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2023 Jerome Richfield Memorial Scholar: Myriam Forster

February 1, 2023

Myriam ForsterCSUN's Research & Sponsored Programs has announced that Myriam Forster (Health Sciences/Public Health) has been named the 2023 Jerome Richfield Memorial Fellow.

Forster's work focuses on the role of early life course adversity in adolescent and young adult health outcomes. One significant adversity, familial incarceration, impacts millions of US children: predominantly youth of color and youth living in low-income communities. Forster’s lecture will discuss the impact of familial incarceration on youth and communities; summarize preliminary findings from the evaluation of a unique, arts-based socio-emotional learning program tailored to meet the needs of youth whose families interact with the justice system; and highlight the promise of university-community partnerships for public health research and practice, and the training opportunities they provide.

The Richfield Memorial Fellow celebrates a CSUN faculty member engaged in high-quality, high-impact research. Myriam Forster will present a lecture in the spring semester (Scheduled for April 5th, 3 pm to 5 pm in the Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room) as part of the Provost Colloquium Series.

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Chris Sanford/Associate Vice President, Research and Sponsored Programs