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April 14 – May 14, 2021

Finalists Eligible for Mysell Prize Posters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trainees Posters

Serena Chen

Changing Trends in the Popularity of E-Cigarette Use Among Adolescents in the United States Serena Chen, MD VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: For most of these prior two decades, tobacco use disorder in American adolescents has decreased...

Changing Trends in the Popularity of E-Cigarette Use Among Adolescents in the United States

Cindy Woolverton

Moving Towards Patient-centered Care for Individuals with SMI using the What Matters Most – Structured Tool Cindy Woolverton, PhD Boston Veteran's Administration Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: Individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness...

Moving Towards Patient-centered Care for Individuals with SMI using the What Matters Most – Structured Tool

Alice Lowy

Body appreciation and internalization of body ideals in Black women: Protection or increased risk for eating pathology? Alice S. Lowy, PhD Boston Children's Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Current research consistently demonstrates that eating pathology...

Body appreciation and internalization of body ideals in Black women: Protection or increased risk for eating pathology?

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

Ryan Bottary

Similar Patterns of Overnight Motor Sequence Transition Speed Improvement Observed in Schizophrenia Patients and Healthy Controls Ryan Bottary, MA Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: In healthy adults, enhanced overnight motor sequencing...

Similar Patterns of Overnight Motor Sequence Transition Speed Improvement Observed in Schizophrenia Patients and Healthy Controls

Yoav Shimoni

Development of the Socially Extended Mind Inventory (SEMI) Yoav Shimoni, PsyD Boston Children's Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background - The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a Socially Extended Mind Inventory (SEMI). The SEMI was designed...

Development of the Socially Extended Mind Inventory (SEMI)

Faculty/Staff Posters

James Green

Associations Between Social Anxiety, Social Functioning, and Paranoid Ideation: Understanding Risk for Conversion in Clinical High Risk for Psychosis James B. Green B.A. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract   Background: Evidence suggests...

Associations Between Social Anxiety, Social Functioning, and Paranoid Ideation: Understanding Risk for Conversion in Clinical High Risk for Psychosis

Julia Lebovitz

Auditory Hallucinations During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Hospitalized Patients Julia Lebovitz, BA candidate Brigham and Women's Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: The content of auditory hallucinations (AHs) is malleable and reflects the environment and...

Auditory Hallucinations During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Hospitalized Patients

Courtney Spitzer

Differences in Duration and Severity of First-Rank Symptoms Across Three Psychotic Disorders Courtney Spitzer, BA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: The specificity of Schneider’s first-rank symptoms to schizophrenia in comparison...

Differences in Duration and Severity of First-Rank Symptoms Across Three Psychotic Disorders

Rachel Staley

Impact of Respiratory-Gated Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation on Cardiovagal Regulation in Hypertension Rachel Staley, BA Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Hypertension is a risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease...

Impact of Respiratory-Gated Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation on Cardiovagal Regulation in Hypertension

Ellexa Menezes

Do Demographic Variables Moderate the Impact of Mindfulness on Stress? Ellexa Menezes, HSD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Mindfulness is associated with decreased stress, but we don’t know how demographic variables moderate this...

Do Demographic Variables Moderate the Impact of Mindfulness on Stress?

Alexandra Chase

Do People with Opioid Use Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Benefit from Adding Behavior Therapy to Buprenorphine? Alexandra Chase, BS McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common co-occurring diagnosis...

Do People with Opioid Use Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Benefit from Adding Behavior Therapy to Buprenorphine?

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