The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University and the Novak Djokovic Foundation announced today that four Harvard doctoral students have been awarded the Djokovic Science and Innovation Fellowship for the 2019-20 academic year. Each Fellow will receive a grant to support their independent dissertation research.The Center and the Novak Djokovic Foundation launched the Djokovic Fellowship in 2016, with the aim of creating a new generation of leaders who will leverage science for innovation in early childhood policy and practice settings to make research actionable. The fellowship program fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and builds each fellow’s capacity to design, conduct, and translate research into practices and policies that will improve outcomes for children facing adversity.The 2019-2020 Djokovic Science and Innovation FellowsJacob Beckerman is a doctoral candidate in population health sciences, a program offered by the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) in collaboration with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His research interests lie in early childhood nutrition, obesity prevention, and the social determinants of health. His current research focuses on the timing of weight gain in early childhood to inform when is best to intervene, as well as the relationship between neighborhood context and early childhood obesity. Beckerman is also investigating the impacts of a peer-led health promotion program for the parents of preschool-aged children in low-income communities. Jacob received a B.S. in biology with a minor in Spanish from Georgetown University, and an M.P.H. in community health sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles. His mentor will be Kirsten Davison, Donald and Sue Pritzker Associate Professor of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan Departments of Nutrition and Social and Behavioral Sciences.Emily Hanno is a doctoral candidate in education policy and program evaluation, a program offered by the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) in collaboration with GSAS. Through her research, she seeks to unpack the processes of common professional development interventions aimed at improving caregiver practices, to understand what about coaching interventions works and what doesn’t. Hanno received a B.A. in economics and international relations from Tufts University, and an Ed.M. in human development and psychology from HGSE. Her mentor will be Center-affiliated faculty member Dana Charles McCoy, assistant professor of education at HGSE.Gabriel Schwartz is a doctoral candidate in population health sciences, a program offered by GSAS in collaboration with the Chan School of Public Health. His research in social epidemiology examines links between neighborhoods, social policy, and racial and health inequities. Currently, Schwartz’s work explores the impact of eviction on children’s well-being and the relation between discriminatory policing regimes and birth outcomes. Gabriel received a B.A. in human biology and sociology from Brown University. His mentor will be Lisa Berkman, Director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Director of the Ph.D. Program in Population Health Sciences, and Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Epidemiology, and Global Health and Population at the Chan School of Public Health.Michele Zemplenyi is a doctoral candidate in biostatistics, a program offered by GSAS in collaboration with the Chan School of Public Health. Her research examines the intersections of genomics, environmental science, and children’s health. Michele wants to explore how prenatal exposure to toxins can affect long-term health outcomes for children. Michele received a A.B. in statistics and a Secondary Field in chemistry from Harvard College, and an A.M. in biostatistics from Harvard University. Her mentor will be Brent Coull, Professor of Biostatistics, Associate Chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the Chan School of Public Health.
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra escaped San Miguel Beer, 87-83, to move a game away from winning the title in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Scottie Thompson buried the clutch jumper off of Justin Brownlee’s bailout pass that put the Gin Kings ahead, 84-83, with 36 seconds left in the game.ADVERTISEMENT San Miguel had a chance to tie the game with 23 seconds left but mustered a couple of ill-advised three-pointers with the first one being Arwind Santos’ 30-foot heave and the next one was Chris Ross’ attempt that got called as an out of bounds violation when he stepped on the sideline.Thompson finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds for Ginebra while Brownlee had 18 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and four blocks but struggled to get the ball to the basket hitting on an 8-of-21 clip.Renaldo Balkman had a game-high 34 points and 20 rebounds while Fajardo had 23 points and 11 rebounds.Ginebra will shoot for the crown on Wednesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms June Mar Fajardo gave San Miguel the 83-78 lead with a one-handed hammer on the face of Thompson with 3:15 left in the game but this became the eventual prelude to the Ginebra comeback.“We made the stops when we had to and Justin made a couple of nice plays down the stretch, and we pulled it off,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone. “It’s one of the toughest games I’ve played in the Finals.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We got that crucial Game 5 but we got to make sure we just don’t win the battle and lose the war because the war’s still out there.”Thompson, not done with his huge jumper that gave Ginebra the lead, would put the Gin Kings up 86-83 with an open layup in transition. MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View comments ‘Competitive’ PH team bound for Asian Games LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals PLAY LIST 01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’