Research Conference

Research Conference takes place weekly from mid-September to mid-May. The focus of the talks are on on-going research. The conferences provide the advanced resident with a better understanding of the design, conduct and interpretation of research. Below is a listing of talks given in the last two years.


Date Title Speaker
9/19/2012 Faculty Meeting
9/26/2012 Ethics Minicourse
"From Fraud to Scientific Reproducibility: the Ethics of Data Reporting"
Andrew Linsenbardt, PhD, Jo Ann Antenor-Dorsey, PhD, Sara Eisenstein, PhD, and Sundari Balan, PhD
10/3/2012 Ethics Minicourse
"Clinical Trials and the Epistemology of Medicine"
Stephen S. Lefrak, MD
10/10/2012 Developmental Psychopathology Series - integrated as part of the Research Seminar
"Genetics, Epigenetics, and Neuroimaging of Developmental Psychopathology: Vermont Style"
James Hudziak, MD Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Pediatrics Thomas M. Achenbach Chair in Developmental Psychopathology; Director, Vermont Center for Children, Youth & Families; Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Fletcher Allen Health Care University of Vermont
10/17/2012 Faculty Meeting
10/24/2012 "Bayesian Inference in Neurogenetic Studies: A Primer and Example"

"Bulimic Behaviors, Alcohol Use, and Early Menarche: Results from European- and African-American Twins"
Sean Kristjansson, PhD

Melissa A. Munn-Chernoff, PhD
10/31/2012 "Physiological Properties of NMBR and GRPR Neurons in the Mouse Superficial Dorsal Horn" Joseph Jeffry, PhD
11/7/2012 Psychiatry and Public Health Series
"Filling Gaps in Public Health Psychiatry: Current and Future Opportunities and Challenges"
Graham Colditz, MD Deputy Director of the Institute for Public Health; Professor, Department of Surgery
11/14/2012 "Psychotic Disorder and Psychosis-Risk: Neuroimaging, Epidemiology and Culture" Daniel Mamah, MD, MPE
11/21/2012 Faculty Meeting
11/28/2012 Developmental Psychopathology Series - integrated as part of the Research Seminar
"Developmental Trajectories of ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Co-Occurring Conditions"
Angela Reiersen, MD
12/5/2012 "Integrating Universal Screening and Evidence-Based Intervention for Eating Disorders within College Student Health Care Delivery" Andrea E. Kass, MA
12/12/2012 "fMRI taste responses and human reward system." Jose Mathews, MD
12/19/2012 Faculty Meeting
12/26/2012 HOLIDAY
1/2/2013 Faculty Meeting
1/9/2013 "Validity and Reliability of Retrospective Reports of Nicotine Withdrawal"

"WashU Genome Browser: Visualizing Genomics Data on the Web"
Michele L. Pergadia, PhD.

Xin Zhou, PhD
1/16/2013 Faculty Meeting
1/23/2013 Developmental Psychopathology Series - integrated as part of the Research Seminar
"Understanding Large-Scale Resting functional MRI Networks in the Human Brain"
Steve Petersen, PhD
1/30/2013 MINICOURSE "Smoking, Alcohol, and Drug Use in the Psychiatric Population: The Perfect Storm" Sarah Hartz, MD
2/6/2013 MINICOURSE "What We Know about the Genetics of Addiction: Implications for Medicine and Public Health" Arpana Agrawal, PhD
2/13/2013 "Dissecting the Architecture of Complex Diseases: Schizophrenia as a Case of Study"

"Central Dopamine Receptors in Obesity"
Igor Zwir, PhD

Jo Ann Antenor-Dorsey, PhD
2/20/2013 Faculty Meeting
2/27/2013 Developmental Psychopathology Series - integrated as part of the Research Seminar
"Williams Syndrome: Clinical Perspective on Neurocognitive Challenges and Variability of Presentation"
Beth Kozel, MD, PhD
3/6/2013 "Reduction in Restrictive Feeding Practices after Family-Based Treatment Improves Child Weight Loss through Dietary Modifications: a Research Study" Jodi Cahill Holland, PhD
3/13/2013 "ADHD, Autistic Traits and Substance Use"

"Insulin and Addictive Behavior"
Duneesha De Alwis, PhD

Dana Gredysa
3/20/2013 Faculty Meeting
3/27/2013 Developmental Psychopathology Series - integrated as part of the Research Seminar
"Implementing Preventive Intervention among Infants of Women in Drug Court"

"Preschool Depression and the Amygdala: Task Based and Resting State fMRI Findings"
Ned Presnall, MSW, LCSW

Michael Gaffrey, PhD
4/3/2013 "New Directions in Smoking Research: Not Just About Rewarding Effects" Christina Lessov-Schlaggar, PhD
4/10/2013 "The Endogenous Oxysterol 24(S)-Hydroxycholesterol is a Specific Allosteric Modulator of NMDA-Type Glutamate Receptors"

"Functional Selectivity in the Nociceptin/Orphanin FQ Opioid Peptide Receptor"
Andrew J. Linsenbardt, PhD

Steven D. Chang, PhD
4/17/2013 Faculty Meeting
4/24/2013 Developmental Psychopathology Series - integrated as part of the Research Seminar
"Everything You always Wanted to Know about Human Mate Selection but were Afraid to Ask. The Child's Perspective."
Andrew Heath, DPhil
5/1/2013 Resident/Fellows Lectures
"The Rare Phenotype of Autism and Sociopathy"

"Comparing BMI of Psychiatry and Medicine Clinic Patients- How are We Doing?"

