Families and Health Section Update

Kimberly Greder, Ph.D., CFLE, CFCS, Section Chair
/ Winter 2019 NCFR Report

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The Families and Health (FH) Section had a great presence at the 2019 NCFR Annual Conference in Fort Worth with 161 submitted and 95 accepted proposals, including a preconference workshop co-sponsored with the Family Therapy Section on mental health first aid for higher education.

Paper Award Recipients

At the FH Section meeting, recipients of our Outstanding Paper and Poster Awards were announced. Paper award recipients received a plaque and $200. Poster award recipients received a certificate and $100. Award recipients are listed below.


Outstanding Student and New Professional Paper Award

“Trajectories of Depression Symptoms During the Process of Deployment in Military Couples”

1st Author: Elizabeth C. Coppola, graduate research assistant, human development and family studies, Purdue University

Coauthors: Sharon L. Christ, Ph.D.; David Topp, Ph.D.; Kenona Southwell, Ph.D.; Keisha Bailey, B.S.; Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Ph.D., CFLE


Outstanding Professional Paper/Publications Award

“As the States Turned: Implications of the Changing Legal Context of Same-Sex Marriage on Well-Being”

1st Author: Brian G. Ogolsky, Ph.D., director of graduate studies, associate professor, human development and family studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Coauthors: J. Kale Monk, Ph.D., CFLE; TeKisha M. Rice, M.S., CFLE; Ramona Faith Oswald, Ph.D.

Recipients of the Poster Awards will be announced in a future newsletter.

Thank you to those of you who submitted papers and posters for awards, as well as those of you who reviewed proposal abstracts for the conference. Begin planning proposals you would like to submit to the FH Section for the 2020 NCFR conference!

Free Trial Membership

We continue the tradition of offering a free one-year section membership to individuals who come to the FH section meeting who are not current FH section members. Join us!

Resources for SNPs

At the FH section meeting, our Students and New Professional (SNP) Representative Carolyn Sutter, Ph.D., shared a tip sheet to help guide SNP searching for nonacademic jobs. Last year, Brianna Routh, Ph.D., M.P.H., RD, former SNP representative, shared tips for searching for postdoc positions.