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Alumni Challenge for Psychology

Edwin Zolik, Ph.D ('55) and his late wife Margaret, have established a challenge grant to honor Father John W. Stafford, Chair of the Psychology Department from 1949 to 1959. The Zolik Family will match, dollar-for-dollar, gifts to the Father Stafford Endowed Memorial Fund for Psychology up to $25,000. This Fund will provide stipends to psychology doctoral students in the dissertation writing phase, who will be designated as Stafford Fellows. More information about the appeal and contribution options can be found here.

Alumni News

> Tracey Lichner (Ph.D., '02) recently co-authored Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Therapist Guide (Treatments That Work) with Edna Foa and Elina Yadin.  Tracey is staff psychologist at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) at the University of Pennsylvania.

> Jason Luoma (Ph.D., '02) is Director of the Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research and Training Center and Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of Nevada, Reno.  Jason has worked for many years with Dr. Steve Hayes the developer of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  Among various presentation highlights, In his recent colloquium at CUA, Jason spoke about his own randomized clinical trial using ACT with a particular focus on issues of shame.

> Marisa Hilliard (Ph.D., '10) is completing her fellowship at Children's Hospital in Cincinnati and will be starting a new position as Research Associate at Johns Hopkins University in April.  At JHU she will be working on large-scale studies of adherence in pulmonary disorders (e.g., cystic fibrosis and asthma) as well as on a new research program with the pediatric diabetes team at JHU.

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CUA alum Jason Luoma addresses faculty and students on his latest research.