Badura Brack Secures Grant for PTSD Study

Amy Badura Brack, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Psychology, has secured a $100,000 grant from At Ease U.S.A. and the Robert B. Daugherty Foundation for a research project titled “Attention Bias Modification Treatment for Combat-Related PTSD: A Randomized Clinical Trial Magnetoencephalogy Study.”

The project attempts to establish new evidence-based treatments for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder using cutting edge neuro-imaging technology. The research is a two-year project, starting in spring 2012, and may lead to a larger National Institute of Mental Health grant application in 2014.

The project is a collaborative effort between Creighton University, University of Nebraska Medical Center, National Institute of Mental Health and Tel-Aviv University and will give Creighton psychology students many opportunities to participate in notable research.