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Penn State's College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society presented eight students with the Alumni Recognition for Student Excellence Award during an awards luncheon Friday, April 24.

Penn State's College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society has recognized several faculty members, staff members and students for their accomplishments.

Penn State researchers are studying leisure in the lives of married Iraq and Afghanistan veterans as a first step to ultimately designing an intervention program for veterans returning home after deployment.

Robert Turrisi, professor of biobehavioral health and faculty affiliate in the Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, has been awarded the Faculty Scholar Medal in the Social and Behavioral Sciences for 2015.

The Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management at Penn State has established the Social Science Acoustics Lab in Keller Building at the University Park campus. The lab is used in a variety of ways to investigate the impact natural sounds have on human health.

High school students are gaining hands-on laboratory experience at Penn State thanks to a new program with the State College Area High School Health Professionals Program and the College of Health and Human Development. Students can earn two non-degree credits at Penn State and three credits at State High by spending two semesters in a lab at University Park under the direction of a college faculty member.

Collins Airhihenbuwa, professor and head of the Department of Biobehavioral Health, has been recognized during Black History Month by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Penn State Department of Biobehavioral Health (BBH) students Rhoda Moise and Bethany Latten have been selected as 2014-15 Evan G. and Helen G. Pattishall Undergraduate Research Endowment recipients.

Giving employees more control over their work schedules may help curb sleep deficiency, according to health researchers.

Children obtain better and more age-appropriate sleep in the presence of household rules and regular sleep-wake routines, according to sleep researchers.