Program Excellence Through Research Grant
Extension Educator Pat Brinkman, Fayette County, was honored recently at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences 2015 annual session, “Tradition to guide us, Knowledge to share, Innovation to succeed.” She was a member of the Live Healthy Live Well team that received third place National and second place Region Program Excellence through Research Award at the conference held November 2-5 in White Sulphur Springs, WV.
In receiving the award, Brinkman was recognized for the team’s six-month follow-up study regarding Live Healthy Live Well. The study assessed sustained behavior change through the adoption of recommended practices. Brickman’s team included Lisa Barlage, Michelle Treber, Cindy Shuster, Cheryl Spires, Carol Chandler, Beth Stefura, Marilyn Rabe and Susan Zies.
The Program Excellence through Research Award recognizes NEAFCS members as both researchers and users of research. This award emphasizes the use of research to improve existing programs or to develop new programs. Brinkman’s commitment to meeting the needs of individuals, families and communities is exemplary. This award is sponsored this year by the NEAFCS membership and awards fund.