We have recruited a new Research Assistant! Welcome Darush to the Stress and Resilience Laboratory. We are very excited to be working with you!
How did you hear about this position?
Through the PHPCP program at SF State. I am a student there.
What interested you about this position?
I was interested in helping veterans and learning more about clinical research.
What in your life has lead you to have an interest in PTSD research?
My mother’s side of the family has been involved with the military dating back generations. Growing up I was told stories from my uncles and grandfather about their experiences, which led me to develop a great respect for people who’ve served. Since PTSD is such a prevalent affliction in the veteran community, I was driven to spend my time helping veterans who are suffering with the disease. I find researching PTSD and contributing to the greater understand of the disease in hopes to improve treatment in the future both exciting and fulfilling.
What is your favorite part about the job so far?
Interviewing veterans on the phone for our study has been the most enjoyable part of the job so far. Listening to their stories and being able to discuss their clinical history has been a fascinating learning experience.
What is something you like to do in your free time?
I like to go hiking with my dog, see live music shows, and spend time with family and friends.
Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
My mother. She has always encouraged me, supported me, and taught me how to always enjoy life.
What’s your favorite quote?
“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye hard” - Winnie the Pooh
What is your favorite movie of all time?