ETR announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Vignetta Charles as Chief Executive Officer effective January 3, 2017. Dr. Charles has been the Chief Science Officer at ETR for the past 18 months.
November 15, 2016 – ETR researchers Louise Ann Lyon and Jill Denner have completed a study commissioned by Google on the barriers and supports for community college students pursuing a computer science (CS) degree at a four-year institution.
September 20, 2016 – ETR's Diversity in IT team has received grants from the National Science Foundation to fund two timely research projects that explore the training and resources women and underrepresented minorities utilize to learn computer science.
As part of ETR's ongoing efforts to design and support approaches to increase diversity in STEM fields, we are excited to announce a new partnership with MAGIC (More Active Girls in Computing).
ETR welcomes our 2016 Kirby Summer interns, Melissa Donze and Emily Waterman.This is the third year of ETR’s Kirby Summer Internship, a unique program which honors the legacy of the late Dr. Douglas Kirby. Ms. Donze and Ms. Waterman will work directly with ETR researchers, collaborating in data analysis and co-authoring a paper for submission to a professional journal.
ETR's Chief Science Officer Dr. Vignetta Charles has been invited to participate on the panel "Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Advances, Accomplishments, and Future Actions for Women," an event hosted by the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) in conjunction with the United State of Women Summit, June 14-15, 2016.
ETR is excited to announce the award of a new grant funded by the National Science Foundation, through the Division of Graduate Education. Congratulations to ETR's Pamela Anderson, PhD, Karin Coyle, PhD, and Jill Denner, PhD, on receiving the award to research factors associated with enrollment and persistence in information and communications technologies (ICT) classes and careers among underrepresented groups.
ETR Associates has announced the launch of a national search to identify candidates to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The position will be located at ETR’s headquarters in Scotts Valley, California.
ETR is excited to see the emergence of new public health campaigns such as PrEP4Love, designed to raise awareness of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) to prevent HIV infection. The AIDS Foundation of Chicago launched the sex-positive media campaign with a simple message: "One pill. Once a day. Protect against HIV."
Jay M. Bernhardt, PhD, MPH, has been appointed dean of the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin effective March 1, 2016. He has served as interim dean of the college since September 1, 2015.
ETR's California Clean Air Project Director Narinder Dhaliwal has received the sixth annual Pauline Murillo Industry Leader Award from the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA). CNIGA Chairman Steve Stallings presented the award at the 2016 Western Indian Gaming Conference at Harrah's Resort Southern California in Valley, CA.
ETR is excited to report the release of an important new book, Improving Access to HIV Care: Lessons from Five U.S. Sites, written by a team of authors that includes Dr. Vignetta Charles, ETR's Chief Science Officer. This vital text explores the dilemma of how to better link and retain people living with HIV in ongoing primary medical care.
ETR Senior Research Scientist Jill Denner, PhD, leads a multidisciplinary team in the development of research-based curricula to encourage underrepresented minorities in computer science and other STEM fields. ETR's efforts to increase STEM diversity depend on partnerships with content experts who can provide information on the skills and capacities that young people need to be prepared for college and/or careers.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded dfusion, a small-business partner of ETR, for two projects to improve the sexual and reproductive health of youth. The “innovation” funding mechanism requires a small business lead company and is designed to support the creation of science-informed products that will be brought to market and widely disseminated for greater impact. Together, dfusion and ETR create a powerful partnership!
ETR congratulates Richard P. Barth, PhD, this year’s recipient of the Douglas B. Kirby Adolescent Research Award, presented by Healthy Teen Network, in recognition of his dedication to research and the development of evidence-based prevention programs that promote adolescent health. The award is named in honor of the late Dr. Douglas Kirby, a senior research scientist at ETR and one of the world’s leading experts on school and community programs to reduce sexual risk taking among youth.
ETR is pleased to announce the award of a new grant funded by the National Science Foundation, through their STEM+Computing Partnerships program area. The award is a collaboration between ETR and the Digital NEST. The Digital NEST is a unique nonprofit that focuses on workforce development in technology and entrepreneurship in underrepresented communities.The grant provides funds to strengthen the Digital NEST’s efforts to motivate and prepare rural and Latino/a youth for careers in computer science (CS) and information technology (IT).
ETR trainer and project coordinator Alex Williams has been selected to receive the 2015 Dr. Mark Colomb Leadership Award from the Southern Regional Ball/House and Pageant Communities. This award recognizes an individual whose history of service and leadership echo the stellar advocacy and track record of the late Dr. Mark Colomb, the founder and CEO of My Brother’s Keeper, a national organization devoted to reducing health disparities in Black America. Mr. Williams is a certified master trainer with extensive experience in HIV prevention, education and LGBT advocacy and training.
ETR announced today that it has appointed Dr. Vignetta Eugenia Charles as its Chief Science Officer. Charles most recently was the senior vice-president for AIDS United and is on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). Dr. Charles is joining ETR at an exciting and critical time, as the company continues to expand its programs and research. “I’m thrilled to be returning to ETR—which is uniquely positioned at the nexus of evidence-based interventions, translational science, and the development of strategies, solutions and products to improve behavioral health,” said Dr. Charles.
ETR has been awarded 4 National Information Awards for 2015 from the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC). The winning materials were all developed by the ETR Publishing Division’s Product Development Team.
ETR Associates announced today that it has acquired Select Media, a producer, publisher and distributor of award-winning and evidence-based programs for promoting positive health behaviors among communities at risk. Select Media has pioneered culturally targeted, award-winning, effective materials used nationwide. ETR will now feature the largest global offering of sexual and reproductive health interventions.
ETR Digital Solutions Manager Kieren Jameson, MLIS, has been named a Salesforce MVP in the Summer '15 Class of Developer MVPs. This program recognizes exceptional individuals within the Salesforce community for their leadership, knowledge and ongoing contributions.
ETR is delighted to welcome this year’s Kirby Summer Interns—Monica Sun and William Spatafora. Both hail from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University. Their commitment and enthusiasm honor the memory of Dr. Douglas Kirby, a senior research scientist at ETR who dedicated his career to promoting sexual and reproductive health among young people through writing, teaching and research.
ETR will hold an Evidence-Based Programs (EBP) Training of Trainers (TOT) September 15-18, 2015, in New Orleans, LA. This event is designed for highly seasoned trainers who wish to complete ETR's certificate program making them eligible to train on one of three EBPs: Draw the Line/Respect the Line (DTL/RTL), Reducing the Risk (RTR), or Becoming a Responsible Teen (BART).
Jay M. Bernhardt, PhD, MPH, has been named interim dean of the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin. He’ll begin in this new role in September. Dr. Bernhardt has been an active member of ETR’s Board since May 2013.
The Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC) has a new 2015 catalog available online and in print. TECC offers over 550 current, high-quality, affordable products covering tobacco use prevention, secondhand smoke exposure, smoking cessation and more.