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.
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
Dr. Sheffler's undergraduate research assistant, Celina Meyer, presented her research at the 2019 President's Showcase. Celina presented her research on Adverse Childhood Experiences and its effects on emotion regulation and executive functioning in adulthood. Celina's research was supported by an IDEA grant awarded by FSU's Center for undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement.
Grant title: The Adherence Promotion with Person-Centered Technology (APPT) Project: Promoting Adherence to Enhance the Early Detection and Treatment of Cognitive Decline.
Dr. Julia Sheffler and three other FSU faculty have been awarded ISL Planning Grants from the Institute for Successful Longevity. Dr. Sheffler's project aims to translate findings on ketogenic diet and Alzheimer's disease into a new behavioral intervention to prevent Alzheimer's using the NIH ORBIT model for early phase translational behavioral studies. Dr. Sheffler will work with co-PI Greg Hajcak, Ph.D., of the departments of Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience, and Psychology.
Sylvie Naar, described as a “force of nature” by her department head in the College of Medicine, has been hired to direct FSU’s new Center for Translational Behavioral Research.
Faculty researchers at Florida State University upped the mark this past fiscal year, bringing in $226 million — $16 million more than last year.
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