Members of the TRAPT lab will be attending ISTSS this year in Chicago. We encourage prospective students to seek us out at various events to discuss interests and gain more information about our lab and the University of Tulsa more broadly.
The University of Tulsa will have a table at the graduate school networking fair immediately following the student luncheon on Friday (11/10) from 1:30-3:30 pm in the State Ballroom.
Additionally, we will be at all author-attended poster sessions, with posters at LUN 247, LUN 248, LUN 249, THU 184, THU 269, and FRI 166.
Please come say hello!
Jess LaPlant, one of our amazing undergrads, was recently nominated for and is set to be awarded the Fabulous Five Award by the University of Tulsa Psychology of Department. This award is given to psychology majors who have the potential for making outstanding contributions to the field of psychology. We’re so proud of you, Jess! Congratulations!!
One of our exceptional undergraduates, Hannah Cole, was nominated and is set to receive the University of Tulsa Department of Psychology Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award AND the Outstanding Senior Award. We’re so proud of Hannah and all she’s accomplished in her time with our lab! Congratulations, Hannah!
Lab manager, Chelsea Cogan, was recently elected to be Vice Chair of the Student Section for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). She will be serving in this position from November 2017-November 2019. In this position, she will be working to increase student involvement in ISTSS, implement student-centric programming during the conference, and open lines of communication between student members of ISTSS and leadership within the organization. Congratulations Chelsea!
Over the summer, Jim Scholl proposed his dissertation: Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in the Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Population: An Examination of Minority Stress Theory.
We’re extremely proud of Jim and can’t wait to see the results of this study!
A huge congratulations to our very own Dr. Rachel Micol for successfully defending her dissertation, “Predicting Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Sexual Minority Veterans.” We are so proud of you and will miss you while you’re off at your internship in Boston!
Jenn Steward, one of our amazing lab members who is currently completing her internship at Bay Pines VA, came back to TU last weekend to defend her dissertation. She successfully defended her dissertation, entitled “Building upon bystander intervention: A multi-component prevention programming approach for university sorority members.” Following her dissertation, we caught her by surprise in the lab with an impromptu celebration. We’re so proud of you, Dr. Jenn Steward!!!
One of our wonderful undergrad students, Hannah Cole, was recently selected to be a William C. Dement Fellow with the Sleep and Chronobiology Summer Behavioral Sciences Research Apprenticeship program at Brown University! She will be working Dr. Mary Carskadon and a team of researchers to study circadian rhythms adolescents and the impact of diet/nutrition on these circadian rhythms.
We’re so excited and proud of her, congratulations Hannah!
A big congratulations to our very own Jenn Steward, who’s currently on internship at Bay Pines VA, who has accepted a postdoc position at the Houston VAMC. It’s a one year clinical post-doctoral fellowship at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston Texas. The position has an emphasis on trauma/PTSD and anxiety disorders and will allow her to receive rich training in a number of different clinical settings, including with the PTSD Clinical Team and inpatient treatment programs for PTSD and trauma-related concerns. In addition to the diverse clinical experiences, the fellowship will offer unique clinical research opportunities and protected research time for the duration of the training year.
Rachel Micol and Ashley Clausen have both matched to their #1 internship sites! Rachel will be at the VA Boston Healthcare System on the PTSD Clinical Team. Ashley will be at the Durham VAMC in the General Track. We celebrated their successful matches on Match Day with Dr. Davis. We’ll be incredibly sad to see them both go this summer, but we can’t wait to see them do great things!