Rachel Micol Accepts Postdoc at the Boston VA!

Rachel Micol (presently at the Boston VA on internship) recently accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the Boston VA for next year! It is a one-year clinical postdoctoral position for the PTSD track at the VA Boston Healthcare System. The position allows for advanced training in the integration of various approaches to PTSD treatment and to the treatment of other trauma-related and comorbid disorders. Clinical training is split between two VA Boston clinical programs affiliated with the VA National Center for PTSD: the PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) and the Women’s Stress Disorder Treatment Team (WSDTT), which allows for provision of clinical services in a population diverse on all sociodemographic characteristics. In addition to provision of direct clinical care, the fellowship offers unique training opportunities related to administration, supervision, and consultation. Further, fellows have the opportunity to engage in research through the VA National Center for PTSD Behavioral Science Division (BSD) and/or Women’s Health Sciences Division (WHSD).

All of us here in TRAPT are incredibly proud of Rachel!

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Ashley Clausen Accepts Postdoc at Duke University!

Ashley Clausen (currently on internship at the Durham VAMC) recently accepted a wonderful postdoctoral fellowship at Brain Imaging Analysis Center at Duke University Medical Center.

When asked about the fellowship, Ashley wrote: “I will be completing this fellowship in order to specialize in neuroimaging techniques to assess relationships between PTSD and neurological health, including traumatic brain injury, in veteran populations. I will also be examining the impact of PTSD on physical health including biomarkers of subclinical disease. Understanding how PTSD may relate to biomarkers such as inflammation will help optimize PTSD treatment to reduce the impact of PTSD on physical health. My primary role as a fellow will be research dissemination, grant writing, as well as developing my own line of research and establish a career as an independent clinical scientist in the fields of neuroscience, trauma and health psychology.”

Congratulations on this amazing fellowship, Ashley! All of us here at TRAPT are so proud of you!

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Jim Scholl Matches to Boston University School of Medicine!

Our very own Jim Scholl is headed to The Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at the Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine for his internship! His training site has a primary mission of training multiculturally oriented psychologists to work with inner-city, low income and racially/ethnically diverse populations. We’re so proud of Jim and despite being sad to see him go this summer, we’ll be excited to see all the great things he accomplishes!

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TRAPT Travels to ISTSS

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!

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Jess LaPlant to Receive the Fabulous Five Award

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!!

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Hannah Cole to Receive Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award AND Outstanding Senior Award!

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!

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Chelsea Cogan elected Vice Chair of Student Section for ISTSS

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!

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Jim Scholl Successfully Proposes His Dissertation!

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!

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Dr. Rachel Micol Defends Her Dissertation!

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!

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Dr. Jenn Steward defends her dissertation!

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!!!

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