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Mon, Nov 26, 2018
Featuring Family Resiliency Center Director, Barbara Fiese.
Fri, Nov 16, 2018
uBiome, the leader in microbial genomics appoints pediatric nutrition expert and University of Illinois Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair in Nutrition and Health, Sharon Donovan, PhD, RD to its board of scientific advisors. Donovan will join the board of leading scientists and doctors from around the world and will bring to uBiome her expertise on pediatric nutrition and neonatal intestinal development. The appointment will help uBiome continue its advancement in human microbiome research. Donovan is an FRC affiliate and Co-Director of FRC's STRONG Kids 2 program. Read more on Dr. Donovan’s appointment here.
Mon, Nov 12, 2018
New research from Family Resiliency Center affiliate, Hannah Holscher, shows microbial changes in the gut may be behind broccoli's anti-cancer power. “There is interest in broccoli and cancer because broccoli has been shown to slow cancer incidence in humans. This study gives us a better understanding of which microbes are creating the metabolites that have been shown to slow cancer in humans, so that we can do additional studies to see if the microbes that are increasing are part of this cancer-fighting mechanism,” Holscher explains.
Fri, Oct 26, 2018
Ryann Hubbard Monahan, Family Resiliency Center Research Communicator, is selected as a presenting panelist and workshop leader, at the 2018 NIEHS/EPA Children's Environmental Health Center's 2018 Annual Meeting and Social Media Workshop. Monahan presented her unique research translation and dissemination strategy October 23, 2018 in Durham, NC. Her presentation and workshop focused on using traditional journalism approaches to translate research into a consumable format and disseminate on social media. Monahan's research translation and dissemination strategy offers an effective new method and resources for researchers and research communicators to increase the footprint of their research and reach to stakeholders.
Fri, Oct 26, 2018
Barbara Fiese, director of the Family Resiliency Center, has been selected for the 2018 Distinguished Contribution to Family Systems Research Award, given by the American Family Therapy Academy. Fiese is considered one of the national experts on the role shared family mealtimes and family food involvement may play in promoting health.