APF GRANT FOSTERS
STUDY OF POLICE RESILIENCY
In 2015, Konstantinos Papazoglou, a former police captain of the Hellenic Police
and graduate student at the University of
Toronto, Mississauga, received the APF/
COGDOP Harry and Miriam Levinson
Scholarship for his work focused on
stress, trauma prevention and resilience
promotion among police officers.
With his Levinson scholarship,
Papazoglou is exploring the role of
secondary trauma and post-traumatic
stress disorder on police job performance.
Working with police organizations in
Illinois and Ontario, he is examining the
impact of job-related stress and trauma
on police work. Papazoglou also plans to
examine the role various interventions—
such as cognitive behavioral therapy,
mindfulness and biofeedback—play in
preventing stress and trauma for police
The APF funding Papazoglou
received has helped him to incorporate
heart-rate monitor technology into his
research. He was also able to complete
additional training in resilience-promo-tion for first responders and a PTSD
treatment and prevention workshop.
Papazoglou hopes his work will
improve the health of police officers
and promote social welfare. This line
of research, he says, will enable him to
“continue helping those who serve our
communities and maintain peace and
For more on how to support APF and
how to apply for its wealth of funding
opportunities, visit www.apa.org/apf.
RONALD T. BROWN REMEMBERS
COLLEAGUE WITH GIFT TO APF
Ronald T. Brown, PhD, is honoring the
memory of his former colleague and
fellow pediatric psychologist Raymond K.
Mulhern, PhD, with a major gift to APF’s
Campaign to Transform the Future.
After Mulhern died 10 years ago,
Brown worked with colleagues and
friends to establish an APF/Council of
Graduate Departments of Psychology
A look at the recent ways APF is making a difference
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Rollover Act is permanent: People
who are 70½ or older can donate
their required minimum distributions from their retirement
accounts directly to charity with
no tax consequences. Want more
information? Call Idalia Ramos
at (202) 336-5814 or send her an
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