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Two new members have joined Traumatic StressPoints contributing editors. Harold Kudler, MD, joined in fall 2003, and Joanna Legarski joined recently as student editor.

After serving as chief resident/clinical instructor at the Yale Psychiatric Institute, Harold Kudler, MD, joined Duke’s faculty in 1984 and is associate clinical professor in its department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. Having served as assistant chief of psychiatry at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center for a number of years, Kudler now is mental health coordinator for Veterans Integrated Service Network, Number 6. In this capacity, he manages the Mental Health Service Line for eight VA medical centers and their outlying facilities and represents the Network’s mental health programs at local and national levels. Kudler is an advanced candidate in the UNC/Duke Psychoanalytic Education Program (Adult and Child Programs) and is co-founder of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center of North Carolina. Kudler’s expertise in posttraumatic stress disorder stems from clinical and research work with combat veterans, ex-prisoners of war, and survivors of other traumatic events and their families. In 2003, Kudler served on the ISTSS board of directors.

Joanna Legarski is a research assistant at the Child/Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Services Consortium at the New York State Psychiatric Institute where she collects and analyzes data from the child/adolescent trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy project involving families suffering from distress resulting from the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Legarski has been accepted into the University of Montana’s clinical PhD program, which will begin in August. She hopes to have the opportunity to practice trauma-focused CBT within the Native American community in Montana.

Outgoing editors are Terry Clark (Media Matters), Alethea Smith (student editor) and longtime contributing editor Laurie Anne Pearlman. StressPoints bids them a warm farewell and thanks them for years of effort and dedication to the newsletter.