Gaddis cited in The New Republic, Whelan advises on making your “pandexit,” Bogenschneider publishes second edition of researcher-policymaker engagement handbook with Routledge, and more.
The UW–Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research has awarded a Clinical & Community Outcomes Research Pilot Award to a new project by Drs. Alvin Thomas and Tova Walsh, in collaboration with the Milwaukee-based African American Breastfeeding Network, to explore opportunities for Black fathers to support positive maternal child health outcomes.
The fiftieth anniversary of this national annual celebration spotlights the needs of young children and their families and recognizes the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.
Sarmiento quoted in LA Times, Halpern-Meekin on poverty impacts of COVID relief bill, grad student Evans keynotes for Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Board, Shin publishes on community design for aging residents, Ashton publishes on food safety history, and more.
Whelan audiobook places in Audible’s top 10 for nonfiction; Muentner, Weymouth, and Poehlmann-Tynan publish on the impact of children witnessing a father’s arrest; two SoHE alumnae named in In Business Madison’s 40 under 40; Collins introduces “WisconsinSaves” program on Channel 3000; Interior Architecture undergrad highlighted by Nelson Institute; and more.
Dr. Lauren Papp and HDFS grad student Alexandra Barringer used ecological momentary assessment to identify academic factors that trigger college students’ prescription stimulant misuse, with implications that may aid prevention efforts.
The scholarship, which is the largest awarded on campus, recognizes a junior or senior who has a solid academic record, has demonstrated leadership capability, and has made an outstanding volunteer contribution to the University of Wisconsin–Madison and their community.
With millions of children learning from home or passing time during their parents’ workdays in the pandemic, Dr. Heather Kirkorian, SoHE’s Laura M. Secord Chair in Early Childhood Development and an expert in young children’s screen-based learning, advises parents to develop a “three Cs” system—and to forgive themselves when they can’t always stick to it.
Newly published research briefs from the Kerr Parent Lab in the School of Human Ecology detail the challenges and opportunities to mental health and well-being that parents have found as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic with their families.
Angus opens a new show in Pittsburgh, Huambachano discusses Indigenous food sovereignty, Litzelman on the cancer caregiver burden, Whelan on back-to-school shopping changes, highlights from Human Ecology MS 2020 grads, and more.
Kirkorian presents in the Pediatric Grand Rounds, Wong discusses eco-conscious and frugal consumer trends, Addo joins the Urban Institute on student debt in the pandemic, Gaddis publishes on South Korea’s school lunch program, and more.
Dr. Charles Raison, of Human Development and Family Studies, has been announced as the Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Distinguished Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families, thanks to generous support from the Shannons and from a Morgridge match.
Halpern-Meekin discusses pandemic poverty implications with 1050 Bascom podcast, Collins joins Yahoo! Finance on retirement savings disparities in America, CommNS to host annual fundraising conference online in brief, Whelan offers work-from-home tips on WPR, and more.
An illustrated poem from Human Development and Family Studies Assistant Professor Dr. Alvin Thomas.
CDMC gallery exhibitions now available online, Kerr TV interview on parenting stresses under COVID-19, Ponto wins data science research grant from American Family Insurance, new food security mapping tool from Bartfeld featured in Mid-West Farm Report, and more.
Several Human Ecology faculty have earned promotions in their departments, and we bid farewell to several retiring faculty.
Hartley on strategies for parents of children with developmental disabilities or autism, Moskowitz on politics in our textiles, Addo on COVID’s added economic impact for Black women, Wong on the future of consumer behavior, and more.
Dr. Alvin Thomas discussed Black men’s mental health and Dr. Nancy Wong the future of consumer behavior in two virtual discussions, hosted by Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association, that drew hundreds of alumni audience members in recent weeks.
• Addo on the racial wealth disparity in the stock market rebound
• Remembering Mark Anthony Rolo
• Awards to SoHE faculty from Global Health Institute and Baldwin Wisconsin Idea
• Personal finance online degree written up in On Wisconsin magazine, and more.
A new mental health discussion group for Black men intends to help them cope with the added stressors of COVID-19 in daily life, as well as recent events of police violence against Black people. Dr. Alvin Thomas, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, helps lead the group alongside fellow health and well-being experts in Wisconsin.
Harvey on alternative financial services in times of crisis, Addo on compounded financial pressures for Black Americans, Hartley on the Alzheimers-Down Syndrome link, Kirkorian on screentime for young children, Ponto on emerging tech trends, and more.
Dr. Robert Nix, of Human Development and Family Studies, and Extension colleague Brook Berg win a $110,000 award to support a family well-being program in 16 rural counties and tribal nations representing the highest-risk parts of Wisconsin.
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Mariela Quesada Centeno is linking area Latinx and Indigenous families struggling financially due to COVID-19 with “resilience boxes” of purchased and donated produce from southwest Wisconsin farms.