In an effort to increase the public’s awareness about the impact of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), June has been declared PTSD Awareness month.  Karen Wolford, coordinator of the advanced certificate in interdisciplinary trauma studies at SUNY Oswego, and Ivan Castro (graduate of SUNY Oswego) participated in a local television program to promote awareness about the signs and symptoms of PTSD, a trauma and stressor related disorder that can develop after exposure to life threatening injury or death–and to discuss who may be at risk for developing the disorder and in order to provide resources on how veterans can get help.

Watch WSYR-TV 9 (Syracuse, N.Y.) Bridge Street segment featuring SUNY Oswego's Karen Wolford and Syracuse University Falk College's Ivan Castro.

Wolford is the Oswego project investigator for the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) Collaborative Site - Training Diverse Undergraduate Teams of Veterans and Non-Veterans to Study Trauma in Veterans, a program that engages faculty from Syracuse University, SUNY Upstate Medical Center and SUNY Oswego in research mentoring on trauma and PTSD in Veterans.