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Wed, Feb 06, 2019
FRC research will be showcased at the internationally recognized Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) 2019 Biennial Meeting. FRC leadership, as well as several affiliates have contributed to the research selected to be presented at the distinguished conference. Dr. Carolyn Sutter, FRC post-doctoral student, and Brenda Koester, FRC Assistant Director, will be presenting. Being selected to present at the conference is highly competitive, with SRCD receiving approximately 5,000 submissions for presentations this year. The meeting will take place March 21-23, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Wed, Feb 06, 2019
Dr. Barbara Fiese, FRC Director, is the recipient of the 2019 Paul A. Funk Recognition Award from the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. This is considered one of the most prestigious awards given in the College of ACES. It is presented to faculty and academic professionals for outstanding achievement and major contributions to the betterment of agriculture, natural resources, and human systems. Two FRC affiliates are also recipients of 2019 College of Aces Paul A. Funk Recognition Awards. Robin Jarrett is the recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Craig Gundersen is the recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research. Funds for the awards program, which was established in June 1970, are provided by the Paul A. Funk Foundation of Bloomington, Illinois, as a memorial to the late Paul A. Funk, who attended the college as a member of the class of 1929 and devoted his life to agriculture. More information can be found at
Mon, Nov 26, 2018
Featuring Family Resiliency Center Director, Barbara Fiese.
Fri, Nov 16, 2018
uBiome, the leader in microbial genomics appoints pediatric nutrition expert and University of Illinois Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair in Nutrition and Health, Sharon Donovan, PhD, RD to its board of scientific advisors. Donovan will join the board of leading scientists and doctors from around the world and will bring to uBiome her expertise on pediatric nutrition and neonatal intestinal development. The appointment will help uBiome continue its advancement in human microbiome research. Donovan is an FRC affiliate and Co-Director of FRC's STRONG Kids 2 program. Read more on Dr. Donovan’s appointment here.
Mon, Nov 12, 2018
New research from Family Resiliency Center affiliate, Hannah Holscher, shows microbial changes in the gut may be behind broccoli's anti-cancer power. “There is interest in broccoli and cancer because broccoli has been shown to slow cancer incidence in humans. This study gives us a better understanding of which microbes are creating the metabolites that have been shown to slow cancer in humans, so that we can do additional studies to see if the microbes that are increasing are part of this cancer-fighting mechanism,” Holscher explains.