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Mon, Sep 17, 2018
FRC Director Dr. Barbara Fiese is considered one of the national experts on role that shared family mealtimes and family food involvement may play in promoting health. A snapshot of her work is now featured in the 2018 College of ACES Fall Magazine. The “Kids in the Kitchen” article spotlighting Dr. Fiese can be found here. The full 2018 ACES Fall Magazine can be found here
Wed, Sep 12, 2018
New research shows a relationship between phthalates and deficits in cognitive function in rats. This podcast explores what the findings could mean to humans and society as a whole. Investigators call it a "cautionary study" that shows exposure to phthalates at critical stages in human development could lower the baseline of how smart humans are as a society and while it may be difficult to prove over time, "enough evidence in animals of various sorts, should make us worried." Listen on: iTunes: Soundcloud: Family Resiliency Center Website: This new podcast features University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Janice Juraska, PhD, and her team's newly published research in the Journal of Neuroscience found here Hosted by: Ryann Monahan, Research Communications Specialist Featuring: Janice Juraska, PhD, Professor of Psycology and Neuroscience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Family Resiliency Center affiliate & Daniel Kougias, PhD, Neuroscience University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018.
Fri, Aug 24, 2018
Visiting Project Coordinator Job Opening This is a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenured, visiting academic professional position. The Visiting Project Coordinator provide expertise and support for research conducted at the Family Resiliency Center (FRC) such as the STRONG Kids program (a longitudinal study focusing on overall health and nutritional practices by new mothers and infants throughout central Illinois) and Christopher Family Foundation funded projects, including the Food & Family Conference. Position may become permanent depending on funding and needs of the department. For more information on the position and how to apply visit here. Closing date is August 29, 2018. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled
Wed, Jul 25, 2018
Visits to Microsoft's campus, preparing for the First 1,000 Days Symposium, and The Autism Program (TAP)'s summer programming fill the Family Resiliency Center's July 2018 newsletter.
Wed, Jul 25, 2018
FRC leadership's work in food insecurity is set to inform policy makers through the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)'s new Child Evidence Briefs Pilot Project. FRC Director, Barbara Fiese and affiliate Craig Gundersen's policy brief "Targeted Policies Can Reduce the Harmful Consequences of Food Insecurity for Children" highlights the realities of food insecurity in the US and the impact it has on families. The SRCD project aims to inform U.S. Congress and other policy makers on cutting-edge scientific information related to children and families.