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Educators and researchers from Penn State and the University of Virginia attended the 2019 Human Flourishing Summer Teaching Institute from May 15-17 at Penn State's University Park campus.

June 07, 2019

Course in 'The Art and Science of Human Flourishing' expanding to 7 campuses

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Based upon early successes, “The Art and Science of Human Flourishing” will be offered as a three-credit course at seven Penn State campuses, and is the focus of a research study evaluating possible outcomes in increased student health and well-being.

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Max Crowley

June 04, 2019

Researchers awarded for translating research into evidence-based policymaking

SAN FRANCISCO — The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) recently recognized two Penn State researchers for their significant impacts in the field of prevention science, at its annual meeting in San Francisco.

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PROSPER conference attendees Christy Tomascik and Will, Annabelle and Lola Wojciechowski

May 20, 2019

PROSPER conference convenes experts and youth to help prevent substance abuse

“We are now addressing a generation that could become addicted if they take a pill a few times. Prevention is critical,” said Steve Forzato, deputy chief of statewide drug initiatives for the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, to the audience assembled May 14 at the Ruth Pike Auditorium for the 17th annual PROSPER statewide conference.

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Thomas McLellan, former deputy director in the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Obama Administration, presents data showing increased prices and taxes reduce alcohol drinking rates and resultant problems by up to 30 percent. His talk was part of the Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse Conference held at Penn State University Park on April 29, 2019. Image: Patrick Mansell/Penn State

May 03, 2019

Inaugural conference to address substance misuse held at Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Pennsylvania is in the midst of a full-fledged, substance misuse epidemic, with one out of every four families encountering this issue. Penn State is combating the crisis by drawing upon the expertise of researchers, educators, practitioners and policymakers, who gathered recently for the Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA) Conference, held April 29 on the University Park campus.

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Fathers who slept more on average than other fathers reported lower overall well-being and less closeness with their partner and child. In contrast, mothers who slept more on average than other mothers reported greater well-being. Image: ©Shutterstock/Antonio Guillem

May 01, 2019

Sleep and exercise affect new moms differently than new dads

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Sleep and exercise are vital to the wellbeing of new parents, but these essentials affect new moms differently than new dads, according to researchers.

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