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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Hannah Cole to be a William C. Dement Fellow!

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!

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Jenn Steward Accepts Postdoc Position at Houston VAMC

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.

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Rachel and Ashley Have Matched to Their Top Sites!

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!

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Dr. Ashley Clausen Defended Her Dissertation!

Very happy news to report, our very own Ashley Clausen is now Dr. Ashley Clausen after successfully defending her dissertation, “Neural correlates of cardiovascular health in combat veterans”. Here is one of her first pictures ever taken as a PhD! Congratulations on this huge accomplishment!

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Jim Scholl receives prestigious Schweitzer Fellowship!

The U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program immerses students in an experiential learning process designed to develop and sharpen the skills and abilities necessary to become lifelong Leaders in Service: individuals who are dedicated to and skilled in meeting the health needs of underserved populations, and whose example influences and inspires others.

James Scholl is addressing the lack of integrated care for the medical and behavioral health concerns of underserved patients with complex biopsychosocial needs residing in the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood and surrounding areas.  James is facilitating the integration of services and communication between Community Health Connection and the University of Tulsa True Blue Neighbors Behavioral Health Clinic. An integrated system of care would allow for increased health outcomes for at risk populations. He is attempting to create a model of holistic care, while providing a key educational component for trainees from a variety of clinical backgrounds.

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Ashley Clausen successfully proposes her dissertation!

One of our wonderful grad students, Ashley Clausen, successfully proposed her dissertation in the spring. It’s entitled: “Neural correlates of cardiovascular health in combat veterans”. We’re so proud of her and can’t wait to hear the results of her study!

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Rachel Micol Successfully Proposed Her Dissertation!

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Better late than never, but our very own Rachel Micol successfully proposed her dissertation before this summer: “Predicting Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in U.S. Military Service Members”. She is currently collecting data. If you know of anyone (or you yourself) are interested in participating, please go here. Congratulations on proposing, Rachel!

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K.Miller accepts post-doc at the National Center for PTSD in Palo Alto!

Our very own Katherine Miller accepted a prestigious post-doctoral position at the National Center for PTSD in Palo Alto. It is a full time two-year postdoctoral VA/Stanford Advanced Fellowship position in Mental Health Research and Treatment based at the National Center for PTSD in Palo Alto, CA.  Katherine will be working with a team of mentors from the VA and Stanford on a variety of projects surrounding trauma-related nightmares and other sleep disturbances, as well as entering the world of technology with smart-phone interventions.  She hopes to continue to publish and present findings, and prepare applications to funding agencies for research support.

Katherine will begin her post-doc this year after she finishes up her internship with the Minneapolis VA in Minnesota.

Katherine, you are truly a wonderful scholar and clinician, and the lab is SO PROUD of you! We are so excited to see all that you will do in this new post-doc position! Way to go!!

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TRAPT member accepts post-doctoral research fellowship at the Durham VA!

TRAPT is SO PROUD to announce that our very own Katherine Cunningham recently accepted a post-doctoral research fellowship with the Durham VA Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC; for more information click here). The MIRECC focuses on post-deployment mental health, and Katherine will focus on  posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for the duration of her fellowship.

Katherine will begin her post-doc this year after she finishes up her internship with the Baltimore VA in Maryland.

Congratulations, Katherine – you continue to demonstrate what an incredible scientist-practitioner you are with each success!

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