Rutgers University-Camden Celebrates Women's History Month

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CAMDEN, N.J. -

March is Women's History Month and all month long, Rutgers University-Camden will be holding a series of events to celebrate women's achievements.

On Tuesday, March 6th, the members of the campus community welcomed Meghan Gillen, an associate professor at Penn State University, to discuss her research focusing on body image and adolescent and emerging adults' development.

Gillen says being able to help others learn how to achieve a positive body image and feel better about themselves is what her research is all about.

"Sometimes hearing about research and what works can be inspirational for people," said Gillen. "So if that helps even just one person think differently about what they like about their bodies or what they can do to feel better about their bodies, then that does make me happy."

Gillen was recently featured in the U.S. News & World Report article "6 Myths About the Freshmen 15."

She is also collaborating with two former Rutgers students on a manuscript about behavioral inhibition, reward sensitivity and body image.

To learn more about their Women's History Month events, visit camden.rutgers.edu. 

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