Lab News


July 2017: Stephanie Hooker graduated!

August 2017: Lacey Clement began her predoctoral internship in Behavioral Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

August 2017: Stephanie Hooker started her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. 


June 2016: Stephanie Hooker defended her dissertation.

July 2016: Stephanie Hooker started internship at Rush University Medical Center.

August 2016: Megan McGugan got married!

September 2016: Lacey Clement and Kaile Ross successfully proposed their dissertations. Lacey’s is titled“Existential Factors Influencing End-of-Life Treatment Decision Making: The Role of Death Anxiety and Meaning in Life in Choosing to Receive Destination Therapy Left Ventricular Assist Device in Advanced Heart Failure Patients.”

October 2016: Stephanie Hooker’s and Christina Rush’s abstracts were accepted for the upcoming 2017 Society of Behavioral Medicine conference in San Diego, CA.

October 2016: Megan McGugan successfully proposed her dissertation: “Prayer and Sleep’s Effects on Cardiovascular Reactivity and Self-Regulation Among Christians.”

December 2016: Dr. Masters served as co-chair on a program committee at the International Congress of Behavioral Medicine in Melbourne, Australia, and led a discussion with other journal editors on publication policies and practices and presented research.