cropped-horizontal_logo_resized.png…is a multidisciplinary, inter-institutional center for the advanced study of human development guided by a Developmental Science perspective.

The faculty and fellows of the Center for Developmental Science form a community of scientists dedicated to understanding the complexity of human development with the goal of informing prevention and intervention efforts that improve the lives of children and families.

Our basic and applied research efforts identify adaptive family processes, effective educational efforts, and factors that promote mental health, physical health and well-being from infancy through adulthood.

FID-128-Greenberg_001Mark T. Greenberg, Ph.D. will serve as our speaker for the biannual Cairns Capstone Lecture on April 20th at 2 PM in the University Room of Hyde Hall.

Dr. Greenberg holds The Bennett Endowed Chair in Prevention Research in Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development and he is the Founding Director of the Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development. His the author of over 300 journal articles and book chapters on the development of well-being, learning and the effects of prevention efforts on children and families. One of his current interests is how to help nurture awareness and compassion in our society.

Watering the Seeds of Compassion

The field of developmental science lacks comprehensive models and research on the development and promotion of empathy and compassion. This talk will focus on how we can develop a new level of developmental/ecological understanding of the growth of compassion as well as effective policies and practices and interventions that nurture caring, compassion, and service to others in our schools and communities.

Readings for Dr. Greenberg’s lecture can be found here on CCHD’s spring schedule.

Resources available on the New NIH Biosketch Format:

David Carroll, Director of the NC TraCS Institute, recently presented information to the CDS on the new NIH Biosketch format. The recorded presentation and its accompanying slides can be viewed by following this link. This will be particularly relevant for mentor faculty who are preparing a biosketch for the CDS T32 resubmission in May.