- Doctoral Student Joyce Lee was awarded a Faculty Allies for Diversity Learning Community’s Summer 2017 Manuscript Writing Fellowship ($2,000).
- Doctoral Student Joyce Lee was awarded a Rackham Training Award to take Bayesian Modeling for the Social Sciences at the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research’s 2017 Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.
- Doctoral Student Joyce Lee was awarded an Institute for Social Research-Rackham Summer 2017 Training Award.
- Muzi Lin, undergraduate student in the Parenting in Context Research Lab, presented a poster titled "The transition to fatherhood: Examination of Men's expectations and preparation" at the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Annual Research Spring Symposium at the University of Michigan Union.
- Joyce Lee, doctoral student in the Parenting in Context Research Lab, presented a paper titled "Coparenting quality predicts low-income residential fathers’ involvement with their young children" at the 2017 Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) in Austin, TX.
- Dr. Lee participated as a discussant at a round table organized by Dr. Twila Tardif, titled "Conversation roundtable on using technology- and non-technology based interventions in underserved communities and families" at the 2017 Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) meeting in Austin, TX.
- Dr. Lee gave an invited presentation on the topic of "Working with community agencies to establish father interventions" at the Fathers and Families: New Perspectives and Future Directions Preconference Meeting, at the 2017 meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) in Austin, TX.
- Dr. Lee named as a 2017 Society for Social Work and Research Fellow.
- Dr. Lee awarded grant ($108,348) from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, for the Healthy Start Engaged Father Program.
- Dr. Lee and her colleagues had two papers and a conversation roundtable accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD), to take place in April 2017 in Austin, TX.
- Dr. Lee's research on Michigan's emergency management law is cited in Dr. Paul Mohai's testimony on environmental justice, presented to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission during their hearings on the Flint water crisis.
- Dr. Lee and second year doctoral student Joyce Lee's study, Caring is Masculine: Stay-at-Home Fathers and Masculine Identity, published in Psychology of Men & Masculinity and featured on the American Psychological Association Division 51 blog.
- Dr. Lee and her colleagues had three papers accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work & Research (SSWR), to take place in January 2017 in New Orleans:
- Lee, S.J., Singh, V., Walsh, T., & Tolman, R. What young men know about babies, and why it matters.
- Walsh, T., Tolman, R., Lee, S.J., & Singh, V. (2017). Expectant fathers’ presence at ultrasound: Opportunity for engagement.
- Altschul, I., & Lee, S.J. (2017). Longitudinal cross-lagged associations between maternal spanking and child aggression are not moderated by race, although levels of spanking differ among racial groups.
- Dr. Lee led the planning for the University of Michigan School of Social Work 2015 Fauri Lecture on Innovative Service Delivery Models for Child Welfare: Promoting Positive Father Engagement. Dr. Jay Fagan, Director of the Fatherhood Research Practice Network (FRPN) gave the keynote address on "The Quest for Innovative and Effective Programs for Low-Income Fathers." Guest speakers including Dr. Cleo Caldwell from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Murray Davis from Matrix Human Services and Mike Kildee from Genesee Intermediate School District. More information on the event is featured here.