NEW Publication from Division Faculty and Staff on Behavioral Health Skills Training for Families of Space Travelers

A new article published in Space Policy explores the application of behavioral health skills training, including the FOCUS model, for families of space travelers. The article was authored by Dr. Brenda Bursch, Dr. Patricia D. Walshaw, Dr. Catherine Mogil, Tom Babyan, LCSW, and Dr. Patricia Lester. Access the article online at

Dr. Blanca Orellana Featured in DGSOM Article

In a recent article from UCLA Medical School, professor Blanca Orellana, PhD, explained what we need to know about post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Through her own experiences as a young child and her thorough studies, Orellana has dedicated many years to helping others heal from similar trauma that she experienced. Orellana shared her expertise of PTSD and the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment throughout this substantial article. Visit to access the full article.