Upcoming Brown Bag Seminars

HCRC Brown Bag Research Seminars are monthly presentations that are open to the public. They allow opportunities for experts in their fields to present on varying topics related to early childhood development, policy, and social isues throughout the academic year.

Childhood obesity prevention

Noon, Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in Room 215 at Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Nancy Sherwood from the Obesity Prevention Center at the University of Minnesota will present "The NET-Works Trial: Linking families, communities and primary care to prevent obesity in preschool-age children."

The NET-Works (Now Everybody Together for Amazing and Healthful Kids) study is one of four obesity prevention and/or treatment trials that are part of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development-funded Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment (COPTR) Consortium. The goal of NET-Works is to design an intervention that integrates strategies that promote healthy eating, activity patterns, and positive parenting into existing organizations and community-based programmatic initiatives utilized, trusted and valued by parents. To this end, the multi-component, multi-setting intervention includes home visiting, parenting classes (based on the ECFE model), pediatric primary care, and neighborhood connections. More than 500 racially/ethnically diverse and low-income two- to four-year-old children and their parent or primary caregiver were randomized to the multi-component intervention or to a usual care comparison group for a three-year period. 

College completion and labor force transition

Noon, Tuesday, October 17 in Room 215 at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Alessia Leibert from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development will present "Which paths of school and work lead students to success after graduation? A close look at the labor market outcomes of recent Minnesota graduates."

Social impact bonds

Noon, Tuesday, November 14 in Room 180 at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Judy Temple, professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, will present "Social impact bonds and Pay for Success for scaling education and human services bonds."