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About Virginia Burks Salzer

Dr. Salzer is an associate professor of psychology, and vice chair of the Institutional Review Board. She teaches courses in developmental psychology, developmental psychopathology and dissertation research development.
In addition to her work at PCOM, Dr. Salzer serves as a scientific reviewer for National Institutes of Health grant funding programs and as an ad hoc reviewer for Developmental Psychology, Child Development, Social Development, and Family Psychology.
Dr. Salzer's research interests include parent-child relationships in families with aggressive and socially rejected children, the examination of children's internal social cognitive models and their impact on childhood aggression, study of the impact of parental treatment for depression on the development of childhood psychopathology, the impact of the treatment of childhood anxiety on parent-child interactions, and the impact of symptom reduction via psychopharmacological interventions and whether or not changes in children's expression of anxious symptoms elicits alternative parenting styles.


Present Associate Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Psychology
Present Vice Chairperson of the Institutional Review Board, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


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  • Developmental Psychology
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Dissertation Research Development

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