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Psychiatry Research Conference

FALL 2015 | SPRING 2016
Tuesdays | 12 NOON | Meyer 1-191

Sept 8

Daniel H. Ebert, M.D., Ph.D.
Host: Atsushi Kamiya

Assistant Professor JHU Psychiatry, JHU
Lieber Institute
Activity-Dependent Phosphorylation of MeCP2 and Rett Syndrome

Raye Z. Litten, Ph.D.
Host: Kelly Dunn

Associate Director, Division of Treatment and Recovery Research, NIAA, JH Bayview Campus

Strategies to Increase the Efficiency and Effectiveness of NIAAA’s Medications Development Program

Jonathan P. Ling, Ph.D.
Host: Chiadi Onyike

Graduate Student, JHU School of Medicine
Department of Pathology

TDP-43 Represses Cryptic Exons in FTD: Therapeutic and Diagnostic Potentials

Fred Nucifora, Jr. D.O., MHS, Ph.D.
Host: Gerry Nestadt

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, JHU School of MedicineUbiquitination as a Signal for Protein Aggregation and a Link Between​ Neurodegenerative and Psychiatric Disorders
Oct 6Nicole Avena, Ph.D.
Host: Kelly Dunn
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiEmpirical Evidence of Addiction to Highly-Palatable Foods
13Rashelle J. Musci, PhD
Host: Peter Zandi
Assistant Professor, Center for Prevention and Early Intervention, Department of Mental Health, JHSPHDecomposing Internalizing Symptoms Across Adolescence: Implications for Genetics and the Environment
20Dinesh Bhugra, MBBS, Ph.D.
Host: Ray DePaulo
Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College LondonRole of Culture in Mental Illness

Colleen Barry PhD, MPP
Host: Bernadette Cullen

Associate Professor, Associate Chair for
Research and Practice, Department of Health Policy and Management, JHSPH
Communication Research to Inform Stigma Reduction
Nov 3Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, M.D.
Host: Roma Vasa
Research Psychiatrist II, New York State Psychiatric Institute; Mortimer D. Sackler Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, Sackler Institute for Developmental PsychobiologyPathways to New Treatments in Autism Spectrum Disorder
10Edward Huey, MD
Chiadi Onyike, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, Columbia UniversityWhat Can Patients With Brain Injury and Neurodegenerative Illness Teach Us About Psychiatry?
17John Kelsoe, M.D.
Host: Atsushi Kamiya
Professor, Psychiatry, UCSDGenetic Networks for Bipolar Disorder and Lithium Response
24Joel Kleinman, M.D, Ph.D.
Host: Roma Vasa
Associate Director, Clinical Sciences, Lieber Institute for Brain Development, JHUGenetic Variation and Alternative Transcripts in Human Brain Development and Schizophrenia
Dec 1Kimberly M. Christian, Ph.D.
Host: Peter Zandi
Instructor, Department of Neurology, Institute for Cell Engineering, JHU SOMIntegrating Animal Models and Human iPSCs to Study Psychiatric Disorders
8Dror Ben-Zeev Ph.D.
Host: Bernadette Cullen
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Director, mHealth for Mental Health Program, Center for Technology and Behavioral Health Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College
Mobile Health (mHealth) for Serious Mental Illness
15Ryan Vandrey, Ph.D.
Host: Ray DePaulo
Associate Professor, Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, JHUSOMBreaking Developments in Research: Randomized Trial of Reduced-Nicotine Standards for Cigarettes
22Hashimoto-Torii Kazue, Ph.D.
Host: Atsushi Kamiya
Principal Investigator, Center for Neuroscience Research
The George Washington University School of Medicine
The Molecular Defense Mechanisms Deployed by the Developing Brain Against Environmental Stress
Jan 5Matthew W. Johnson, PhD
Host: Kelly Dunn
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, JHU SOMCombining Behavioral Economics and Behavioral Pharmacology to Understand the Link Between Cocaine use and HIV Sexual Risk Behavior
12Tania Gendron, Ph.D.
Host: Chiadi Onyike
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville
Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration Associated with the C9ORF72 Mutation
19Marc G. Caron, Ph.D.
Host: Atsushi Kamiya
Professor, Duke Institute for Brain SciencesFunctional Selectivity of GPCR Signaling: Physiological Implications and Therapeutic Potentials
26Ellen Leibenluft, M.D.
Host: Roma Vasa
Chief, Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders, NIMHDiagnosis and Pathophysiology of Bipolar Disorder and Severe Irritability in Youth
Feb 2Michelle C. Carlson, PhD
Host: Peter Zandi
Associate Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health, JHSPHDevelopment of a Mobile Activity Platform to Integrate Patients’ Daily Physical, Social and Cognitive Functions in Real Time

