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Donate to our Fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade stand!

We currently have two NIH-funded projects that focus on improving the lives of children with cancer and their family, and we’ve recently received a grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to do more! We’re hosting a lemonade stand in a couple of weeks to raise money for this amazing foundation to provide children diagnosed with...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off


Vanderbilt News Posting about our paper in American Psychologist

Check out an article in the Vanderbilt news about our new paper in American Psychologist! It features a great video of our PI talking about what the paper looks at.   https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2017/05/16/sick-kids-live-longer-but-brain-function-may-suffer/   Download the study, “Neurocognitive Deficits in Children with Chronic Health Conditions,” or read it online at American Psychologist.... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off


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Check out our article in the New York Times

  Check out an article in the nytimes about teenage coping, that includes some statements by our PI Bruce Compas and references some of our studies! https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/08/well/family/when-a-teenagers-coping-mechanism-is-spongebob.html?_r=0  ... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off


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Vanderbilt Research News Posting

    Check out an article about our depression prevention study on the research news postings at Vanderbilt! https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2015/09/30/depression-runs-in-the-family-but-it-may-be-preventable/   The study is seeking families to enroll. Take the online confidential survey and answer some questions to see if your family may be eligible. For more information, email familycoping@gmail.com or call (615) 450-0326.... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off


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Congrats on Clinical Psychology PhD program Acceptances for Michele and Ellie

Congratulations to Michele Smith and Ellie Steele for getting accepted to doctoral programs this year! Ellie will be headed to Mississippi State and Michele is off to University of Washington. We are so proud of both of you.... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off


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We not only prevent stress, but have fun while doing it!

The Compas Lab had a party to celebrate many of our members graduating. We’re so sad to see you go, but excited to see all the amazing things you do!... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off


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Master’s Theses 2016-2017

Congratulations to Kemar Prussien and Michele Smith for both successfully completing their Masters Theses this academic year! Michele Smith  just finished her Masters in the Child Studies program, and  Kemar is a second year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program.   Congrats to you both!... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off


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Goodbye Seniors!

Congrats to Meghan Howe, Olivia Knoll, Caitlyn Ko, Victoria Lawson, Elizabeth McCormick, Megan McCulloch, and Maddy Savage! We will miss all of you and are so proud of all of your accomplishments and help in the Stress and Coping Lab!... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, April 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off


Congratulations to Meghan Howe for completing her Honors Thesis!

Congrats to Meghan for receiving high honors on her thesis, titled “Coping, Executive Function and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents” and will be used in future publications in the lab, great job Meghan!... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, April 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off


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Internship Matches for Alex Bettis, Janet Yarboi, and Lexa Murphy

Congratulations to Alex for matching at UCLA, Lexa at University of Washington, and Janet at University of Chicago!... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 in Lab News | Comments Off


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Internship matches for Leandra Desjardins and Heather Bemis!

Congratulations to Leandra Desjardins for matching at Toronto Sick Kids Hospital and to Heather Bemis for matching at UCLA!... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 in Lab News | Comments Off