Nationally Recognized Resident Accomplishments

We are extremely proud of the accomplishments that our residents achieve during training. Some of our residents have even found the time to go beyond carrying out the work expected of our resident physicians and have made significant contributions to science by either being an author on a paper or by presenting their findings at major national meetings.

Keerthi Akkineni

Cristancho P, Akkineni K, Constantino JN, Carter AR, O'Reardon JP (2014 Dec). Transcranial magnetic stimulation in a 15-year-old patient with autism and comorbid depression. J ECT. 30(4): e46-7.

Julio Bernardi

Al-Hasani R, McCall JG, Shin G, Gomez AM, Schmitz GP, Bernardi JM, Pyo CO, Park SI, Marcinkiewcz CM, Crowley NA, Krashes MJ, Lowell BB, Kash TL, Rogers JA, Bruchas MR (2015 Sep 2). Distinct Subpopulations of Nucleus Accumbens Dynorphin Neurons Drive Aversion and Reward. Neuron. 87(5): 1063-77.

Bernardi JM. Optogenetic applications in psychiatric research (2015 Aug). Am J Psychiatry Residents' Journal 10(8): 16-18.

Vande Voort JL, Singh A, Bernardi J, Wall CA, Swintak CC, Schak KM, Jensen PS (2015 Sep 1). Treatments and Services Provided to Children Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev.

Zeni CP, Tramontina S, Zeni TA, Coelho R, Pheula G, Bernardi J, Maldaner U, Silva TL, Salatino-Oliveira A, Hutz M, Rohde LA (2013 Mar). The Val66Met polymorphism at the BDNF gene does not influence Wisconsin Card Sorting Test results in children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. Rev Bras Psiquiatr. 35(1): 44-50.

Marie Bosch

Bosch MK, Carrasquillo Y, Ransdell JL, Kanakamedala A, Ornitz DM, Nerbonne JM (2015 Apr 29). Intracellular FGF14 (iFGF14) Is Required for Spontaneous and Evoked Firing in Cerebellar Purkinje Neurons and for Motor Coordination and Balance. J Neurosci. 35(17): 6752-69.

Peter Halstead Hudgens Award

Ravikumar Chockalingam

Alvarez, E., Morgan, M., Chockalingam, R., Bruin, D. G., Cross, A. H. (2013) . Horner syndrome presenting during a NeuroMyelitis Optica relapse: NeuroImage. Manuscript submitted for publication

Best Clinical Research Poster award given during the inauguration of the Taylor Family institute for innovative psychiatric research. " Use of rTMS in Depression"

Chockalingam, R., Scrakic, D. (2013). The risks of Marijuana are many. Kansas city star. December 2013. Print, retrieved:

Inducted as a Delta Omega Member of the Honorary Public Health society affiliated to the American Public Health Association, nominated by Washington University in St. Louis.

Raghavan, R., Chockalingam. R., Johar, Z. (2013). Implementing public health interventions in developing countries: A transdisciplinary solution for safe drinking water in rural India In Debra Haire-Joshu & Timothy D. McBride (Eds.), Transdisciplinary Public Health: Research, Education, and Practice(edition 1, pp. 297-318). San Francisco, USA: Jossey-Bass.

Sarah Donaldson

Feng X, Scheinberg P, Biancotto A, Rios O, Donaldson S, Wu C, Zheng H, Sato K, Townsley DM, McCoy JP, Young NS (2014 Sep). In vivo effects of horse and rabbit antithymocyte globulin in patients with severe aplastic anemia. Haematologica. 99(9): 1433-40.

George Elias

Qian M, Krishnan K, Kudova E, Li P, Manion BD, Taylor A, Elias G, Akk G, Evers AS, Zorumski CF, Mennerick S, Covey DF (2014 Jan 9). Neurosteroid analogues. 18. Structure-activity studies of ent-steroid potentiators of ?-aminobutyric acid type A receptors and comparison of their activities with those of alphaxalone and allopregnanolone. J Med Chem. 57(1): 171-90.

Marie Anne Gebara

Charles R. Conway , Marie Anne I. Gebara, John T. Chibnall, Mark A. Mintun, Dana C. Perantie, Jonathan E. McConathy, Yvette I. Sheline. Aripiprazole antidepressant augmentation is associated with increased striatal F-DOPA uptake in responders: a preliminary pet study. Presented at the Society of Biological Psychiatry, San Fransisco 2013.

Conway CR, Chibnall JT, Cumming P, Mintun MA, Gebara MA, Perantie DC, Price JL, Cornell ME, McConathy JE, Gangwani S, Sheline YI (2014 Mar 30). Antidepressant response to aripiprazole augmentation associated with enhanced FDOPA utilization in striatum: A preliminary PET study. Psychiatry Res. 221(3): 231-9.

Conway CR, Chibnall JT, Gebara MA, Price JL, Snyder AZ, Mintun MA, Craig AD, Cornell ME, Perantie DC, Giuffra LA, Bucholz RD, Sheline YI (2013 Sep). Association of cerebral metabolic activity changes with vagus nerve stimulation antidepressant response in treatment-resistant depression. Brain Stimul. 6(5): 788-97.

