David Cordova and Sandra Momper were both speakers at the recent Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop, "The Potential of Interdisciplinary Research at the Intersection of Race/Ethnicity/Culture and Mental Health". The focus of the workshop was to facilitate conversation and research collaborations among graduate students and faculty across disciplines, at the intersection of race, ethnicity, culture, and mental health.
Jorge Delva, was selected to receive a 2013 Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award. This award honors the accomplishments of faculty who demonstrate consistent, high-quality mentoring in areas of clinical and translational research.
Associate Professor Edith Kieffer has an article in the American Journal of Community Psychology highlighting the impact of the Healthy MOMs healthy lifestyle intervention on depressive symptoms among pregnant and early postpartum Latinas in Detroit.
"Sex Matters for Women: A complete guide to taking care of your sexual self", 2nd edition, 2012, written by Sallie Foley, Sally Kope and Dennis Sugrue, was awarded the Society for Sex Therapy and Research Award: "Best Sexual Health Book for 2013". The Society's award is the top honor in in the field of sexual health publishing.
The paper examines:
-- internet banging within the context of gang violence, paying close attention to the mechanisms and processes
-- the role of hip-hop in the development of internet banging and highlight the changing roles of both hip hop and computer mediated communication as social representations of life in violent communities
-- the presentation of urban masculinity and its influence on social media behavior
Asst. Prof. Kristin Seefeldt was a guest on National Public Radio's On Point with Tom Ashbrook. The show focused on though times and the American debt crisis.
You can also listen to the broadcast in streaming audio ( http://onpoint.wbur.org/section/radio ) by browsing or searching the online archive.
Kristin Seefeldt discussed her research on the consequences of carrying debt in the New York Times, Life in the Red.
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