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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.

ETR Awarded Exciting New Diversity in IT Grant by National Science Foundation
September 25, 2015

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

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's Alex Williams Receives Leadership Award
September 23, 2015

ETR's Alex Williams Receives Leadership Award

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 Appoints Dr. Vignetta Eugenia Charles as Chief Science Officer
September 2, 2015

ETR Appoints Dr. Vignetta Eugenia Charles as Chief Science Officer

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 Receives National Health Information Awards
August 24, 2015

ETR Receives National Health Information Awards

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 Acquires Select Media
July 29, 2015

ETR Acquires Select Media

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's Kieren Jameson Named Salesforce MVP
July 17, 2015

ETR's Kieren Jameson Named Salesforce MVP

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 Welcomes 2015 Kirby Summer Interns
June 9, 2015

ETR Welcomes 2015 Kirby Summer Interns

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.

Evidence-Based Programs Training of Trainers
May 12, 2015

Evidence-Based Programs Training of Trainers

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).

ETR Board Member Jay M. Bernhardt to Serve as Interim Dean at Moody College of Communication
May 5, 2015

Board Member Jay M. Bernhardt to Serve as Interim Dean at Moody College of Communication

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. 

TECC Releases New Catalog
April 28, 2015

TECC Releases New Catalog

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.

ETR Welcomes MBA Team from University of Michigan
March 26, 2015

ETR Welcomes MBA Team from University of Michigan

ETR is honored to be hosting a team of four University of Michigan Ross School of Business students who have selected our organization for their Multidisciplinary Action Project (MAP). All full-time Ross MBA students participate in a 7-week MAP that puts them in real-world situations and challenges them to identify solutions to important and complicated issues that can make a genuine difference in the world.

2015 UCSC Hackathon Winners Honor Watsonville TEC
March 25, 2015

2015 UCSC Hackathon Winners Honor Watsonville TEC

ETR’s Watsonville TEC (Technology-Education-Community) program has won a grant from the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz. The grant was made possible by a Tech Cares Award at the 2015 UCSC Hackathon, held at the Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The Tech Cares Award recognizes tech that addresses a social justice or environmental problem.

Get Real Now on OAH List of Evidence-Based Programs
February 6, 2015

Get Real Now on OAH List of Evidence-Based Programs

The comprehensive sexuality education curriculum Get Real has been added to the official Office of Adolescent Health’s evidence-based program list for teen pregnancy prevention. This means the program can be used for teen pregnancy prevention programs funded by OAH, and prospective OAH grantees now have access to this middle school program with demonstrated results in helping teens delay sex.

“Yes Means Yes” – ETR Publishes New Title on Affirmative Consent
January 20, 2015

“Yes Means Yes” – ETR Publishes New Title on Affirmative Consent

ETR has just published a new pamphlet on affirmative consent—also known by the shorthand “Yes Means Yes.” The new pamphlet defines the affirmative consent standard, encourages healthy communication around sexual relationships and describes how to set limits and give or deny consent.

ETR Launches Evidence-Based Program Center to Support Prospective OAH Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grantees
January 12, 2015

ETR Launches Evidence-Based Program Center to Support Prospective OAH Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grantees

The much anticipated funding for Teen Pregnancy Prevention is here, and ETR has launched a new Program Success Center to inform and empower grant seekers with a set of new, helpful  tools and easy-to-access information on our programs and services. ETR is available to partner with OAH grantees in the areas of programs, training and technical assistance, and evaluation.

ETR's Dr. Karin Coyle Receives Award from TeenNow California
November 17, 2014

ETR's Dr. Karin Coyle Receives Award from TeenNow California

ETR Senior Research Scientist Karin Coyle, PhD, was presented with the Doug Kirby/Barbara Huberman Award by TeenNow California at their recent conference in Fresno. The award is presented to someone who has made a significant impact in the fields of teen pregnancy prevention, adolescent reproductive health and youth development.

ETR Awarded Consultation Services Engagement with International  Nonprofit Charity
November 10, 2014

ETR Awarded Consultation Services Engagement with International Nonprofit Charity

ETR has recently been awarded a one-year consultation engagement with MedicAlert Foundation, an international nonprofit charity founded in 1956, that pioneered the use of emergency medical ID products. Today, MedicAlert provides a wide selection of products that are uniquely linked to a personal health record and a live 24/7 emergency response service.