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2014 Neubeck/Maddock Scholarship Recipients

2014 Neubeck/Maddock Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to Department of Family Social Science graduate students Kayla Anderson and Yaliu He, recipients of the 2014 Neubeck/Maddock Scholarship. Anderson and He will use the funds to travel to the National Council on Family Relations 76th Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD in November. Anderson will present two papers, one at the conference and one […]

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Stum offers advice on avoiding inheritance battles in WSJ article

Stum offers advice on avoiding inheritance battles in WSJ article

Families and inheritance expert Marlene Stum offered guidelines for avoiding fights over estates and inheritance in The Wall Street Journal article “When Heirs Collide.” Stum, professor in the Department of Family Social Science, authored “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” which provides practical advice about the inheritance and transfer of non-titled personal property. In the […]

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McGuire publishes long-term follow-up study on transgender adolescents in Pediatrics

McGuire publishes long-term follow-up study on transgender adolescents in Pediatrics

Department of Family Social Science professor Jenifer McGuire, co-authored “Psychological Outcomes after Puberty Suppression in Transgender Adolescents” which published on September 8, 2014 in Pediatrics. The article is a long-term follow-up study on the first 54 transgender adolescents who received puberty suppression followed by cross sex hormones and surgical sex-reassignment. McGuire was quoted in a BuzzFeed story explaining […]

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FSoS Alumnus Kirsten Lind Seal tackles WCCO’s “Good Question”: Why Are Fewer People Getting Married?

FSoS Alumnus Kirsten Lind Seal tackles WCCO’s “Good Question”: Why Are Fewer People Getting Married?

Recent Department of Family Social Science graduate, Kirsten Lind Seal, Ph.D. spoke with Heather Brown of WCCO News about why fewer people chose to get married. Seal, an adjunct program instructor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate and Certificate Program at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, is conducting research on confidants for American marriages and […]

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Mendenhall interviewed about Emergency Preparedness Partnership

Mendenhall interviewed about Emergency Preparedness Partnership

Department of Family Social Science professor Tai Mendenhall was featured in an article highlighting the collaborative efforts in trauma-response teams. He is one of the team leaders alongside colleagues from Public Health, the Academic Health Center, and the Minnesota Department of Health. Read more about Tai’s research interests on his profile page. Learn more about […]

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Rueter interviewed for radio show on “How Are Donor Conceived Families and Kids Doing?”

Rueter interviewed for radio show on “How Are Donor Conceived Families and Kids Doing?”

Department of Family Social Science professor Martha Rueter was interviewed on the Creating a Family radio show, for the episode “How Are Donor Conceived Families and Kids Doing?” Listen to the show on their website. Rueter is the Principal Investigator for the Family Communication Project, a study aimed at understanding how parent-child communication operates differently […]

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Talking pictures: first-generation college students speak from behind the lens

Rashné Jehangir, associate professor in the department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning, and Veronica Deenanath, graduate student in Family Social Science, developed a cross-university collaboration between the TRIO Student Support Services Program and their students and the College of Education Human Development’s iPad initiative with support from an Institutional Change Grant from the Women’s Center. The outcome […]

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Landers selected as AAMFT Minority Doctoral Fellow

Landers selected as AAMFT Minority Doctoral Fellow

Department of Family Social Science graduate student Ashley Landers received a 2014-15 AAMFT Minority Doctoral Fellowship. The fellowship provides financial support as well as professional training, leadership development, and guidance for “Marriage and Family therapists committed to advancing the mental health interests of ethnic minority communities and under-served populations.” Read more about Landers’ research interests […]

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Gagner selected as AAMFT Minority Doctoral Fellow

Gagner selected as AAMFT Minority Doctoral Fellow

Department of Family Social Science graduate student Noah Gagner received a 2014-15 AAMFT Minority Doctoral Fellowship. The fellowship provides financial support as well as professional training, leadership development, and guidance for “Marriage and Family therapists committed to advancing the mental health interests of ethnic minority communities and under-served populations.” Read more about Gagner’s research interests […]

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Zrenchik awarded AAMFT research grant

Zrenchik awarded AAMFT research grant

Department of Family Social Science graduate student Kyle Zrenchik received a 2014 AAMFT Minority Fellowship Research Grant that will allow him to complete a study as a P.I. He was selected as an AAMFT Minority Fellow during 2013-14. Over the summer Zrenchik presented the poster “LGBT Research Productivity: Leaders & Future Directions” as well as a brief presentation […]

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