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December News & Updates

Director's Corner

We are in the middle of a significant surge that is challenging our resolve and the important organizations that are there to keep us healthy.

Risk-Taking, Impulsivity, and PTSD

Interestingly, risk-taking has become a unique topic of research in those with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) since becoming a defined symptom of the diagnosis in 2013. 

NIHR Recent Publications (December 2020)

Researchers at the National Institute for Human Resilience (NIHR) have recently published papers that are available for public access. Please find summaries and links to the full text articles. Dr. Chip Benight, Dr. Kristi Samuelson, former and current students, and colleagues are involved in these publications. We are excited to share these interesting findings with you!

GRIT Community Study

Learn more about the exciting community study opportunity.


Greater Resilience Intervention Teams Build Community Resilience

The GRIT program has made great strides since March. As of November 16th, 2020, 1371 individuals have signed up for the training.

NIHR Welcomes New Graduate Students

The UCCS Trauma Psychology Ph.D. Program and Psychological Sciences Master’s Program with an emphasis in Trauma welcomes its Fall 2019 and Fall 2020 classes. We welcome Sarah McInerney, Kelly O’Donnel, Rachael Peck, and Emmeline Taylor as Ph.D. students and Ryan Nolan (not featured), Alan Owens, and Alex Stover as Master’s students!

NIHR Welcomes New Postdoctorate Fellows

The National Institute for Human Resilience (NIHR) is excited to welcome two new post-doctorate fellows this year. Dr. Carrie Yeager, and Dr. Sungchoon (Aviva) Sinclair. Read below to learn more about Carrie and Aviva!

Chip Benight On Air