Congratulations to Victoria Parker!

We are so proud of CFL research assistant and graduating senior, Victoria Parker, who received two awards from the Tulane Psychology Department this week. Victoria was not only recognized as one of only seven graduating psychology majors to complete an honor’s thesis this year but was also named a 2018 Senior Scholar due to her outstanding performance in both academics and research. This is the highest honor given to an undergraduate in the department, and it couldn’t be more deserved. Congratulations, Victoria! We can’t wait to see what you do next!

Defenses and traveling to Michigan to expand our work

This Spring has been busy for the Child and Family lab! Graduate student Elsa Obus successfully defended her Master’s Thesis proposal, titled “Communicating with young children about police, arrest, and incarceration: Black mothers’ perspectives.” Tulane Senior Victoria Parker, who has been with the lab since her sophomore year, also successfully defended her Honor’s Thesis, titled “Hot and cool self-regulation in preschoolers exposed to community violence and the socio-emotional cascade.” Finally, Erin Glackin completed her comprehensive exams and is now a doctoral candidate, having defended a draft of her NIH F31 proposal titled, “Integrating risk and resilience: Differential susceptibility to violence and sensitive parenting in early childhood.” Congratulations, team!

With the support of the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center (LA CaTS) and the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Gray will be traveling to the University of Michigan later this spring to work with her senior colleagues, Drs. Maria Muzik and Katherine Rosenblum, and learn about bringing their two-generation intervention for mothers of young children, called Mom Power, back to Louisiana. 

Summer Intern funding and blogs!

We are so proud of our 2 undergraduate research assistants, Victoria Parker and Sam Perry, who were awarded summer research funding through the Newcomb College Institute Summer Internship Program! 

Victoria also received a Newcomb Grant to help support our recruitment efforts! 

In addition to their hard work in the lab they will be blogging about their experiences. 

Check out their blogs here: 

Child and Family Lab attends Stop the Violence Event

Undergraduate and graduate students in the Child and Family Lab attended the Stop the Violence Fall Picnic at Educare New Orleans. Educare is one of the Head Start programs that our lab partners with in the New Orleans community. This event was a great way for our lab members to interact with families at Educare and support their efforts for stopping violence in New Orleans! 


Congratulations to Dr. Gray on her new award!

Dr. Gray was recently awarded the Deborah L. Rhatigan Early Career Award for Excellence in Violence Research from the Child Maltreatment and Interpersonal Violence Special Interest Group of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).

Dr. Gray will travel to NYC in October to receive the prize and talk about her research at the ABCT annual convention.