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.Read more.
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.Read more.
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.Read more.
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.Read more.
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.Read more.