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NIH funds Mills-Koonce study of LGBTI family formation

Posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 by UNCG Research.

Repost from Campus Weekly

Dr. William Mills-Koonce (Human Development and Family Studies) received new funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the project “Integrating Demography and Biosocial Stress Models of LGBTI Family Formation.” Although there is high interest in the demography and welfare of families headed by lesbian and gay (LG) parents, there is currently limited longitudinal research on LG families or the transition to LG parenthood, the abstract says. This training and pilot research will provide him with the skills, experience, and preliminary data necessary to establish an independent research program on the topic.