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Cover of ECERS 3rd edition
May 7, 2021
What do young children truly need to succeed? This is the question that veteran UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) investigators Thelma Harms, Dick Clifford, and Debby Cryer have spent five decades asking and answering.
Betsy Ayankoya
May 3, 2021
Each year, the University recognizes people and groups that have given their time and effort to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at Carolina and in our surrounding community—this work is vital as we build our community together. FPG's Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Betsy Ayankoya, is the recipient of the UNC 2021 Staff Diversity Award.
Samantha Garcia Cruz
April 26, 2021
When Samantha Garcia Cruz transferred to UNC-Chapel Hill two years ago, she was looking for research experience to complement her studies in psychology. She connected with Cathi Propper, PhD, and found a lab that fit her interests and made her feel supported as a student and recognized as an emerging researcher with a talent for community-based research.
April 22, 2021
Kirsten Kainz, PhD, is a research professor at the UNC School of Social Work and a Faculty Fellow at FPG. Prior to that, she held various roles at FPG, and she has spent both her career as a scientist and personal life as an advocate working to create a more equitable world for children who are part of underserved and underrepresented communities.