SCHIZOPHRENIA AND OTHER PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS
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...

Alyssa Williamson

Alyssa Williamson

Agreement Between Client- and Clinician-Rated Symptoms in First-Episode Psychosis Treatment Alyssa Williamson, BA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: In first-episode psychosis (FEP) treatment, self-report measures can provide...

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...

Rudra Patel

Rudra Patel

Does sleep fragmentation affect sleep-dependent memory consolidation in schizophrenia? Rudra Patel, BS Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Sleep spindles are defining oscillations of NREM stage 2 (N2) sleep. While extensive research suggests...

Sovannarath Pong

Sovannarath Pong

Investigating Blood-Brain Barrier Dysfunction in Schizophrenia Using Brain Microvascular Endothelial Cells Derived from Patient-Specific Stem Cells Sovannarath Pong, MS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Blood-brain barrier (BBB)...

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...

Ryan D’Mello

Ryan D’Mello

Dynamic Time Warping for Measuring Dissimilarity in GPS Trajectories Ryan D’Mello, BS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: The incorporation of mobile sensor data in clinical care is becoming increasingly useful in studying a...

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...

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...

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...

Tabinda Khan

Tabinda Khan

Assessing the validity of the DSM-5 Self-Rated Level 1 Cross-Cutting Symptom Measure-Adult as a predictor of clinician-rated psychosis, depression, anxiety, and mania Tabinda Khan, BA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: The DSM-5...

Julia Lebovitz

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...

James Green

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...

Justine Chen

Justine Chen

Sex as a Predictor of Illness Progression in First Episode Psychosis Patients with Comorbid Substance Use Disorder Justine Chen, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Comorbid substance use disorder (SUD) is prevalent among first...

James Powers

James Powers

Catatonia as Initial Presentation of Schizophrenia in a Healthy, Neurotypical Child James Powers, M.D. Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Pediatric catatonia is an underdiagnosed and poorly understood neuropsychiatric syndrome...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Robert Mealer

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...

Bryan Baxter

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 oscillations,...

Grace Konstantin

Grace Konstantin

Impairments in Social Cognition, Functioning, and Performance in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders and Bipolar Disorder Grace Konstantin, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract BACKGROUND: Impairments in social cognition and social functioning are hallmark...

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...

Elisabetta del Re

Elisabetta del Re

Effects of childhood trauma on anterior-posterior axis of the hippocampus in psychosis: a BSNIP study Elisabetta C. del Re, PhD VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: A history of childhood trauma has been shown to increase the risk of developing...

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...

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...

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...

Ryan Bottary

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...

Bailey Driscoll

Bailey Driscoll

Rapid Offline Memory Consolidation During Motor Sequence Learning in Healthy Adults and Patients with Schizophrenia Bailey Driscoll, BSc Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Schizophrenia (SZ) is a neurodevelopmental disorder often...

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...

Amber Carroll

Amber Carroll

Diagnostic Instability in Early Psychosis Amber Carroll, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   BACKGROUND: The extent to which diagnosis remains stable over time in people with psychosis is unclear. We aimed to examine diagnostic stability in people with...

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...

Russell Schutt

Russell Schutt

Delivering Socially Oriented Treatments to Persons with Schizophrenia Using Telementalhealth Procedures: Overcoming Challenges in a PCORI-funded Comparative Effectiveness Trial Russell Schutt, PhD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background:...

Johanna Seitz-Holland

Johanna Seitz-Holland

Cognitive deficits and underlying white matter abnormalities in schizophrenia Johanna Seitz-Holland, MD, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Previous studies showed that individuals with schizophrenia demonstrate widespread cognitive...

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,...

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...

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