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ETR's Board of Directors Welcomes 3 New Members: Leslie Kantor, Cynthia A. Gómez and Sarah Munson
November 14, 2017

ETR's Board of Directors Welcomes 3 New Members: Leslie Kantor, Cynthia A. Gómez and Sarah Munson

ETR is excited to announce three new members have joined its Board of Directors: Leslie Kantor, PhD, the Vice President of Education at Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA); Cynthia A. Gómez, PhD, Professor Emerita in Health Education and the founding director of the Health Equity Institute at San Francisco State University; and Sarah Munson, MBA, an executive at WineGame.

ETR and SCEF Win NSF Grant for Computer Science Education in Santa Cruz
August 24, 2017

ETR and SCEF Win NSF Grant for Computer Science Education in Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz City Schools, Santa Cruz Education Foundation (SCEF) and ETR have been awarded a 2-year, $300,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to address disparities and bolster computer science education directives in Santa Cruz public schools.

ETR Releases Second Edition of Grade K-5 Health Ed Program
August 24, 2017

ETR Releases Second Edition of Grade K-5 Health Ed Program

The elementary grade levels of ETR’s signature health education program have been updated in a second edition.

ETR Announces New Publication Teaching Affirmative Consent
April 13, 2017

ETR Announces New Publication Teaching Affirmative Consent

Many researchers and educators working in the sexual and reproductive health field have been pleased to see increased attention being paid to the standard of Affirmative Consent as a framework for sexual assault policies. As more and more schools, universities and organizations adopt this standard, there is a need to help young people understand the policy and develop the communication skills they need to practice the principles of consent.

ETR Appoints Dr. Karin Coyle as Chief Science Officer
February 10, 2017

ETR Appoints Dr. Karin Coyle as Chief Science Officer

ETR announced today that it has promoted Dr. Karin Coyle to Chief Science Officer. Dr. Coyle has been a Senior Research Scientist at ETR for the past 10 years .

ETR Associates Board of Directors Names Dr. Vignetta Charles as Next CEO
January 9, 2017

ETR Associates Board of Directors Names Dr. Vignetta Charles as Next CEO

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.

ETR Researchers Explore Community College Pathway to Computer Science Degree in Study Commissioned by Google
November 15, 2016

ETR Researchers Explore Community College Pathway to Computer Science Degree in Study Commissioned by Google

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.

ETR's Diversity in IT Team Awarded Two Grants by National Science Foundation
September 20, 2016

ETR's Diversity in IT Team Awarded Two Grants by National Science Foundation

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.

ETR Partners with MAGIC
September 19, 2016

ETR Partners with MAGIC

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 2016 Kirby Summer Interns
June 17, 2016

ETR Welcomes 2016 Kirby Summer Interns

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 Dr. Vignetta Charles Invited for Panel at United State of Women Summit
June 7, 2016

ETR's Dr. Vignetta Charles Invited for Panel at United State of Women Summit

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 Awarded Exciting New Diversity in IT Grant by National Science Foundation
May 3, 2016

ETR Awarded Exciting New Diversity in IT Grant by National Science Foundation

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 Conducts National CEO Search
May 2, 2016

ETR Conducts National CEO Search

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. 

New Campaign Promotes PrEP to Prevent HIV
March 22, 2016

New Campaign Promotes PrEP to Prevent HIV

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."

ETR Board Member Jay M. Bernhardt Appointed Dean at Moody College of Communication
February 23, 2016

Board Member Jay M. Bernhardt Appointed Dean at Moody College of Communication

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 Narinder Dhaliwal receives the Pauline Murillo Industry Leader Award
February 19, 2016

ETR's Narinder Dhaliwal Receives the Pauline Murillo Industry Leader Award

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.

Improving Access to HIV Care
January 14, 2016

Improving Access to HIV Care

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 Working to Boost Diversity in STEM Fields
January 12, 2016

ETR Working to Boost Diversity in STEM Fields

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.

ETR Announces National Institutes  of Health Projects with Partner dfusion
October 15, 2015

ETR Announces National Institutes of Health Projects with Partner dfusion

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!

Dr. Richard P. Barth Receives 2015 Douglas B. Kirby Adolescent Research Award
October 13, 2015

Dr. Richard P. Barth Receives 2015 Douglas B. Kirby Adolescent Research Award

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.