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As a Penn State New Kensington student, Josh Karelitz acquired his knowledge via excellent teaching. As a Penn State New Kensington instructor, Karelitz dispenses his knowledge via teaching excellence.


"Sleep across the Lifespan: Family Influences and Impact” will be held Oct. 24-25 at the Nittany Lion Inn, Penn State.


Global Health minor students prepare for their fieldwork in Senegal by speaking with a health care professional in Senegal, who is passing along the message that it’s important to understand the culture of a country in order to treat its patients.


Thanks to the generosity of a former peer leader, Penn State Learning, a no-charge guided study and tutoring service, has selected its first group of Outstanding Guided Study Group Leader Award recipients for the 2015-16 academic year. The inaugural recipients, each provided a stipend of $500, are Ryan Creedon, Natalie Morrissey, Jeff Ross, and Nicole Williamson.


Nilam Ram, associate professor of human development and family studies in the College of Health and Human Development, has received the 2016 Graduate Faculty Teaching Award. The award, established in 1992 by the Graduate School, is presented to faculty members in recognition of outstanding teaching performance and advising of graduate students.


Lowering the risk for heart disease with healthy foods and recommended dietary patterns, monitoring fetal growth in pregnant women, and analyzing the impact of concussions in athletes are just some of the major health questions investigators analyze through studies at the Penn State Clinical Research Center.


Bethany Latten, daughter of Darlene Latten, of Cortland, New York, will serve as the college marshal for the Penn State College of Health and Human Development at its spring 2016 commencement ceremony on May 7.


Bethany Latten, daughter of Darlene Latten, of Cortland, New York, will serve as the college marshal for the Penn State College of Health and Human Development at its spring 2016 commencement ceremony on May 7.


Bruce McEwen, professor of neuroscience at Rockefeller University, will present the keynote lecture, “Experience Shapes the Brain Across the Lifecourse: Towards a Scientific Basis of Policy and Practice,” as part of the first Founder’s Endowment for Excellence and Innovation Research Day on April 25 at 3:30 p.m. in the Ruth Pike Auditorium, room 22, in the Biobehavioral Health Building on University Park campus.


Sexual health research focused on men who have sex with men is lacking, according to health researchers, even in the midst of rising rates of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, in this population.