"Evolution of the Psychiatric Diagnostic System"
Eun Paik, MD

Sushma Chandramouli, MD

Miriam Schroeder, MD
5/8/2013 Resident/Fellows Lectures
"Inpatient Approach to Nicotine Replacement Therapy : A Barrier to Outpatient Smoking Cessation?"

"Childhood Motor, Behavioral, and Psychiatric History in Sibling Pairs with and without Schizophrenia"

"The Impact of a Collaborative Care Model on the Management of Mental Illness in a Primary Care Setting"
Leigh Brown, DO

Vaishali Shah, MD

Bonnie Applewhite, MD
5/15/2013 "Cognition in Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder: More Similar than Different?"

"Autism: A Means to Dissect the Relationship between Social Cognition and Language Development"
Akinkunle Owoso, MD

Natasha Marrus, MD, PhD


Date Title Speaker
9/28/2011 Ethics Minicourse "Authorship, Conflict of Interest and Their Interaction" Theodore Cicero, PhD
10/5/2011 Ethics Minicourse "Participation in Clinical Trials and Inferred Consent" Rebecca Dresse
10/12/2011 Developmental Psychopathology Series "Brain Development, Environmental Risk, and Social-Emotional Outcomes Among Preterm Infants"

"Next Steps in the Development and Evaluation of Group-Based Parent Training for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment and its Consequences"
Cynthia Rogers, MD

John N. Constantino, M.D. and Brett Drake, Ph.D.
10/26/2011 "Alcohol, Depression, Binge Eating, and BMI: Findings from US and Australian Twin Cohorts" Melissa A. Munn-Chernoff, PhD and Alexis Duncan, PhD
11/2/2011 "Electrophysiological Properties of Itch Selective Neurons" Joseph Jeffry, PhD
11/9/2011 Developmental Psychopathology Series "Navigating the Social World: Some New Directions" Lori Markson, PhD
11/30/2011 "NIDA T32-New Faces, New Directions and Continuing the Tradition of Excellence"

"Self-Regulation & Heart-Rate Parasympathetics within the Context of Smoking Cessation: Preliminary Findings & Future Directions"

"The Effects of State-Level High School Graduation Requirements on Promoting Capability"
Rumi Kato Price, PhD

Salvatore A. Dinovo, Jr.,PhD

Andrew Plunk, Ph.D.
12/7/2011 "GWAS of Smoking: Are We Done?" Sarah Hartz, MD, PhD
12/14/2011 Developmental Psychopathology Series "Early Parenthood and the Intergenerational Transmission of Risk" Lianne Woodward, PhD, Professor of Psychology from Christchurch, New Zealand
1/4/2012 "Depression in Smokers"

"Pathway Analysis for Nicotine Dependence GWAS"
Michele L. Pergadia, PhD

Oscar Harari, PhD
1/11/2012 Developmental Psychopathology Series "Parenting Among Pregnancy Smokers"

"ADHD and Comorbid Psychopathology Across Development"
Mini Tandon, DO

Angela Reiersen, MD
1/25/2012 "The Role of Self-Control in Childhood Obesity: Implications for Understanding Obesity Development and Treatment" John Best, PhD
2/1/2012 "Presynaptic Silencing, an Endogenous Neuroprotectant" Joshua Hogins, DO
2/8/2012 Developmental Psychopathology Series "Gender Disparities and Inherited Resilience in Neuropsychiatric Syndromes" John Constantino, MD
2/22/2012 "A few observations about the complexity of heterogeneous genetic loci associated with complex behavioral phenotypes"

"Classes of Psychotic-Like Experiences in Kenyan Youth"
Joseph Bloom, PhD

Akinkunle Owoso, MD
2/29/2012 "NIDA T32 Training Program Progress Report"

"Psychopathology in Family and Peer Networks and PTSD-substance Abuse Comorbidity in Adulthood"

"Auditory Event-related Potentials: Candidate Endophenotypic Indices of Autism Spectrum Disorders Susceptibility"
Michael Lynskey, PhD

Sundari Balan, PhD

Olga Sysoeva, PhD
3/7/2012 "Why Tobacco Researchers Should Pay Attention To Cannabis Use" Arpana Agrawal, PhD
3/14/2012 Developmental Psychopathology Series "Imaging Insights into Brain Development in the Human Infant" Terrie Inder, MD
3/28/2012 Neural Correlates of Response Inhibition: Use of fMRI to Identify Endophenotypes for Externalizing Disorders Richard C. Mulligan, PhD
4/4/2012 "GENEVA Addiction Project: CHRNB3 Associated with Nicotine Dependence" John Rice, PhD
4/11/2012 Developmental Psychopathology Series "Using mouse models to study behavioral components of human developmental disorders." David Wozniak, PhD
4/25/2012 "Update on Preventive Interventions for Eating Disorders: Moving towards Large-Scale Dissemination and Implementation' Robinson Welch, PhD
5/2/2012 Residents/Fellows Lectures "The Effects of Sensory Hypersensitivity on Attention"

"Grief Issues in Children"

"Utilizing Research to Inform our Care of Sexual and Gender Minority Patients"
Vasileios Panagopoulos, MD

Esther Ro, MD

Brooke Ayden, MD
5/9/2012 Residents/Fellow Lecture "Perinatal Depression: Barriers to Care in Low Income Women in a Pilot study"

Courtney Johnson, MD

Sang-wahn Koo, MD