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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 11:58am
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.

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 10:05am
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. ...

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 10:05am
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.

Monday, April 9, 2012 - 2:39pm
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). ...

Monday, April 9, 2012 - 2:39pm
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).

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 11:47am
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 ...

Friday, May 6, 2011 - 9:56am
A team of researchers at Penn State has found that participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is associated with rapid weight gain in low-income girls. According to Daphne Hernandez, an assistant professor of human development and family studies and the study's lead author, the results suggest that low-income girls who participate ...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 8:12am
Sustainable, comprehensive and problem-based training to prevent childhood obesity will now be possible thanks to a $4.5 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture....

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 8:30am
Johnnie Geathers, a senior from Sharon Hill, Pa., majoring in human development and family studies at University Park, and Kylee Weaver, a senior from Beaver Falls, Pa., majoring in applied psychology at Penn State Beaver, are co-recipients of the 2011 Jackson Lethbridge Tolerance Award. The award recognizes a junior, senior or graduate student ...

Monday, March 21, 2011 - 1:14pm
David Almeida, professor of human development in Penn State's College of Health and Human Development, will present the 2011 Pattishall Research Lecture. His lecture, "The Speedometer of Life: Daily Stress, Health, and Well-Being," will be given at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building on the ...