Alumni

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Dear Brown Alum:

In June, we said congratulations to our 2020-2021 graduates!  You can read about the 26 clinical psychology residents and 36 postdoctoral fellows who graduated in 2020 by visiting the Recent Graduates page.  

26 of our clinical psychology residents this year have accepted postdoctoral fellowship positions (15 will be remaining within the Brown system). The 2021-2022 internship class will start on July 1 and postdoctoral fellows have been coming in throughout the summer.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many annual Department events were held virtually.   

George Bonanno, PhD, Professor, at Teachers College, Columbia University, gave the 23rd David Barlow Oration, the Grand Rounds selected by our trainees.  His talk was entitled, “PTSD, resilience, and everything in between: Making sense of outcome heterogeneity following potential trauma.” After the presentation, Dr. Bonanno met virtually with the trainees to discuss research questions.  

Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD, Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School; anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital; and the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience at MIT was the keynote speaker at the annual Mind Brain Research Day this past March.  His talk was entitled, “Deciphering the Dynamics of the Unconscious Brain Under General Anesthesia.”

Several of our trainees won awards for their academic presentations... 

Among our clinical psychology residents, two received awards, Kelli Sullivan was awarded 1st place, the title of her presentation was “Compensatory Strategy Use in Mild Cognitive Impairment” and Sharon Lee was awarded 2nd place, the title of her presentation was “Early Life Stress Predicts Adolescent Girls’ Cardiovascular Recovery in Response to Peer Rejection.”

In the postdoc group, Dominique Popescu was awarded 1st place, the title of her presentation was “The impact of APOE genotype disclosure on lifestyle behaviors and decisions about future directives in cognitively unimpaired volunteers from the Butler Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry” and Nancy Jao was awarded 2nd place, the title of her presentation was “Use, Appeal, and Perceptions of Menthol vs. Non-Menthol Cigarettes among Pregnant Women.”  In the Diversity Research category, Rachel Herman was awarded 1st place, the title of her presentation was “A Co-parent Intervention to Prevent Prenatal Stress and Depression in Families with Lower Incomes” and Katherine Darling was awarded 2nd place, the title of her presentation was “Adaptations of the JOIN for ME Program for Implementation in Low-Income Community Settings.”    

The Clinical Psychology Training Programs at Brown has a Facebook account to help current trainees and alumni stay connected.  We are proud to say that we already have added 170+ members to the group and encourage alumni to join!

As always, we are interested in hearing from you so please visit: www.brown.edu/go/clinical-psychology-training.  Update your contact information on the Alumni Directory via reply email, [email protected] and/or leave us a message at 401-444-1938. 

Best wishes!

Elizabeth McQuaid, PhD, ABPP
Director, Division of Clinical Psychology

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