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Congratulations and farewell to Samantha Nagy, who will be leaving CTBScience to begin her journey toward her PhD at the University of Arizona's Clinical Psychology program. 

Dr. Julia Sheffler and Celina Meyers were featured on the FSU Honors Program Page to highlight the collaboration that takes place here at CTBS as part of Celina’s matriculation as a Psychology major here at FSU!

The mission of the Center for Translational Behavioral Science at Florida State University is to promote public health and health equity using a sustainable team science approach for the development and wide spread implementation of meaningful interventions through a continuous cycle of interaction between basic behavioral and biomedical scientists, translational researchers, treatment providers, and the communities we Serve.

View Dr. Zhe He's recorded lectures of the biomedical informatics lectures being given throughout the summer.

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Dr. Scott Pickett, a core faculty member at CTBScience, was recently awarded the Equipment and Infrastructure Enhancement Grant (EIEG) from the FSU Council on Research and Creativity for his proposal, "The Development of a Sleep Laboratory to Increase Collaboration and Research Funding through the Acquisition of Sleep Assessment Equipment."

CTBScience hosted a table at the 2020 Instilling Hope Conference at the Florida State University Turnbull Conference Center on March 11, 2020. CTBScience used this opportunity to participate in the trauma and resiliency focused event to nurture partnerships with other agencies and community partners, and to highlight ongoing research. Samantha Nagy, MS, also was a presenter at the conference, highlighting Dr. Scott Pickett and the STEP Research Program's SOLAR implementation, a trauma focused intervention aimed at assisting those in the community impacted by Hurricane Michael.

We are pleased to congratulate CTB Science's Methods Core Lead, Dr. Zhe He, PhD, as he has recently been awarded the promotion to Associate Professor with tenure! Congratulations and a job well done!

Online Ahead of Print: Dr. Ennis’ manuscript “Therapeutic writing as a tool to facilitate therapeutic process in the context of living with HIV: A case study examining partner loss,” has been accepted for publication in a special edition on HIV and Psychotherapy in the APA Journal Psychotherapy. This work presented a unique opportunity to delve into therapeutic writing as an adjunct process tool using a single case study design. For people with HIV/AIDS (PWHA), partner loss has unique factors that complicate the grieving process and can lead to prolonged bereavement.

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Scott Pickett, faculty at the CTBScience, is collaborating with faculty in Biomedical Science (Gregg Stanwood) and Art Education (Therese Van Lith) to develop and test a Mindfulness-based Art Therapy protocol. The psychological and biobehavioral effectiveness of the protocol for the reduction of stress and anxiety will be examined.
Image credit: Scott Pickett, faculty at CTBScience

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