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Join us in applauding accomplishments of our Health and Human Sciences Family!

Congratulations to Carolyn Aldwin, Co-Principal Investigator with Crystal park, who has been awarded a grant from the Templeton Foundation for her project, “Religion/Spirituality and Congestive Heart Failure: Physiological Pathways of health”

The Willamette Valley Girls on the Run project and director Karen Swanger, were nominated for the Community Organization/Non-profit of the Year award for the 2010 Celebrate Corvallis Awards.  Although Karen did not go home with the award, she’s a winner in our eyes as she leads this life-changing program for young girls.

Bobbie Weber was appointed to the Governor’s Early Childhood Matters Advisory Council, charged with the task of developing a coordinated early care and education system that will bolster school readiness.

The college’s highly-respected Movement Studies in Disability program directed by Jeff McCubbin and JK Yun, received a US Department of Education grant for doctoral training that will provide $400,000 per year for four years.

Check out the interview on page 3 of the Oregon State Parent and Family Organization with Melanie Jones, one of our amazing advisors and coordinator of the new HDFS online degree!

Shannon Lipscomb, our new faculty member on the OSU Cascades campus, has received a research grant from OSU’s General Research Fund competition.  Her project, one of six selected for funding from 24 proposals is entitled “A new look at out-of-home child care for high-risk children: Child care use, quality, and fostering children’s psychosocial functioning.”

Congratulations to faculty in Extension Family and Community Health who were honored at the OSU Outreach and Engagement conference!  Lena Etuk won the Vice-Provost’s Award for Excellence in Partnership Innovation for her leadership on the Vital Tillamook Indicator Project, which involved a community engagement process focused on community development and the utilization of participatory research methods and  Nina Roll was presented with the Experienced Faculty Achievement Award for her multi-faceted, ongoing leadership and collaboration to promote safe and healthy child care in Lincoln, Tillamook and Clatsop counties.

We appreciate the service of College of Health and Human Sciences alumni Kelley Kaiser (’93 ’99 public health), Chad Reese (’90 home economics), and Wade Westhoff (’93 home economics) who were named to the new OSU Alumni Association Advisory Council.  Members will be ambassadors for OSU and will assist the association in engaging alumni in their communities.

Stephanie Bernell has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Congratulations to Joanne Sorte and the staff at our Child Development Laboratory.  In response to their most recent annual report to their accrediting body, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the lab was recognized for “engaging in continuous improvement to provide high quality care and education for children and families.

Hats off to Extension Family and Community Heath Faculty Glenda Hyde whose curriculum, Enjoying Our Healthy Harvest, was accepted to be a national resource for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed) educators.

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