Latest Comer School Development Program News
Thirty-nine Yale Child Study Center community members were recognized this spring for long-term service to the University.
- May 16, 2023
Yale Child Study Center Maurice Falk Professor James Comer, MD, MPH was selected as one of five scholars to receive an honorary degree from the University of Chicago in June.
- February 08, 2023Source: UChicago News
YCSC Professor James Comer will receive the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Chicago in June 2023.
- May 28, 2022
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.
- June 11, 2019
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.
- January 14, 2019
The Comer School Development Program (SDP) at the Yale Child Study Center and its work to support the whole student are cited as an exemplary approach to supporting students’ social, emotional, and academic development in a report released by a prestigious national commission.
- November 25, 2018Source: New Haven Register
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.
- November 13, 2018
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.
- April 25, 2018
Dr. James P. Comer will deliver the Graduate Commencement keynote address for the Southern Connecticut State University School of Arts and Sciences and School of Education on May 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm.
- March 15, 2018
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.