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February 16, 2018
Dr. Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook, a professor of Health Psychology at UC Merced,  was one of four speakers who participated in UC Merced's fifth annual Symposium on the Child and Family on February 10th, where she presented the latest findings on post-partum depression and its...
March 13, 2017
Dr. Pamela Ling recently formed a research partnership with our Alliance. Dr. Ling is Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, where she conducts research on tobacco, media, and social marketing to young people. Dr. Ling studies tobacco industry marketing...
February 23, 2017
Feb. 22, 2017 Merced Sun-Star By Brianna Calix A group of students who make up more than 11 percent of Merced County’s enrollment was at the center of attention Wednesday during a presentation of the Merced County Office of Education’s annual report. The roughly 5,000 students with...
February 6, 2017
Decoding Dyslexia is a network of parent-led grassroots movements across the country concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia within the public education system.  We aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children and inform...
January 27, 2017
Downtown Center Focuses on Child Development Parents, caregivers and community members in the Merced area have a new resource for information about childhood development and disorders. The UC Merced Alliance for Child and Family Health and Development, in downtown Merced, is a place where people...
August 18, 2016
Children and Type 2 Diabetes The number of teens living with type 2 diabetes has increased in recent years.  Managing diabetes as a teen or adolescent can come with different challenges than an adult may face.  Be Healthy Today; Be Healthy for Life is filled with information for...
January 14, 2016
  Summary: Adverse experiences in early childhood, including incarceration of a parent, and physical and psychological abuse, impede on learning and behavior development as early as kindergarten, according to a study. The evidence adds to data indicating that maltreatment and dysfunction...
October 20, 2014
Summary:   Long-standing speculations and questions about a possible dyslexia-talent relationship, particularly in nonverbal-spatial domains, have piqued interest for decades,  The questions have remained largely unanswered, a least scientifically, ever since dyslexia was described in...