Inaugural Health and Human Sciences Research Day showcases scholarly work March 10

Young woman in black sweater points to her research display poster in the Lory Student Center ballroom.

The campus is invited to experience the breadth and depth of research and creative scholarship in the College of Health and Human Sciences at the inaugural “CHHS Research Day” on Tuesday, March 10, in the Lory Student Center ballrooms.

The event was envisioned by Dean Lise Youngblade as an annual event to showcase the innovative research and creative scholarship by undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff.

The daylong event will feature two morning poster sessions in the LSC North Ballroom. The afternoon events includes lunch and research talks by college faculty (sponsored by CSU Ventures), and a keynote address given by John Schulenberg, professor of developmental psychology at the University of Michigan. Schulenberg will present “Development Matters: Taking the Long View on Substance Use Across Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood.” The awards and reception will follow the keynote address. The event is open to all, and there is no cost to attend. Those interested in attending can RSVP for the afternoon sessions on the College’s website no later than March 2.

While the college’s research areas encompass a broad set of disciplines, they are united by their focus on solving complex societal problems with a commitment to principles of equity and inclusive excellence. Research in the college is impactful because it can be translated into programs and policies that ultimately improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Promoting health and well-being is a core theme, including the areas of physical, behavioral, and mental health; design and build for healthy living; and education.

Event sessions

Poster presentations will begin at 9 a.m. in the LSC North Ballroom. The schedule for the morning is:

  • 9 – 10:15 a.m. | Poster Session 1
  • 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. | Break to switch out posters for the second session
  • 10:45 a.m. – noon | Poster Session 2

The college’s research and engagement centers will have displays in Room 386 in the Lory Student Center.

  • 9 a.m. – noon | CHHS centers’ information tables

The afternoon events will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the LSC Main Ballroom A/B. The schedule for the afternoon is:

  • 12:30 – 2 p.m. | Lunch and Brief Talks by Faculty – Sponsored by CSU Ventures – Research Innovation, Integration, and Impact”
  • 2:30 – 4 p.m. | Keynote Lecture by John Schulenberg – “Development Matters: Taking the Long View on Substance Use Across Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood.”
  • 4 – 5 p.m. | Awards and Reception 

John Schulenberg in a black sport coat and blue dress shirt in front of a book case.

More about John Schulenberg

Schulenberg is a professor of developmental psychology in the Department of Psychology and research professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Schulenberg has published widely on several topics concerning adolescence and the transition to adulthood, bringing a developmental perspective to understanding health risks and adjustment difficulties.

He is principal investigator of the National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded Monitoring the Future study on the etiology and epidemiology of substance use from adolescence through middle adulthood. The study focuses on individual and contextual risk factors, course, co-morbidity, consequences, and historical variation across adolescence and adulthood. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a previous president of the Society for Research on Adolescence.

For more information about the event, see the CHHS Research Day website.

Arlee Walls contributed to this story.