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


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


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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Dietetics Program


The American Dietetic Association defines dietetics as “the science and art of applying the principles of nutrition to health.” The Registered Dietitian (RD) credential is required for most careers that involve providing nutritional care to individuals and groups.

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Historical Textiles and Apparel Collection


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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