YR2 Lab members Kinjal Patel and Abigail Luce traveled to the Association for Psychological Science’s Annual Convention in Washington DC.
YR2 Lab members Raksha Kandlur and Kinjal Patel presenting some of their recent work.
YR2 Lab member Kelsie Allison presented a symposium titled “First-generation college student identity and well-being. Identity among minoritized groups, and links to health and functioning” at the Society for Research and Child Development 2023 biennial meeting.
YR2 Lab members and alumni Emelyn Auad, Nathan Hager, and Dr. Jackie Kearns presenting research at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention in New York City.
Graduate students Kinjal Patel, Raksha Kandlur, and Jackie Kearns gave presentations at the Association for Psychological Science conference in Chicago, IL.
Emily Han and the Rochester branch of the YR2 Lab (Erika Esposito, Alana Eisenberg, and alumna Annie Duan) at the University of Rochester Undergraduate Research Expo.
Emily presented her poster titled: “Racial disparities in psychotherapy use among Asian, Asian American, and White domestic students with suicide ideation” including YR2 Lab co-authors Raksha Kandlur and alumna Emily Kumpf.
Congratulating YR2 Lab graduate student, Jackie Kearns, on accepting a postdoctoral fellowship at the Boston VA – National Center for PTSD!
Congratulating YR2 Lab graduate student, Kelsie Allison, on the successful defense of her master’s thesis titled “Validation and measurement invariance of a first-generation college student identity scale”!
The YR² Lab and Kleiman Lab at Rutgers have received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (R34 MH123590) to test the effectiveness of digital cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (dCBT-I) among suicidal youth during the high-risk post-hospitalization period. Title: Digital Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (dCBT-I) to Reduce Suicide Risk among Youth Following Discharge from Acute Hospitalization (MPIs Kleiman and Glenn).
Our recently funded grant examining the link between social stress and suicidal behavior among adolescents was featured in News @ ODU
See Dr. Glenn’s interview with the Center for Faculty Development FacTalk – Old Dominion University
The YR² Lab welcomes a new master’s student, Taylor Kalgren, to the the Psychology MS program at Old Dominion University. Taylor received her B.A. from ODU. Her current research interests include how to achieve resiliency in children who have experienced trauma or mental illness. Her interests were solidified while completing a practicum placement at a domestic violence shelter. Taylor plans to use her MS degree to gain research experience and prepare her for a PhD program in Clinical Psychology.
The YR² Lab welcomes a new doctoral student, Kinjal Patel, to the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology at ODU. Kinjal earned her B.S. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019. As a graduate student, Kinjal is interested in examining the interactions between interpersonal stressors, biological processes, and cognitive-emotional mechanisms during adolescence to predict suicidal behavior. In addition, she hopes to study youth suicide risk among diverse populations to better understand and decrease mental health disparities.
The YR² Lab welcomes Emelyn Auad, who will be the Project Coordinator for the new Multi-site Assessment of Risk for Suicide (MARS) Study. Emelyn graduated from Hunter College CUNY, where she majored in Clinical Psychology and minored in Spanish. Her main research interests focus on suicidal behaviors in racial/ethnic minority adolescents. Her previous research examined the effects of impulsivity and parental emotional reactions on suicide ideation and attempts. She plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology in the future.
Our recently funded multi-site federal grant was featured in ODU news: ODU Psychologist and Colleagues Receive Multi-Million Dollar Grant to Research Teen Suicides « College of Sciences News
YR² Lab Graduate Student, Erika Esposito, was awarded the distinguished Lisa Flanagan Grossman Memorial Award. This award recognizes the scholastic accomplishments and potential of exceptional graduate and undergraduate students who are committed to the work at the Mount Hope Family Center (in Rochester, NY) and to the children and families served, as well as to the advancement of knowledge in the field of child abuse and its prevention. Well-deserved honor, Erika!
YR² Lab Graduate Student, Raksha Kandlur, was recently awarded a prestigious 3-year fellowship from the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program! This competitive fellowship is awarded to students based on their proven record of research accomplishments, honors, and service, and who have great potential to pursue an academic career. Congratulations Raksha!
The YR² Lab, Dr. Evan Kleiman at Rutgers, and Dr. Richard Liu at Mass General Hospital have received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (R01MH124899) to examine how interpersonal stress increases risk for suicidal behavior among youth during the high-risk post-hospitalization period. Title: Clarifying Proximal Mechanisms Linking Interpersonal Stressors to Suicidal Behavior in Youth: A Multi-informant Real-time Monitoring Study (MPIs Kleiman, Glenn, and Liu). See ODU story about this grant here.
Our recent ecological momentary assessment (EMA) study examining short-term risk for suicide among youth during the high-risk post-hospitalization period, funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), was featured on AFSP’s website. Find out more here.
The YR² Lab welcomes a new doctoral student, Raksha Kandlur, M.A., to the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology at ODU. Raksha’s primary research interests focus on the interplay of stressful life events, cognitive mechanisms, and (mal)adaptive coping related to short term suicide risk. Her secondary interests focus on utilizing multi-modal approaches to gain a comprehensive understanding of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, treatment engagement, and mental health disparities among underserved populations in the US and globally.
