Perseverance of Developmental Science in a Changing World
November 10 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Join a panel of UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) scientists and investigators for a 60-minute panel discussion on how developmental science contributes to academic and community well-being. Developmental science matters in the lives of individuals and communities—and this importance has been especially amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be divided into three 20-minute segments.
First, the panelists will focus on multiple products of developmental science generated here at FPG . These products, all of which emanate from basic research conducted at FPG and UNC or research syntheses conducted at FPG and UNC, will include:
• online modules developed to support families of children with special needs
• implementation practices that support community partners in bringing evidence-based practices to scale
• structured information about schooling during the pandemic targeted for the academic community, policy makers, and general public
• scalable approaches to gathering data in community settings
• specific policy briefs that have been informative to multiple constituencies
Next, panelists will take a step back to present some of the basic science behind these products, to provide a flavor of how to design and conduct research that results in the types of products described in the first segment. The researchers responsible for the products will briefly describe the foundational studies supporting their distribution.
The final segment will describe the process of translating the research into products. Establishing these processes, both within individual research programs as well as within institutional infrastructure, facilitates the translation of basic research into things that matter for individuals and communities. The diverse set of skills required to do this well will be described by FPG panelists. In addition, the panelists will discuss the function of the research-practice-policy pipeline in supporting adaptive responses to challenging times.
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