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Falk College seeks participants for new study examining how vacation impacts physical, psychological health
To demonstrate the potential costly effects of not taking time off from work as well as the beneficial effects that can result from vacationing, Falk College's Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition is embarking on a new research study funded by Project: Time Off entitled, "The Psychosocial and Physiological Consequences of Taking and Not Taking Time Off." This study will examine how past and current vacationing behavior impacts psychological and physical health.
Dr. Merril Silverstein awarded $1.49 million from John Templeton Foundation, $401,072 from NIH to investigate outcomes of religious engagement in later life
The John Templeton Foundation awarded a $1.49 million grant to Merril Silverstein, Ph.D., the Marjorie Cantor Endowed Professor in Aging, for a three-year study entitled, "Religious Transitions, Transmissions, and Trajectories Among Baby-Boomers and their Families." Additionally, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Silverstein $401,072 for the project, "Religiosity and Mortality Risk in Later Life." Both projects focus on positive outcomes for older individuals, their families, and society related to religious engagement in later life. Given the rapidly growing older population and concerns about the viability of families as conduits for transmitting and preserving religious traditions, the research project provides much-needed data analysis on a major social issue confronting families today.
Falk College receives grants to assist trauma victims of neighborhood violence
Grant awards from the Community Foundation of Central New York and the John Ben Snow Foundation will support a new collaborative project, led by principal investigator, Linda Stone Fish, Falk Family Endowed Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy. The project, entitled, "In This Together," will provide workshops to help social service professionals, educators, health care practitioners, juvenile justice workers, clergy, and mental health counselors learn how to identify and address signs of trauma. The program will also provide grief counseling, healing circles, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and therapy to community members impacted by violence.
Falk Research Center welcomed Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier presenting "Negotiating a Global Sustainable Development Agenda: The View from the UN Conference on Trade & Development"
Chantal Line Carpentier, Ph.D., was the featured guest speaker on Friday, February 13 as part of The Research Center's Spring 2015 Research Colloquiums Series. Dr. Carpentier focused on the most pressing sustainable development issues and initiatives from her perspective as chief of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), as well as ongoing collaborations to address these issues.
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