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The College of Health and Human Development announced recipients of its 2017 Faculty and Staff Awards. A reception honoring the awardees was held Nov. 15 in the Bennett Pierce Living Center in Henderson Building at Penn State University Park.

Three Penn State researchers and their colleague replicated an earlier but provocative study that found that minority children are less likely to be identified as having disabilities as they attend U.S. schools.

Researchers in the College of Health and Human Development contributed to the 2017 Women’s Health Research Day Conference by sharing research and moderating panel discussions.

Confusion and concern about maintaining relationships with other hospitals may lead some emergency departments to violate the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, which requires Medicare-participating emergency departments to give emergency care to everyone even if they don’t have insurance, according to researchers.

A new virtual internship program being offered by Penn State World Campus creates more opportunities for real-world work experience for students.

A $1.2 million National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases grant will fund a new, five-year Penn State project to investigate and reduce racial disparities in living donor kidney transplants.

Penn State student Nicole Denham helped provide medical support to hundreds of sheltered residents during Hurricane Irma as part of an interdisciplinary team that supplemented an existing emergency management response.

At University Park and around the world, Penn State students are actively involved in research that supports health and human development.

In an effort to draw attention to the wide range of issues that impact rural health, Governor Tom Wolf has declared Nov. 13-17, as Rural Health in Pennsylvania Week at the request of the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health (PORH) and the Pennsylvania Rural Health Association.

Paid-sick-leave laws may contribute to a decline in foodborne illness outbreaks, and laws with stronger employee protections may provide greater public health benefits, according to a study led by a Penn State researcher.

Academic achievement, involvement in professional associations recognized

HPA seniors Lilliya Gortman and Jennifer Bear are recent recipients of The AUPHA/Foster G. McGaw Scholarship.

PORH addresses rural population health through web-based portal

In an effort to extend population health initiatives in rural areas in Pennsylvania, and to provide rural health care providers and community-based organizations with data and tools, the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health (PORH) has contracted with the Health Communities Institute (HCI) for ten, largely rural, counties in Pennsylvania.

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