In August 2021, Dr. Capron chaired and presented a session on Mental Health Disparities at the inaugural Mississippi Health Disparities Conference in Biloxi, MS. Fellow presenters included friends of the lab: Dr. Amanda Raines (New Orleans VA), Dr. Michael Nadorff (Mississippi State), and former USM graduate student Dr. Claire Houtsma (New Orleans VA).
The ATRP took a trip to Tallahassee, FL and Florida State University for the 3rd FSU Developing Scholars Summit! Students were given feedback on projects from Dr. Brad Schmidt (FSU), Dr. Greg Hajcak (FSU), Dr. Brian Albanese (Auburn), Dr. Richard Macatee (Auburn), soon to be Dr. Keenan Joyner (California-Berkeley), and more. Some pictures below and on the Social page.
Congrats to Aleks Karnick on his first-author paper “Substance use and suicide outcomes among self-injured trauma patients" published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Check it out here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/…/artic…/pii/S0376871621004014
Congratulations to Brian Bauer (PI), Aleks Karnick (Co-PI), and Dr. Capron (Co-I) for their $29,984 pilot innovation grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). The project, titled "Personalizing Nudges: Towards Precision Messaging for Suicide Prevention," will incorporate behavioral economic strategies to encourage treatment seeking with data segmentation and targeted messaging.
Congratulations to Clinical Psychology PhD students Aleks Karnick (PI), Nicole Caulfield (Co-I), and Allie Bond (Co-I) along with Dr. Capron (Co-I), who were awarded a $5,500 external research grant from the New Jersey Center for Gun Violence Research! The grant will pay for access to the Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System dataset that will allow the research team to conduct geographically weighted analyses related to suicide.
Congratulations to ATRP third-year student Nikki Caulfield (and mentor Dr. Capron) who has been awarded a $2,000 dissertation grant from the Military Suicide Research Consortium! Nikki’s project is titled “A Network Analysis Examining Dissociation and Suicide Risk in Military Veterans”
Our very own Ava Fergerson was selected to be featured in Grad Impact for her thesis work on understanding suicidal ideation in sexual assault survivors. Congratulations on this accomplishment, Ava!
Check out the article here: https://cgsnet.org/gradimpact-expanding-our-understanding...
Congratulations to Brian Bauer on being inducted to the USM Hall of Fame! This is a huge accomplishment! We are so proud.
Congratulations to Ava Fergerson and Nikki Caulfield for presenting paper presentations at AAS. Great presentations.
We are proud to announce that two of our undergraduate ATRP members were awarded an Eagle Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) Grant! These competitive awards are a huge accomplishment!
Congratulations to Amber Gilbert on her project “One Mighty Sepulcher”: Measuring the effect of coping strategies on death anxiety, and Alexis Bailey on her project "The Effect of Cell Phone Usage on Cognitive Processes."
Congratulations to Brian Bauer for being awarded a National Research Service Award (F31) from the National Institute for Mental Health!
ATRP winning 2 of 3! Congrats Nikki and Ava on winning 66% of the Peggy Jean Connor Awards across the entire University!:
Nicole Caulfield for “Understanding the Effects of Teaching Sexual Education and Consent on Suicide Risk in a Female College Sample” $1000. Ava K. Fergerson for “Exploring the Influence of Sexual-Violence-Supportive Norms in Sexual Minority Survivors of Sexual Assault” $1000
Two more ATRP members are moving on: Congrats to Brian Bauer for matching at University of Illinois at Chicago Med School and Nicole Smith for matching at the Houston VA Hospital!
Congratulations to Brian Bauer for winning the Clinical Psychology Research Excellence Award for 2020-21!
Congratulations to third year, Nikki Caulfield, who successfully defended her thesis on dissociation as a facilitator of suicide risk using Virtual Reality!
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