Erin Thomas, daughter of Laura Thomas-Depippo and John Thomas, both of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, will serve as the college marshal for the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State's fall 2017 commencement ceremony on Dec. 16.

Lesley Ross, associate professor of human development and family studies, and colleagues found that a particular kind of computerized cognitive training program reduced the risk of dementia among older adults across a ten-year period.

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.

With support from the Sustainable Communities Collaborative, a program in Penn State's Sustainability Institute, students, faculty and community groups recently partnered with Centred Outdoors, a program that encouraged residents to explore the beauty of Centre County's outdoors and pursue health and wellness.

In a study of adolescent boys and girls, neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center and Penn State University have found a sex difference in a gene linked to substance use disorders.

The College of Health and Human Development recognizes the 2017-18 Teaching Excellence Award recipients.

The rate of fatal opioid overdoses in Pennsylvania has increased over 470 percent over the past two decades, ranking the state 8th in the U.S. for drug-related overdose deaths in 2014. Two new Penn State projects are aiming to educate the public while utilizing partnerships with law enforcement and community organizations to identify and disrupt networks of opioid distribution.

Researchers from across Penn State gathered at University Park on Nov. 6 to discuss advances and challenges in women's healthcare research.

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.

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