Shucard Lab Receives National Institute of Justice Grant for Research ProgramPosted: November 10, 2017
Janet Shucard, PhD, a faculty psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Univ. at Buffalo/SUNY, has received a 3-year grant totaling $830,000 from the National Institute of Justice (US Department of Justice). The grant will support her investigations into post-traumatic stress disorder, employing advanced neurophysiological measurements of brain function. The current project will study police officers. The group has used their neurophysiological techniques recording brain function to study neurocognitive processes in a variety of populations including patients with diseases such as multiple sclerosis and lupus, as well as Vietnam War Veterans. David Shucard, PhD, Professor and Director of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurosciences, and Thomas Covey, PhD, Assistant Professor, are both co-investigators on the grant, as is John Violanti, PhD, Professor in the UB Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health. A number of undergraduate and graduate students are trained in the Shucard laboratory.