The LCBD had a great day at the 2019 Department of Psychiatry Research Day. Research Specialist Kay Rodgers, Undergraduate Research Assistant Jay Solgama, and Clinical Intern Caroline Hoyniak each presented research during the poster session. Congrats!
Our Lab Manager, Lisa Bemis, has taken a position as a Lab Manager at the University of Pittsburgh in the Biodynamics Lab and will be leaving the LCBD after almost eight years. We will miss her!
Christina Hlutkowsky, our Research Specialist, will be leaving to attend graduate school at Penn State University in June. She has spent three years at the LCBD, and we will miss her smiling face!
Our recent undergrad research assistant, Alex Burlew, now a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, will be joining the LCBD as Research Specialist in June. We are excited to welcome him to the team!
Congratulations to our Six Undergraduates from the University of Pittsburgh:
Alex Burlew, Louis Collins, Mohammad Durrani, Samantha Jimenez, Vito Galati, and Nicole Willis
We are so proud of you and can’t wait to hear about your future endeavors!
Our undergraduate research assistant, Hilton Braithwaite, was awarded the summer fellowship for The Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) and will be here this summer for a 10-week program in the lab. We are very excited to have him here full-time to help run subjects and work on his independent study. Congrats on this achievement!
Our Research Specialist, Christina Hlutkowsky, has accepted an offer of admission to the Clinical Child Psychology Doctoral Program at Penn State University for Fall 2019. We are so excited for her and wish her the best in her future endeavors! She has been with our lab for the past three years, and we will miss her vivacious personality.
The Social Brain Interaction Study for Autism has completed recruiting after two years. We have run a total of 112 subjects, including healthy control adults and children with autism. We are excited to analyze the data and begin a new publication! Thanks to the families and participants who participated!
Our Post-Doctoral Fellow, Frank Fishburn, has taken a position Enthought in Austin, Texas and will be leaving LCBD at the end of February to began a new chapter of his career. Good luck Frank! We will miss you!
This week, Dr. Perlman is traveling to China to visit our past Visiting Scholar, Yanwei Li, and to speak at her university, Nanjing University, about preschool irritability and neural synchrony. Safe travels!
We are excited to welcome four new Pitt undergrads to the lab this spring, bringing our total to 15 undergraduate research assistants! Welcome Aboli Keshbat, Emma Souza, Melanie Pascullo and Zaina Younes! Hopefully they will stay through their entire Pitt experience!
We are excited to welcome our new Research Specialist from Dallas, Texas, Charis “Kay” Rodgers, to the lab this month! She will be the lead coordinator on our new R21 NIMH grant, “Dyadic Synchrony as Mechansim of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy” (Parent & Me PCIT), which will began soon. Welcome, Kay!
We are excited to announce another project titled “Leveraging Cognitive Neuroscience to Elucidate the Neurodevelopmental Phenotype of Prenatal Opioid Exposure: Multi-level Mechanisms of Irritability Pathways” has also been funded by the Director’s Office of the National Institutes of Health through the R01 MH107540-04-S1.
We are thrilled to announce that our lab director, Dr. Susan Perlman, has received a R21 research grant for NIMH for “Dyadic Synchrony as Mechansim of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)”.