Dr. Melinda Moore Receives $300,000 Grant

Dr. Melinda Moore Receives $300,000 Grant

Dr. Melinda Moore was recently awarded a $300,000 federal Garrett Lee Smith campus suicide-prevention grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  She will work with an advisory group of faculty and staff across EKU to develop and evaluate suicide-prevention efforts on campus and institutionalize suicide prevention-specific training for undergraduate and graduate training programs. The Clinical Psychology doctoral program has already imbedded a suicide-focused assessment, intervention and treatment class in its curriculum. Other professional training programs that work closely with suicidal individuals need training as well, and this grant is targeting those.

Additionally, Dr. Moore was recently awarded a $130,000 grant from the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and will join forces with her Psychology department colleague and husband, Dr. Jerry Palmer, to evaluate services that TAPS provides to those family members of active duty service members who die while in the military. TAPS has provided services to over 7,000 individuals who are bereaved from either a loved one’s death by suicide or some other sudden and traumatic loss, such as in combat or during training.

Published on September 15, 2016

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