The latest updates, news, and events happening at the PRC/MI.

Greetings from the Prevention Research Center of Michigan!

As the weather changes and the leaves begin to turn color, we find ourselves quickly transitioning into a new semester. We are excited to welcome new students, staff, and faculty to our team and are looking forward to beginning new projects and presenting our research at upcoming Fall conferences.

In this update:
  • Welcome New Faculty and Staff
  • New MICHR-Funded Projects
  • PRC/MI at APHA 2012
  • New Publications from the Virtual Networks Study
  • Thank you Summer Interns
  • New PRC/MI Brochure

Welcome New Faculty and Staff

We would like to welcome some new additions to the PRC/MI. New faculty member, Dr. Justin Heinze, will be working with data from several projects including the Flint Adolescent Study and an upcoming evaluation project. LaBreonna Bland is also joining the PRC/MI and will be working as a follow-up specialist for the HOPE project and YES at our Flint Field Office. In addition, we also would like to welcome several new students who will be working on a variety of new and ongoing projects. Read new staff bios on the Faculty and Staff webpage.


New MICHR-Funded Projects

PRC/MI researchers are beginning several new projects this Fall, including two projects that received funding from the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) Pilot Grant Program: 
  • Buenos Vecinos Survey: Building Capacity to Promote Washtenaw County Latino/a Health (PI: Daniel Kruger, PhD) 
  • Oxytocin, Parenting, Stress-Related Eating Behavior, and Obesity in Low-Income Preschoolers (PI: Alison Miller, PhD)

Read more about these projects on our website:


PRC/MI at APHA 2012

We are pleased to announce that PRC/MI faculty, staff, and partners will be presenting at the 140th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) coming up next month in San Francisco. Presentations include research findings from the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center, Speak To Your Health! Community Survey, Virtual Networks Study, and more.

Visit our website for a schedule of our APHA 2012 presentations and posters:


New Publications from the Virtual Networks Study

Two journal articles have recently been published from the Virtual Networks Study. This study collected data from over 3,000 young adults about health risk behaviors via an online survey.


Thank You to Our Summer Interns

This summer, our student interns worked on a variety of PRC/MI projects. We appreciate their dedication and energy, and wish them the best in the coming year. As a final assignment, we asked our students to write a brief blog post about their summer internships at the PRC/MI. The "My Internship" series will continue to be posted over the next few weeks. Visit the Safe and Healthy Futures Blog to read about their experiences in their own words:

New PRC/MI Brochure

Interested in learning more about our research projects and how we are working toward safe and healthy futures for youth and families in Michigan? Browse through the new PRC/MI brochure which describes our research, services and partnerships. Copies of the print brochure are available upon request. 

View a PDF version of the new PRC/MI brochure:
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