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Doctor’s passion for the community brings important contributions to institute

Sep 13, 2019

On a recent summer day in Sharon, Pennsylvania, Dr. George Garrow ate lunch at café, a product of the former steel town’s revitalization efforts. A woman approached him as he sat eating.  “You probably don’t remember me,” she said, sheepishly, as she mentioned a medical issue he helped her with,…

Communities that Care prevention system helps to protect youth, study finds

Sep 13, 2019

Students in Pennsylvania school districts that participated in Communities that Care (CTC) coalitions were significantly less likely to use alcohol or marijuana, or to engage in delinquent behavior than those in non-CTC districts, according to a recent study published in Prevention Science. Penn…

Applications open for Community Engaged Research Core Faculty Fellowship Program

Aug 6, 2019

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute‘s Community Engaged Research Core is now accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Faculty Fellowship Program. This opportunity is open to all Penn State junior or mid-level faculty who want to advance their practice of community-engaged…

Community-Engaged Research Day fosters collaborative partnerships

Jul 2, 2019

Community leaders and scientists shared breakfast and sought solutions to problems like opioids, obesity and depression June 6 at the Community-Engaged Research Day. The Community-Engaged Research Core of Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute hosted the event at Dixon University…

Penn State-led national coalition bringing prevention science to life

Jun 21, 2019

Over the past four decades, prevention science has grown steadily, producing evidence-based practices and policies that prevent negative medical, social and emotional impacts before they occur. Increasingly, the Penn State-led National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives(NPSC) is being…

Despite dire predictions, levels of social support remain steady in the U.S.

Jun 14, 2019

Although Americans have faced waves of social, technological and economic disruption over the last few decades, a new study indicates that their perceptions of available social support have remained steady and, in some cases, may even be strengthening. In a study that examined data that spans…

$2.5M gift to create the Pollock Center for Addiction Outreach and Research

May 16, 2019

Penn State Harrisburg has received a leadership gift of $2.5 million from the Douglas W. Pollock Foundation to establish the Douglas W. Pollock Center for Addiction Outreach and Research on its campus. The center will address two areas of the substance abuse problem within the central Pennsylvania…

Project on rural communities benefits from collaboration with Highmark Health

May 9, 2019

A project to better understand the issues facing rural communities and address a decline in American life expectancy is benefiting from a partnership between Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Highmark Health Enterprise Analytics Data Science Research. The Data Science…

Sending a 'We Are!' to these Penn Staters

May 7, 2019

As part of our regular "We Are!" feature, we recognize four Penn Staters who have gone above and beyond what's asked of them in their work at the University. Do you know someone who deserves a shout-out? If you do, consider taking a minute to nominate that person by filling out a short online form…

Opioid initiative earns 2019 Community Engagement and Scholarship Award

Apr 2, 2019

The Share Your Opioid Story Initiative, led by Glenn Sterner, assistant professor of criminal justice at Penn State Abington, has received the 2019 Penn State Award for Community Engagement and Scholarship. The award recognizes a project that best exemplifies Penn State as an “engaged institution…

How faculty can engage in policy as experts will be topic of Jan. 28 meeting

Jan 2, 2019

How Penn State faculty members and researchers can engage in policy as experts will be the focus of a meeting hosted by the Institutes of Energy and the Environment with the Office of Government and Community Relations at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, in 233 HUB-Robeson Center. This meeting is a…

Sending a 'We Are!' to these Penn Staters

Jul 3, 2018

As part of our regular "We Are!" feature, we recognize seven Penn Staters who have gone above and beyond what's asked of them in their work at the University. Do you know someone who deserves a shout-out? If you do, consider taking a minute to nominate that person by filling out a short online form…

Penn State researchers hope website humanizes, helps others affected by opioids

Jun 24, 2018

Stories can speak as loudly as statistics. That is the purpose behind “Share Your Opioid Story,” an initiative designed to raise public awareness of the impact of the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania and empower Pennsylvanians affected by the epidemic to talk openly about the effects of opioid…

Sterner's work in communities featured in Journal of Change

May 3, 2018

Glenn Sterner, postdoctoral scholar in the Justice Center for Research, was recently featured in the Journal of Change as one of the journal's "2018 Community Champions for Positive Change." The article, written by Theodore Alter, professor of agricultural, environmental, and regional economics,…

Frankenberg reviews report about school and residential segregation

Feb 12, 2018

Balancing Act: Schools, Neighborhoods, and Racial Imbalance, published by the Brookings Institution, takes up the important task of considering school and residential segregation by exploring the racial makeup of schools compared to their proximate neighborhoods. Professors Genevieve Siegel-Hawley…