Check out the latest updates and accomplishments from our lab!
March - Cece Olin had a poster accepted to the Research Society on Alcoholism. Congrats!!
March - Dr. McDevitt-Murphy, Rebecca Zakarian, Matthew Luciano, CeCe Olin, and Noel Mazzulo had an article accepted to Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse!
March - Sam Leonard accepted an offer to attend the University of Houston Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program starting in the 2019-2020 academic year!
February - Mya Bowen has accepted an offer to join the TCRG lab as our newest doctoral student! Welcome to the lab, Mya!
February - Happy Match Day! Matt Luciano was successfully matched for internship at the San Diego VA Healthcare System/San Diego Consortium! Good luck, Matt!!
December - Rebecca Zakarian had a first-authored journal article accepted at the Journal of Loss and Trauma.
November - Members of the TCRG lab presented their work at the annual conferences of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
August - Dr. McDevitt-Murphy was honored with the Jack and Jane Morris Professorship. Congrats, Meghan!
August - Jessica Tripp graduated with her PhD in clinical psychology. Congratulations, Dr. Tripp!
July - Matt Luciano received the prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Fellowship (F31 grant)! His project is titled, "Reducing hazardous drinking and PTSD-related avoidance through a brief alcohol intervention with an avoidance-focused feedback supplement."
June - Rebecca Zakarian and Sam Leonard both had posters accepted to the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Great job!
June - Matt Luciano had a symposium presentation accepted to the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies titled, "Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Alcohol Misuse: Understanding Comorbidity Through the Lens of Behavioral Economics". He will also be the chair of this symposium!
June - Matt Luciano had a panel presentation accepted to the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies titled, "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Getting into Graduate School and Beyond: Perspectives on Early Career in Traumatic Stress Studies".
June - Cece Olin and Dr. McDevitt-Murphy both had symposium presentations accepted to the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies!
June - Dr. McDevitt-Murphy has started her new position as Director of Clinical Training for the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program!
April - Rebecca Zakarian proposed her thesis, "Understanding PTSD, Aggression, and Shame Among Post-9/11 Veterans".
February - Jessica Tripp accepted a postdoc position at the Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addiction Treatment at UCSD and the San Diego VA! Good luck, Jess!
February - Matt Luciano, Dr. McDevitt-Murphy, Sam Acuff, Ben Bellet, and Jessica Tripp had a paper accepted to Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Great work, team!
December - Sam Acuff, Matt Luciano, and Dr. McDevitt-Murphy had a paper accepted by the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology!
November - Jessica Tripp successfully defended her dissertation, "Using Latent Variable Mixture Modeling To Understand Differences Between PTSD And Moral Injury."
October - Dr. McDevitt-Murphy, Matt Luciano, and Becky Zakarian had a symposium accepted to ADAA!
September - Matt Luciano was just elected for a two-year term as the ISTSS Student Section Chair, an ex-officio Board position!
September - Nichole Mazzulo had a poster accepted to the STRONGSTAR Combat PTSD Conference.
September - Matt Luciano and Nichole Mazzulo had a poster accepted to the ABCT Trauma and PTSD Special Interest Group.
August - Matt Luciano resubmitted his F-31 grant to NIAAA. Good luck, Matt!
June - Becky Zakarian, Cecilia Olin, and Nichole Mazzulo each had posters accepted to ISTSS.
March - Cecilia Olin has officially accepted an offer to join the Trauma and Coping Research Group as our newest doctoral student. Welcome to Memphis, Cecilia!
March - Ben Bellet accepted an offer at Harvard University for their Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program! Best of luck, Ben!
February - Dr. McDevitt-Murphy was recognized by The University of Memphis as a PI Millionaire.
February - Happy Match Day! Jessica Tripp was successfully matched for internship at the VA San Diego Healthcare System/University of California, San Diego Consortium!
December - Matt Luciano defended his midpoint project, a training grant (NIH F31) to develop and test a brief intervention focused on reducing alcohol and PTSD-related avoidance. Matt will submit this grant to NIAAA in early December.
