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Mon, Apr 09, 2018
Margarita Teran-Garcia, MD, PhD, in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Abriendo Caminos Program starting summer or fall 2018. Please send a cover letter with research interests, current CV, and two recommendation letters from former supervisors (within last 3 years of employment) to Dr. Margarita Teran-Garcia at
Wed, Mar 28, 2018
Check out the new Christopher Family Foundation Food and Family Program Project: Fathers' Roles at Family Mealtimes. The project will investigate the relationship between father-child interactions at mealtimes and children’s healthy eating habits. Plus, our FRC Student Spotlight has shared an incredible recipe.
Fri, Mar 23, 2018
This year-long supervised research course provides students with first-hand experience working as part of a research team and develops a working knowledge of the theory and applications of transdisciplinary research. Students are provided with an overview of research program issues; develop oral and written communication skills, data management skills, team building skills, critical thinking skills, and professional work environment skills; trained in mixed methods relevant to factors that contribute to child and family health; identify opportunities and barriers in transdisciplinary team work; and prepare a scientific presentation that reflects the knowledge of transdisciplinary science gained through working on actual research projects.
Wed, Feb 28, 2018
London School of Economics and Political Science blog (LSE Impact Blog) features two recent research articles about the evaluation of the I-TOPP program. Anna- Sigrid Keck, Stephanie Sloane, Janet M. Liechty, Barbara H. Fiese, and Sharon M. Donovan designed a structured doctoral programme focused on transdisciplinary research and compared students’ publication patterns to students in traditional programmes.    
Mon, Feb 26, 2018
A new course is giving students unique access to experts in the global food regulation find out what's new with the Children's Environmental Health Center (CEHC) at Illinois. Also, don't miss out on this month's featured recipes from the National Dairy Council. All that and more, in the February 2018 newsletter.