Center for Family Resilience
Post Doctoral Training Progam
Michael Merten named Center for Family Resilience Director

OSU Center for Family Resilience


The Center for Family Resilience is a community resource focused on equipping every family to support its members in achieving their fullest personal and social potential.  The center translates scientific knowledge about families and family life into strategies that build individual and family resilience.  Strategies include individual and family programs administered by local human and social service agencies, and state and national policy recommendations to strengthen families.

Shift workers health studied in light spectrum research

Human health is affected by an internal body clock known as a circadian rhythm. These cycles are influenced by light exposure, and when disrupted, circadian rhythms create irregular sleep and wakefulness patterns which can influence a large number of chronic health conditions especially in those who work night or early morning shifts.

OSU Center for Family Resilience August Research Seminar

August 21, 2015
OSU-Tulsa Main Hall 2205, ITLE 105 OSU (Note this is a new Tulsa room, Main not North Hall)
Development of Cooking for Kids: Culinary Training for School Nutrition Professionals Program
Deana Hildebrand, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, OSU

Please join us for lunch at the next Center for Family Resilience Research Seminar.  Dr. Hildebarnd's research focuses on maternal and child nutrition, nutrition education, and obesity prevention.  During the seminar she will discuss the "Cooking for Kids: School Nutrition Culinary Training" project for which she is Principal Investigator.  The project provides knowledge, skills and resources for Oklahoma's school food authorities to implement the revised meal pattern requirements of the Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.  


Minding the Gap project aims to improve academic success for low income children

The College of Human Sciences Center for Family Resilience announces that the George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) board has awarded a second year of funding for the Minding the Gap project. The goal for this program is to improve academic success among children of impoverished families who prefer to keep their children out of early childhood education programs. The children living in these conditions are not well equipped for kindergarten, especially if they are not placed in a high quality early childhood education facility.

Center for Family Resilience Post Doctoral Training Program

The overall goal of the Center for Family Resilience Post Doctoral Training Program (CFR-PDTP) is to prepare a diverse pool of scientists to launch extramurally funded careers focused on translational science that strengthens families.  The CFR-PDTP seeks motivated and visionary doctoral students who are interested in becoming productive and successful independent research investigators.