The David Caul Graduate Research Grant is designed to support research that is primarily concerned with dissociation or closely related topics. The award is named for David Caul, MD, the fourth president of ISSTD in 1987, (then known as the International Society for the Study of Multiple Personality & Dissociation) a dedicated and beloved leader in the field of dissociation.
We are excited to announce the three winners of this year’s grants:
Ms. Beutler is from Germany and her grant will be used in support of a study entitled “Identification of Biomarkers for Dissociation in Subjects Suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder” that will identify physiological parameters like heart rate, pain and olfactory perception as biomarkers for dissociation.
Mr. Teer is from the United States and his grant will be used to test the efficacy of a physiologically augmented mindfulness meditation (PAMM) for the treatment of dissociation in a project entitled “The Role of Self-Efficiency in a Novel Mindfulness Intervention for PTSD with Dissociative Features.”
Ms. Fidelman is from the United States and her grant will be used to investigate somatoform dissociation with respect to its impact on emotional and somatosensory perception in a project entitled “Body-Based Dissociation: The Downregulation of Emotions and Sensations in Trauma Exposed Individuals.”
Thank you to the members of the Caul Award Committee, led by Judith Daniels, on their work reviewing the submissions receive and awarding this year’s grants!