The Anxiety and Depression Research Center (ARC) at Southern Methodist University (SMU) specializes in basic and applied
research of anxiety, mood, and affect dysregulation disorders. Current research includes investigations of novel treatment approaches for anxiety and depression, biomarkers in anxiety disorders and chronic disease (asthma), fear extinction mechanisms of exposure therapy, and mediators and moderators in individuals with affective dysregulations, including non-suicidal self-injury.
2/14 - Congratulations to Noelle Bassi Smith, M.A., for being selected for a prestigious two-year VA Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment at the VA CT National Center for PTSD and Yale Department of Psychiatry. Way to go, Noelle!
11/13 - Dr. Ritz & Meuret asthma research is featured in the November 2013 edition of the American Psychological Monitor
8/13 - Congratulations to our former graduate student, Erica Simon, Ph.D for receiving a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship position at the University of California at San Diego/San Diego VA!
6/13 - Congratulations to our graduate students Ana Trueba, M.A. and Noelle Bassi Smith, M.A. for their excellent internship placements. Ana will start her internship at Harvard McLean and Noelle at the West Haven VA.
6/13 - Dr. Meuret has been elected 2014 Beck Institute Scholar at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy for her contributions to the field of cognitive therapy.
6/13 - Dr. Meuret has been appointed to the Member of the Scientific Advisory Board
Centre for Excellence, University of Leuven, Belgium
1/13 - Dr. Ritz has been appointed as incoming Associate Editor for Behavior Therapy, the journal of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, publishing research in behavioral science and therapy.
1/13 - Dr. Ritz has been appointed as incoming Associate Editor for Biological Psychology.
6/12 - The Schwab Charitable Funds awarded Dr. Meuret $20,000 from her ongoing investigations in anxiety disorder research.
5/12- Drs. Meuret and Ritz research
is featured in the new edition of the Baylor Innovation magazine. The four page article (p.22-25) describes the program's new
research findings on panic attacks and novel ways of treating panic disorder. View Article
1/12 - Dr. Meuret has been appointed to the Member of the Scientific Council Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)