Oregon Social Learning Center News

September 20, 2010

Good Mothering Soothes Babies Born to Be Fussy

By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer

August 24, 2010

Path to success: A new research-based program primes kids for kindergarten

by Anne Williams of the Register-Guard When 5-year-old Jose Ventura climbs on the bus for his first day of school at Fairfield Elementary School, it will be old hat. So will many of the other sometimes intimidating conventions of that thing called kindergarten — that first precious and critical year of a child’s formal schooling, […]

May 10, 2010

Marriage & Sleep Difficulties in Young Children

Contact: Anne Mannering (annem@oslc.org) or Leslie Leve (lesliel@oslc.org) 541-485-2711 Today, Anne M. Mannering, an early-career scientist at Eugene’s Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC), publishes research findings showing a relationship between marital problems and the ability of a family’s very young children (ages 9 – 18 months) to fall asleep and stay asleep successfully. “Our findings […]

March 21, 2010

Federal Stimulus Reporting

by David Steves of The Register-Guard The ill winds of economic recession have driven away from the Eugene Symphony some dollars given by donors or spent by audiences on tickets. So Executive Director Paul Winberg has eagerly turned to the federal stimulus program for help. The $50,000 awarded the symphony was enough to pay its […]

February 10, 2010

Senior Scientist Asked to be on National Forum on Early Childhood Policy

Contact: Phil Fisher, 541-485-2711 EUGENE, Ore. — (Jan. 21, 2010) — Phil Fisher, a senior scientist at the Oregon Social Learning Center and a professor of psychology at the University of Oregon (UO), has accepted membership invitations to the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child and the National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs […]

December 6, 2009

Relief Nursery Grant Awarded

The Register-Guard Dr. J. Mark Eddy, a senior scientist at the Oregon Social Learning Center, was awarded a grant from the Federal Office of Child Abuse and Neglect of the Children’s Bureau to conduct a randomized, controlled trial of child and family outcomes related to the Relief Nursery model. The grant is one of only […]

November 1, 2009

Oregon Social Learning Center Awarded Grant to Study Child and Family Outcomes Related to the Relief Nursery

Contact: Diana Strand, 541-485-2711 EUGENE, OR – Dr. J. Mark Eddy, a Senior Scientist at the Oregon Social Learning Center, was awarded a grant from the Federal Office of Child Abuse and Neglect of the Children’s Bureau to conduct a randomized controlled trial of child and family outcomes related to the Relief Nursery program in Eugene. […]

October 26, 2009

Friends of the Children Founder Honored with Purpose Prize

Contact: Friends of the Children, (503) 281-6633 PORTLAND, OR – Duncan Campbell, founder of Friends of the Children, was awarded a 2009 Purpose Prize today, which honors social entrepreneurs over 60 who are using their experience and passion to take on society’s biggest challenges. The Purpose Prize recognizes 10 individuals a year, whose encore careers have focused on solving […]

October 20, 2009

Researcher at Oregon Social Learning Center Receives nearly $1 million grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse

Contact: Alan Feingold, 541-485-2711 Eugene, Oregon – As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Alan Feingold, a research scientist at the Oregon Social Learning Center who has a Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University, was awarded a prestigious Challenge Grant totaling just under $1 million from the National Institute of Drug Abuse […]

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Awards Research Grant to Oregon Social Learning Center

Contact: Sally Schwader, 541-485-2711 EUGENE, Oregon (October 20, 2009) — The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has awarded a 5 year, $3.4 million grant to Oregon Social Learning Center Senior Scientist Deborah Capaldi, Ph.D. The new grant will work on uncovering individual and contextual factors that influence the development of alcohol dependence […]