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Lauren Watford

Lauren Watford

Poor Sleep Quality is Associated with Reduced Myelination in Patients with Psychotic Disorders Lauren Watford, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Recent studies show that sleep favors oligodendrocyte proliferation and myelination, and sleep loss is...

Nicolas Raymond

Nicolas Raymond

Peripheral Inflammatory Markers Are Associated with Neural Activity During the Auditory Oddball Task Nicolas Raymond, BA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Electroencephalographic (EEG) abnormalities and inflammation have been...

Jaelin Rippe

Jaelin Rippe

Associations between neurophysiological and cognitive deficits in patients with psychosis: an analysis of the N1, P2 and MMN event related potentials (ERPs) Jaelin D. Rippe, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Both cognitive performance and ERP...

Juan David Sossa

Juan David Sossa

Depression and anxiety in end-stage renal disease: epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment Juan D. Sossa, MD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is a highly prevalent condition that affects over 700,000...

Mauricio Watanabe Ribeiro

Mauricio Watanabe Ribeiro

Enhanced Sustained attention and decreased vigilance decrement in cognitively normal older adults after mindfulness meditation training: two years follow up RCT study Mauricio Watanabe Ribeiro, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background:...

Olivia Velasquez

Olivia Velasquez

A pilot intervention to improve physical activity and psychological outcomes in patients at risk of developing chronic diseases (metabolic syndrome) Olivia R. Velasquez, BA Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Interventions focusing on...

Marguerite Sears

Marguerite Sears

Childhood Emotional and Physical Bullying in a Psychosis Sample Marguerite Sears, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Studies have suggested that increasing severity of bullying is associated with higher rates of both psychotic disorders and...

Nicole Varca

Nicole Varca

The Naming Project: Surveying a Potential Name Change for Schizophrenia Nicole Varca, BA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: There is a current lack of understanding surrounding severe mental illness. The stigma associated with the...

Lena Stone

Lena Stone

The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in a sample of patients with schizophrenia, psychotic bipolar disorder and healthy controls based on a self-report survey Lena Stone, BS McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has created...

Julia Rohde

Julia Rohde

Executive functioning in toddlers with congenital heart disease Julia Rohde, BA Boston Children’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background & Purpose: Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) are at risk for neurodevelopmental (ND) morbidities, with...

Shen Li

Shen Li

Longitudinal relationships between sensory gating, cognition, clinical symptoms and real-life functioning in early psychosis Shen Li, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Diminished sensory gating (SG) is a robust finding in psychotic disorders, but...

Nataliia Kozhemiako

Nataliia Kozhemiako

Sleep EEG and thalamocortical circuit abnormalities in schizophrenia Nataliia Kozhemiako, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Mounting evidence indicates that patients with schizophrenia (SZ) display an abnormality in NREM...

Rachel Lee

Rachel Lee

Hospitalization for suicidal ideation or attempt in children and adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic (Part 1): Changes in patient population and length of stay Rachel R. Lee, PhD Boston Children’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Among United...

Paola Salvatore

Paola Salvatore

Long-Term Morbidity in Major Affective and Schizoaffective Disorders Following Hospitalization in First Psychotic Episodes Paola Salvatore, MD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Studies following patients from first-psychotic episodes have been...

Robert Kleinman

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...

Sarah Stoycos

Sarah Stoycos

Neural and Behavioral Correlates of Distress Cue Processing in First-Time Fathers Sarah A. Stoycos, M.A. VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: Studying a man’s transition to parenthood may be one of the few normative adult experiences that may...

Sabina Grech

Sabina Grech

Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Particularly Vulnerable Population during the COVID-19 Pandemic, A Case Series Sabina M. Grech, MD VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: The COVID-19 Pandemic is an unprecedented...

Stephanie Santarriaga

Stephanie Santarriaga

Novel modulators of Arc function for the development of pro-cognitive therapeutics in neuropsychiatric disorders Stephanie Santarriaga, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: There is convergent genetic evidence for the involvement...

Shawn Yehudian

Shawn Yehudian

Can It Be Done? Use of Facial Recognition Software in Virtual Platforms such as Google Meet for Children with Autism Shawn Yehudian, MD Cambridge Health Alliance Scientific Abstract Background: Social barriers for children on the autistic spectrum include deficits in...

Kelsey Johnson

Kelsey Johnson

Racial Differences in First-Episode Psychosis Treatment Access & Outcomes Kelsey A. Johnson, MPH Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Notable racial and ethnic disparities persist in treatment for psychotic disorders. Across the US,...

Ronald Garcia

Ronald Garcia

Development of a Novel Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation Technique for Modulation of the Stress Response Circuitry and Cardiac Autonomic Dysregulation in Major Depression Ronald G. Garcia, MD, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background:...

Jakob Hartmann

Jakob Hartmann

Mineralocorticoid receptors dampen glucocorticoid receptor sensitivity to stress via regulation of FKBP5 Jakob Hartmann, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: An imbalance between central mineralocorticoid (MR) and glucocorticoid (GR) receptor...

