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Actively engaging in Healthy Schools Program linked to reduced student obesity

Actively engaging in Healthy Schools Program linked to reduced student obesity June 3, 2015:

Schools that participated more in the nationwide Healthy Schools Program saw greater reductions in student obesity, says a new report by UC Berkeley researchers. However, schools that simply enrolled in the program and did not actively participate saw no changes to student health. The researchers evaluated 281 California schools enrolled in the program from 2006 to 2012.

Glaunsinger, Martin named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators

Glaunsinger, Martin named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators May 21, 2015:

Britt Glaunsinger, an associate professor of plant and microbial biology, and Andreas Martin, an associate professor of molecular and cell biology, are the campus’s newest Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, joining 19 other UC Berkeley faculty members whose salaries and a major part of their research are paid for by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Field research: Safety resources, training funds available

Field research: Safety resources, training funds available May 4, 2015:

Do you conduct research or lead trips at field stations or in remote areas? The Office of Environment, Health and Safety is offering matching funds for two-day wilderness first-aid trainings. Details, along with other field-safety resources, are on the EH&S website.