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Kathryn Margiotta

Kathryn Margiotta

Mechanisms of Mindfulness Meditation for Major Depressive Disorder Kathryn Margiotta McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is associated globally with the greatest burden of disability of any disease. Unfortunately, treatments...

Victor Zeng

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 diverse...

Nicholas Prunier

Nicholas Prunier

Manual segmentation of the human claustrum in high resolution MRI Nicholas R. Prunier, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: The claustrum is a deep forebrain structure characterized by a thin, sheet-like layer of neurons highly...

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...

Marta Migó

Marta Migó

Neural Correlates of Learning Accommodation and Consolidation in Generalized Anxiety Disorder Marta Migó, BA Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Anxiety can interfere with attention and working memory, which can affect learning. However,...

Rachal Hegde

Rachal Hegde

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy Might Halt Progressive White Matter Microstructural Changes in Early Course Schizophrenia Rachal Hegde, MS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Cognitive enhancement therapy (CET) is an effective treatment...

Walid Yassine

Walid Yassine

Effects of AM2389, a CB1 receptor full agonist, on psychosis-associated brain regions and memory function Walid Yassine, DMSc, MMSc McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Clinical research shows that regular use of 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a CB1...

Justine Cohen

Justine Cohen

Sex Differences in Stress Response Circuitry are Present in Early Adulthood: An fMRI Study of Healthy Young Adults Justine Cohen, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Increased incidence of affective disorders in women begins post-puberty...

Paulo Lizano

Paulo Lizano

Anterior Default Mode Network Mediates the Relationship Between Systemic Inflammation and Cognition in Idiopathic Psychosis Paulo Lizano, MD, PhD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract   Background: Default mode network (DMN) dysfunction exists...

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:...

Meghan Pierce

Meghan Pierce

Evidence for Distinct Neuromolecular Biotypes of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Predicting Resting-State Network Connectivity Dysfunction Meghan Pierce, Ph.D. VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract   Background: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a...

Keiko Kunitoki

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...

Holly Carrington

Holly Carrington

Effect of treatment status on whole brain fractional anisotropy in patients with anorexia nervosa Holly Carrington, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Anorexia nervosa (AN) and atypical-AN (at-AN) are restrictive eating disorders...

Francesca Morfini

Francesca Morfini

Real-Time fMRI Neurofeedback from the Superior Temporal Gyrus Modulates Self-Referential Processes in Schizophrenia Francesca Morfini, MA VA Boston Healthcare System and Northeastern University Scientific Abstract   Background: Disturbances of self-referential...

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...

Elisa Loy

Elisa Loy

Developmental Consequences of Prenatal Substance Use in Adolescents Elisa Loy, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Prenatal drug use is linked to various behavioral and cognitive outcomes in adolescence. Previous MRI studies have...

Evdokiya Knyazhanskaya

Evdokiya Knyazhanskaya

Effects of Diffusion MRI Data Harmonization on Diffusion Measures, Tractography, and White Matter Tract Parcellation Evdokiya Knyazhanskaya, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Diffusion MRI (dMRI) data are sensitive to scanner...

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...

Dung Hoang

Dung Hoang

Brain Connectomics in Early Course Psychosis Dung Hoang, BS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Multiple studies have reported alterations in brain structural connectivity in schizophrenia, but few studies have examined these...

Deepthi Bannai

Deepthi Bannai

Quantitative Retinal Microvascular Analysis in Schizophrenia with Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Deepthi Bannai, MS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Ophthalmologic studies in schizophrenia have reported...

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...

Aava Jahan

Aava Jahan

A Neuroimaging Study assessing Gender Differences in Neurobiological Mechanisms underlying the Placebo Response of Major Depressive Disorder Aava Jahan, BS Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: The placebo response rate in clinical trials is a...

Swetha Gandu

Swetha Gandu

Inter-device Reliability of Swept Source and Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Retinal Structure Measurements in Schizophrenia Swetha Gandu, BS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is used...

Julia Hall

Julia Hall

Stress-Induced Mesolimbic Reward Activation in Healthy Individuals with a History of Stressful Life Events Julia Hall, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Stressful life events (SLE) can lead to dysfunction of neural reward circuitry...

Jessica Busler

Jessica Busler

The Impact of Perceived Stress on Cortical GABA and Resting State Functional Connectivity Jessica Busler, PhD, MPS Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Stress exposures and dysregulated psychological and physiological responses to...

Hyeonmin Ahn

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.,...

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...

Laura Murray

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...

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