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William Walker Awards - Summer 2013

The William Walker Awards are granted to a small group of Johns Hopkins medical students who plan to engage in research over the summer between their first and second years. Judges select these students on the basis of: 1) quality of the study overall, 2) significance of the student role in the study, and 3) relevance of the study to psychiatry.

We are pleased to announce the 2013 William Walker Award winners from an outstanding group of applications:

Allison Brandt - magnetic resonance spectroscopy of glutamate in schizophrenia with Dr. Russ Margolis

Steven Pennybaker - clinical trial of psilocybin for smoking cessation with Dr. Matthew Johnson at the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit

 Mark Wilcox - measuring electrical activity in mouse insula to gauge cortical correlates of addiction with Dr. Antonello Bonci (Neuroscience)

Andrew Halls - analyzing five-factor traits correlated with premenstrual, postpartum, and perimenopausal mood symptoms in Dr. Jennifer Payne's lab.

Maxine Norcross - developing and implementing a web-based survey on stress in medical students under Dr. Emily Frosch

Katie Hsih -  functional neuroimaging study of taste sensitivity in patients with eating disorders with Dr. Graham Redgrave.

Alexandra Robison - doing qualitative study of psychosocial supports to single mothers of NICU babies with Dr. Renee Boss

Congratulations to all applicants and best wishes to the winners on your research!

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