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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.


Christine Heim, professor of biobehavioral health, studies the neurobiological effects that childhood maltreatment has on the development of psychiatric disorders and physical health outcomes. Heim joined Penn State’s Network on Child Protection and Well-Being last semester and conducts research focused on identifying mechanisms that mediate the effects of abuse on long-term health, which may lead to novel interventions.


You may think your e-reader is helping you get to sleep at night, but it might actually be harming your quality of sleep, according to researchers.


Two students in the Department of Biobehavioral Health (BBH) gave presentations Nov. 17 at Penn State’s Engaged Scholarship Expo in the HUB-Robeson Center as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.


Students from BBH and IST will create and pitch ideas for health technology applications as part of this semester's mHealth Challenger to be held on Nov. 17.