Intergenerational Transmission of Stress

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Intergenerational Transmission of Stress


Event Info
Category Date and Time
  • Wednesday, March 04, 2020
  • 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic and Speaker
  • Intergenerational Transmission of Stress
  • Cope Feurer PhD
    • Visiting Assistant Professor
    • Department of Psychiatry
    • University of Illinois at Chicago
    Cope Feurer

  • Meredith Gruhn MA
    • Pre-Doctoral Psychology Intern
    • Department of Psychiatry, UIC
    Meredith Gruhn

  • Loretta Hsueh MA
    • Pre-Doctoral Psychology Intern
    • Department of Psychiatry, UIC
    Loretta Hsueh

  • In-person
  • School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
  • 1601 W. Taylor St.
  • Chicago IL 60612
  • Conference Room
    • 109 (Auditorium)
Video Recording
Event Details

Cope Feurer, MS, is clinical psychology doctoral candidate at Binghamton University who is currently completing her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to graduate school, Cope obtained her BS in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her program of research utilizes a multiple-levels-of-analysis approach integrating peripheral and neurophysiological methods to examine moderators and mechanisms contributing to individual differences in stress reactivity and generation in youth at risk for depression.

Meredith Gruhn is a pre-doctoral psychology intern at the University of Illinois – Chicago and a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program at Vanderbilt University minoring in quantitative methods. Her research is focused on how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) disrupt developmental processes in ways that increase risk for psychopathology. Specifically, Meredith is interested in understanding ways in which ACEs impact automatic (e.g., neural, physiologic) and controlled (e.g., coping, emotion regulation) responses to stress. The overarching goal of this work is to elucidate specific mechanisms that compound pre-existing risk for mental health problems in trauma-exposed youth in order to inform preventive interventions.

Loretta Hsueh is a clinical psychology PhD candidate at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and clinical psychology intern at UIC. Her research focuses on disparities in medical care and outcomes for immigrants and racial/ethnic minority populations, especially in the context of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.


Psychiatrists, Neurologists, and other affiliated professionals interested in mental health


To provide current information on research, treatment, and policy issues relating to psychiatry and its adjunct fields

Instructional level:



  1. Understand how parental stress impacts offspring outcomes.
  2. Describe behavioral and biological pathways of stress transmission from parent to offspring.
  3. Identify protective factors buffering intergenerational transmission.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1credit AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units (1) will be available for Social Workers and affiliated reciprocal agencies. Illinois Board License number 159-000112.

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This event is 1 credit hour continuing education.

No member of the planning committee for this activity have reported a relevant relationship with a commercial interest.  There is no conflict of interest and nothing to disclose.

Cope Feurer, Meredith Gruhn, and Loretta Hsueh have no relevant financial relationship with commercial interests related to this CME activity.