Thakkar, K.N., McCleery, A., Minor, K.S. Lee, J., Humpston, C.S., Chopik, W.J., Burt, S.A., Pearson, A.L., Ungar, M., & Park, S. (2023). Moving from risk to resilience in psychosis research. Nature Reviews Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1038/s44159-023-00205-9
McCleery, A., Wynn, J.K., Novacek, D.M., Reavis, E.A., Senturk, D., Sugar, C.A., Tsai, J., Green, M.F. (2023). The impact of psychological strengths on Veteran populations’ mental health trajectories during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.
MAYPL welcomes Natalie Kehrli and Kara West to the team! Natalie is a UIowa undergraduate student and is joining the lab for the summer and academic year with the support of a UI-MARC T34 Fellowship https://isa.uiowa.edu/programs/ui-marc from the Iowa Sciences Academy. Kara is an undergraduate student at Augustana College and is joining the lab for the summer with the support of a UIowa Summer Research Opportunities Fellowship https://grad.uiowa.edu/dei/srop.
Congratulations to Ellie Wojcikowski, who was awarded a 2023-2024 Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU) fellowship at UIowa!
Congratulations to James Lopez, who will receive predoctoral fellowship support through the Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Training Program (BBIP) NIGMS T32 program!
MAYPL undergrad RA Preston is famous! Check out his UIowa DARE to Discover spotlight profile page and keep an eye out for his mug on banners posted throughout Iowa City.
Well done, Preston!
Wynn, J. K., McCleery, A., Novacek, D. M., Reavis, E. A., Senturk, D., Sugar, C. A., ... & Green, M. F. (2022). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and functional outcomes in Veterans with psychosis or recent homelessness: A 15-month longitudinal study. PloS one, 17(8), e0273579.
Novacek, D. M., Wynn, J. K., McCleery, A., Reavis, E. A., Senturk, D., Sugar, C. A., ... & Green, M. F. (2022). Racial differences in the psychosocial response to the COVID-19 pandemic in veterans with psychosis or recent homelessness. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.
The PIER program is a comprehensive clinical research center addressing the mental health needs of those aged 12-45 who are experiencing unusual changes in their mood, thoughts, perception, and/or behavior.
Our services include free risk assessment, clinical research evaluation, psychoeducation (for family and individuals), psychiatric referral to UIHC or community resources, opportunities to participate in research studies, and longitudinal monitoring of symptoms.
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Congratulations to Preston, who presented his UIowa MSTP-SUMR program research project at the Undergraduate Research Conference!
We are delighted to announce that we will be joining Drs. Krystal Parker, Marie Gaine, Aislinn Williams, and Bengi Baran to carry out a three-year Research Program of Excellence at the Iowa Neuroscience Institute focused on schizophrenia! Funding for this program is provided by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust.
This team carries on the legacy of Nancy Andreasen, MD, PhD, in schizophrenia research with plans for collaborative, highly translational research to elucidate cerebellar mechanisms that contribute to schizophrenia pathophysiology, and to further develop cerebellar-targeted therapies. The researchers have already established a robust working group comprising cutting-edge brain imaging, electrophysiology, genetic and epigenetic research, circuit level mechanistic rodent studies, and neuromodulation-based therapy development. Together, they will push the boundaries of their individual labs, investigating the genetic and epigenetic factors that influence abnormalities including sleep oscillations and cognitive deficits.
Congratulations to Sarah for presenting her poster "Social Cognition in College Students: Associations with Schizotypal Characteristics and Socio-Emotional Functioning" at the UIowa Spring Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF)!
Congratulations to Preston for presenting his poster "Examining the Effects of Mood and Anxiety on Functional Outcomes in Schizotypy" at the UIowa Fall Undergraduate Research Festival (FURF)!
Congratulations to Tess, who will receive predoctoral fellowship support through the Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Training Program (BBIP) NIGMS T32 program!
Congratulations to Preston, who has been invited to participate in the UIowa Summer Undergraduate Medical Scientist Training Research (SUMR) Program!
We are delighted to announce a newly funded collaborative research project between Drs. Amanda McCleery (UIowa, MAYPL), Kyle Minor (IUPUI, CLASP Lab https://tinyurl.com/CLASP-lab), and Katy Thakkar (MSU , Clinical Neuroscience Lab, https://cnl.psy.msu.edu/)!
Congratulations to Drs. McCleery, Minor, and Thakkar for receiving a 2021 APF Visionary grant for the project, "Promoting Resilience and Well-Being in a Psychosis Prone Population: Identifying Protective Factors in Daily Life". @uiowa @IUPUI @katythakkar1 @michiganstateu pic.twitter.com/W689wKWKyW— American Psychological Foundation (@AmPsychFdn) January 10, 2022
Congratulations to Preston, who was awarded a 2021-2022 Latham Science Engagement Fellowship at UIowa!