Fall 2008 Health & Society News Archive

Richard Jessor has joined the Advisory Board of the Urban Population and Health Dynamics (UPHD) Research Program at the African Population and Health Research Center in Nairobi, Kenya. One facet of the UPHD Research Program, funded by the Wellcome Trust, is concerned with the transition to adulthood among youth in the Nairobi informal settlements (slums), and that longitudinal study is using measures developed here in IBS by Jessor and his colleagues. Jessor participated in the advisory board meeting held in Nairobi August 11-14. He will be returning to Nairobi to consult with members of the transition to adulthood research team, November 17-21.

Stefanie Mollborn, Paula Fomby, and Jeff Dennis presented "Racial/Ethnic Differences in Family Structure Effects on Early Development" at the National Council on Family Relations 2008 annual meeting in Little Rock, AR in November.