PRC Newsletter - June 2019

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Greetings from the HYD - PRC!

Welcome to the June issue of the 2019 HYD - PRC e-newsletter! In this newsletter we explore several adolescent health topics, highlighting the research and leadership of our HYD - PRC faculty and staff. Please read on to learn more about happenings within our center. 

If you have comments or questions about any of the features of this newsletter, we'd love to hear from you! 

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STI Rates Among Adolescents and Young Adults Reach All-Time Highs

The numbers are clear: With nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis diagnosed in 2017, rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are at al all-time high in the U.S. 

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Creating Connections: Increasing Student Engagement with Whole Learners

Research clearly shows that students who are connected to caring adults in school are healthier and more successful academically.

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Jordan Takes on Leadership Position with UMN's Institute on the Environment

Cathy Jordan, a longtime faculty member with the HYD-PRC and the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, recently joined the UMN's Institute on the Environment (IonE).


Community Spotlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Providing adolescents with the necessary skills and opportunities to live healthy and meaningful lives has always been a top priority for the HYD-PRC. Building collaborative relationships with community partners like Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities (BBBSTC) helps to further our reach and capacity to provide support, education, training, and resources to youth serving organizations and programs.

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Translating Research into Practice

For many years, the HYD-PRC and the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health program at the University of Minnesota (UMN LEAH) have been dedicated to improving the capacity of the workforce serving adolescents and young adults.

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PRC Faculty & Staff Highlights

  • Farris Quoted in Minnesota Daily
  • McRee Named UMN McKnight Presidential Fellow
  • Oliphant: HPV Vaccination and Comprehensive Sex Education