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STAR Education and Training

The goal is to serve as the resource for trauma education and training to Central Ohio community professionals as well as OSU graduate students and faculty. The focus on these trainings is to improve the delivery of holistic, trauma-informed care that is interdisciplinary, evidence-based, culturally competent and consumer-focused.


Highlights of Previous STAR Education Programs

Educational programming has included presentations by the following experts in the trauma field:

  • Herbert Benson, MD, Director Emeritus, Benson-Henry Mind Body Institute, Boston
  • Michael Berman, MD, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine
  • George Everly Jr., PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Executive Director of Resiliency Science Institutes at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Training Centers
  • Charles Figley, MD, the Paul Henry Kurzweg Distinguished Chair in Disaster Mental Health and Professor at the Graduate School of Social Work at Tulane University
  • Harvey Fineberg, MD, PhD, President, Institute of Medicine
  • Tait Shanafelt, MD, Director, Program on Physician Well Being, The Mayo Clinic
  • Saar Uzieli, Clinical Director at the Natal Trauma Center, Israel
  • Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Founder, The Trauma Center, Boston