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CPC Fellow Penny Gordon-Larsen’s Research on Children and Physical Activity Featured in the News

April 25, 2006

Apr 25, 2006 ''We already know that it's important for kids to be physically active in order to protect against being overweight and developing future cardiovascular disease,'' said Penny Gordon-Larsen, Ph.D., study co-author and assistant professor of nutrition at the Schools of Public Health and Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.…

CPC Fellow Jane Brown Interviewed about Her Research on Sex and the Media

April 25, 2006

Apr 25, 2006 "Teens are defaulting to entertainment media for sexual information because they are not getting this information in other places," said Dr. Jane D. Brown, a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina.The full article appears on www.vnunet.com The article is based on Brown's research published…

CPC Fellow Barry Popkin’s Research on Beverage Consumption Highlighted in USA Today

April 25, 2006

Apr 25, 2006 You are what you eat, you've no doubt heard. But, increasingly, we are what we drink: By 2001, soda, juice, milk, beer and other beverages accounted for 21% of the calories consumed by Americans, up from 16% in the 1970s, says Barry Popkin, a researcher at the University of North Carolina at…

Dr. Alejandro Portes Talk in Hill Hall, April 18

April 5, 2006

Apr 5, 2006 Dr. Alejandro Portes, Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University, will be presenting: "The New Latin Nation: Immigration and the Hispanic Community of the United States", on Tuesday April 18, 2006 at 4:00 PM in Hill Hall Auditorium.…

Penn State Symposium, Oct 5-6, 2006

April 3, 2006

Apr 3, 2006 Intergenerational dependent care will be the focus of Penn State's 14th annual Symposium on Family Issues, October 5-6, 2006.   "Caring and Exchange Within and Across Generations" will be addressed by 16 of the top scholars in sociology, economics, demography, human development, and gerontology from major institutions.  The symposium is innovative for…

Call for Papers: Add Health Users Conference

March 3, 2006

Mar 3, 2006 Users of data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) are invited to submit abstracts for the seventh Add Health Users Conference, to be held July 17-18, 2006, in Bethesda, Maryland. The conference is being organized by Add Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and…

National Study of Youth and Religion Completes Data Collection for Second Wave of the Longitudinal Study

January 25, 2006

Jan 25, 2006 Data collection for the second wave of the National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR) is now complete.  This longitudinal extension of the NSYR is funded by a three-year $1,101,092 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded to Lisa Pearce (CPC Fellow and Assistant Professor of Sociology) and Christian Smith (Stuart Chapin Distinguished…

Add Health Study: Most Behaviors Preceding Major Causes of Preventable Death Have Begun By Young Adulthood (NICHD Press Release)

January 25, 2006

Jan 25, 2006 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services NIH News National Institutes of Health National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) http://www.nichd.nih.gov For Immediate Release January 11, 2006 CONTACTS: Robert Bock or Marianne Glass Miller bockr@mail.nih.gov 301-496-5134 Most Behaviors Preceding Major Causes of Preventable Death Have Begun By Young Adulthood By…

CPC Weekly Seminar, Jan. 27: Note New Presentation Title

January 20, 2006

Jan 20, 2006 Dr. M.E. Hughes, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Duke University, will present "What Money Can Buy: Marriage, Material Aspirations, and Home Ownership in the United States" on Friday, January 27 from noon to 1 pm in Toy Lounge, Dey Hall.

Findings from Adolescent Health Project Illustrate Increasing Health Risk from Teen Years to Adulthood

January 13, 2006

Jan 13, 2006 A study published in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine offers new insights into race/ethnic disparities in leading health indicators. Data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health Project (Add Health) indicate increasing health risk and reduced access to health care from the teen years to the adult years for most…