November - Jessica Tripp won a $1000 APA Dissertation Award. Way to go, Jess!
November - Ben Bellet successfully defended his thesis project!
November - Matt Luciano passed his midpoint proposal! Phenomenal job, Matt!
November - Matt Luciano presented his findings on PTSD symptoms change after a brief intervention at ISTSS.
October - Ben Bellet and Matt Luciano both presented posters at ABCT this month.
August - Dr. McDevitt-Murphy, Matt Luciano, Jessica Tripp, and Jasmine Eddinger had a paper accepted to Addictive Behaviors titled, "Drinking Motives and PTSD-Related Alcohol Expectancies Among Combat Veterans."
July - Jasmine Eddinger and Matt Luciano both had posters accepted to ISTSS and have both been selected to present at the welcome reception.
June - Matt Luciano had a poster presented at the Research Society for Alcoholism.
June - Matt Luciano had a manuscript accepted to The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease titled, "Posttraumatic stress and physical health functioning: Moderating effects of deployment and postdeployment social support in OEF/OIF/OND Veterans."
April - Ben Bellet and Matt Luciano both had posters accepted to ABCT.
April - Jasmine Eddinger officially passed her thesis defense and earned her Master's degree! Fantastic work, Jasmine!
April - Matt Luciano passed his thesis defense and has completed the requirements for his Master's degree! Great job, Matt!
March - Rebecca Zakarian has officially accepted an offer to join the Trauma and Coping Research Group as our newest doctoral student. Welcome to the lab, Rebecca!
March - Jessica Tripp presented a poster at the Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction conference in San Diego, CA.
February - Jasmine Eddinger has recently accepted an offer at the University of Missouri - Kansas City for their Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program. Great job Jasmine!
January - Jessica Tripp had a paper accepted at Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior titled, "Trauma-related guilt mediates the relationship between PTSD and suicidal ideation in OEF/OIF/OND veterans."
January - Congratulations to Matt Luciano on passing his thesis proposal! Fantastic job!!
December - Congratulations to Jasmine Eddinger for recently passing her thesis proposal!
November - Jasmine Eddinger, Matt Luciano, and Jess Tripp all presented posters and presentations at ABCT and ISTSS this month!
November - Dr. McDevitt-Murphy was inducted as Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies!
October - Matt Luciano accepted a position as the Student Co-chair for the ISTSS Internet and Technology Special Interest Group!
July - Congratulations to Aisling Henschel who successfully defended her thesis, "How do aftermath of battle experiences affect returning OEF/OIF soldiers?"
July - Matt Luciano had a panel and a poster accepted at ISTSS!
June - Dr. McDevitt-Murphy's grant application, "A Behavioral Economic Analysis of PTSD Using Ecological Momentary Assessment" was recommended for funding by the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD!
June - Aisling Henschel accepted a position at the Medical University of South Carolina as a Project Manager!
May - Matt Luciano and Aisling Henschel both had posters accepted to ABCT.
May - Jessica Tripp had a symposium accepted at ABCT!
April - Aisling Henschel won the MSGP Program Director’s Award!
February - Megan Avery accepted a position in the Aronov-Morgan Practice!
February - Joah Williams accepted a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri - Kansas City's Clinical Psychology Program!
November - Megan Avery successfully defended her dissertation, "Using Latent Variable Mixture Modeling to Understand Trauma-Related Outcomes"!
November - The TCRG had several posters presented this month at both ISTSS and ABCT.
August - The publication VA Research Currents featured a summary of some of our recent work on brief alcohol interventions!
August - Jordan Fields graduated with his PhD in clinical psychology. He will serve as a clinical psychologist in the United States Air Force and will be stationed at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
August - Joah Williams received a Loan Repayment Award from NIH!
August - Best wishes to Megan Avery as she begins her internship at Butner Federal Correctional Complex!
February - Matthew Luciano has accepted an offer to join TCRG as a clinical psychology doctoral student!