Child & Family Research Network


Spring 2022

We will still hold the virtual meetings shared previously, and have also added a few co-sponsored events this semester. Note that our first event has been moved from February 23 to March 2 in order to allow faculty in HHS to attend a recently-called Faculty Assembly. Finally, stay tuned for a co-sponsored event in late April with the Institute of Community and Economic Engagement. 

  • CFRN Writing Group
    Wednesdays @ 1-4 P.M. OR Thursdays 1-3 P.M.

    Interested in setting aside time in your weekly calendar to write? Want to connect with other CFRN faculty to support each other and build community? Join our writing group! We have faculty from across the university and it has been wonderful to connect with folks and hear what they are working on.

    Two meeting times this semester – join one or both!

    Please email Gaby ( if you are interested in joining.

  • Science Talk: Communicating your science with the media, podcasters, and others
    3/2/22 @ 2:30-4 P.M.

    We will have two experts who will help our research shine when talking with folks about our work. Eden Bloss, Interim Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for External Communications, and Dave DeWitt, Feature News Editor from WUNC, North Carolina Public Radio, will provide us with tips, and resources, and answer our questions. See attached flyer.

  • Research and Teaching: When the classroom is the “lab”
    3/17/22 @ 12:30-2 P.M.

    CFRN panel discussion. We will be joined by Provost Storrs as we discuss best practices and strategies to involve graduate and undergraduate students synergistically in all aspects of the research process – from designing studies to collecting data and writing up results. Drs. Gabriela Livas Stein and Aileen Reid will share their experiences and successes at integrating students in research – and Dr. Lee Phillips will talk about resources and opportunities at UNCG.


  • Writing Your Next Chapter: How to find your mojo at mid-career
    3/25/22 @ 9:30-11:30 A.M.

    CFRN is partnering with Spartans ADVANCE and the Rise Network to co-sponsor a National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Workshop. See attached flyer.

  • You got that grant! Now what? How to prepare for post-grant success
    4/11/22 @ 12-1:30 P.M.

    Come meet Chinaemeze “Kelsey” Okoro, UNCG Research Navigator, to talk all things post-grant. We will also hear from Barbara Hemphill, Executive Director Research and Engagement Management, Hannah Hawks, Post-Award Research Administrator – HHS Office of Research, and Dr. Laurie Wideman, Safrit-Ennis Distinguished Professor in Kinesiology. Learn how different folks on campus facilitate post-award activities and how to identify the supports that you need to make the first months of your grant a success.


Fall 2021

We will have three virtual meetings this semester.

  • CFRN Writing Group
    Mondays @ 2-5 p.m.

    Interested in setting aside time in your weekly calendar to write? Want to connect with other CFRN faculty to support each other and build community? Join our writing group!

    Email if you are interested in joining.

  • Remembering your why: Showing grace to yourself and staying connected
    9/21/21 @ 12-1:30 P.M.

    Join Dr. Andrea Hunter and CFRN members to reflect on why we do the work we do, and how to continue to do so during challenging times.

  • How do you build relationships in the community – working beyond community agencies
    10/19/21 @ 12-1:30 P.M.

    Panel discussion, co-sponsored by the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement. Drs. Emily Janke, Kathleen Edwards, Sharon Morrison, Sudha Shreeniwas, and Laura Gonzalez will discuss building community partnerships.


  • Building Collaborative Teams and Conducting Ethical Research in the Spirit of 2044: The Complexity of Conducting Research in Communities of Color
    11/9/21 @ 3:30-5 P.M.

    Drs. Margaret O’Brien Caughy (Department of Human Development and Family Science, University of Georgia), Suzanne M. Randolph Cunningham (Research and Evaluation Division, The MayaTech Corporation), and Esther Calzada (Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin) share their experiences and vision.


Spring 2021

  • Learning as a Cultural Process: Insights from Mayan Families

    Dr. Barbara Rogoff. Talk in partnership with CCHD.

    see talk:

  • Diverse Paths to Well-being, Resiliency, and High Vulnerability: Interrogating Du Boisian Insights Instrumental to Developmental Science

    Dr. Beale Spencer. Talk in partnership with CCHD

    see talk:

  • Building an Interdisciplinary Grant Submission on Campus
    3/3/21 @ 3:30-5 P.M.

    CFRN panel discussion.

    Recording access coming soon. 

  • Discrimination, Context, and Health
    3/22/21 @ 3:30-5 P.M.

    Dr. Mayra Bámaca-Colbert, Dr. Glorisa Canino, and Dr. Shawn Jones panel discussion.

  • Methodological Support and Building a Grant on Campus
    4/12/21 @ 3:30-5 P.M.

    CFRN panel discussion.

  • Culture and Child Development: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives
    5/3/21 @ 2-3:15 P.M.

    Dr. Cynthia Garcia Coll.