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November 07, 2018

mHealth Challenge encourages undergraduate innovation, engagement

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — This fall, undergraduate students are working together in cross-college teams to develop original mobile health prototypes that address societal health needs associated with specific target audiences. This year’s teams are developing apps to lessen the stress of pediatric hospital patients, ensure healthy eating habits, improve sleep routines, assist with medication reminders, monitor opioids in the bloodstream, and broaden the abilities of smart smoke alarm systems to alert families to health-threatening situations, among a host of other issues. 

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Social isolation associated with poor health, low self-worth and suicidal ideation

November 01, 2018

Students face traumatic transition from middle school into high school

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Making a transition from middle school to high school is linked to friendship shake-ups among students and may also increase the likelihood of long-lasting academic and personal struggles, according to a team of sociologists.

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October 08, 2018

'Communities That Care' is topic of 2018 Bennett Lecture

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center will welcome 2018 Bennett Lecturer Richard Catalano, Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence, and co-founder of the Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in Room 110 Henderson Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The lecture, in its 16th year, is free and open to the public.

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October 03, 2018

Penn State launches new consortium to combat the opioid crisis

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Pennsylvania is one of the states most impacted by the growing opioid epidemic, with one of the highest overdose death rates in the country — but a new initiative bringing together experts from across Penn State aims to combat this crisis through data-driven, evidence-based innovation.

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October 02, 2018

Penn State researcher receives federal grant to study early learning program

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A Penn State researcher has a major role in a $3.3 million federal grant award to study the impact of MindUp, an early-learning program aimed at improving children's readiness for kindergarten and later grades.

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