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Winnie Adebayo and Samantha Tornello join interdisciplinary teams of researchers to address the COVID-19 crisis
With speed and ingenuity, more than 100 researchers across Penn State are shifting their research programs to address the COVID-19 crisis, thanks to funding from a seed grant initiative led by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.
Hamilton Health Center's Golden Gala
PACT representatives were in attendance as Hamilton Health Center celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a Golden Gala on March 5, 2020.
Winnie Adebayo awarded planning grant to support researcher-community collaboration
Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Community-Engaged Research Core awarded three planning grants to faculty and community-based organization teams.
Community Spotlight: The Camp Curtin Branch of the Harrisburg Area YMCA
In Uptown Harrisburg, the Camp Curtin Branch of the Harrisburg Area YMCA provides a sanctuary where kids can develop spiritually, mentally, and physically.
Dr. Koraly Pérez-Edgar spotlighted by SRCD Latino Caucus
The overall mission of the SRCD Latino Caucus is to promote conceptually and methodologically rigorous research conducted with Latino children, youth, and families that represents their (1) diversity, (2) normative development, and (3) inherent strengths (cultural, linguistic, etc.).
 
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Dauphin County 4th Annual Recovery Day
PACT attended the Dauphin County 4th Annual Recovery Day on September 29, 2018.
PACT's Carmen Henry-Harris discusses the importance of diverse populations in research with Jill Horner of Comcast Newsmakers
Recently, Carmen Henry-Harris, Community Liaison and Coordinator for PACT, sat down with Comcast Newsmaker’s Jill Horner to discuss how PACT successfully functions with the community to ensure diverse populations are represented in research.
PACT Community Advisory Board member Robin Perry-Smith featured on Health Care Education Association website
Robin Perry-Smith discusses why she joined the Health Care Education Association and one of her greatest career achievements.
Community-Engaged Research Day
The Better Together Community Driven Awareness Community-Engaged Research Day took place June 6, 2019.
Congratulations to Laureen Teti
Laureen Teti has been promoted to Associate Director of the Penn State Child Study Center and Associate Research Professor of Psychology.
SRCD highlights accomplishments of the Ethnic and Racial Issues Committee during Dawn Witherspoon's tenure as Chair
Originally founded as the Minority Committee in 1984, the Ethnic and Racial Issues Committee focuses on increasing diversity in developmental science and SRCD through programmatic initiatives and acts as a liaison for internal groups interested in research pertaining to racial-ethnic minorities.
PACT welcomes Dr. Laura Bray
Assistant Professor of Education at Penn State, Laura Bray, has joined PACT as an Associate Director.
New Director Announced for PACT
Dawn Witherspoon, Associate Professor and McCourtney Family Early Career Professor in Psychology at Penn State, was named as the incoming Director of PACT effective July 1, 2019.
10th Annual LHACC Caribbean Luna Night
The Latino Hispanic American Community Center (LHACC) held its annual fundraiser, Caribbean Luna Night, on Friday, July 12th, at the Hershey Lodge.
Community Spotlight: The KING Community Center
The KING Community Center's Girls' Summer Enrichment Program provides opportunities for young girls.
Dawn Witherspoon featured in video from The Society for Research in Child Development
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) recently published a video from the 2019 Biennial SRCD pre-conference, “Conceptualizing and Measuring Culture, Context, Race and Ethnicity: A Focus on Science, Ethics, and Collaboration in the Spirit of 2044”, featuring Dawn Witherspoon.
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