Suzanne Haber, Ph.D.
Host: Gerry Nestadt

Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
University of Rochester Medical Center
From Primate Anatomy to Human Neuroimaging: Linking Circuits to Psychiatric Disease and Neurotherapeutic Targets
16Susan Carnell, Ph.D.
Host: Chiadi Onyike
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, JHU SOMObesity in Children and Adults: A Biobehavioral Approach
23Alexander J. Shackman, Ph.D.
Host: Roma Vasa
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology  Maryland Neuroimiging Center  University of Maryland College of Behavioral & Social SciencesThe Neurobiological Bases of Dispositional Anxiety
Mar 1
Stacey Sigmon, Ph.D.
Host: Kelly Dunn

Research Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Research Associate Professor of Psychological Science
University of Vermont, Department of Psychological Science
Developing and Evaluating Novel Treatments for Opioid Dependence
8Gil Rabinovici, M.D.
Host: Chiadi Onyike
Associate Professor of Neurology, UCSFClinical Utility of Amyloid and Tau PET Imaging
15BJ Casey, Ph.D.
Host: Roma Vasa

Director and The Sackler Professor, The Sackler Institute
Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and of Neuroscience in the
Brain and Mind Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College
Adjunct Professor, The Rockefeller University
Treating the Developing Versus Developed Brain: Translating Preclinical Mouse and Human Imaging Studies
22Matthew W. State MD, Ph.D.
Host: Peter Zandi
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor in Psychiatry, UCSF
Exploring Space and Time in Autism Spectrum Disorder
29William Carlezon, Ph.D.
Host: Atsushi Kamiya
Professor, Psychiatry, McLean Hospital,
Harvard Medical School
Roles for Kappa-Opioid Receptors in Stress
Apr 5Lori Raney M.D.
Host: Bernadette Cullen
Senior Clinical Instructor, Department of Family Medicine University of Colorado; Medical Director, Axis Health System; Vice Chair, APA Council on Health Care Systems and Financing; Chair, APA Workgroup on Integrated Care; Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of MedicineIntegrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care
12Zul Merali, Ph.D.
Host: Ray DePaulo
President/CEO and Scientific Director of the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research  /  Professor of Medicine, Departments of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Psychiatry, University of OttawaWorldwide Impact of Depression: National and Global Approaches



Ellen Leibenluft, M.D.
Host: Kelly Dunn

Chief, Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders
Emotion and Development Branch, NIMH
Irritability: Lessons Learned and New Directions
26Daniel Pine, M.D.
Host: Gerry Nestadt
Chief, Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience, NIMHUsing Neuroscience to Inform Clinical Thinking: Applications in Pediatric Anxiety
May 3Evelyn Bromet, Ph.D.
Host: Bernadette Cullen
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Prevention Medicine, Stony Brook University; Director, Epidemiology Research GroupUpdate on First Episode Psychosis Study
10Kathleen Ries Merikangas, Ph.D.
Host: Peter Zandi
Chief, Genetic Epidemiology Research Branch
Intramural Research Program, NIMH
Endophenotypes in Psychiatry: Deconstructing Bipolar Disorder