Gebara MA, Lenze EJ. Depression and anxiety in the older adult. Washington University Manual for Geriatrics, in press

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation ( GMHF) Honor's Scholar Award

Tarik Hadzic

Enright JM, Lawrence KA, Hadzic T, Corbo JC (2015 Mar 1). Transcriptome profiling of developing photoreceptor subtypes reveals candidate genes involved in avian photoreceptor diversification. J Comp Neurol. 523(4): 649-68.

Hadžic T, Park D, Abruzzi KC, Yang L, Trigg JS, Rohs R, Rosbash M, Taghert PH (2015 Feb 27). Genome-wide features of neuroendocrine regulation in Drosophila by the basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor DIMMED. Nucleic Acids Res. 43(4): 2199-215.

John Hearn

Mon T, L'Ecuyer S, Farber NB, White AJ, Baszis KW, Hearn JK, Spiegel TE, French AR, Kitcharoensakkul M (2012 Dec). The use of electroconvulsive therapy in a patient with juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus and catatonia. Lupus. 21(14): 1575-81.

Thetsu Mon

Cristancho P, Jewkes D, Mon T, Conway C (2014 Mar). Successful Use of Right Unilateral ECT for Catatonia: A Case Series. J ECT. 30(1): 69-72.

Mon T, L'ecuyer S, Farber NB, White AJ, Baszis KW, Hearn JK, Spiegel TE, French AR, Kitcharoensakkul M (2012 Dec). The use of electroconvulsive therapy in a patient with juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus and catatonia. Lupus. 21(14): 1575-81.

Alireza Parsoei

Nagele P, Duma A, Kopec M, Gebara MA, Parsoei A, Walker M, Janski A, Panagopoulos VN, Cristancho P, Miller JP, Zorumski CF, Conway CR (2015 Jul 1). Nitrous Oxide for Treatment-Resistant Major Depression: A Proof-of-Concept Trial. Biol Psychiatry. 78(1): 10-8.

Adarsh Reddy

Hawkins-Salsbury JA, Qin EY, Reddy AS, Vogler CA, Sands MS (2012 Oct). Oxidative stress as a therapeutic target in globoid cell leukodystrophy. Exp Neurol. 237(2): 444-52.

Hawkins-Salsbury JA, Shea L, Jiang X, Hunter DA, Guzman AM, Reddy AS, Qin EY, Li Y, Gray SJ, Ory DS, Sands MS (2015 Apr 22). Mechanism-based combination treatment dramatically increases therapeutic efficacy in murine globoid cell leukodystrophy. J Neurosci. 35(16): 6495-505.

Qin EY, Hawkins-Salsbury JA, Jiang X, Reddy AS, Farber NB, Ory DS, Sands MS (2012 Sep). Bone marrow transplantation increases efficacy of central nervous system-directed enzyme replacement therapy in the murine model of globoid cell leukodystrophy. Mol Genet Metab. 107(1-2): 186-96.

Reddy AS, Patel JR, Vogler C, Klein RS, Sands MS (2013). Central Nervous System Pathology Progresses Independently of KC and CXCR2 in Globoid-Cell Leukodystrophy. PLoS One. 8(6): e64647.

Reddy AS, Wozniak DF, Farber NB, Dearborn JT, Fowler SC, Sands MS. Bone Marrow Transplantation Alters the Tremor Phenotype in the Murine Model of Globoid-Cell Leukodystrophy. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2012; 1(1):1-14.

Reddy AS. Guest Section Editor for Am J Psychiatry Residents' Journal (August 2015). Theme: Biological Psychiatry

Shan Siddiqi

"Persistent Temperament Score Predicts Response to Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) for Major Depression" - presented at annual meeting of the International Society for ECT and Neurostimulation

Ludwig Trillo Alvarez

Ghasemi M, Phillips C, Trillo L, De Miguel Z, Das D, Salehi A (2014 Nov). The role of NMDA receptors in the pathophysiology and treatment of mood disorders. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 47:336-58.

Trillo L, Das D, Hsieh W, Medina B, Moghadam S, Lin B, Dang V, Sanchez MM, De Miguel Z, Ashford JW, Salehi A (2013 September) Ascending monoaminergic systems alterations in Alzheimer's disease. Translating basic science into clinical care. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 37; 1363 - 1379.

Alecia Vogel-Hammen

2015 NIMH Outstanding Resident Award

AACAP Educational Outreach Program Travel Award

Siegel JS, Power JD, Dubis JW, Vogel AC, Church JA, Schlaggar BL, Petersen SE. (2014). Statistical improvements in functional magnetic resonance imaging analyses produced by censoring high-motion data points. Human Brain Mapping. May;35(5):1981-96

Vogel AC, Petersen SE, Schlaggar BL (2014). The VWFA: it's not just for words anymore. Front Hum Neurosci. 888.

Vogel-Hammen A (2015 Aug). A brief introduction to resting state functional connectivity. Am J Psychiatry Residents Journal 10(8):13-15.