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Class of 2003 doctoral students in the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology unanimously selected Barbara A. Winstead, chair and professor of psychology at Old Dominion University, for the Outstanding Faculty Member Award this year.

"What is especially noteworthy is that this is the fourth time that Dr. Winstead has achieved this highly prestigious award and demonstrates the singular impact that she has had on different generations of these young professionals," said Janis Sanchez, acting associate vice president of graduate studies.

Winstead started teaching at Old Dominion in 1979 while completing her doctorate in personality and development psychology from Harvard. She has been actively involved in the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, an American Psychology Association-accredited doctoral clinical program sponsored by the College of William and Mary, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk State University and Old Dominion. She has taught "Psychodynamic Psychotherapy" and "Research Methods" to doctoral students and she has served as a member and chair of the program review committee, practicum training committee and admissions committee.

Winstead's research focuses on relationships, gender and HIV-positive individuals. She is particularly interested in how gender influences relationships, how relationships influence coping, and how relationships influence individual health and safety behaviors. Winstead also studies how individuals cope with multiple roles. She has collaborated in her research with psychology professors from various institutions, including Valerian Derlega and Robin Lewis from Old Dominion, Connie Pilkington from William and Mary, Anita Barbee from the University of Louisville and numerous graduate students on more than 30 publications and 40 professional presentations.

This article was posted on: June 17, 2003

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