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Why Diet and Exercise Deserve Our Attention Right Now

Kinesiology faculty members explain why paying attention to our physical wellbeing is important right now and offer tips for maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routines.

 

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Research Reduces Barriers Medical Providers Face in Treating Children with Autism

The study offers promising insight into improving care for children with autism, a population that has increased consistently over the last decade.

 

UVA professors Joanna Williams, Richard Bonnie and Nancy Deutsch

Is Your Adolescent Getting Enough Sleep? 3 Things Every Parent Should Know

Social, academic and biological pressures are just a few of the factors that are pushing adolescents to go bed later and later, according to Curry School professor Joanna Lee Williams.

 

Julia Taylor

Graduate Counseling Students Get a Lesson in Advocacy

Last week, students in the Curry School's school counseling master’s program traveled to Richmond to meet with legislators, network with future colleagues and advocate for their profession.

 

$12.4M in Funding Awarded to CASTL Researchers in 2019

In 2019, CASTL faculty received a total of $12.4 million in new grant funding to research a range of topics spanning early childhood to postsecondary education.

 

UVA Researcher Helps Develop Growth Mindset Program That Works in the ‘Real World’

Associate Professor of Education Chris Hulleman helped develop a new, free resource aimed to improve student learning and achievement through growth mindset.

 

5 Tips to Help You Through Your Exams

Feeling stressed out, anxious or a little nervous about final exams? Karen Inkelas, an associate professor at UVA’s Curry School of Education and Human Development, has some advice.

 

Q&A: What Parents Need to Know About Sports-Related Concussions

Jacob Resch, an assistant professor of kinesiology, is working with the schools of Engineering and Medicine on a cell phone application that may be able to detect concussions.

 

UVA Launches New Resource Site to Serve Autism Community

UVA’s one-of-a-kind database, Autism DRIVE, combines information on current research and evidence-based resources available across the state.

 

Amy Gravino

UVA Hosts Inaugural Autism Hope Summit

The conference, hosted by UVA’s Supporting Transformative Autism Research team, welcomed more than 400 attendees from throughout the Commonwealth and beyond for a day of learning and connection.

 

Jay Hertel

Sports Medicine Professor Wants UVA to Be at Forefront of Wearable Sensor Revolution

Jay Hertel, a kinesiology professor in the Curry School of Education and Human Development, believes data from wearable sensors can help athletes immensely from an injury prevention and recovery standpoint.

 

Jessica Livingston and Bernadette Poerio

Video: Know Yourself November

Jessica and Bernadette are back to discuss events, programming and resources coming up during "Know Yourself November."

 

UVA’s Curry School to Host ‘Virginia Autism Hope Summit’ November 16

The day-long conference will offer informational sessions, networking, and discussion for self-advocates, families and community members, and professionals with an interest in autism.

 

Professor ‘Taken Aback’ by Findings Linking PTSD Treatment With Lower Diabetes Risk

Peter Tuerk’s new paper on the association between post-traumatic stress disorder and Type 2 diabetes has the scientific community excited.

 

The Science of Athletic Training

Kinesiology faculty and alumni shared the latest research and techniques integrating technology into enhancing the performance of student athletes and in preventing or reducing injuries.

 

Back-To-School Tools for Those Who Support Students

Students and educators, from kindergartners through college seniors, are headed back to school this month, and UVA’s Curry School of Education and Human Development offers abundant resources to promote educational success.

 

Adam Painter stands with one arm around his mom, Fay, looking in her direction.

Navigating Autism, Together

By collaborating with experts, advocates and families in the Charlottesville community, autism researchers at UVA are growing the local support network while advancing cutting-edge research.

 

Q&A: Why Rural Youth Deserve Our Investment in Mental Health Supports

Too often the challenges facing rural adolescents are overlooked. The Curry School is changing that by launching a series of new initiatives to address issues related to mental and behavioral health in rural schools.

 

Q&A: How to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

When it comes to kids developing healthy eating habits, parents play a “tremendously important role,” according to Sibylle Kranz.

 

Q&A: Alumna Instrumental in Promoting Physical Activity for Children With Disabilities

As president of the European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity, Aija Klavina is leading efforts across the continent to increase access to daily physical activities for children with disabilities. She returns to Grounds this week for an international conference.

 

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