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Donation Funds New Lecture Series Addressing Child Maltreatment

The School of Public Health at Georgia State University has established a new lecture series to honor the career of Dr. John R. Lutzker, founding director of The Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development and a Distinguished University Professor.

The John R. Lutzker Lecture is being established with a $50,000 pledge from an… more »

Study: Mindfulness Practices Need Adapting For Some Populations

A team led by a researcher at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University has offered recommendations to help practitioners improve mindfulness-based interventions for low-income adults seeking help for mental health issues.

The proposals are the result of focus group sessions with 32 adults, most of them African American, who sought services at a… more »

Exercise, Not Smoking Benefit Childhood Trauma Survivors’ Well-being

The long-term negative consequences of adverse childhood experiences are well documented, but a recent study focusing on adult survivors of childhood trauma has brought a new perspective to understanding what might promote their well-being.

Adult survivors of childhood trauma, including childhood sexual abuse, who reported physical activity and not smoking may be more likely to… more »

Professor’s Guidance, Support Recognized With University Sparks Award

Dr. Daniel Whitaker, a professor in the School of Public Health, is being honored by Georgia State University with the George M. Sparks award. Whitaker, who is Director of the National SafeCare Training and Research Center (NSTRC), was nominated by his colleagues there for creating a positive and supportive work… more »

Tobacco Study: Some Smokers Misperceive Harm Of Flavored Cigars

African-American cigarette smokers and smokers with lower educational attainment are more likely to think of flavored little cigars as less harmful and easier to quit, according to a study led by a tobacco researcher with the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

The study also found that daily smokers of menthol cigarettes… more »

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