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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.
Fri, Oct 26, 2018
The "Childhood Obesity: An inside look at a cells to society approach to research and intervention" podcast explores the Family Resiliency Center’s STRONG Kids 2 research project and what it could mean for the future of childhood obesity prevention and intervention programs. Using a cells-to-society approach to nutrition, the STRONG Kids 2 transdisciplinary project will provide unique insights into how individual biology interacts with the family food environment to promote healthy eating habits in young children. It is one of the first studies to take a longitudinal look at the habits, including milk and dairy consumption, from birth. To date, many consider the data this research team has collected to be a “gold mine” of health information on the early years of life as it relates to childhood obesity risk factors. Hosted by: Ryann Hubbard Monahan, Research Communications Specialist Featuring: Erin Davis, Graduate Research Assistant, Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Listen on: FRC Website: https://bit.ly/2P151Xj SoundCloud: https://bit.ly/2Ql2vvi iTunes: https://apple.co/2Ol6GtZ STRONG Kids 2 is supported by the National Dairy Council.
Fri, Oct 26, 2018
The JUS Media? Programme researchers won best videography at the Association of Consumer Research conference in Dallas, Texas. The award winning team is made up of FRC affiliates from the College of ACES, College of Media, and University of West Indies. They were recognized for their Teaching Consumer Resistance in Jamaica: Subvertising in Action produced by Michelle Renee Nelson, Yanyun (Mia) Wang, Kathy Tian, Gail Ferguson, Rachel Powell, and Candice Wray. You can view the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/291221474
Fri, Oct 26, 2018
Barbara Fiese, director of the Family Resiliency Center, has been selected for the 2018 Distinguished Contribution to Family Systems Research Award, given by the American Family Therapy Academy. Fiese is considered one of the national experts on the role shared family mealtimes and family food involvement may play in promoting health.
Fri, Oct 26, 2018
Ryann Hubbard Monahan, Family Resiliency Center Research Communicator, is selected as a presenting panelist and workshop leader, at the 2018 NIEHS/EPA Children's Environmental Health Center's 2018 Annual Meeting and Social Media Workshop. Monahan presented her unique research translation and dissemination strategy October 23, 2018 in Durham, NC. Her presentation and workshop focused on using traditional journalism approaches to translate research into a consumable format and disseminate on social media. Monahan's research translation and dissemination strategy offers an effective new method and resources for researchers and research communicators to increase the footprint of their research and reach to stakeholders.

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