Latest News

Fri, Jun 08, 2018
A new study finds FRC affiliate Michelle Nelson among top 1% of most productive advertising researchers globally. Dr. Nelson is a co-principal investigator on FRC's JUS Media? Programme. We are honored to have her part of the FRC team! More on her recognition can be found here.
Fri, Jun 08, 2018
FRC director Dr. Barbara Fiese and affiliate Dr. Craig Gundersen author a Child Evidence Brief on Food Insecurity for the Society for Research in Child Development. The brief will be used by the policy and communications office at SRCD to inform government stakeholders about the importance of reducing food insecurity in households with children and supporting SNAP. The brief can be found here
Fri, Jun 08, 2018
Family Resiliency Center and The Autism Program (TAP) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are thrilled to be a part of the Microsoft Accessibility Lighthouse Program in partnership with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The program will further reduce barriers for students with autism and other disabilities. Microsoft is investing $200,000 in the Accessibility Lighthouse Program, a collaboration that includes TAP. The program launched in June 2018 and will run through June 2019. More information can be found here.
Mon, May 14, 2018
September 4-5, 2018 at the I-Hotel and Conference Center. The first 1,000 days of life - the time spanning roughly between conception and a child’s second birthday - is a unique period of opportunity when the foundations of optimum health, growth, and neurodevelopment across the lifespan are established. Environmental exposures, including nutrition, stress, and environmental toxins, can interact with the child’s genetics during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life to have lifelong implications on their physical, mental and emotional health. Learn more about basic and applied transdisciplinary research being conducted at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign that is addressing this critical window of development using a cells-to society framework. Registration Coming Soon!
Fri, May 11, 2018
Register here! Join NITR for a webinar on Jun 06, 2018 at 12:00PM CST. This webinar will be conducted by Family Resiliency Center affiliate Dr. Brent McBride, director of the Child Development Laboratory and professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. McBride studies the role of child care contexts in influencing children’s obesity and inappropriate weight gain during the early childhood years. This webinar will address critical issues related to healthful nutrition and feeding practices in early care and education settings. Dr. McBride will provide an introduction to the concept of healthful nutrition and feeding practices in early care and education settings and summarize research related to teacher/caregiver use of controlling and restrictive feeding practices, the role of teacher/caregiver verbal comments during mealtimes and their impact on nutritional intake, and the role of parent-teacher/caregiver partnerships regarding children’s nutritional intake and self-regulation. This webinar will be structured to allow for dialogue with virtual participants. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.