John Bernstein

John Bernstein

Effects of Psychiatric Symptom and Cognitive Functioning Changes on Functional Disability Trajectories in Post-9/11 Veterans John P.K. Bernstein, Ph.D. VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract   Background: Post-9/11 Veterans report difficulties with...

Andrew Wu

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. Residents...

Julie Nason

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...

Francesca Fortenbaugh

Francesca Fortenbaugh

Web-Based Assessment of Visuospatial Processing Speed Across the Lifespan Francesca C. Fortenbaugh, PhD VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: Declines in visuospatial processing speed in older adults are well documented, yet fine-grained lifespan...

Emily Satinsky

Emily Satinsky

Depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation among graduate students in doctoral degree programs: systematic review and meta-analysis Emily Satinsky, MSc Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: University administrators and mental health...

Elizabeth Rizzoni

Elizabeth Rizzoni

Opensource Neuroimaging Platforms: Gaps in Demographic Data Elizabeth A Rizzoni, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: An important goal of big data is to make large, high-quality datasets public via opensource platforms. This...

Emily Johns

Emily Johns

Analysis of Cortical Thickness in Language Processing Brain Regions Associated with Hallucinations and Delusions in Early Psychosis Emily Johns, AB Candidate Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Aberrations of brain regions underpinning...

Haley Solomon

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 of...

Catherine Trinh

Catherine Trinh

Rapid Scale-Up of Telehealth Services in Outpatient Treatment for Substance Use Disorders Catherine Trinh, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: The rapid scale-up of telehealth services for substance use disorders (SUDs) during the COVID-19 pandemic...

Courtney Spitzer

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 to...

Serena Chen

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...

Chelsea Tobin

Chelsea Tobin

Telehealth implementation and characterization of patients seen by a pediatric psychiatry consultation-liaison service during the COVID-19 pandemic: Patients presenting with eating disorders Chelsea Tobin, PhD, MSW Boston Children’s Hospital Scientific Abstract...

Brynn Vessey

Brynn Vessey

White matter diffusion magnetic resonance imaging of brain white matter tracts relevant to working memory in three age groups of individuals at genetic-high risk for schizophrenia Brynn Vessey, BS Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: The...

Benjamin Ryder

Benjamin Ryder

Obesity is Associated with Increased Nucleus Accumbens Activation in Postmenopausal Women Benjamin Ryder, BS Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Obesity, a major risk factor for diabetes and mood-related disorders, is especially...

Brian Rozumny

Brian Rozumny

Comparing Social Profiles of Individuals with 16p11.2 Deletion Syndrome and Typically Developing Individuals Brian Rozumny, PhD Boston Children’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: 16p11.2 Deletion (16p11.2del), one of the most common genomic copy...

Benjamin Landwersiek

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,...

Andrea Wood

Andrea Wood

Treatment Development of Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) Delivered via Telehealth for Early Psychosis and Substance Use Andrea Wood, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract BACKGROUND: This study is designed to develop and evaluate the feasibility...

Ana Trueba

Ana Trueba

Executive functioning mediates the relationship between subclinical manic symptoms and social cognitive impairment in older adults with mood disorders Ana Trueba, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Bipolar disorder can impair executive functioning and...

Arkadiy Maksimovskiy

Arkadiy Maksimovskiy

Decomposing Positive Memory Retrieval in Depression Arkadiy Maksimovskiy, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Depression has been associated with poor memory for positive material. We attempted to replicate this result and examine whether it...

Alesia Cloutier

Alesia Cloutier

Medically Monitored Detox Complicated by COVID-19, a Narrative Review of the Literature Alesia Cloutier, DO, MS VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented time that has had a particularly devastating...

Thomas Idiculla

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,...

Rachel Van Boxtel

Rachel Van Boxtel

The Effect of Childhood Abuse on Cognitive Performance in patients with Bipolar Disorder Rachel Van Boxtel, BS Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Early-life trauma is prevalent in Bipolar Disorder (BD) and plays a major role in the...

Christopher Lim

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,...

Benjamin Wipper

Benjamin Wipper

One-year longitudinal data from the National Restless Legs Syndrome Opioid Registry Benjamin Wipper, BA Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a sensory-motor neurological disorder. Low-dose opioid medications...

Avery Van De Water

Avery Van De Water

Increased Resting-State Functional Connectivity of the Orbitofrontal Cortex in Female Adolescents with a Fluctuating Course of Atypical Anorexia Nervosa Avery Van De Water, BS Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract...

Heather Ward

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...

Zeeshan Mansuri

Zeeshan Mansuri

Rate and Predictors of 30-day Readmission among Adolescents with Major Depressive Disorder: A Nationally Representative Study Zeeshan Mansuri, MD, MPH Boston Children’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Major depressive disorder (MDD) related...

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