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  • NIH grant will fund non-pharmacological pain research

    NIH grant will fund non-pharmacological pain research

    More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain – outnumbering those affected by heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined. To develop innovative approaches to pain management, a team of behavioral and social science researchers on Cornell’s Ithaca campus, clinical researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and computer scientists at Cornell Tech has received a five-year, […]

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  • Elmore named Faculty Fellow in Engaged Learning

    Elmore named Faculty Fellow in Engaged Learning

    BCTR Research Associate Kristen Elmore was named a Faculty Fellow in Engaged Learning for the 2019-20 school year. The program was designed to support faculty members who are dedicated to advancing community-engaged learning at Cornell and within their respective fields. Elmore is the assistant director of the Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement, […]

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  • Whitlock appointed to SUNY Student Mental Health and Wellness Task Force

    Whitlock appointed to SUNY Student Mental Health and Wellness Task Force

    BCTR researcher Janis Whitlock, the BCTR’s associate director for teaching and training, was appointed to the State University of New York Student Mental Health and Wellness Task Force, a state-wide group will make recommendations on how the system can address the mental health needs of college students. Research demonstrates that mental health problems are worsening […]

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  • Burrow passes along his Engaged Scholar award to fund 50 undergrad projects

    Burrow passes along his Engaged Scholar award to fund 50 undergrad projects

    If you gave Cornell undergraduate students an opportunity to make a difference by funding their ideas, what would they do? This is the question developmental psychologist Anthony Burrow is looking to answer with The Contribution Project, an initiative he developed to help 50 Cornell undergraduate students make meaningful contributions by granting them each $400. Burrow’s […]

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Enriching Lives by Supporting Research

The BCTR supports researchers through fellowships, training and connections to data and communities.

Student Opportunities

The BCTR engages graduate and undergraduate students with researchers and communities, for a unique translational research experience on campus.

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The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research expands, strengthens, and speeds the connections between research, policy and practice to enhance human development and well-being.

Urie Bronfenbrenner

The BCTR is named in honor of Urie Bronfenbrenner, a renowned developmental psychologist who taught at Cornell for over fifty years. See how his important work changed research forever.

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Evidence-Based Living Blog

Bridging the gap between research and real-life at Psychology Today online.

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