- Rare-Earth Elements Discovered In Georgia Kaolin Mines, Study Finds The high-density minerals in the Georgia kaolin mines are potential sources of rare-earth elements, including the heavy rare-earth elements that are in high demand for many important uses and are mostly imported to the United States from China, according to a study led by Georgia State University and Thiele Kaolin Co.News
- Panther Profile: Devin McCoy, A Heart Disease Survivor Who Strives To Make Medicine Safer Medical problems nearly prevented her from earning a college degree. Now Devin McCoy plans to use her own experiences to help pharmaceutical companies better educate patients.News
- Study: Early Detection Of Epilepsy In Children Possible With Deep Learning Computer Science Technique Early detection of the most common form of epilepsy in children is possible through “deep learning,” a new machine learning tool that teaches computers to learn by example, according to a new study that includes researchers from Georgia State University.News
- Researcher Gets Grant To Study Materials Moving Through Tiny Spaces Dr. Gangli Wang, professor of chemistry at Georgia State University, has received a three-year, $485,263 federal grant to study how nanostructured materials, or materials with hollow structures on the nanometer scale, affect how other substances pass through them.News
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About the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development
The Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development is a university-level research center at Georgia State University committed to promoting the health, safety and well-being of children, adults and families through research, service, education, training and advocacy. The center emphasizes bringing scientific innovation into the everyday lives of people and their communities through translational and implementation research.
Dr. Kathleen Baggett, Interim Director of the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development, is an associate professor in the Division of Health Promotion and Behavior in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. Within the Mark Chaffin Center, she directs research on promoting nurturing care practices of parents and other caregivers that foster infant and toddler social-emotional health and development.
She obtained a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas. She then completed a clinical postdoctoral internship in child and family psychology, followed by a U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Kansas. Baggett continued on at KU’s Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, where she was promoted to research professor and senior scientist before joining Georgia State University in 2016.Read more about Baggett
Promoting the health, safety, well-being, and contributions of children, adults, and families through research, service, education, training, and advocacy.
The Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development is home to:
- The Center for Leadership in Disability, translating research into sustainable community practices that contribute to independent, self-determined, inclusive and productive lives for people with disabilities and their families;
- The National SafeCare Training and Research Center, implementing nationwide the SafeCare model, an evidence-based home visitation family support program that has been shown to reduce child maltreatment among families with a history for maltreatment or with risk factors for maltreatment; and
- Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, focused on changing the way our nation thinks about prevention, focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur.