Archive for October, 2016

November is Native American Heritage Month

Jeanny Reither - Friday, 28 October 2016 10:14

For almost one hundred years, Americans both Indian and non-Indian have urged that there be permanently designated by the nation a special place on the calendar to honor the contributions, achievements, sacrifices, and cultural and historical legacy of the original inhabitants of what is now the United States and their descendants: the American Indian and Alaska Native people.

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Collaborator Spotlight: Dr. Robert Saltz

Sophia Strickfaden - Friday, 21 October 2016 10:33

Robert (Bob) Saltz, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Scientist at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) in Berkeley, California.

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Promoting Physical Activity in African American Men with Mobile Technology

Tiffany Jerrod - Tuesday, 11 October 2016 04:49

African American men experience health disparities across a number of preventable chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, strokes, obesity, and diabetes. Physical activity is a modifiable risk factor for these conditions.

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Research Round-up: Media and Information Literacy in Classrooms

Katherine Buller - Monday, 3 October 2016 09:40

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 1 “young people view more than 40,000 ads per year on television alone and increasingly are being exposed to advertising on the Internet, in magazines, and in schools” and typically these advertisements are tied to the unhealthy lifestyle choices of youth and young adults (p.2563).

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