6:24 time mark is an excellent example of the needed conversation in inter-racial relationships/marriages. In my research on these issues, it is clear that many (if not most) inter-racial couples (particularly involving a White partners) do not have or know how to have constructive conversations about racial differences in the family

#ThisIs2016 video

ITR Symposium on Precision Healthcare

Fourth year graduate student Xiang Zhou presented his State Fair research at the local ITR symposium on precision healthcare and was selected as one of the best posters. He received a travel award for his great work. 

Second year graduate student Christine Wu also presented her first year research project on the relationship between pubertal timing, discrimination and ethnic identity development. 

Minnesota State Fair study

My graduate and undergraduate students collected data on parenting motivations for five straight days at the State Fair. The study was titled simply, “Unpack your parenting, Get a backpack!” It was a big hit with over 850 participants completing the survey. People really wanted those UMN drawstring backpacks! Can’t wait to begin analyzing the data and hopefully showcasing our newly validated parenting measure. Great work, Xiang and Christine, making it all a success.