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Dr. Charles "Chip" Benight sitting on stairs
I recently read an article by Dr. Ibrahim Kira on systemic trauma which described a concept extremely important for my Director’s Corner piece. In the article, Kira discusses a range of...
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Dr. Heather Littleton, Director of Research Operations, and Dr. Bernard Ricca, Research Associate Professor, both from the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience, along with graduate student Alex Stover, recently formed...
BRIGHT website on computer screen
The Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience has developed an innovative partnership with UCHealth Memorial Hospital, a Level 1 trauma center, to build the BRIGHT program. Funded through a generous grant from...
Alex Stover Photo
Motivation has been a central focus for several psychological researchers and theorists over the past century. This extraordinary interest has led to invaluable insights into the forces behind human behavior; however, it has also...
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Research affiliates and collaborators play a vital role and contribute to the success of the Institute’s research. Attracting researchers from across the globe, 45 field experts support our intention to conduct trauma research from...
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A year and a half ago we entered the COVID-19 pandemic and were soon faced with the multifaceted challenges that resulted. Today, we are still in a crisis, though the trajectory of the pandemic has changed, and we...
Lyda Hill Institute Photo Collage
A lot has happened at the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience since the last newsletter was published in April. One of the more notable changes is the creation of three organizational divisions, which report...
Global Perspectives on Sexual Violence Symposium Image
On September 24th, the Institute held its first virtual symposium focusing on sexual violence as a global issue. The symposium was chaired by the Institute’s Director of Research Operations, Dr. Heather Littleton...
photo of director Charles Benight
In thinking about this Director’s Corner, I kept coming back to one person as an example of resilience that I think we should all think about, Ms. Simone Biles. Simone is an amazing example of a resilient person...
CREATE Photo Collage
With funds allocated by the CU President, the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience at UCCS (the Institute), in collaboration with UCCS faculty and staff, and local community artists, launched a campus-wide...
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