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By ETR | November 4, 2014
In ETR's latest video, Senior Research Associate Jill Glassman, PhD, makes a complex and powerful statistical process understandable. Mediation analysis allows evaluators to determine which specific factors in an evidence-based intervention had the greatest impact on participants. Dr. Glassman also explains how important this work can be in helping us determine what approaches to STI/pregnancy prevention work best.
By Suzanne Schrag | October 24, 2014
I sometimes joke that I am a Luddite. The phone I use still flips open. I do not have a data plan. I inherited my husband’s old phone when he went over to the dark side, and was quite excited to finally have a QWERTY keyboard option. Friending me on Facebook offers little beyond practice in dealing with abandonment and not taking it personally. And my tendency to forget to charge my phone or to turn it back on after silencing it at a play or movie is a constant source of frustration to my nonvirtual friends.
At the same time, I am fascinated and even thrilled by the avenues for creativity, discovery and learning the Internet provides. For example, through random videos on the web, I have been able to hear amazing singers and musicians, been touched by social projects working to make a difference, gotten a sense of what it’s like to sail through the Alps wearing a wingsuit, witnessed feats of physical daring and emotional caring, learned how to make a killer plum jam, and developed a healthy respect for the honey badger.
By Suzanne Schrag | October 22, 2014
Suzanne Schrag, editor and product manager, shares some thoughts from the Healthy Teen Network Conference in Austin, Texas.
I’ve been enjoying my time here at the Healthy Teen Network Conference in Austin. Highlights of Tuesday’s events included a brief awards ceremony that provided me with inspiration and thoughts for the day. P3, the Georgia Public Private Partnership to Prevent Teen Pregnancy received the Outstanding Emerging Innovation Award, which motivated me to attend their session on Leading Collective Impact that afternoon.
By ETR | October 16, 2014
ETR offers an enthusiastic welcome to Louise Ann Lyon, PhD, as Senior Research Associate. Dr. Lyon received her PhD in Learning Sciences with a graduate certificate in Feminist Studies from the University of Washington. She will be joining ETR’s work on broadening participation of girls and women and other underserved populations in technology and computing.
By ETR | October 9, 2014
We are delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded 5 National Health Information Awards for 2014 from the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC). The winning materials were all developed by the ETR Product Development Team. Congratulations to our hardworking team for their excellent work!
To see more of ETR’s health education resources, check our online store.
By ETR | October 1, 2014
After 25 years, ETR’s headquarters in Scotts Valley, California, has moved to a new location—the Enterprise Technology Center. We’re just up the road from our previous spot. We’ve spent the past month packing up books, files and equipment, and we’ve done an impressive job of purging the things that were ready to move on to the land of recycled stuff.
Any move this big can be stressful. But as you can see from our photo, we’re also excited to be in a location that offers us greater opportunities for synergy between departments. We’re all on the same floor, and it’s easy to find each other. Our Operations and IT staff did a magnificent job of making the move efficient and smooth.
So hello from our new place in the universe! We’re at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite G300, Scotts Valley CA 95066. Phone numbers and email all remain the same. We look forward to being in touch.
We are happy to welcome new staffers Tamara Kuhn and Annika Shore. We are also pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of the international peer-reivewed journal Sex Education celebrating Doug Kirby's contributions to the field of adolescent sexual and reproductive health.
By ETR | July 17, 2014
ETR is delighted to announce the hiring of Tamara J. Kuhn in the role of Director of Innovative Program Technology. Ms. Kuhn brings along an impressive history of work drawing from the intersection of social science and technology.
Ms. Kuhn has served as Principal Investigator of several large-scale research studies and led technology development for more than 30 federally funded projects. Her formal training, at Stanford University, was in the field of experimental social psychology, with a focus on social status and behavior.
By ETR | June 24, 2014
Brittany Chambers, MPH, one of ETR’s Kirby Summer Interns for 2014, brings with her a powerful combination of personal experience, educational achievement and commitment to the field. Our researchers are looking forward to working with her over the next few months.
Brittany met recently with Newsletter Editor Marcia Quackenbush to talk about her background, her vision and what she hopes to accomplish both in her internship this summer, and in her professional career. Here’s a report on their conversation.
By ETR | June 23, 2014
Our latest Quarterly Review is now posted and available for viewing if you’d like to see some of the work we’ve been doing over the past few months.
ETR’s incredible research and professional development groups have recently been awarded some exciting grants for projects that can help us understand and implement the best strategies for promoting healthy, fulfilling lives.
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