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April 14 – May 14, 2021

Finalists Eligible for Mysell Prize Posters

Laura Murray

Real-World Rumination Predicts Medial Prefrontal Neural Response to Loss in Adolescents Laura Murray, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Rumination – negative, self-referential thought – is linked to greater neural processing of loss in depressed...

Real-World Rumination Predicts Medial Prefrontal Neural Response to Loss in Adolescents

Hyeonmin Ahn

Functional connectivity of hypothalamus is associated with ghrelin and cortisol in response to acute psychosocial stress Hyeonmin Ahn, PhD Brigham and Women's Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Exposure to psychosocial stress activates the HPA-axis (e.g.,...

Functional connectivity of hypothalamus is associated with ghrelin and cortisol in response to acute psychosocial stress

Keiko Kunitoki

Team sports participation mitigates genetic risk for psychopathology in school-aged children Keiko Kunitoki, MD, MPH Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Polygenic loading for ADHD increases risk not only for ADHD diagnosis but also for a...

Team sports participation mitigates genetic risk for psychopathology in school-aged children

Robert Mealer

The schizophrenia-associated variant in SLC39A8 alters N-glycosylation of critical proteins in the mouse brain Robert G. Mealer MD, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Multiple glycosylation genes are associated with schizophrenia...

The schizophrenia-associated variant in SLC39A8 alters N-glycosylation of critical proteins in the mouse brain

Adrienne Romer

Direct and Indirect Relations of Brain Structure, Executive Functioning, and General Psychopathology in an Adult Healthy and Cross-Diagnostic Patient Sample Adrienne Romer, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: A general psychopathology ‘p’ factor...

Direct and Indirect Relations of Brain Structure, Executive Functioning, and General Psychopathology in an Adult Healthy and Cross-Diagnostic Patient Sample

Bryan Baxter

Closed-loop Auditory Stimulation during Sleep Improves Procedural Memory Consolidation Bryan S. Baxter, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract BACKGROUND: Sleep-dependent memory consolidation relies on the temporal coordination of sleep...

Closed-loop Auditory Stimulation during Sleep Improves Procedural Memory Consolidation

Finalists Eligible for Solomon Prize Posters

Christopher Lim

Care management for serious mental illness: A systematic review and meta-analysis Christopher Lim, MD Cambridge Health Alliance Scientific Abstract Background: Persons with serious mental illness, encompassing schizophrenia spectrum disorders and bipolar disorder,...

Care management for serious mental illness: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Haley Solomon

Veterans’ Knowledge and Perceptions About Cannabis Haley Solomon, DO VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: Among U.S. veterans, increasing rates of cannabis use are well documented, and usage of cannabis for medicinal purposes is double that...

Veterans’ Knowledge and Perceptions About Cannabis

Heather Ward

Evidence for Schizophrenia-specific Pathophysiology of Nicotine Dependence Heather Burrell Ward, MD Brigham and Women's Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Tobacco use is the top preventable cause of early mortality in schizophrenia. Over 60% of people with...

Evidence for Schizophrenia-specific Pathophysiology of Nicotine Dependence

Andrew Wu

What Gets Resident Physicians Stressed and How Would They Like to Be Supported? A Best-Worst Scaling Study Andrew Wu, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Physician burnout has severe consequences on clinician well-being....

What Gets Resident Physicians Stressed and How Would They Like to Be Supported? A Best-Worst Scaling Study

Trainees Posters

Robert Kleinman

Driving Access to Psychiatrists and Internet Availability: A National Cross-sectional Study Robert A. Kleinman, MD Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: The expansion of telepsychiatry has been...

Driving Access to Psychiatrists and Internet Availability: A National Cross-sectional Study

Benjamin Landwersiek

Qualitative Evidence for the Implementation of Group Psychotherapy through Telehealth to treat Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Benjamin Landwersiek, BS Boston Children's Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Qualitative Evidence for the Implementation of Group Psychotherapy through Telehealth to treat Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Roger Strong

Using simulation to guide experimental design: selecting sample size, study duration, and exclusion criteria Roger Strong, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Researchers face many decisions when designing experiments. How many participants should...

Using simulation to guide experimental design: selecting sample size, study duration, and exclusion criteria

Marlene Garzona

Hospitalization for Suicidal ideation or attempt in children and adolescents during the COVID-19 (Part 2): Patient Identified COVID-19 stressors Marlene E. Garzona, PhD Boston Children's Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Emerging literature has...

Hospitalization for Suicidal ideation or attempt in children and adolescents during the COVID-19 (Part 2): Patient Identified COVID-19 stressors

Julie Nason

Court Procedural Delays in Rogers Guardianship and the Attorney Perspective Julie Nason, MA Brigham and Women's Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: In Massachusetts, the 1983 decision of Rogers v. Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health, 390...

Court Procedural Delays in Rogers Guardianship and the Attorney Perspective

Mira Vale

Incorporating Information from Electronic and Social Media Into Psychiatric and Psychotherapeutic Patient Care: A Second-Wave Survey Among Clinicians Mira Vale, MA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Clinical collateral information about patients is...

Incorporating Information from Electronic and Social Media Into Psychiatric and Psychotherapeutic Patient Care: A Second-Wave Survey Among Clinicians

Faculty/Staff Posters

Rachel Conrad

Literature Review to Guide Development of a Peer-support Program for Young Adults Living with Cystic Fibrosis Rachel Conrad, MD Brigham and Women's Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: During the past decade, young adults living with cystic fibrosis have...

Literature Review to Guide Development of a Peer-support Program for Young Adults Living with Cystic Fibrosis

Dylan Hughes

Mapping specific and cross disorder polygenic risk scores onto dimensional psychopathology at age 9-10: Baseline results from the ABCD Study Dylan Hughes, BS Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Genome wide association studies (GWAS) in...

Mapping specific and cross disorder polygenic risk scores onto dimensional psychopathology at age 9-10: Baseline results from the ABCD Study

Victor Zeng

Thickness and Surface Area Difference in Schizophrenia Stratified by Duration of Illness in the GENUS Dataset Victor Zeng, BS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Schizophrenia (SZ) is a serious mental disorder with complex and...

Thickness and Surface Area Differences in Schizophrenia Stratified by Duration of Illness in the GENUS Dataset

Thomas Idiculla

The Validity of Using BASIS-24 to Assess Substance Use and Co-occurring Symptoms among Psychiatric Inpatients Thomas Idiculla, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: A reliable measure of co-occurring psychiatric symptoms can be useful for screening,...

The Validity of Using BASIS-24 to Assess Substance Use and Co-occurring Symptoms among Psychiatric Inpatients

Raymond Flannery Jr

Precipitants to Psychiatric Patient Assaults, 2013-2017 Raymond B. Flannery, Jr., PhD Cambridge Health Alliance Scientific Abstract Background: Patient assaults are the result of a complex interaction of person x event x environment variables. Precipitants to...

Precipitants to Psychiatric Patient Assaults, 2013-2017

Chloe Kaplan

Predictors and Correlates of Dissociative Symptoms in Dissociative Identity Disorder Chloe Kaplan, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Emotion dysregulation (ED) is an important feature of trauma spectrum disorders like dissociative identity disorder...

Predictors and Correlates of Dissociative Symptoms in Dissociative Identity Disorder

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