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Research Presentation: PTSD Symptoms in Professional Firefighters

January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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UNC Asheville researchers Evelyn Chiang, Keith Cox and Kevin Riordan will present and discuss via Zoom their recent research on PTSD symptoms in professional firefighters. This online event is free and open to everyone, from 3-4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21.

The panelists are co-authors of an article in the Journal of Loss and Trauma. Former Asheville firefighters Joy Ponder and Chris Johnson contributed to the study and were co-authors; they will be in attendance on the Zoom. Panelists will address audience questions during this presentation.

Zoom Access Information

To join by phone: 470 250 9358
Meeting ID: 946 3360 6643
Passcode: 138317

About the Panelists

Evelyn S. Chiang, Ph.D., is UNC Asheville’s Breman Professor, and an associate professor in the Psychology Department. An educational psychologist, her primary research interests include motivation, metacognition, and health and well-being in various contexts, including academic and workplace settings. She also works on disability-related issues.

Keith S. Cox, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of psychology at UNC Asheville. He is also a research scientist at Ralph H. Johnson VAMC. His primary research focus is PTSD and its treatment.

Kevin M. Riordan is a doctoral student in the Department of Counseling Psychology and a fellow in the Graduate Training Program in Mental Health Equity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also works as a research assistant at the Center For Healthy Minds, investigating the effects of mindfulness- and compassion-based meditation practices on psychological well-being. Previously, he worked as a research assistant at UNC Asheville and the University of Colorado, Boulder.

For more information, please email Evelyn Chiang at echiang@unca.edu.



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January 21
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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