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Greetings from the Frances McClelland Institute, 

October has a been a busy month at the Institute. We started off the month with a great Turbeville Speaker, Dr. Jose Causadias from the Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. His research was both interesting and thought provoking. As November approaches we look forward to the next Turbeville Speaker Series on November 18th. Dr. Christine Diaz from the University of Arizona School of Sociology will discuss her research on the health of Mexican migrants.

We were pleased to host our first Missing Data Methods Workshop on October 21st with the leading expert in missing data, Dr. Craig Enders, from  UCLA. Over 45 faculty and students from across Arizona attended the day long workshop. We look forward to future opportunities to host workshops on advanced methods training.

The University of Arizona's Homecoming is this weekend and we are excited to celebrate Dr. Amy Jean Knorr's 100th birthday. Dr. Knorr has been a supporter of the Frances McClelland Institute since its inception in 1997. The FCS Council of Alumni and Friends has begun a fundraising campaign in Dr. Knorr's honor, please click here to donate.
 We hope you will consider a donation to the Frances McClelland Institute Endowment fundraising campaign to honor Amy Jean’s legacy of improving the lives of children, youth and families in Arizona and the world.

FMI faculty and students will be featured on the Homecoming Panel entitled "It Takes Two: How Relationships Contribute to Development and Well-being." Dr. Melissa Barnett will speak on “Supportive Early Relationships as Foundations for Development.” Dr. Emily Butler will speak on “Love, Anger and Food.” We will also recognize Family Studies and Human Development doctoral student, Chandni Parikh, for her Frances McClelland Dissertation Award entitled “Eye Tracking Paradigms and Implications for Understanding Developmental Trajectories."

As usual, thank you all for your continuous support of the Institute. Don't forget to follow FMI on Twitter and Facebook for weekly updates about the Institute.

In Partnership,

   Andrea Romero, Ph.D.
   Director, Frances McClelland Institute 
   Fitch Nesbitt Professor
   Family Studies and Human Development

Welcome Dr. Knapp

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Darin Knapp as a new Assistant Professor of Practice and Undergraduate Coordinator in the Family Studies and Human Development program. Dr. Knapp is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified family life educator, and is passionate about working with undergraduate students in the FSHD program as well as those who are prospective FSHD students. His primary duties involve teaching undergraduate courses, monitoring the undergraduate curriculum, and overseeing recruitment and retention of students to the FSHD undergraduate major. He will be working on several projects to promote the FSHD program and bring in more students to join our diverse student body in an excellent program that will prepare them for a multitude of careers.
Dr. Toomey's research featured on UA News and NPR

Dr. Russell Toomey, chair of the Youth Development and Resilience Initiative and assistant professor at the University of Arizona, was recently featured in the University of Arizona News, for his research on the lack of studies of LGB minority youth. He was also interviewed by  Steve Goldstein of 91.5 KJZZ about these research findings.
Dr. Zeiders' research on discrimination's effects on children featured in UA News 

Dr. Katharine Zeiders, Co-Chair of FMI's Latino Families Research Initiative and assistant professor at the University of Arizona, was recently featured in University of Arizona News describing the negative effects of  mother's experiences of discrimination on the development of their children. You can read about the study here.
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