Author: Torres, Jazzlyn

Rohner Center provides diagnostic measures to doctors in Ukraine

Upon invitation by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Rohner Center provided diagnostic measures in Ukrainian to be used by Ukrainian psychologists, psychiatrists, and others who work with psychologically traumatized children and adults in that country. The Rohner Center has 35 measures in up to 68 languages worldwide. All of them are used internationally to help assess the effects and other correlates of perceived interpersonal rejection and acceptance. Interpersonal rejection is known to be associated panculturally with problems of anxiety, depression, suicide ideation and attempts, substance use, and many other emotional and behavioral problems. Luba Roshko, M.D. (from Ukraine) has graciously volunteered to translate many of these measures into Ukrainian, which we are now making available gratis to Ukrainian professionals.

Kim Gans Co-Investigator of intramural grant to advance research

Kim GansProfessor Kim Gans is Co-Investigator on an intramural grant funded by the University of Florida (Mobley PI). The grant is titled: “Development and Testing of Digital Learning Modules for Use in Home Visitation Programs to Prevent Early Childhood Obesity. This one year grant will develop and pilot test (for usability) digital obesity prevention modules to incorporate into the Parents as Teachers home visitation program in Florida. This will provide pilot data that was requested by reviewers in a prior NIH grant submission.