Participation in the McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program
2000: "PHYSICIAN/PATIENT COMMUNICATION IN A FAMILY PRACTICE SETTING
Mentor: Dr. John Velasquez. Scholars received training at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in the Roter International Analysis System (RIAS). The RIAS is a rating system to assess physician and patient communication in the examination room. Scholars systematically and reliably rated interactions for 110 examinations.
2001: "CREATION OF THE RATIONALE FOR CULTURAL ASSESSMENT OF A FAMILY PRACTICE RESIDENCYTRAINING PROGRAM"
Mentor: Dr. John Velasquez. Scholar researched relevant health databases, including Census Bureau, Texas State Department of Health, and the Bexar County Metro Health Collaborative. She ascertained the pressing health needs in the zip code area served by family practice clinics, and made recommendations for a program evaluation of training standards/clinical practices.
2002: "EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MENTORING AND PARENTING TRAINING ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SOUTH PRESA (SAN ANTONIO) COMMUNITY"
(Cynthia Salinas speaking at the psychology research colloquium, November 1, 2002)
Mentor: Dr. John Velasquez. Scholars implemented strategies to improve parent/child relationships, mentor students regarding psychosocial and academic issues, and tutored in targeted areas. They conducted interviews and assessed periodically the effectiveness of these procedures on academic achievement.
2002 "OVERREPRESENTATION OF AFRICAN-AMERICANYOUTH IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN BEXAR COUNTY"
Mentor: Dr. Timothy Zeddies. Scholar investigated archival data on the incidences of African-American males in the juvenile criminal justice system.
2003: "BIOMEDICINE, YOGA PHILOSOPHY, AND YOGA PRACTICE: HEALING IN THE AGE OF ANXIETY"
(CourtneyCataland speaking at the psychology research colloquium, October 31, 2003)
Mentor: Dr. Paul Lewis (Philosophy Dept.). Scholar constructed the various yoga typologies including philosophical foundations of each. She reported the medical and psychophysiological correlates between yoga practice and overall psychosocial functioning.
2003: "HYPNOTIZABILITY PROFILES OF PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC PAIN"
Jessica C. Garcia and Ann Marie Hernandez
Mentor: Dr. John Velasquez. Scholars investigated the baseline hypnotizability of chronic pain patients with back pain. Outcomes will allow investigators to develop hypnotic clinical approaches with patients who have chronic back pain.
(Ann Marie Hernandez & Jessica Garcia speaking at the psychology research colloquium, October 31, 2003
2003: "RECENT TRENDS IN THEORETICAL ORIENTATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGISTS IN CLINICAL AND COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY DOCTORAL PROGRAMS"
(Julian Gonzalez speaking at the psychology research colloquium, October 31, 2003) Mentor: Dr. Michael Gaubatz. Scholar reviewed archival data regarding the theoretical orientations of practitioners and training programs in clinical and counseling discipline programs.
2004: "Health Disparities with Type I Diabetes in Relation to Economic and Environmental Conditions"Psychology Majors/McNair Scholars
Veronica Estrada and Elizabeth Garza
Mentor: Dr. John Velasquez. Scholars investigated social indicators for possible etiologies of Type I diabetes (Juvenile Diabetes) in infants. They offered both a timeline of health expectancies across the lifespan and data analyses of social/health indicators.
Veronica and Liz presenting at the Annual McNair Research Symposium,September 24, 2004.
2004: "Humility in Traditional ReligiousSources, Popular Psychological Literature, and Empirical and Theoretical Psychology"Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Doug Gilmore. Scholar investigated the extent to which current psychological research serves to reinforce or to minimize traditional religious view of humility.
Grace Sherman presenting at the Annual McNair Research Symposium,September 24, 2004