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April 30, 2014

Welcome to PR-eViews, our new source of internal news for the PRC community.

This newsletter will be distributed on a bi-weekly basis to share news, information, upcoming events, and other items with PRC staff, faculty and research teams.

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Save the Date

PRC Palooza, Thursday, May 22, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nature Inn at Bald Eagle State Park

NIH News

NIH Policy for Managing Conflict of Interest in the Peer Review of Concepts and Proposals for Research and Development Contract Projects (NOT-OD-14-069) Office of the Director, NIH; Notice to Extend the Expiration Date for PA-11-087 "Research on Alcohol-Related Public Policies such as Those Detailed in the Alcohol Policy Information System (R01) (also R03, R21) (NOT-AA-14-004) NIAAA; NIH and AHRQ Announce Updated Policy for Application Submission (NOT-OD-14-074) NIH; Clarifications to the NIH and AHRQ Policy for Application Submission (NOT-OD-14-082) NIH

NIH Grant Announcements

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R21) Grant (PA-14-176) (also R01); Epidemiology and Prevention in Alcohol Research (R01) (PA-14-190) (also R21, R03) NIAAA; NIDA Core "Center of Excellence" Grant Program (P30) (PAR-14-186) NIDA

Other Grant Announcements

NIJ: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, BJA FY 14 National Initiatives: Reaching Criminal Justice Policymakers Grant

Top Cited!

Two articles by Rob Turrisi and his team have been listed in the top five most cited articles in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, the oldest substance-related journal published in the U.S. #1 is: Evaluation of timing and dosage of a parent-based intervention to minimize college students’ alcohol consumption (Turrisi, Mallett, Cleveland, Varvil-Weld, Abar Scaglione, & Hultgren [74(1), 30–40]); #5 is: Patterns of alcohol use and related consequences in non-college-attending emerging adults (Cleveland, Mallett, White, Turrisi, & Favero [74(1), 84–93]). Congratulations!

PRC in the News

Zen State: Researchers, Students Link Contemplation with Well-Being; Risk and Its Relationship to Certain Genetic Markers in the Brain; Program Aims to Help Members of the Guard, Reserve Transition to Parenthood

New PRC Faculty Affiliates

The Center has several new faculty affiliates: Rose Baker, Assistant Professor, College of Education; Mark Brennan, Professor and UNESCO Chair in Rural Community, Leadership, and Youth Development, College of Agricultural Sciences; Lesley Ross, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, and Center for Healthy Aging, College of Health and Human Development; and Martha Wadsworth, Associate Professor of Psychology, College of the Liberal Arts. Welcome all!


To our colleague, Doug Teti, who has been appointed the new head of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, and many, many thanks to Steve Zarit for being very supportive in so many, many ways of the PRC and its work

Send news about awards, new and forthcoming publications and reports, presentations, grants, and other information of interest to the PRC community to:

Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
College of Health and Human Development
The Pennsylvania State University
314 Biobehavioral Health Building
University Park, PA 16802

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March 6, 2012
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September 30, 2012
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November 15, 2012
November 30, 2012
December 15, 2012


January 15, 2013
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February 28, 2013
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August 15, 2013
August 31, 2013
September 15, 2013
September 31, 2013
October 15, 2013
October 31, 2013
November 15, 2013
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January 15, 2014
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