HHPR Chair Dr. Paul Gordon Releases Research on Teen Obesity and Health Risks in The Journal of Pediatrics
Obese adolescents not getting enough sleep? A study in the March 6 issue of The Journal of Pediatrics
, shows they could be increasing their risk for developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Baylor professor Dr. Paul Gordon and researchers at the University of Michigan Health System studied 37 obese adolescents, ages 11-17, measuring their risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease to create a continuous cardiometabolic risk score.
Animal-Assisted Therapy Volunteers Visit HHPR Class
Angel Paws, an animal assisted therapy organization in Waco, visited an HHPR class in Stress Management to teach the students about the value of therapy animals in stress reduction. The animal-assisted therapy group typically visits hospitals, nursing homes, and hospice patients. Volunteers also work with the local library’s Reading Buddies program and an anti-bullying campaign in schools. And, wherever they go, stress disappears. Click to see more photos.
School of Education Professor Dr. Tony Talbert Honored for Qualitative Research
Dr. Tony Talbert, professor in the Baylor School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, received the McGraw Hill Distinguished Scholar Award in recognition of his career of scholarly contributions to qualitative and ethnographic research. The award was presented by the Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC) at its 26th annual conference in February. The EQRC is a national, juried, research conference.
Journalist Ron Berler to speak March 26
Journalist Ron Berler believes he knows how to save America’s “failing” schools. He spent a year immersed in an elementary school, getting to know the students, the teachers, and the system. His resulting book, Raising the Curve, is the basis for Berler’s presentations at Baylor on March 26. Berler will speak at 5:30 in the Fifth Floor Conference Room of the Cashion Academic Building. The event is free and open to the public. Berler will also meet with students in Marrs McLean Science Building for a brown-bag lunch discussion at 11:45 a.m. in Garden Level Room 16.
Baylor Round Table visits SOE
Baylor Round Table, a social and cultural organization for Baylor women, held its February meeting in the School of Education’s new home in Marrs McLean Science Building. The group members are learning about different campus programs and facilities for their series of monthly meetings in 2013-14.
SOE dean Dr. Jon Engelhardt spoke to the group and contrasted Baylor’s teacher preparation program with previous models, pointing out the strength of the Baylor clinical model in preparing teachers for immediate leadership in the classroom. Click "full story" for photos from the event.