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August 28 , 2008
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EMU students receive Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Student Award for psychology research

YPSILANTI — Research has paid off for five Eastern Michigan University doctoral students in psychology who were awarded the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Student Award for their dissertation projects.

The students and their dissertation titles are:

  • Andy Cameron, of Wausau, Wis., “Exposure to a Computer-Hosted Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Pathological Gambling: Impact on Gambling Symptomatology and Disclosure of Gambling Participation in Required Counseling for Adults Receiving Opiate Substitution Therapy.”
  • Laszlo Erdodi, of Windsor, ON, “Memory Consolidation in Developmental Disorders.”
  • Carole Porcari, of Farmington Hills, “Predictors of Help-Seeking in Returning Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Veterans.”
  • Katherine Porter, of Canton, “The Impact of Prior Sexual Victimization and Victim Identification on Threat Recognition in a College Sample.”
  • Jacqueline Titus, of Brighton, “Acceptability of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.”

The BCBSM Foundation Student Award Program awards the students a $3,000 one-year stipend for applied research addressing health services or policy. The intent is to support the next generation of applied researchers in health and health care policy and delivery, by supporting doctoral and medical student research.

The BCBSM Foundation is the philanthropic affiliate of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the health of Michigan residents through the support of research or demonstration and evaluation projects that affect: quality and costs of care, access to care and community health.


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