Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

Achsah Dorsey Researches Iron Deficiency in Peru with James J. Gallagher Dissertation Award

During her initial pre-dissertation fieldwork in Lima, Achsah Dorsey met with a number of women about their primary health concerns. “Every person I spoke to wanted to know more about anemia and its effect on their children,” she said. With support from FPG’s James J. Gallagher Dissertation Award, Dorsey is helping to solve the critical health issue… Read more »

Singapore Delegation on Early Learning Programs Visits FPG

A delegation from Singapore that included Mr. Tan Chuan-Jin, the country’s Minister for Social and Family Development, traveled to Chapel Hill last month. The delegation met with scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) about high-quality early learning programs. UNC Global joined FPG in welcoming the… Read more »

Samuel L. Odom

Odom Wins International Award for Child Development Research

The Theodor Hellbrugge Foundation has awarded FPG director Samuel L. Odom the 2013 Arnold Lucius Gesell Prize for an outstanding career in the field of child development. Noting Odom’s “extraordinary contributions” in research and service, the foundation presented him with the award at an international conference convened to celebrate the prize. The Gesell Prize carries… Read more »

Dual-Language Learners Make Key Gains in Head Start and Public Pre-K

A comprehensive review of research on young Latino and Spanish-speaking children confirms that widely available public programs are helping dual-language learners make important academic gains. According to scientists at UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, children who have lower English-language abilities than their peers benefit the most from programs like Head Start and public… Read more »

Iheoma Iruka

New Associate Director for Research Enriches FPG’s International Vision

Iheoma Iruka has lived comfortably in Nigeria and experienced poverty in Massachusetts. She has seen the remnants of colonialism in African life and the vestiges of slavery in the United States. She embodies an ongoing, interactive dialogue between very different reaches of the globe—parts of the world that nonetheless have their commonalities, too. Through her… Read more »