NICHD Podcast Round-up

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NICHD podcasts provide a window into research that goes beyond descriptions in news releases. Learn about NICHD research and what the findings might mean for you, your family, and your community. Here's a round-up of some recent podcasts.illustration of microphone

  • Youth Violence (12/16/2013)
    In a recent podcast on youth violence, guests discussed bullying and other types of youth violence, environmental and biological risk factors, characteristics of effective interventions, and tips for parents and caregivers to help prevent or stop youth violence.   

    Guests included Dr. Valerie Maholmes, Chief of the NICHD's Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch; Dr. Layla Esposito, a Program Director in the NICHD's Child Development and Behavior Branch; and Dr. James Blair, Chief of the Unit on Affective Cognitive Neuroscience at the National Institute of Mental Health.

    On the subject of how to stop youth violence, Dr. Maholmes stated, "This is a public health problem, and if we look at youth violence like a public health problem, then we will solve it in that way. We will address it in that way, and we will draw on the research from multiple disciplines to help us get down to the root of some of these challenges."

    Listen: Podcast: December 2013 NICHD Research Perspectives (MP3 - 18 MB)

    Read the transcript: Transcript: December 2013 NICHD Research Perspectives
  • Stress and Health of New Parents (02/28/2014)
    In a recent Research Developments podcast, Dr. Chris Dunkel Shetter from UCLA and Mr. Peter Shafer from the New York Academy of Medicine talked about their ongoing NICHD-supported study of stress in new parents, across income and racial lines. The study includes 2,500 mothers and approximately 1,500 fathers—African American, Latino, and white—from five different sites in the United States. All families were followed during the first year of their new child's life.

    "We found, first, that the poor individuals of all ethnicities had much higher stress of multiple kinds than did those who were less poor," explained Dr. Dunkel Shetter. However, she went on to note that "the African Americans still had relatively higher rates of stress with higher income, compared to the whites."

    Given that result, however, a surprise finding was that among the three racial ethnic groups, whites felt more stress from being poor than the other two groups.

    Listen: Podcast: Stress response varies by race, ethnicity (MP3 - 4 MB)

    Read the transcript: Transcript: Stress response varies by race, ethnicity

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Originally Posted: May 13, 2014


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