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  • New center initiative engages communities in neuroscience

    New center initiative engages communities in neuroscience

    The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research is launching a new project – the Community Neuroscience Initiative, or CNI – that will build connections between neuroscience, the social sciences and communities.

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  • Remembering dear colleague Tom Hanna

    Remembering dear colleague Tom Hanna

    Tom Hanna ‘64, a talented communications expert focused on preventing child abuse and neglect, died on October 26, 2020 at his home in Englewood, Florida. Hanna served an important role at the Family Life Development Center, now the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR), as executive staff assistant to FLDC founding director Professor John Doris […]

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  • Liese Bronfenbrenner turns 100

    Liese Bronfenbrenner turns 100

    Liese Bronfenbrenner, the wife of renowned developmental psychologist and BCTR namesake Urie Bronfenbrenner, celebrates her 100th birthday today. Liese was an essential part of Urie’s work, planning global travel and editing his many books and publications. The couple raised six children together in a historic home in the Forest Home neighborhood of Ithaca. “Liese was […]

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  • BCTR welcomes incoming director Anthony Burrow

    BCTR welcomes incoming director Anthony Burrow

    Anthony Burrow, associate professor of human development and associate dean for extension and outreach in the College of Human Ecology, has been named director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR). Burrow, who will begin his new role at BCTR on July 1, succeeds Christopher Wildeman, professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and […]

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  • Living well through crisis

    Living well through crisis

    The novel coronavirus has us, as a society and as individuals, asking ourselves some difficult questions. How will we survive this? What are we willing to sacrifice? What comes next?

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  • Lack of media skepticism tied to belief in rape myths

    Lack of media skepticism tied to belief in rape myths

    People who tend to recognize similarities between people they know and people depicted in the media are more likely to believe common myths about sexual assault, according to a new study co-led by a Cornell researcher.

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  • How safe do youth in residential care feel?

    How safe do youth in residential care feel?

    Feeling safe is an important part of youth development – especially for youth in residential care settings. A new study by BCTR’s Residential Child Care Project examined feelings of safety among youth living in in group care settings, and assessed whether feeling safe was enhanced by high-quality relationships with staff members.

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

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