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Community health program boosts child vaccinations in remote areas of Madagascar

URBANA, Ill. – Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world and access to health care is limited for many people. Childhood vaccinations are a crucial component of preventative care, but vaccination rates remain below the World Health Organization’s goal of reaching 95% of children.

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Study explores challenges, opportunities of community participatory research

URBANA, Ill. — Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is an approach that connects academic researchers with community partners to inform project development. Where traditional research is often done “to” people, treating them as subjects with no agency, CBPR is a cooperative process incorporating the knowledge and direction of community members.

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Long receives honorary doctorate from University of Essex

“I have been lucky enough to receive a few awards throughout my career, but none is more special to me than this.”

The founding plant scientist at the University of Essex, Steve Long returned to Colchester on Friday to receive an honorary doctoral degree.

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Cardoso named to board of the American Dairy Science Association

URBANA, Ill. — The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) has announced new board members to advance its mission to sustain and grow the global dairy industry.

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Oldest US agricultural plots go digital: 130+ years of data now online

URBANA, Ill. – In 1876, when University of Illinois professor Manly Miles established the Morrow Plots, he couldn’t have imagined the plots would become the oldest continuous agricultural experiment in the Western Hemisphere. Nor could he imagine, more than a century before the dawn of the internet, that the plots’ data would be digitized and made available online to scientists, students, and educators around the world.

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Bollero named College of ACES dean

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Germán Bollero will be the next dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. The appointment takes effect April 16. Bollero’s title will be dean designate until board approval.

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