Congratulations to the trainees below, who will present their research abstracts on the following dates:
- Aaron Besterman, MD (mentored by Noah Zaitlen, PhD) – “Characterizing Sex-Specific Effects of Common Genetic Variants in Neuropsychiatric Disorders: A Proof-of-Concept Study Using Height” (March 29)
- Claire Hebenstreit, PhD (mentored by Shira Maguen, PhD) – “Predictors of Women’s Utilization of Treatment for PTSD: An Examination of PTSD Symptom Presentation” (April 19)
- Angela Narayan, PhD (mentored by Alicia Lieberman, PhD) – “Positive Childhood Memories as Protective Factors Against Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in High-Risk Mothers with Maltreatment Histories” (April 19)
- Scott Wilke, MD, PhD (mentored by Vikaas Sohal, MD, PhD) – “Identifying Prefrontal Cortex Microcircuit Disruptions Underlying Psychiatric Disorders” (March 29)
Now in its third year, the Trainee Research Award annually selects trainees conducting notable and advanced research through a competitive application process. In addition to presenting their scholarship and research at Grand Rounds events, the recipients will receive additional mentorship and guidance from faculty, the opportunity to discuss their work with department leadership, and special recognition at graduation.