Kerry Cordan, an investigator and data collection coordinator with CPARG, has joined the team that will lead a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative that was recently funded to the University of South Carolina. Ron Prinz, a professor in the USC Department of Psychology, was awarded an $11.16 million NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant to create the Research Center for Child Well-Being. Michael Beets, a professor in the Department of Exercise Science, will be the Center’s associate director. The center will include 17 researchers from USC and one from UNC Chapel Hill who will conduct research to reduce risk for mental, emotional and behavioral problems and decreasing screen time and increasing physical activity in children from 2 to 10 years old. Kerry Cordan as a member of the COBRE’s clinical trials logistic core as a measurement expert. Her role will be to assist with selection and development of measures for the Center’s projects while providing assistance in measurement logistics and ongoing data collection activities. She will also provide training on measures for the study’s staff. She will split her effort between CPARG and the new COBRE.