Feature Stories

Third annual GridIron Chef Contest and Beaver Bowl fun run set for Nov. 21

Show off your cooking skills, grab your running shoes or just come for food, drinks and fun at this year’s annual GridIron Chef Contest and Beaver Bowl fun run Saturday, November 21.

The Science of a Strong Start
Parents, teachers and caregivers will do all they can to ensure that a child's transition into a formal school setting is as successful as possible. There are many factors that help determine this success, but one stands out as foundational to all the rest: executive function.
CPHHS Dean Tammy Bray to step down

Tammy Bray, dean of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and executive dean of the Division of Health Sciences at Oregon State University, announced today that she will step down from her position following a national search for her replacement.

Inside the mind of researcher Rick Settersten

"Life course research reveals both the bright sides and the dark sides of human experience," says CPHHS Professor Rick Settersten. "This fuels the passion I feel around matters of social inequality.”

Inside the mind of researcher Steph Bernell

"Right now, I am interested in exploring the unintended consequences of policies that at first glance might not be viewed as public health policy. My current research links agriculture and forest policy to mental and physical health," says CPHHS associate professor Steph Bernell.

Students learn importance of research through Undergraduate Research Awards Program

CPHHS undergraduate students are learning the importance research has on influencing the health and well-being of the community and beyond through the Undergraduate Research Awards Program (URAP).

OSU teaches Portland’s Hispanic community about healthy eating

The free eight-week class helps participants with the fundamentals of healthy eating such as choosing more vegetables over too many carbohydrates, baking instead of frying and substituting water for soda.

CPHHS faculty to receive $4.6 million in grants for early childhood learning research
Researchers in Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences have been awarded $4.6 million in federal grants to study how to better prepare at-risk children for school.
Preschool kids can have fun building the crucial life skill of self-regulation, research shows
The best predictor of kids' academic success might not be how many letters they recognize by age 3, but how well they plan ahead, pay attention, remember and follow instructions, and control their impulses and emotions.
OSU faculty to receive $4.6 million in grants for early childhood learning research
In all, 15 Early Learning Program grants were awarded; OSU received three of the grants and was the only Oregon institution to receive funding from that program.