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SoHE News and Stories: August 28 – September 3

Check out what’s going on in SoHE this week! HDFS Professor Raison Interviewed on MDMA as PTSD Treatment SoHE Professor Dr. Charles Raison was interviewed by Channel 3 news on his research regarding MDMA, also known as Ecstasy, as a possible treatment for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Food and Drug Administration has referred […]

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HDFS Student Julia Presten Soars High

When NYC native Julia Presten was in high school she founded ANGELIC NYC, a clothing company with a positive message and that donates to nonprofits. Today, Julia’s company is continuing to grow and she is looking forward to her junior year at UW-Madison this fall. With ANGELIC top of mind, Julia started off at SoHE […]

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WI Legislature Honors Bogenschneider

(As I write this post I know Professor Karen Bogenschneider is cringing at the thought of being the center of attention. With a deep breath and hope she will forgive me, here goes): On Wednesday May 10 2017 the following Joint Resolution was confirmed by the Wisconsin Legislature: Relating to: the commitment-to-family policy of Karen Bogenschneider […]

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SoHE News & Stories: April 14 – April 21

Take a look at what’s happening at SoHE this week!   Research in the Rotunda = SoHE Shines! Sponsored by UWSA, Research in the Rotunda is a stunning showcase of the breadth of work happening across the System- special s/o to SoHE undergrad students and their faculty mentors who presented more than twenty posters – […]

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SoHE News & Stories: March 31- April 7

Take a look at what’s happening at SoHE this week! Bakken: Evaluation, Ethics and Integrity Associate Professor Lori Bakken has been named to the American Evaluation Association Guiding Principles For Evaluators.  The AEA is a professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. […]

Caregiver Well-being Connected to Patient Care

Cancer patients report lower quality of care when their caregivers are ill or depressed, according to data from the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance (CanCORS) consortium. “Many clinicians understand the importance of their patients’ caregivers and care about them,” Dr. Kristin Litzelman from University of Wisconsin in Madison told Reuters Health by email. “And […]

Human and Development and Family Studies PhD Graduate Abra Vigna

Grad Student Vigna: The Power of Self-Compassion

Abra Vigna, PhD Human Development & Family Studies As a researcher of LGBTQ+ youth with both her Master’s and Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the School of Human Ecology, Abra Vigna has a firm understanding of the ways in which our identities comprise the very core of our own human ecological systems. […]

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Grad Student Smallen: Well Connected

Dave Smallen, Doctoral Candidate Human Development & Family Studies In 2006, at the age of 21, singer/songwriter Dave Smallen was signed to Capitol Records and touring the U.S. with his band, Street to Nowhere. To the casual observer, he was living the dream, but like so much in pop culture, it was partly just an […]

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SoHE Stories: August 1-16

  2016 SoHE Graduate takes on the Rio Olympic Games Recent SoHE graduate, Kelsey Card, finishes up senior year as an Olympian at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Kelsey made history Monday night as she placed top 25 in Discus Throw. Learn more about Card and the development of her Olympic career.     Heather […]

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New Hockey Coach Sets Goal at SoHE

  On July 13, Granato read to children in the SoHE Preschool Lab on chameleons and crocodiles. New Hockey Coach Comes Back to the Badgers & SoHE The new men’s hockey coach, Tony Granato, has returned to UW-Madison and the School of Human Ecology to finish his Human Development and Family Studies degree. Granato played […]

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HDFS’s Albert Burgess-Hull Receives Fellowship

Congratulations to Albert Burgess-Hull, Human Development and Family Studies graduate student, who was recently awarded a competitive Social Network and Health Scholars (SNHS) Training Fellowship at Duke University. The NICHD funded (R25) program is designed to help bridge the gap between social network research demand and training. As a SNHS Fellow, Albert will participate in an […]

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HDFS Undergrad Receives Fellowship

UW-Madison junior Oona-Ifé Olaiya (Human Development & Family Studies)  and Michelle Tong, in partnership with the Bayview Foundation in Madison, WI, have been awarded a 2016-17 Wisconsin Idea Fellowship to support local high school students with tools to achieve academic and personal success. “College Advancement Mentorship Program (CAMP)” was awarded the first-ever Michael Thornton and […]

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Human Development & Family Studies

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) combines coursework, outreach, and the latest research to examine lifespan development and to strengthen the quality of everyday life and human well-being. While earning a Bachelor of Science degree, students learn about human development in the classroom as well as through service-learning, volunteer, and internship opportunities. Students are exposed […]

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HDFS Student Life

SoHE Labs and the Research Center SoHE offers HDFS students many unique learning and research opportunities beyond the classroom, including the in-house Child Development Lab, a home for real-world teaching, problem solving, and research with children and their families. SoHE’s modern facilities also hold the Frances and Elliot Lehman Family Research Lab, and the Center for […]

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HDFS Coursework & Careers

In HDFS, you’ll study development across the entire lifespan particularly in the context of family life, from child and adolescent development, early childhood education, and child and family intervention to adult development, aging, and relationships. And, HDFS faculty and advisors will work closely with you to understand your interests and help develop your personal program, […]

Human Development and Family Studies grad student Eunjin Lee and Professor Linda Roberts

Grad Student Eunjin Lee wins award

Eunjin Lee, PhD candidate in Human Development and Family Studies received the 2015 New Investigator Award at the 27th Annual Colloquium on Aging. The award is given to a UW-Madison student or advanced trainees to recognize outstanding achievement in aging or life course studies. SoHE grad student Lee was noted for Excellence in Psychosocial Research […]

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Dr. Dave Riley Honored by Board on Human Sciences

Pictured L-R: Laurie Boyce, State Program Director and Assistant Dean, Cooperative Extension; Dr. Dave Riley, UW-Madison Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf, Dean Soyeon Shim Professor Dave Riley was honored at the annual meeting of the Board on Human Sciences (BoHS) for his exceptional creativity and scholarship in the development, application, and evaluation of outreach, extension, and public service […]

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Effective Family-Focused Policy Around the Globe

Karen Bogenschneider, professor of Human Development and Family Studies delivered the keynote address at the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family at the United Nations in New York City. Karen is a Rothermel Bascom Professor of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Family Policy Specialist for University of Wisconsin-Extension. […]

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One Graduate Student’s Journey to Transform the Parent-Child Relationship

A passion for children and parenting brought human development and family studies graduate student Dave Metler to UW-Madison and SoHE, where his dreams are taking off. Metler’s vision of founding a nonprofit that works to transform the way adults relate to childhood became a reality when he launched The Allied Childhood Experience (ACE) in September 2013. “It’s […]