Institute Doctoral Student Receives ISTSS Frank W. Putnam Trauma Research Scholar Award

Julie Hurd ISTSS Award


Julie Hurd, a Trauma Track Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Psychology at UCCS, and who is working in the lab of Dr. Charles Benight at the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience, recently won the ISTSS Frank W. Putnam Trauma Research Scholar Award. Receiving this award is an impressive accomplishment that according to the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) is given to students who “submit proposals judged to have the greatest potential to contribute to the field of traumatic stress.”

Ms. Hurd’s project, titled “Intimate partners, trauma, and dyadic efficacy,” is the basis of her dissertation, where she “will collect dyadic data from trauma-exposed romantic couples to examine the interdependent effects of dyadic efficacy on relationship quality and posttraumatic stress symptoms.” This is a fantastic win for Ms. Hurd and we are so happy that ISTSS has recognized the potential contributions of her work. Keep up the good work!    


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