Erika Esposito, graduate student in the YR² Lab, was just awarded a Visionary Fund Grant ($19,000) from the American Psychological Foundation for her project, “Suicide Risk Among Transgender Youth: A Multimethod, Multi-informant Examination of Gender Identity”. This grant will examine how multiple dimensions of gender identity among transgender youth impact suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and how parent invalidation related to gender identity specifically increases risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors among these youth. Congrats Erika!
Jackie Kearns, a graduate student in the YR² Lab, received a 2018-19 Summer Mamie Phipps Clark Diversity Graduate Research Grant from Psi Chi to support her project, “Clarifying the Nature of Attentional Bias to Suicide-Related Information.” Congratulations, Jackie!
YR² Lab celebrates its graduating Class of 2019 Seniors!
Research Assistants Emily Kumpf and Anne Boatman from the YR² Lab presented research posters at the University of Rochester Undergraduate Research Expo. Congratulations to you both for all your hard work!
Two research assistants in the YR² Lab, Damin Paik and Sarah Pursell, have both received University of Rochester Discover Grants to conduct research over the summer with Dr. Catherine Glenn. Congratulations to you both!
Drew Porter, a graduate student in the YR² Lab, presented his poster, Poor Negative Emotion Differentiation Predicts Increased Desire for Suicide in Recently Hospitalized Youth, at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Childhood Development.
Jackie Kearns, a graduate student in the YR² Lab, gave a research talk, PTSD-Related Nightmares Outperform PTSD Diagnoses and Insomnia Symptoms as a Predictor of Suicide Attempts in Veterans. This talk was part of a symposium, Neurobiological and Behavioral Markers of Suicidality in Veterans with PTSD, at the 39th annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
Emily Kumpf, a research assistant in the YR² Lab, was the recipient of a Psi Chi 2018-19 Mamie Phipps Clark Diversity Research Grant for her honors thesis, “The Relationship Between Mental Health, Treatment Utilization, and Stigma in a College Student Population.” Congratulations, Emily!
A new article from the Association for Psychological Science discusses the potential application of machine learning in preventing suicide among those at high risk. Dr. Cassie Glenn is quoted highlighting the importance of such a tool, with the potential to help clinicians more accurately predict increased suicide risk.
Read the full article, “Scientists Turn to Machine Learning to Save Lives”.
Jackie Kearns (pictured below, third from the right), a graduate student in the YR² Lab, recently presented on her 2nd-Year Project, titled “Clarifying the Nature of Attentional Bias in Suicidal Individuals.” Congratulations, Jackie!
A recent article published in Science News discusses real-time monitoring for suicide research, and quotes Dr. Cassie Glenn. The article also covers one of the YR² Lab’s current studies, in addition to current projects by Evan Kleiman Ph.D. (Harvard University, YR² Lab collaborator), involving real-time monitoring.
Read the full article, “Phone apps are helping scientists track suicidal thoughts in real time.”
Drew Porter, MEd, was the recipient of the American Psychological Foundation’s 2018 The Trust Eric A. Harris, EdD, JD Grant to support his project, “Does Ecological Momentary Assessment of Suicidal Thinking have Iatrogenic Effects on Suicide Risk?” Congratulations, Drew!
Emily Dudek, Anne Boatman, and Devin Robinson, three research assistants in the YR² Lab, received Discover Grants to fund their summer research working in the YR² Lab with Dr. Cassie Glenn.
Lizzy Finer, another research assistant in the YR² lab, also received a Discover Grant to fund her work this summer with Dr. Martha Pitman in the Cytopathology Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Drew Porter, MEd, received a 2017-18 Spring Graduate Research Grant from Psi Chi to support his project, “Examining the Utility of Emotional Self-Criticism for Predicting Nonsuicidal Self-Injury, Disordered Eating, and Suicide Ideation.” Congratulations, Drew!
Dr. Cassie Glenn was recently named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science! See the full list of 2017 APS Rising Stars here.
Drew Porter, MEd, a graduate student in the YR² Lab, presented his poster, The Differential Association of Self-Criticism and Shame-Proneness with the Presence and Frequency of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury (NSSI), at ABCT 2017. Read the full poster here.
Drew Porter, MEd, a graduate student in the YR² Lab, presented his poster, Self-Esteem, Shame-Proneness, and Depressive Symptoms: A Latent Variable Analysis of Unique Associations, at ABCT 2017. Read the full poster here.
Dr. Cassie Glenn chaired a symposium at IASR 2017 titled, Improving Understanding of Suicide Risk in Youth: Answering Questions of How, Who, and When, including her individual talk titled, Implicit Identification with Death Predicts Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Youth.
Jackie Kearns, a graduate student in the YR² Lab, presented her poster, Nightmares Prospectively Predict Suicide Attempts in an Inpatient Psychiatric Sample of Military Veterans, at IASR 2017. PDF version available here.