Human Development and Family Sciences

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Cutting-Edge Research Across the Life Course

Dr. Deborah Jacobvitz reflects on the exciting research being conducted by HDFS faculty and why HDFS at UT-Austin is among the the nation’s best interdisciplinary departments.

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Nutritional Sciences

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Researchers Work to Improve Treatment for Pediatric Leukemia

Researchers at DPRI, working closely with doctors, seek ways to improve treatment for children diagnosed with two common forms of pediatric leukemia.

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Textiles and Apparel

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UT in NYC: You Are Here

Textile and Apparel students are guided by Iris Apfel as they navigate the constellation of career opportunities through the UT in NYC capstone experience.

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Priscilla Pond Flawn Child and Family Laboratory

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Nurturing roots for life-long learning. The Child and Family Laboratory provides a high quality early childhood experience to children ages 18 months through 6 years of age. We provide educational and training opportunities for our university students through observation and interaction in the classrooms.

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Dell Pediatric Research Institute

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The Dell Pediatric Research Institute (DPRI) is The University of Texas at Austin’s new state-of-the-art medical research facility that will advance understanding of childhood diseases and disorders and help take pediatric care in Central Texas to a new level.

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Historical Textiles and Apparel Collection

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The Division of Textiles and Apparel, School of Human Ecology, holds a collection of over 5,000 textile and apparel items. Artifacts date from an 1820 empire bodice in mint condition to 1980s women’s daytime and evening apparel and accessories.

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