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Marital communication about a spouse's genetic test results may influence the overall well-being of the person who has been diagnosed, his or her spouse, and the couple. Rachel Smith, associate professor of communication arts and sciences, and human development and family studies, along with a team of Penn State researchers, is investigating this phenomenon with the goal of designing future couple-based interventions.


In recent years, the idea of adoption has been seen regularly in the public eye as celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Madonna and Sandra Bullock are adopting internationally to grow their clans. However, there's a lot more to be said about adoption, and Jennifer Crissman Ishler, a senior instructor in human development and family studies (HDFS) ...


In recent years, the idea of adoption has been seen regularly in the public eye as celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Madonna and Sandra Bullock are adopting internationally to grow their clans. However, there's a lot more to be said about adoption, and Jennifer Crissman Ishler, a senior instructor in human development and family studies (HDFS) at Penn State, has made it her mission to give students a crash course on the ins and outs of this complex process.


Leann Birch, distinguished professor of human development and family studies and professor of nutritional sciences at Penn State, and Penny Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of nutrition at Penn State, have received awards from the American Society for Nutrition....


Leann Birch, distinguished professor of human development and family studies and professor of nutritional sciences at Penn State, and Penny Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of nutrition at Penn State, have received awards from the American Society for Nutrition.


Penn State has named Linda Caldwell, professor of recreation, park, and tourism management and of human development and family studies; and Peter Molenaar, professor of human development and family studies and of psychology; distinguished professors for their records of research, teaching and service. ...


Penn State has named Linda Caldwell, professor of recreation, park, and tourism management and of human development and family studies; and Peter Molenaar, professor of human development and family studies and of psychology; distinguished professors for their records of research, teaching and service.


Lisa Gatzke-Kopp, an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Penn State, has been honored with a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). ...


Lisa Gatzke-Kopp, an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Penn State, has been honored with a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).


When Juan Cook Sr.'s account executive job at a printing company went to Mexico, he turned to Penn State to prepare for a new career as a certified drug and alcohol counselor. When he graduates in December, he will start a new job in the rapidly growing health care field. Cook is among nearly 283,000 workers whose jobs have been impacted by trade ...


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