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Members of the first-place team, Safe Zone, presenting their sexual assault prevention mobile application during the mHealth Challenge.

November 21, 2017

Students Partner to Create Innovative Apps in mHealth Challenge

Over 50 undergraduate students recently participated in the mHealth cross-college engaged scholarship event during Penn State’s annual Global Entrepreneurship Week. Students involved in the mHealth challenge develop a prototype of a mobile application that addresses a health problem for a specific target audience.

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Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center Director Stephanie Lanza (left) and founding Center Director Mark Greenberg present Harvard Professor Stephanie Jones a gift of appreciation for presenting at the 2017 Bennett Lecture.

November 10, 2017

Harvard professor headlines the Bennett Lecture in Prevention Science

A look at the research frontiers for social-emotional learning was the focus of the 2017 Bennett Lecture in Prevention Science by Dr. Stephanie Jones.

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Dr. Jennifer L. Frank

November 10, 2017

Dr. Jennifer L. Frank to serve on National Academy of Sciences panel

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa-- Dr. Jennifer L. Frank, assistant professor of Education and senior research associate with the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center and the Social Science Research Institute, was appointed to serve on the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) consensus committee that will study ways to foster healthy mental, emotional, and behavioral (MEB) development among children and youth.

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Mark Greenberg, Tracy Costigan, and Karen Bierman lead another successful event on the investment of social and emotional learning in Washington, D.C.

November 02, 2017

Investing in Social-Emotional Learning Forum

Over 60 persons attended the "Investing in Social Emotional Development: Implications for Evidence-Based Policy" forum Friday, October 27 at The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation's Barbara Jordan Conference Center in Washington, DC. The event brought together professionals including economists, applied researchers, policymakers, school superintendents, systems theorists, and philanthropic foundations with interest in improving outcomes for children. 

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October 17, 2017

Resilience to substance abuse problems identified among African-American and Latino Adults

New study published in the Frontiers in Public Health, co-authored by Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center Director Stephanie Lanza, Methodology Center's Sara Anne Vasilenko and NYU colleagues, show evidence of resilience along with risk factors for substance use problems in high risk urban communities.

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