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Portrait of Childhood Education Pioneer James Comer Unveiled at Yale

For more than 50 years, Comer’s pioneering work has revolutionized school systems and lifted up their most vulnerable children. The portrait honors his commitment to children, child development, and education, and also celebrates his position as the first African American tenured professor at the university.

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  • Comer Receives APA Disruption-Revitalization Award

    At this year's APA meeting, James Comer, MD, MPH, was presented with an award recognizing him and the Black psychiatrists who disrupted a 1969 meeting of the APA Board to bring attention to the mental health concerns of African Americans.

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  • Comer began movement to educate whole child in 1968

    Educating the whole child, paying attention to students’ social needs, personal development and family issues, is widely accepted as a part of public schools’ mission today. Fifty years ago, that wasn’t the case. Then along came Dr. James Comer.

    Source: New Haven Register
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  • Comer Celebrates 50 Years

    By emphasizing the importance of relationships, empowerment, and community, Dr. James Comer has helped shaped the "how" when it comes to making change happen in development and learning.

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  • New Haven families celebrate parent leaders and learners

    Eighty parents, grandparents, children, and community members gathered in the Cohen Auditorium at the Yale Child Study Center on February 28, 2018 to celebrate the first graduates of the Parents, Partners, and Peers (PPP) program sponsored by the Comer School Development Program (SDP) at the Yale Child Study Center.

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  • James P. Comer, MD recognized for pioneering work

    At a recent convening on the science of learning and development (SoLD) and its implications for education practice and policy, Dr. James P. Comer, the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center, was recognized for his pioneering contributions to the field for nearly 50 years.

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  • Lucia Paolella named to Comer SDP National Faculty

    Lucia Paolella has been named to the Comer School Development Program National Faculty. In this role she will consult to school leaders on developing collaborative culture and climate to support student development, learning, and achievement.

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