will participate in a panel responding to the national broadcast premiere of the film "Broken Heart Land." The film focuses on a gay young man living in a rural town who took his own life; it is part of the PBS series "America ReFramed."


Steven Zarit, distinguished professor and head of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, recently presented May 23 at a symposium on dementia and caregiving in Dublin, Ireland.


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. 


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.


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